Nov. 7, 2002
Vol. 22 No. 4

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    November Highlights

    From left to right, Talia Gibas as Evelyn, Kathryn Hottinger as Kathy and connor Coyne as Jim in the University Theater”s Tales of the Lost Formicans

    University Theater

    Tales of the Lost Formicans

    8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 through Saturday, Nov. 9

    First Floor Theater, Reynolds Club, 5706 S. University Ave. 702-3414. $5.

    University Theater presents Constance Congdon’s comic drama, Tales of the Lost Formicans. In the play, a group of alien anthropologists tells the story of a woman in her mid-thirties and her family. The production asks whether anthropologists, even those from outer space, can truly remain outside of the cultures they observe.


    A child draws in the style of ancient Egyptians at the Oriental Institute

    Oriental Institute, Smart Museum of Art and Hyde Park Art Center

    Collaborative Art Program Family Day

    Sunday, Nov. 10

    Smart Museum, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. 702-9507. Free.

    The Oriental Institute, the Smart Museum of Art and the Hyde Park Art Center invite parents and children to join them in an afternoon of history and art. Activities include making relief prints, creating ceramics and drawing in the style of ancient Egyptians. Families can learn about ancient myths and tour the Smart Museum’s exhibition, Sacred Fragments: Magic, Mystery and Religion in the Ancient World.


    Ralph Shapey

    Department of Music

    Concert Memorial Service for Ralph Shapey

    7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12

    Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St. 702-8484. Free.

    In remembrance of Ralph Shapey, composer and Professor Emeritus in Music, members of the University community will speak and musicians will perform Shapey’s music. Speakers include President Randel, Shulamit Ran, the William H. Colvin Professor in Music, and Martin Marty, the Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in the Divinity School. Musicians who will perform Shapey’s music include cellist Joel Krosnick and pianist Joel Smirnoff of the Juilliard School, pianist Gilbert Kalish and vocalist Carol Meyer.


    Cho Yunhyong, ‘Nanjongjip huso (Later Preface to the Orchid Pavillion Gathering.’ circa late 18th century (detail)

    Smart Museum of Art

    ‘The Virtuous Image: Korean Painting and Calligraphy from the Late Choson Dynasty in the Smart Museum Collection’

    Through Sunday, Dec. 15

    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.

    Korean scholar or “literati” painting flourished during the Choson dynasty (1392–1910), in which members of the wealthy scholar-gentry class and civil officials alike brushed scroll paintings and albums of lyrical poetry, idealized landscapes and other refined subjects. This is the first public presentation of the Smart Museum’s small, but select collection of Korean scholar and Buddhist paintings and calligraphy, which date from the apogee of Korean court culture in the 18th century to the end of royal rule at the beginning of the 20th century.