Mana Contemporary

Mana Contemporary

Mana Contemporary is a groundbreaking venture that brings together influential artists, collectors, galleries, dealers, and institutions to create a single community whose purpose is to advance the production and exhibition of art. Currently, UIC’s School of Art & Art History occupies three dynamic spaces in Mana’s beautiful new arts complex located in a cluster of warehouses and factories in the Pilsen neighborhood. Each of the three spaces invigorates the arts and creative community by inspiring public practice and conviviality. 

Donald Young Artists’ Library

A wide range of captivating art catalogues and books collected by the late Donald Young, one of Chicago's most prominent gallerists, and made available to the public through a generous donation by his wife, Shirley Weese Young.

Maker Space

Operated and run by UIC’s New Media faculty, students and volunteers. Maker Space utilizes arts and science, craft and technology to explore creative solutions to the world’s problems. From amateur tinkerers to professional designers, the space is designed with a variety of experiences levels in mind.  

We aim to create a new culture of artists, makers, benders, and breakers, one that strives to make art and technology inclusive for people of all backgrounds and technical abilities. We welcome makers of all genders, orientations, and ethnic and cultural heritages.

See more information here and get the application on the School of Art and Art History's Facebook


A laboratory space for classes, lectures, film screenings, and performances that provoke, challenge, and engage arts and culture as a catalyst for community building and action.