The University of Chicago Magazine

June 1997



Giovanni Anselmo, through June 29. Since gaining recognition in the early 1960s as a key figure in Arte Povera, Anselmo has become one of Italy's leading sculptors. Renaissance Society; call 702-8670.

Arcangela Tarabotti: A Literary Nun in Baroque Venice, through August 29. This exhibition focuses on Arcangela Tarabotti, a 17th-century Benedictine nun who published defenses of women and protested against forced religious vocations. Special Collections; call 702-8705.

A Medium for Modernism: British Poetry and American Audiences, through August 29. This exhibit examines literary modernism, as developed through exchanges between British poets and American audiences. It includes manuscripts and letters by Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, and W. B. Yeats, plus other works from U of C Library collections. Special Collections; call 702-8705.

In the Presence of the Gods: Art from Ancient Sumer in the Collection of the Oriental Institute Museum, July 1-March 8, 1998. Among this exhibition's more than 40 Sumerian artifacts dating from the third millennium B.C. are statuettes of priests and worshippers, ritual vessels, and ceremonial inlaid plaques. Originally used in the worship of local deities, these objects adorned the sanctuaries of ziggurat temples important in the civic life of ancient Sumer. Smart Museum; call 702-0200.

Exit 7, July 10-August 5. In its annual M.F.A. exhibit, the Smart Museum presents works by graduating U of C Midway Studios students. Gluttony, social stereotypes, and the inevitability of geometric form are among the themes represented. Smart Museum; call 702-0200.


Paulo Alvarez and Ensemble Noamnesia, June 21 at 8 p.m. and June 22 at 3 p.m. These concerts of contemporary Italian music feature works by Donatoni, Scelsi, Berio, Nono, and Sciarrino. Renaissance Society; call 702-8670.

Mostly Music Concert, July 8 at 4 p.m. The Smart Museum presents the junior-division winners of the 1996 Fischoff First Prize, the Midwest Young Artists String Quartet. Smart Museum; call 667-1618.


The Comedy of Errors, August 8-10 and August 14-16 at 8 p.m. University Theater presents Shakespeare's play about two sets of twins separated at birth who chase each other in frantic circles during one manic afternoon. Seating begins at 6:30 p.m. for evening picnics before the performances. Hutchinson Courtyard; call 702-3414.

On the Quads

Summer Carillon Festival, Sundays at 6 p.m., June 22-August 24. Rockefeller Chapel presents free outdoor carillon concerts. Picnicking is encouraged, and people may view the carillon before recitals. Rockefeller Chapel; call 753-1191.

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