Marking its 54th year, the 57th Street Art Fair will present the work of more than 300 artists. This event is among the oldest juried art fairs in the country and is a showcase for visual art, including painting, sculpture and photography. It will be from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 2, and Sunday, June 3, adjacent to the University campus at 57th Street and Kimbark Avenue. Admission is free. For more information, call 493-3247 or visit www.57thstreetartfair.org.
The University Symphony Orchestra, Chorus and Motet Choir will join to perform Beethovenís Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125. The featured soloists will be acclaimed Chicago-area singers: Jonita Lattimore, soprano; Tracy Watson, mezzo-soprano; Kenneth Gayle, tenor; and Andrew Funk, bass. The program also will include Beethovenís Overture to Coriolan. Barbara Schubert, Senior Lecturer in Music, will conduct. The concerts will be at 8 p.m. Friday, May 25, and Saturday, May 26, in Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St. Admission is $15 reserved, $10 general, $5 students. For tickets, call 702-7300. For more information, call 702-8069.
Matthew Biro will present a lecture titled Representation and Event: Anselm Kiefer, Joseph Beuys and the Memory of the Holocaust. Biro is the author of Anselm Kiefer and the Philosophy of Martin Heidegger and is currently a professor of art history at the University of Michigan. The lecture will be followed with responses by W.J.T. Mitchell, the Gaylord Donnelley Distinguished Service Professor in English Language & Literature and Art History, and Geoff Manaugh, a graduate student in Germanic Studies, and moderated by David J. Levin, Associate Professor in Germanic Studies. The event will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at the Cochrane Woods Art Center, 5540 S. Greenwood Ave. Admission is free. For more information, call 702-0200.