The University of Chicago’s new Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts has been unofficially open for a month. On March 26, the Logan Center began a six-month preview period, allowing students and faculty to use the space before construction is complete. As I wandered through the building this past week, there were a number of classrooms, rehearsal spaces, and studios already in use. The space didn’t feel totally activated, but there were certainly signs of life.
As a University of Chicago graduate, my first feeling was jealousy. Why wasn’t the Logan Center there a few years ago when I could’ve taken advantage? And how can I sneak into one of the digital editing suites? Considering the center’s final price totaled $114 million, there’s a lot to envy.