Art at the David Rubenstein Forum
The inaugural Art at the David Rubenstein Forum program showcases loans from the art collection of University of Chicago Trustee Kenneth C. Griffin in tandem with historical documents from the collection of University of Chicago Trustee and Forum namesake David M. Rubenstein. This distinctive program was conceived to support the Forum’s mission of contributing to the University of Chicago’s character as an intellectual destination that builds community through the exchange of ideas.
H I S T O R I C A L D O C U M E N T S
Bill of Rights
August 1789, New York printing of 17 Proposed Constitutional Amendment
October 1789, Rhode Island printing of Articles 3 through 12
The Declaration of Independence
One of two “exact” facsimiles given to James Madison, William J. Stone, 1823
Engraved and reproduced from one of only four surviving copies from 1215, Pine Engraver, 1733
U. S. Constitution Newspaper Printing
September 19, 1787 issue of the Pennsylvania packet with the first public printing of the text of the United States Constitution
Recent graduates and Teaching Fellows mentor student interns and collaborate with experts to strengthen their networks.
Surrounding community members engage with a framework built to support university syllabi to middle and high school curricula.
University of Chicago students work with faculty experts as they undertake rigorous research to incite intellectual discussions.
Visitors explore how works of art and historical documents function as physical expressions of contemporary issues relevant today.