The University of Chicago Presents
The Clinton Companies 8th Annual Discovery Concert will be performed by the Quartet New Generation, a self-styled “recorder collective” from Germany. Winners of the 2004 Concert Artists Guild Award, the quartet challenges traditional conceptions of how the recorder looks and sounds by playing a collection of the instruments varying from less than a foot to more than six-feet long. Tickets are $10 for the general public, $5 for students with valid I.D., and can be purchased by calling (773) 702-8068. For more information, visit http://chicagopresents.uchicago.edu.
This talk explores possible reasons why the Persian kings chose to display only non-confrontational imagery in their official art — a sharp contrast to their Assyrian counterparts, who decorated the walls of their palaces with scenes of warfare and torture. Speaker Michael Roaf is professor of near eastern archaeology at Munich University. For more information, visit http://oi.uchicago.edu/OI/default.html or call (773) 702-9514.
The Nora and Edward Ryerson Lecture
Tanya Luhrmann, the Max Palevsky Professor in the Department of Comparative Human Development and the College, will deliver the 32nd annual Nora and Edward Ryerson Lecture Thursday, April 6 in Ida Noyes Hall. The University’s Board of Trustees established the Ryerson Lecture in 1972 to give distinguished members of the faculty an opportunity to speak to the University community about their research. Luhrmann’s lecture will be titled “Chicago’s Netherworld: An Ethnography of Psychosis on the Street.”
Smart Museum of Art
In art of the ancient world, the physical form of words incorporated into works of art relates closely to the design of the object. A painted, incised or sculpted word may comment on the object in many different ways. Examining the relationship between words and images in ancient art, this exhibition of more than a dozen Greco-Roman objects from the Smart Museum will also include several comparative Egyptian objects from the University’s Oriental Institute Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago.