July 11, 2002
Vol. 21 No. 18

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    JULY-AUGUST Highlights

    Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
    6 p.m. Sundays, through Aug. 25
    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 14: Auke De Boer, The Netherlands
    July 21: Gijsbert Kok, The Netherlands
    July 28: James Fackenthal, Assistant University Carillonneur
    Aug. 4: Lisa Lonie, Whitemarsh, Penn.
    Aug. 11: Julie Marie Ford, Highland, Ind.

    Lee Goldie, Girl in Blue “actress,” undated

    Smart Museum of Art
    “Outside In: Self-Taught Artists and Chicago”
    Thursday, July 11 through Sunday, Sept. 15
    10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday- Friday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.
    Smart Museum, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. 702-0200. Free.

    Like other major American urban centers, Chicago has been home to many artists who have had no formal art training and have usually worked outside the world of galleries, collectors and museums. After World War II, mainstream Chicago artists, art school faculty, collectors and museums came to appreciate and collect the work of such individuals, and this appreciation continues. Organized from the Smart Museum’s permanent collection and selected loans, this exhibition includes works in a variety of media by such Chicago self-taught artists as Henry Darger, Bonnie Harris, Aldobrando Piacenza, Pauline Simon and Joseph Yoakum, as well as Jesse Howard, Martin Ramirez and others who did not live in Chicago but were influential and collected here. The show will examine such issues as the ever shifting, and sometimes controversial, definitions of what outsider art is and its impact on the broader artistic and cultural life of the city.

    University Theater
    The Tempest by William Shakespeare
    Directed by Heidi Coleman
    8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1 through Sunday, Aug. 4, and Thursday, Aug. 8 through Saturday, Aug. 10.
    Rain dates: Tuesday, Aug. 6 and Sunday, Aug. 11.
    Hutchinson Courtyard, behind the Reynolds Club, 5706 S. University Ave.
    For tickets and information, call 702-3414.