Paintings, drawings and photographs by seven recent graduates of the University's Midway Studios are featured in "M.F.A. 1995," the 11th annual group exhibition featuring the work of graduating art students. The exhibition is on view through Sunday, Aug. 27, at the Smart Museum of Art.
The works in the exhibition were selected from the M.F.A. thesis shows at Midway Studios. The artists represented in "M.F.A. 1995" are Louis Brandt, Anthony Elms, Marc Fischer, Erik Lieber, Morgan Santander, Duncan Webb and Karen Louise Wilson.
"These young artists have found, through photography and painting, the means to communicate the questions most important to them and their generation. I think visitors will be impressed with their talent and vision," said Tom Mapp, Associate Professor in the Committee on Art & Design and Director of Midway Studios.
The exhibition is supported by the Visiting Committee on the Visual Arts. For museum hours, see Continuing. Caption: Celimene and the Cardinal at Court Theatre (photo)
Hollis Resnick and Kevin Gudahl recreate their roles as Celimene and Alceste from Moliere's "The Misanthrope" in the world premiere of Ranjit Bolt's English translation of "Celimene and the Cardinal" at Court Theatre. Previews of the award-winning drama, which reunites Celimene and Alceste 20 years after the conclusion of "The Misanthrope," begin Friday, Sept. 15. Regular performances will run from Wednesday, Sept. 27, through Sunday, Oct. 22. For more information, see Continuing. 'Woman in the Eyes of Man' at Smart Museum (photo) "Woman in the Eyes of Man: Images of Women in Japanese Art," an exhibition featuring paintings, prints and illustrated books from the Field Museum's Boone Collection, opens Tuesday, Sept. 12, at the Smart Museum of Art. A reception will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at the museum, followed by a lecture by Kaori Chino, professor of art history at Gakushuin University in Tokyo, in Kersten 115 at 6 p.m.
Curated by Elizabeth Lillehoj, associate professor of art history at DePaul University, the exhibition includes images from the 17th through 20th centuries.
"By and large, Japanese art follows traditions established by male artists working in a predominantly male industry," Lillehoj said. "Not surprisingly, many images of women in Japanese art feature such ideal types as the nurturing mother, dutiful wife and obedient daughter. Many such images are included in the exhibition." Among the other images in the exhibition are legendary characters, famous poets and court ladies, as well as portrayals of geisha and courtesans.
The Field Museum's Boone Collection was formed in the late 1950s by Katherine Phelps Boone and Commander Gilbert Boone during a tour of duty in Japan for U.S. Naval Intelligence. This is the first time that many of these works are being publicly displayed in the United States.
For museum hours and other information, see Continuing.