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Mariposa Migrantes
May 9, 2024

Scores of monarch butterflies filled the walls outside Crimi Auditorium this spring as part of an art installation featuring the print work of 125 artists from Chicago and Michoacán, Mexico. The exhibition, “Mariposa Migrantes” (Migrant Butterflies), explores the...

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
April 10, 2024

Aurora University welcomes the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (JLCO) to the stage of Crimi Auditorium in the Institute for Collaboration on Sunday, April 21, 2024, at 7:30 p.m. The sensational Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra features 15 of the finest...

April 3, 2024

Aurora University expanded its partnership with the Art Institute of Chicago, giving students more opportunities to explore one of the largest museums in the world for free. “There are few better ways to encourage students to think deeply about their world than to give them...

Rain Wilson directing
February 16, 2024

Artist-in-Residence Rain Wilson is directing a play featuring Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in dialogue. She hopes it will galvanize its audience. As Aurora University’s first artist-in-residence, Wilson has been working to bring a theme to the forefront: voice. So...

Neil Parsons (O'mahk-Pita, Tall Eagle), Untitled (Pueblo Forms #2), 1965
September 21, 2023

“Action/Abstraction Redefined: Modern Native Art, 1940s to 1970s” runs Oct. 2 through Dec. 15.