April 27, 2000
Vol. 19 No. 15

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    April & May Chronicle Calendar Highlights

    [mark lilla] by jason smith Social Sciences Division
    Spring Quarter Dean’s Inaugural Lecture
    4 p.m. Wednesday, May 3

    Mark Lilla (left), Professor on the Committee on Social Thought, will be this quarter’s featured speaker at the Social Sciences Dean’s Inaugural Lecture, which is designed to give new senior faculty members an opportunity to share their research with the larger University community. Professor Lilla will present a lecture titled “Ignorance and Bliss.” SS 201, 1126 E. 59th St. 702-8799. Free.

    [emerson quartet] by christian steiner The University of Chicago Presents
    Emerson String Quartet
    8 p.m. Friday, April 28

    Concluding the University of Chicago Presents’ 1999-2000 Chamber Music Series, the Emerson String Quartet (left) will perform a program that includes Haydn’s Quartet Op. 76, No. 2, and Quartet Op. 33, No. 2; Shostakovich’s Quartet No. 13 in B-flat minor; and Shostakovich’s Quartet No. 14 in F-sharp Major. The first chamber ensemble ever to win a Grammy for Best Classical Album, the Emerson String Quartet continues to perform more than 100 concerts worldwide each year. Quartet members are violinists Eugene Drucker and Philip Setzer, violist Lawrence Dutton and cellist David Finckel. A pre-concert lecture, free to ticket holders, will be held at 7 p.m. in Mandel Hall. Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St. 702-8068. http://www.culturefinder.com. $25 general; $10 students.

    []Humanities Division
    American Poetry at the Millennium: Lecture and Reading Series
    Thursday-Friday, May 4-5

    Concluding the yearlong American Poetry at the Millennium: Lecture and Reading Series, sponsored by the Humanities Division, poet Yusef Komunyakaa (left) will give a reading of his work and present a lecture to the University community. Komunyakaa, a professor at Princeton University, has had 11 books of his poetry published, including Thieves of Paradise, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Neon Vernacular: New & Selected Poems 1977-1989, for which he won a Pulitzer Prize.

    • Poetry Reading: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4, Classics 10, 1010 E. 59th St. 702-9027. Free.

    • Lecture: “Gray Areas of Mystery”
      3:30 p.m. Friday, May 5, The Franke Institute, JRL S-118, 1100 E. 57th St. 702-9027. Free.
    [] by david zwirner The Renaissance Society
    “Franz West”
    Thursday, May 11, through Sunday, June 25

    Viennese sculptor Franz West is best known for his plaster-slathered, paint-splattered prosthetic forms that blur the distinction between art and functional objects. For his exhibition at The Renaissance Society, West will place several of his pedestal works and a series of his graphic collage works in a larger setting that also will accommodate musical performances. An opening reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 14. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Cobb 418, 5811 S. Ellis Ave. 702-8670. http://www.renaissancesociety.org. Free.

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