"Why do Universities Have Museums?"
Smart Museum celebrates 30th anniversary with Smart Collecting series
- July 7, Wednesday, 5 - 7:30pm
Opening Reception and Lecture
At 5:30 pm, departing Dana Feitler Director Kimerly Rorschach will
present a lecture entitled "Why Do Universities Have Museums?" which
will examine the history and mission of university art museums.
(Museum members are invited to make dinner reservations at the
University's exclusive Quadrangle club on this evening. Call
773.702.2368 for dinner reservations or information about becoming a
- July 11, Sunday, 1 - 4pm
Celebrate the Smart's 30th birthday! Make birthday cards and animal
paintings, play gallery games, and look at art with a museum guide.
And of course, have a slice of birthday cake! At 2:30, enjoy a
special performance by master storyteller Oba-William King. All ages
welcome, though best for children age 3 and up. All young guests must
be accompanied by an adult. For information call 773.834.1066.
- July 25, Sunday, 4 pm
Join Interim Director Jacqueline Terrassa for a tour of the exhibition.
- July 25, Sunday, 5 pm
Jazz Concert: Tritone Ensemble
$10/$5 Smart Museum members or students with I.D.
Multi-reedist, composer, conductor and educator Mwata Bowden has
been an active member of the influential Association for the
Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) for over 30 years. This
year he marks a decade directing the acclaimed Jazz X-tet student
ensemble at the University of Chicago. Bowden's music is shaped by a
wide range of sources, from classical music to R&B and experimental
jazz. For this concert, he will perform with his Tritone Ensemble
featuring renowned bassist Harrison Bankhead and violinist Zachary
Brock. A reception will follow the performance. Call 773.702.4540
for tickets and information.
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