Wednesday, August 12, 2020.
We can’t take bus trips right now but, thanks to the internet, we can explore the world from the comfort of our homes. Every Wednesday, we’re presenting a series of links to cultural institutions in Chicago and beyond. Today we’ll visit the the Rockefeller Memorial Chapel.
Located on the campus of the University of Chicago Rockefeller Chapel is the largest indoor gathering space in the city of Chicago. Resembling a medieval cathedral in appearance and size, it hosts festivals and ceremonies of many world religious traditions. A leading venue for pipes, bells, and voices, it is a prized event location for major speakers and international artists. Annually, Rockefeller and its corollary spaces receive over 220,000 visitors.
Take a virtual 360 degree tour the University’s spaces, including Smart Museum, Swift Hall, and Bond Chapel. “X out” the registration box to continue to the tour.
Discover the Chapel’s sculptures and architecture. Explore the Chapel’s two world class instruments, the E.M. Skinner Organ and the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial Carillon. Don’t miss the Spring carillon recital, performed by students of the UChicago Guild of Carillonneurs.