Gardens: Growing Chicago's Communities, through
December 31. Capturing the transformation of vacant lots
into blooming gardens, these photographs explore urban gardening's
impact on Chicago neighborhoods. School of Social Service
Magic, Mystery, and Religion in the Ancient World,
through March 16. This exhibit of Greco-Roman and early
Christian antiquities illustrates ancient Mediterranean
religious ideas and practices, highlighting the challenges
of accurately interpreting those practices. Smart Museum;
Of Poems and
Prophesies, January 12-February 23. Filmmaker
Amar Kanwar delves into India's regional diversity and the
conflict between modernity and tradition. Renaissance Society;
Spanish Chant and
Polyphony, January 19, 3 p.m. El Coro de Canto Gregoriano,
the Motet Choir, and the Rockefeller Chapel Choir perform
Tomas Luis de Victoria's Missa O Magnum Mysterium.
Rockefeller Chapel, 773/702-7059.
Royal Pyramid: The Monuments of King Ahmose and His Family
at Abydos, January 22. Assistant professor in
Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations Stephen P. Harvey
discusses new findings about Ahmose, who expelled the Hyksos
dynasty from Egypt. Oriental Institute; 773/702-9520.
Chamber Music Series,
February 14. The Zehetmair Quartet plays Schumann, Cage,
and Bartók in its Chicago debut. The University of
Chicago Presents; 773/702-8068.
February 24-29. College student Ann Marie Lonsdale directs
Moliere's account of Alceste, a man who decides brutal honesty
is the cure for society's superficiality. University Theater;