Exhibit Features Archival Images of Persepolis

View of the eastern stairway and columns of the Apadana (Audience Hall) at Persepolis, Iran, 5th century B.C. (Courtesy of Oriental Institute)
A new exhibition at the Oriental Institute will give visitors a rare glimpse inside the ancient city of Persepolis. “Persepolis: Images of an Empire,” which opens Oct. 13, includes archival photographs and a new multimedia presentation that document an astounding imperial complex of palaces constructed by the Persian kings Darius, Xerxes and Artaxerxes I and III, who ruled between 522 and 338 B.C. in present-day southwest Iran.

Exhibition Documents History of LGBTQ Life at UChicago

Students protest the inequality of domestic partnerships at Weddstock, 1992. Courtesy of University of Chicago Photographic Archive
A new exhibition at the Special Collections Research Center, “Closeted/Out in the Quadrangles,” draws on archival material from the University of Chicago Library to raise greater awareness of the University’s LGBTQ past. The exhibition is part of a long-term research project into LGBTQ history at the University sponsored by the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality. In addition to the exhibition, the project includes undergraduate courses, a speaker series and extensive archival research as well as the collection of new materials.