University of Chicago Presents
8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4
Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St. 702-8068. $5 student, $10 general.
The University of Chicago Presents will kick off its Artists-in-Residence series featuring the Pacifica Quartet, offering an in-depth look at the string quartet repertoire with performances of quartets by pre-eminent composers. This performance will include Janaceks String Quartet No. 2 (Intimate Letters), and Mendelssohns String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 13 and String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 44, No.2.
Smart Museum of Art
Confronting Identities in German Art: Myths, Reactions, Reflections
Thursday, Oct. 3 through Sunday, Jan. 5, 2003
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.
Smart Museum, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. 702-0200. Free.
Confronting Identities in German Art: Myths, Reactions, Reflections will examine how artists and artworks defined or responded to individual, social and national identities over the course of the last two centuries. Organized chronologically, the exhibition frames several critical themes, including the relationship between portraiture and fantasy, the place of war as both idealized continuity and rupture and the city as a site of carnivalesque inversions. The Smart Museum and the German Consulate General will sponsor an opening reception at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3. German Consul General Alexander Petri will make brief remarks about the exhibition, and an exhibition tour, led by Reinhold Heller, Professor in Art History and co-curator of the exhibit, and Elizabeth Rodini, Smart Museum Mellon Projects Curator, is to follow. Educators are invited to tour the exhibit at the Educators Open House, 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10. Please call 702-4540 for reservations.
Julie Moos: Monsanto Series
Through Sunday, Nov. 3
Renaissance Society, Cobb Hall, 5811 S. Ellis Ave. 702-8670. Free.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
Using the photographic series to expose the intricacies of human relationships, Julie Moos photographed contemporary American farmers working with genetically modified organisms. Though her developments in biogenetic engineering are met with increasing controversy, Moos distances herself and her subjects from the debate, offering a straightforward, quasi-documentary presentation of individuals, the land and the corporation behind them.
Special Collections Research Center
Preserving the Photofiles: Digitizing Images at the University of Chicago
Through Jan. 10, 2003
Special Collections, John Regenstein Library, 1100 E. 57th St. 702-8705. Free. 8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Saturday
The visual history of the University is preserved in more than 60,000 images in the University Archives Photographic Files. On view is a selection from this rich collection documenting individuals, buildings, activities and events associated with the University, dating back to the pre-Civil War period founding of the Old University. Featuring a variety of photographic formats, the exhibition highlights recent publication of Photofiles images in works on civil rights activist Ida B. Wells, physicist Enrico Fermi and ecological researchers of Chicagos Botany Department.