March 29, 2001
Vol. 20 No. 13

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    MARCH/APRIL Highlights

    Alexander Calder’s Polychrome and Horizontal Bluebird, 1954, Painted sheet metal and steel wire. 39 x 63 in. (99.1 x 160 cm)
    University of Chicago Night at the Museum of Contemporary Art
    6-9 p.m. Thursday, March 29
    toast at 7 p.m.
    Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave. Free.
    University students, faculty, staff and their families are invited to an exclusive University of Chicago Night at the Museum of Contemporary Art. All galleries will be open, and there will be free beverages and desserts. President Randel and Bob Fitzpatrick, executive director of the MCA, will be the hosts. For driving, parking or exhibition information, please call the MCA at (312) 280-2660 or visit their Web site, www.mcachicago.org. Shuttles will depart from the Reynolds Club every 15 minutes beginning at 5:45 p.m.

    Sergio and Odair Assad
    University of Chicago Presents
    Sergio and Odair Assad, guitars
    8 p.m. Friday, April 6
    Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St. 702-8068. $30 general, $13 students.
    Guitarists Sergio and Odair Assad will make their exclusive Chicago appearance in a concert featuring the music of Scarlatti, Rameau, Debussy and Piazzolla. One of today’s pre-eminent guitar duos, the Assad brothers are known for their exceptional artistry and uncanny ensemble playing. Their diverse program will include transcriptions of baroque keyboard literature and music of South America.

    Anselm Kiefer, Grane, 1980. Susan and Lewis Manilow Collection.
    Smart Museum of Art
    “Anselm Kiefer: Painting, Sculpture, Woodcuts, Books”
    Tuesday, April 10-Sunday, July 8
    Public reception: 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, April 13
    10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday; noon-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
    5550 S. Greenwood Ave. 702-0176. Free.
    “Lichtfalle” a painting by Anselm Kiefer has recently been installed in the reception gallery of the Smart Museum of Art. This piece provides a preview for the upcoming exhibition “Anselm Kiefer: Painting, Sculpture, Woodcuts, Books.” A German artist, Kiefer is best known for his majestic paintings from the 1980s and ’90s that confront some of the dark aspects of his country’s complex history. These monumental and thickly-painted works, which often depict charred landscapes or ominous architectural spaces, combine imagery and objects that evoke connections among myth, religion, literature, alchemy and history.

    Master Classes in Dance
    Robynne Gravenhorst, Anatomical Theatre
    12:30-2 p.m. Saturdays, March 31, April 7, 14 and 21
    Ida Noyes Dance Room, 1212 E. 59th St. 702-9509. $5 per session.
    Robynne Gravenhorst, founder and artistic director of the Anatomical Theatre, will lead a four-day movement lab. Incorporating a high-efficiency warm up, exploratory movement exercises and group discussion, this workshop will allow performers and choreographers to evolve a more refined physical vocabulary.