April 13, 2000
Vol. 19 No. 14

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    [little bluff attacking pawnee, circa 1892] Smart Museum of Art
    “Transforming Images: The Art of Silver Horn and His Successors”
    April 14 through June 11

    This exhibition will feature ledger-book drawings and hide paintings by the Native American Kiowa artist Silver Horn, whose life spanned the tumultuous shift in traditional Plains Indian culture that came with the assault of white settlers and the U.S. military. From the 1880s to the 1920s, Silver Horn recorded Kiowa history and culture with his depictions of myths, ceremonies and the activities of daily life. The exhibition will include never-before-seen drawing books from the Field Museum of Natural History’s collections as well as loans from the Smithsonian Institution, the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center, the Heard Museum, the Southern Plains Indian Museum and Crafts Center, and other institutions from across the nation. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday: noon to 6 p.m. 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. 702-0176. http://smartmuseum.uchicago.edu. Free.

    courtesy of the smart museum of art Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
    The Last Seven Words of Christ
    8 p.m. Wednesday, April 19

    Rockefeller Memorial Chapel will present Haydn’s The Last Seven Words of Christ, performed by the Vermeer Quartet. First presented in Cadiz, Spain, in 1787, The Last Seven Words of Christ features brief, spoken meditations that preface and complement each musical movement. Meditations will be read by such religious leaders and scholars as the Rev. Alison Boden, Dean of Rockefeller Memorial Chapel; the Rev. Gregory Dell, former pastor of Broadway United Methodist Church, Chicago; Jean Bethke Elshtain, the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor in the Divinity School; Martin Marty, the Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in the Divinity School; and the Rev. James Meeks, pastor of Salem Baptist Church, Chicago. Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. Call 702-7300 for tickets; 702-7059 for information. $10 general; free for youth 17 and under.

    [roizen]Sigma XI––The Scientific Research Society
    Public Lecture by Michael Roizen
    5 p.m. Wednesday, April 26

    Michael Roizen (left), Professor and Chairman of Anesthesia & Critical Care at Chicago and author of RealAge: Are You as Young as You Can Be?, will present a lecture titled “What I’ve Learned About Changing the Health of the Nation How You Can Easily Keep Your RealAge Young.” A reception will precede at 4:30 p.m. BSLC 109, 924 E. 57th St. 702-8088. Free.

    [Il Giardino Armonico] by guido harari The University of Chicago Presents
    Il Giardino Armonico
    8 p.m. Friday, April 14

    Closing the University of Chicago Presents’ 1999-2000 International Early Music Series, the baroque ensemble Il Giardino Armonico (left) will perform works by Italian composers of the 17th century, including Dario Castello, Biagio Marini and Vivaldi. Founded in Milan in 1980, Il Giardino Armonico is conducted by Giovanni Antonini and under exclusive contract with Teldec Classics. The group’s various recordings of works by Vivaldi and other baroque composers have been highly praised. Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St. 702-8068. http://www.culturefinder.com. $25 general; $10 students.

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