March-April Highlights

    March-April Highlights

    The Quartet New generation perform the Clinton Companies 8th Annual Discovery Concert.

    The University of Chicago Presents
    Quartet New Generation

    7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4
    Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St. (773) 702-8068

    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

    An example of the non-confrontational imagery common in Persian official art.

    Oriental Institute
    Art and War at the Achaemenid Court

    7 p.m. Thursday, March 30
    Breasted Hall, Oriental Institute Museum
    1155 E. 58th St. 702-9507

    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 or call (773) 702-9514.


    The Nora and Edward Ryerson Lecture
    “Chicago’s Netherworld: An Ethnography of Psychosis on the Street”

    5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6
    Max Palevsky Cinema
    Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th St. (773) 702-2513.

    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.”

    Attick Black-Figure Pelike c. 490-480 B.C.E.

    Smart Museum of Art
    “GRAPHIKÉ: Writing/Drawing in the Ancient World”

    Through Sunday, June 11
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Thursday; and 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday - Sunday.
    5550 S. Greenwood Ave. 702-0200. Free.

    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.