Chicago Project, through June 22, and Group
Portrait, through June 15. The Chicago Project
features large color portraits of students at three South
Side high schools. Taken by Dawoud Bey, the photographs
are paired with audio portraits of the high schoolers by
radio producers Dan Collison and Elizabeth Meister. Bey,
Collison, and Meister compiled the portraits over several
months of leading the students in a creative and critical
investigation of identity. Accompanying the show is Group
Portrait, curated by Bey’s subjects and
featuring photographic portraits from the Smart’s
collection. Smart Museum of Art, 773/702-0200.
“Flemish Spring,” the
Tallis Scholars, May 2, 8
p.m. The Tallis Scholars’ program of Renaissance polyphony
marks the 400th anniversary of the 1603 death of Queen Elizabeth
I and features works written for her Chapel Royal. The University
of Chicago Presents and Rockefeller Chapel, 773/702-8068.
May 4–June 22. In her first American museum exhibition
Belgian artist Joëlle Tuerlinckx creates a site-specific
work focusing on the formal properties of the Renaissance
Society’s space, its role as a noncollecting museum,
and its relationship to the larger Chicago community. The
Renaissance Society, 773/702-8670.
Qumran in Context:
New Discoveries along the Dead Sea Shore, May 7,
8 p.m. In this lecture Yizhar Hirschfeld, associate professor
at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Institute
of Archaeology, describes the behavior of the peoples who
lived in the Dead Sea Valley during the second century B.C.
to the first century A.D. Oriental Institute, co-sponsored
by the Archaeological Institute of America, 773/702-9514.
Tribute to the Great Ballets,
May 16–17. University Ballet presents its spring concert.
International House Assembly Hall, 773/753-2274.