Tour the Chicago Sound Show with an Interactive Map

In the outdoor sound art exhibition The Chicago Sound Show, site-specific works by nine Chicago artists explore thresholds, passageways, and common spaces across the University of Chicago’s campus. The participating artists have created new works for historic and modern outdoor sites, including Swift Cloister Garden, Campus North Residential Commons, Cobb Gate, Botany Pond, and the Smart Museum of Art courtyard.

From a twelve-channel sound installation in the Smart’s sculpture garden and a multi-channel installation around the passageways of Cobb Gate to fragments of PhD dissertations and sounds performed by vocalists at Botany Pond and an aural investigation into the physical properties of limestone, the Chicago Sound Show explores “found sound,” meditative human voice, acoustic archaeology, and more. The works reveal and amplify the architectural peculiarities of campus while enriching a sensual knowledge of space.

Add the map above to your Google Maps to use as a guide throughout your exhibition walk.


The Chicago Sound Show is on view through December 29, 2019, and can be experienced between 9am and 9pm daily during the run of the exhibition.