University of Chicago
Nuclear Energy Sculpture
The nuclear age began at the University of Chicago: Enrico Fermi and his Manhattan Project cronies built a reactor and carried out the...
Built in 1926, the exquisite 150-seat chapel is worth a peek for its harmonious use of architecture, sculpture, woodcarvings and stained...
Smart Museum of Art
Named after the founders of Esquire magazine, who contributed the start-up money, this is the official fine-arts museum of the...
A classical company hosted by the University of Chicago, the Court focuses on great works from the Greeks to Shakespeare to August...
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University of Chicago information
Faculty and students have racked up more than 80 Nobel prizes within U of C's hallowed halls. The economics and physics departments lay claim to most of the awards. The campus is well worth a stroll, offering grand Gothic architecture and free art and antiquities museums.
The university’s classes first met on October 1, 1892. John D Rockefeller was a major contributor to the institution, donating more than $35 million. The original campus was constructed in an English Gothic style. Highlights of a walkabout include the sculpture-laden Rockefeller Memorial Chapel , serene Bond Chapel and Henry Moore's bronze Nuclear Energy sculpture .