July 12, 2001
Vol. 20 No. 19

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    Summer Highlights

    [red planet] by h.c. westermann
    Smart Museum of Art
    “See America First: The Prints of H.C. Westermann”
    Through Sunday, Sept. 9
    10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; noon-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
    5550 S. Greenwood Ave. 702-0200. Free.
    American sculptor, painter, draftsman and printmaker H.C. Westermann has for more than 40 years been regarded as a central figure in American art of the postwar period. The Smart Museum is presenting through Sunday, Sept. 9, an exhibition of nearly 50 lithographs, linoleum cuts, woodblock prints and related drawings and ephemera by this artist who was highly influential in Figurative and Pop Art trends as well as in the locally based Chicago Imagist movement. This exhibition has been organized in conjunction with an exhibition of the artist’s sculptures at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave.

    The Smart Museum invites families to explore the work of Westermann through special tours of the exhibition and hands-on workshops at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 15, at the museum. Participants will make their own prints and sculptures, watch circus performers and listen to stories. For more information about this free event, please call 702-4540.

    Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
    6 p.m. Sundays, through Aug. 19
    Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. 702-7059. Free.
    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 lawn. Tours of the carillon will begin at 5:30 p.m.
    July 15: Julia Littleton, Chicago, Ill.
    July 22: James Fackenthal, Assistant University Carillonneur
    July 29: Wylie Crawford, University Carillonneur
    Aug. 5: Laurel Buckwalter, Alfred, N.Y.
    Aug. 12: Ellen Espenschied and Roy Lee, New Haven, Conn.
    Aug. 19: John Widmann, Frederick, Md.

    Oriental Institute Museum
    “Noontime in Another Time” gallery tours
    Noon Wednesdays, through Aug. 8
    Oriental Institute Museum, 1155 E. 58th St. 702-9507. Free. Pre-registration is required.
    July 18: “Mummies and Magic in Ancient Egypt”
    July 25: “Ancient Egyptian Gods and Goddesses”
    Aug. 1: “Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs”
    Aug. 8: “Glories and Grandeur: The Ancient Persian Empire”

    University Theater
    Romeo and Juliet
    8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3 through Sunday, Aug. 5, and Thursday, Aug. 9 through Saturday, Aug. 11
    Hutchinson Courtyard, behind the Reynolds Club, 5706 S. University Ave.
    Rain location: Mandel Hall, in the Reynolds Club.
    Advance admission: $15 general, $10 seniors, $5 students.
    Admission at the door: $17 general, $12 seniors, $7 students.
    For tickets, call 702-7300.