The Renaissance Society
Dec 04-Jan 05
The Here and Now
January 16–February 20. The Renaissance Society,
Exploring the influence of minimalism and performance art on contemporary
sculpture, this exhibition presents objects that discard the traditional
figure in favor of trying to incorporate the body of the viewer.
Mail from Mozart
February 11. The University of Chicago Presents, 773/702-8068.
The Netherlands Wind Ensemble performs Mozart’s Gran Partita,
a serenade for woodwinds and contrabass, interposing between movements
the young composer’s letters to his father.
December 1–March 31. Rockefeller Chapel, 773/702-7059.
Swedish painter Michel Ostlund distills 13 years of sketches into
13 colorful portraits of the apostles.
February 3–27. Court Theatre, 773/753-4472.
JoAnne Akalaitis, AB’60, directs Heiner Müller’s
version of de Laclos’s Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Playing at
the Museum of Contemporary Art.
The Story of Swan Lake
and Classic Meets Cuba
February 11–12. University Ballet, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first half of this two-part show is loosely based on the Swedish
National Ballet’s 1996 version of Swan Lake. The
second, an original choreography, is set to “Classic Meets
Cuba” by the Klazz Brothers and Cuban Percussion.
Dr. Bernard Fantus: Father
of the Blood Bank
November 1–February 7. Special Collections Research Center,
Drawing on a gift of materials from Fantus’s niece, Muriel
Fulton, X’43, this exhibit examines the first blood preservation
laboratory in 1937. Presented in conjunction with Researching Medical
History, a show highlighting archival source materials on Chicago
Special Collections Research Center