January-February Highlights

    January-February Highlights

    Yutaka Sone, 2005, Study for Installation at The Renaissance Society

    The Renaissance Society
    “Forecast Snow” by Yutaka Sone

    Sunday, Jan. 29 through Sunday, April 9. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday - Friday and noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.
    Cobb Hall, 5811 S. Ellis Ave., 4th Floor. http://renaissancesociety.org 702-8670.

    The Renaissance Society will present an exhibition by Yutaka Sone from Jan. 29 to April 9. The opening reception on Sunday Jan. 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. will feature a discussion with the artist. This multimedia installation will present a broad collection of new works Sone has been developing in recent years. Consisting of a forest of live pine trees, individual snowflake portraits in crystal, marble, and plaster, drawings, and paintings, the installation will celebrate the spectacle of winter.


    Chicago Society Events
    “Media and the Public Interest: Debating the Responsibility of the Press in a Democratic Society.”

    6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19
    The Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St.

    Chicago Society will host a public debate on the role of media in democratic societies. The participants will touch upon media-related issues such as fair coverage, obligations to inform the public, tensions between national security and free access to information, and more. Panelists will include Katrina vanden Heuvel, Editor in Chief of The Nation; David Hiller, Publisher and CEO of The Chicago Tribune; and Danielle Allen, Dean of the Division of the Humanities, who will serve as moderator. Student questions and a reception will follow. This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, so please arrive early. For more information, e-mail chicagosociety@uchicago.edu or visit http://chicagosociety.uchicago.edu/.

    Members of Hannya Teikoku with shakuhachis.

    International House Events
    “Traditional Music Today: Performing Arts in Japan.”

    8 - 10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26
    Assembly Hall, 1414 E. 59th St. 773-753-2270.

    International House will host an evening performance of music from Japan. Performers include Aki & Kuniko, who blend western guitar with traditional Japanese stringed instruments, and Hannya Teikoku, a trio of shakuhachi (Japanese recorder) players. For more information, contact the International House at 753-2274 or visit http://ihouse.uchicago.edu.

    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist William Raspberry.

    Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture
    “Revisiting the Dream in the Aftermath of Katrina: Race, Class and Politics in America.”

    4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19
    Lobby of the School of Social Service Administration, 969 E. 60th St.

    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist William Raspberry will moderate a panel discussion on the impact of Hurricane Katrina, government and community responses, and the reflection on Martin Luther King’s dream in the aftermath of Katrina. Panelists include Waldo Johnson, Jr., Associate Professor and Director of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture; and Michael Dawson, MacArthur Distinguished Service Professor in Political Science and the College, and Faculty Affiliate, Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture. For more information, visit http://csrpc.uchicago.edu/events_mlk.shtml or call 702-8063.