The University of Chicago Magazine

October-December 1996



From Dreamland to Showcase: Jazz in Chicago, 1912­1996, through February 28. Using sheet music, photographs, recordings, music manuscripts, and posters from the University Library's Chicago Jazz Archive and private collections, the show highlights the development of jazz music and musicians in the greater Chicago area. This exhibit marks the archive's 20th anniversary. Special Collections; call 702-8705.

Faces of Ancient Egypt, through March 9. Seldom-seen artifacts from the collection of the Oriental Institute Museum explore the ways that ancient artists portrayed Egyptians as foreigners. Smart Museum; call 702-0200.

The Fragrance of Ink: Korean Literati Paintings of the Choson Dynasty (1392­1910) from the Korea University Museum, through December 8. This world-premiere exhibition of 62 rare ink paintings includes scrolls, album leaves, and screens. Smart Museum; call 702-0200.

Kim Dingle, November 24­December 29. Dingle examines U.S. history through paintings, sculptures, and installations. Her most recent work revisits the American West, populating it with a group of rambunctious Victorian girls charged with frontier violence. Renaissance Society; call 702-8670.

Kara Walker, January 12­February 23. For Kara Walker, many of the fears, desires, and anger of African Americans may be seen in slave narratives. Using silhouette portraiture, she suggests that contemporary anxieties over the social construction of race are found in these earliest African-American autobiographies. Renaissance Society; call 702-8670.

Midway Faculty Group Exhibition, January 16­March 16. This exhibit includes paintings, sculpture, drawings, photographs, and works in other media by University of Chicago Midway Studios faculty. Smart Museum; call 702-0200.


Olin Center Lecture Series, 4 p.m. January 15: Jennifer Hochschild lectures. January 30: Glenn Loury lectures. Social Sciences 122; call 702-3423.

Works of the Mind Lecture Series, 2 p.m. December 1: Raymond Ciacci, AM'84, PhD'90, Basic Program staff member, speaks on "Lucretius in The Nature of Things: Prophet or Madman?" January 19: Bertram Cohler, AB'61, the William Rainey Harper professor in the social sciences, lectures on "The Many Meanings of Anna and Emma: The Secret Revealed in Chapter Two of Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams." Judd Hall; call 702-1722.

Taming Hathor: Images of Power in the Ancient Egyptian Queenship, December 2 at 8 p.m. Lana Troy speaks. Oriental Institute; call 702-9507.


Jennifer Larmore with Antoine Palloc, November 22 at 8 p.m. Mezzo-soprano Larmore makes her Chicago debut with pianist Palloc in the Chamber Music Series. Works performed include pieces by Handel, Mozart, and Fauré. Mandel Hall; 702-8068.

New Music Ensemble, November 24 at 8 p.m. The ensemble performs the music of Cage, Rochberg, and others. Barbara Schubert conducts. Goodspeed Hall; call 702-8069.

Jazz X-Tet, December 5 at 8 p.m. Mwata Bowden directs this concert, featuring the music of Byron K. Bowie. Goodspeed Hall; call 702-8069.

University Symphony Orchestra, December 7 at 8 p.m. The orchestra plays the music of Chilean-born composer Juan Orrego-Salas, as well as Chopin and Brahms. Mandel Hall; call 702-8069.

University Chorus and Motet Choir, December 8 at 8 p.m. Randi Von Ellefson conducts the choirs in an Advent vespers service. Rockefeller Chapel; call 702-8069.

Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinon Trio, January 17 at 8 p.m. The Chamber Music Series welcomes the trio as they celebrate their 20th anniversary, performing music by Schubert, Brahms, and Mendelssohn. Mandel Hall; call 702-8068.

University Symphony Orchestra, February 1 at 8 p.m. The orchestra performs with guest violinist Robert McDuffie. Barbara Schubert conducts. Mandel Hall; call 702-8069.

Budapest Festival Orchestra with Robert McDuffie, February 2 at 7 p.m. With violinist McDuffie and under the baton of Ivan Fischer, the orchestra performs works by Mendelssohn, Brahms, and Bartók. Mandel Hall; call 702-8069.

Michala Petri and Lars Hannibal, February 14 at 8 p.m. Recorder player Petri and lutenist/guitarist Hannibal perform a Howard Mayer Brown International Early Music Series concert of Bach, Telemann, and Vivaldi. Mandel Hall; call 702-8069.


Charlotte's Website, through November 22 at 9 p.m. Off-Off Campus presents a collection of improv and skits. The student revue closes with an improvised one-act play based on audience input. University Church; call 702-3414.

Travels with My Aunt, through December 8. In Giles Havergal's adaptation of Graham Greene's novel, a reserved bank clerk is reunited with his eccentric aunt and gets swept up in her international adventures. The characters are portrayed by a cast of four, with each taking a turn at playing the clerk, Henry. Court Theatre; call 753-4472.

Measure for Measure, November 14­16 and 21­23 at 8 p.m. In Shakespeare's dark comedy, a mild-mannered duke has stepped down and given power to a seemingly merciless moralist. Reynolds Club first-floor theater; call 702-3414.

The Philanderer, December 4­7 at 8 p.m. In Shaw's satire, Leonard Charteris can have the woman he doesn't desire, but he cannot have the one he does. Francis X. Kinahan Theater; call 702-3414.

Carmen, January 3­February 2. Adapted by James Robinson from Prosper Mèrimèe and Georges Bizet's opera, Carmen is the story of a beautiful gypsy seductress who lures Corporal Don José away from his company and his fiancee. When Carmen turns her wiles toward another, Don José jealously plunges a knife into her fickle heart. Court Theatre; call 753-4472.

In the City

First Friday Lectures, first Friday of each month at 12:15 p.m. December 6: Jack Melsheimer, Basic Program staff member, lectures on "Aristotle Contemplating Homer: The Poetics as a Guide for Understanding the Iliad and the Odyssey."January 3: Keith Cleveland, AB'64, AM'69, JD'79, Basic Program staff member, speaks on "What Kind of Work is Plutarch's Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans?" February 7: Basic Program staff member Cynthia Rutz, AM'94, lectures on "Yet Further Shakespeare and Fairy Tales." Chicago Cultural Center; call 702-1722.

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