String Quartet with Mark Strand, February 22. Pulitzer
Prize-winning poet Mark Strand, the Andrew MacLeish distinguished
service professor in Social Thought, will accompany the Brentano
Quartet as they perform Hadyn's The Seven Last Words of Christ.
Strand will read his original text, drawn from the non-canonical
Gospel of Thomas. The University of Chicago Presents; call 773/702-8068.
Well-Fashioned Image: Clothing and Costume in European Art,
1500-1850, through April 28. With art from the Renaissance
to the mid-19th century, this exhibit explores the role of costume
in fashioning and advertising the social order. The materials
include costume books, portraits of nobles and clergy, and images
of foreign peoples in traditional garb. Smart Museum; call 773/702-0200.
Race Films, through March 3. Sundays this winter,
Doc Films presents a series of rare race films, independent
productions made before 1950 by and for African Americans. The
film series is being held in conjunction with the graduate seminar
A Separate Cinema? Race Films in Context, taught by Jacqueline
Stewart, AM'93, PhD'99, assistant professor in English language
& literature, cinema & media studies, and African &
African-American studies. Doc Films; call 773/702-8575.
Goes to Hollywood, through March 3. In conjunction
with the Field Museum exhibition Cleopatra of Egypt: From
History to Myth, the Oriental Institute examines the Egyptian
queen as a Hollywood star. Screenings include Cecil B. DeMille's
Cleopatra and Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra. Each showing is
followed by a three-part seminar series. Oriental Institute;