February & March Calendar Highlights
University of Chicago Calendar of Events
|Smart Museum of Art|
Surrealism in America During the 1930s and 1940s: Selections from the Penny and Elton Yasuna Collection
Through Sunday, March 12
Influenced by the metamorphic movement of European Surrealism, American artists, including Joseph Cornell, Man Ray, Alexander Calder and Dorothea Tanning, played an important role in defining a new American avant garde. Their work and that of 50 other artists are featured in this exhibition of American Surrealism that closes March 12. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thursday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday: noon to 6 p.m. 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. 702-0176. http://smartmuseum.uchicago.edu. Free.
|Surrealism in America Lecture Series:
4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17
A New Way of Seeing Pictures: How Surrealism Looked in New York, Erin Hogan. CWAC 157, 5540 S. Greenwood Ave. 702-0176. Free.
4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 29
Arshile Gorkys The Liver is a Cocks Comb: Suicidal Orgasm, Serge Guilbaut. BSLC 115, 924 E. 57th St. 702-0176. Free.
The University of Chicago Presents
8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25
The Berlin-based Petersen Quartet (right) will perform its debut concert in Chicago as part of The University of Chicago Presents Chamber Music Series. Acclaimed as one of the best young quartets to emerge from Europe, the Petersen Quartet has earned numerous international festival awards, including second prize at Evian in 1986, first prize at Florence in 1986 and second prize in Munich in 1987. Quartet members are violinists Conrad Muck and Gernot Süssmuth, violist Friedemann Weigle and cellist Hans-Jakob Eschenburg. The concert will feature music by Haydn, Shostakovich and Beethoven. Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St.. 702-8068. http://www.culturefinder.com. $25 general, $10 students.
Rockefeller Memorial Chapel|
Jewish Sacred Song: A Timeless Journey
3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27
Randi von Ellefson will conduct the University Chorus, Motet Choir (pictured left) and the Rockefeller Memorial Chapel Choir in a presentation of Jewish liturgical music titled Jewish Sacred Song: A Timeless Journey. Halevi, a professional Jewish choir from Chicago will contribute to the program of choral music, along with cantors Deborah Bard and Alberto Mizrahi and the K.A.M. Isaiah Israel choirs. The concert will feature works by Salomone Rossi, Louis Saladin, Srul Irving Glick, Leonard Bernstein, Ben Steinberg, Samuel Adler, Louis Lewandowski and Max Janowski. Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. 702-7059. $6 general, $4 students. Call 702-7300 for tickets.
Graham School and the Alumni Association
5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23
Sander Gilman (left), Professor and Chairman of Germanic Studies and the Henry R. Luce Distinguished Service Professor of Liberal Arts in Human Biology, will deliver a lecture titled Aesthetic Surgery and the Globalization of Medicine in the 20th Century, which will address modern beauty culture and cosmetic surgery. Gleacher Center, 450 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive. 702-1722. Free.