and Its Historic Neighbors Walking Tour, Fridays and Saturdays,
2 p.m. The Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust tour explores the
buildings around the Frederick C. Robie House, comparing the Tudor
and Gothic styles of some University buildings with Wright’s
modern Robie House. Tickets at Robie House Bookshop, 708/848-1976.
August 24–October 5. This exhibit of contemporary Chicago
comic and zine artists features work from Dan Clowes, John Porcellino,
Archer Prewitt, Chris Ware, and Magazine contributor Jessica Abel,
AB’91. Horwich Gallery, Hyde Park Art Center, 773/324-5520.
Abstraction: Master Works on Paper, September 13–December
7. Displaying works on paper by Willem De Kooning, Franz Kline,
Hans Hoffman, Theodore Roszak, and David Smith, this collection
of drawings, watercolors, and collages showcases American abstract
expressionist art from the 1940s and 1950s. Smart Museum of Art,
Research at the Center:
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Special Collections,
September 15–January 12. Founded in 1953 by merging the Department
of Manuscripts, Archives, and Lincolniana with the rare-book collections,
Special Collections celebrates its 50th anniversary with an exhibit
of primary sources important to scholarly research. Main Gallery,
Special Collections Research Center, 773/702-8705.
The Sound of a Voice,
September 25–November 2. In this world-premiere opera, produced
in association with the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge,
Massachusetts, composer Philip Glass, AB’56, adds Asian and
Western instrumentation to stories by David Henry Hwang. Court Theatre,
Gerald Ratner Athletics Center dedication
and Maroons homecoming game, October
11. At a noon picnic-lunch dedication near Stagg Field, architect
Cesar Pelli, University vice president Steve Klass, and athletics
director Tom Weingartner will speak. The Maroons take on the Pomona-Pitzer
Colleges at 1:30 p.m. At halftime the 25 Athletics Hall of Fame
inductees will be recognized. Alumni Association, 773/702-2150.