Smart Museum of Art
“Lunchtime in Another Time” Gallery Talks
12:15 p.m. Friday, July 23 and Friday, Aug. 13
1155 E. 58th St. 702-9507. http://www-oi.uchicago.edu. Free, no pre-registration required.
The Oriental Institute invites the public to take a break from their lunch routines and explore the ancient world through these free gallery tours. At 12:15 p.m. Friday, July 23, participants can discover the art and artifacts from ancient Mesopotamia—today’s Iraq—as they explore the cultural legacy of the land often called the cradle of civilization. In a tour titled “Glory and Grandeur: The Ancient Persian Empire,” participants can encounter the glories and grandeur of the ancient Persian capital of Persepolis, the administrative center of an empire that stretched from Egypt to India until it was conquered in the fourth century B.C. by Alexander the Great. This session will take place at 12:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13.
Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. 702-7059. Free.
6 p.m. Sundays, through Aug. 22
This series of free recitals will feature University Carillonneur Wylie Crawford, as well as guest artists from across the United States and Europe. Tours of the carillon will be given before each concert at 5:30 p.m.
“Smart Collecting” Jazz Concert: Tritone Ensemble
5 p.m. Sunday, July 25
5550 S. Greenwood Ave. Call 702-4540 for tickets and information.
http://smartmuseum.uchicago.edu. $10 general, $5 Smart Museum members and students with identification.
Multi-reedist, composer, conductor and educator Mwata Bowden has been an active member of the influential Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) for over 30 years. This year he marks a decade directing the acclaimed Jazz X-tet student ensemble at the University. Bowden’s music is shaped by a wide range of sources, from classical music to R&B and experimental jazz. For this concert, he will perform with his Tritone Ensemble, featuring renowned bassist Harrison Bankhead and violinist Zachary Brock. A reception will follow the performance.