Public Lectures, Visiting Artists & Scholars, Majors Events


Upcoming Events

Wysteria Ivy by Megan Marlatt Closing Reception

Friday, February 18, 2022

7 - 9 pm | Iridian Gallery

Afghan Marbles: the Expanded Archaeological Archive

Thursday, February 24, 2022

6:30 pm | Campbell Hall

Martina Rugiadi, Metropolitan Museum

"Afghan marbles: the expanded archaeological archive"

*co-sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Archaeology Program

Crypto-Art and the Fungible Body: CUSS Group’s Video Party 4 (2014)

Thursday, March 17, 2022

6:30 pm | Campbell Hall

Delinda Collier

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Lindner Center Lectures in Art History

Crypto-Art and the Fungible Body: CUSS Group’s Video Party 4 (2014)."

AIA Hanfmann Lecture: “Rituals of the Everyday: Neighborhood Diversity in the Urbanization of Cahokia”

Thursday, April 28, 2022


Melissa Balthus, University of Toledo

The neighborhoods of ancient Cahokia tell its stories. Their similarities and differences provide invaluable insight into the processes of urbanization, as well as the ways in which lived lives shaped the urban landscape.  Much of what we know about Cahokia’s neighborhoods derives from salvage excavations in or near the core of “downtown”. These excavations demonstrate planned site organization, dynamic neighborhood uses, and varying relationships between politico-religious practices, landscape features, and domestic spaces. Describing the development and depopulation of Cahokia through its neighborhoods, I will contextualize the findings of a recent multi-year project at one area of Cahokia and what we have learned about the city from this newly explored neighborhood.