Ideas: The University of Chicago and the Ideal of Liberal Education,
through September 6. Drawing on the papers of Robert Maynard Hutchins, Mortimer
Adler, William Benton, and Walter Paepcke, this exhibit explores the cultural
milieu that made the "Great Ideas" central to the University's educational
mission both on and off campus. Special Collections; call 773/702-8705.
Near East film series,
through September 29. Documentary films on the Dead Sea Scrolls, mummies, the
pharaohs and their pyramids, and Cleopatra are followed by guided tours of Oriental
Institute collections. Oriental Institute; call 773/702-9520.
September 5-October 6. Court Theatre opens its 48th season with Racine's 17th-century
version of this ancient Greek tale, directed by JoAnne Akalaitis, AB'60. Queen
Phèdre lusts after her handsome stepson Hippolytus. Spurned, she pursues
a vengeful path that ends in tragedy. Court Theatre; call 773/753-4472.
Virtuous Image: Korean Painting and Calligraphy from the Late Choson Dynasty,
September 14-December 15. Korean scholar or "literati" painting flourished
during the Choson dynasty (1392-1910), when members of the wealthy scholar-gentry
class and civil officials created scroll paintings and albums of lyrical poetry,
idealized landscapes, austere bamboo, and other refined subjects. In the first
public presentation of the Smart Museum's collection of Korean scholar and Buddhist
paintings and calligraphy, items date from the 18th-century apogee of Korean court
culture to royal rule's tumultuous end in the early 20th century. Smart Museum;