May 25, 2000
Vol. 19 No. 17

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    Summer Chronicle Calendar Highlights

    [the crucifixion] Smart Museum of Art
    “Pious Journeys: Christian Devotional Art and Practice in the Later Middle Ages and Renaissance”
    Through Sunday, Sept. 10

    This exhibition features medieval and Renaissance objects, including painted altarpieces, reliquaries, sacred jewelry and illuminated manuscripts, from the Smart Museum’s permanent collection. Made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the exhibition focuses on Christian devotional practices of the later medieval through early modern eras and how various objects were used in worship.
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thursday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday: noon-6 p.m. 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. 702-0176. Free.

    Oriental Institute Museum & Center for Middle Eastern Studies
    Family Event: “Karagoz: Turkish Shadow Theater”
    6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 14

    The Oriental Institute Museum and the Center of Middle Eastern Studies will offer families a special program of shadow puppetry, one of the oldest folk traditions of the Islamic world. Mustafa Mutlu, a master puppeteer from Turkey, will present a story about Karagoz, the central character of all Turkish shadow plays whose good always triumphs over evil. Following the show, participants will discover how shadow puppets are made and learn how to create their own puppets at home. The performance is recommended for children ages 5 through 12 accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is not necessary.
    Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St. 702-9507. Free.

    [bell] by matthew gilsonRockefeller Memorial Chapel
    Tuesday, July 4, through Friday, July 14

    Rockefeller Memorial Chapel will present evening concerts, featuring carillonneurs from the United States and Europe. The public is invited to bring a picnic and enjoy the concerts from the chapel lawns. July 4: Julia Littleton, Chicago; July 5: Marcel Siebers, Netherlands; July 6: Koen Cosaert, Belgium; July 7: Geert D’Hollander and Liesbeth Janssens, Belgium; July 8: Hisako Konno, Japan; July 9: Adrian Gebruers, Ireland; July 10: Adrian Tien, Australia; July 11: Bob van Wely and Rosemarie Seuti‘ns, Netherlands; July 12: Christine LaugiŽ, France; July 14: Ann-Kirstine Christiansen, Denmark.
    Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 550 S. Woodlawn Ave. 702-7059. Free.

    Special Collections
    “The Scientific Article: From the Republic of Letters to the World Wide Web”
    Through Monday, Aug. 21

    With more than 100 objects spanning four centuries, this exhibition draws upon a wide variety of communications pertinent to the origin and development of the scientific article. Among the historical treasures on display are the first scientific journals from England and the Continent, Newton’s first published research article, watercolor botanical illustrations and original reprints of Einstein’s articles on relativity.
    Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Special Collections, Joseph Regenstein Library, 1100 E. 57th St. 702-8705. Free.

    University of Chicago Calendar of Events