Annual Chicago Day comes to campus
Music, magicians, a carillon concert and comedy will be among the featured attractions on campus from noon to 5 p.m. on Chicago Day -- Sunday, June 19 -- this year held in conjunction with the World Cup soccer tournament. The University will be among 35 of the city's cultural, educational and social institutions participating in the free event.
The first concert of Rockefeller Memorial Chapel's annual Summer Carillon Festival will highlight the events on campus (see story on page 10). A magician, a clown, a caricaturist and a face painter will roam the lawns of Rockefeller Chapel beginning at 3:30 p.m. The recital, performed by Karel Keldermans, will begin at 4 p.m.
The Oriental Institute Museum is saluting the World Cup with "Sports and Games in the Ancient Near East," an exhibition exploring such ancient modes of recreation as horsemanship, foot races and acrobatics. Sports-related artifacts from ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia and Persia -- including 3,000-year-old board games, dice and archery and sport-hunting equipment -- will be on display. Hands-on activities, family programs and demonstrations of ancient games will complement the exhibition.
The University's radio station, WHPK-FM, will broadcast live on Chicago Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Main Quadrangle. The afternoon's shows will feature international World Cup soccer team songs, comedy by Sheila, jazz and live interviews.
An outdoor international food court will be available at International House, and Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House will be open. Throughout the day, tours will be conducted at the Smart Museum of Art, the Renaissance Society, the Oriental Institute Museum and the Department of Special Collections, and the trolley will provide transportation around campus.
Free bus transportation to Chicago Day events elsewhere in the city will be provided by the Chicago Transit Authority.