Monsanto Series, through November 3. This photographic
series examines American farmers working with genetically modified organisms.
Renaissance Society; call 773/702-8670.
Identities in German Art: Myths, Reactions, Reflections, through January
5. This exhibit examines how 19th- and 20th-century German artists and their artworks
defined or responded to individual, social, and national identities. The chronological
presentation explores such themes as the relationship between portraiture and
fantasy, war as both idealized continuity and rupture, the city as a site of carnivalesque
inversions, and the ongoing effort to identify how German art looks. Smart Museum;
music series, through April 11. The University of Chicago Presents 2002-03
concert season includes cellist Pieter Wispelwey performing Beethoven's cello
sonatas on November 1. The University of Chicago Presents; call 773/702-8068.
Open House, October 26. Keynote speaker Jonathan Lear, the John U. Nef
distinguished service professor in philosophy and the Committee on Social Thought,
addresses Plato's relevance to the development of children's outlooks. The open
house, titled "The Battle for Hearts and Minds," includes more than
40 faculty presentations, as well as gallery tours and performances. Humanities
Division; call 773/702-4847.
Franklin, November 19, 9 p.m. Ralph Lerner, AB'47, AM'49, PhD'53, the
Benjamin Franklin professor in the College and the Committee on Social Thought,
served as adviser for this three-part PBS narrative of Franklin's life.