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July 6, 2004 Press Contact: Josh Schonwald
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"Why do Universities Have Museums?"
Smart Museum celebrates 30th anniversary with Smart Collecting series

  • July 7, Wednesday, 5 - 7:30pm
    Smart Collecting
    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 museum member.)

  • July 11, Sunday, 1 - 4pm
    Smart Collecting
    Family Day
    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
    Smart Collecting
    Gallery Talk
    Join Interim Director Jacqueline Terrassa for a tour of the exhibition.

  • July 25, Sunday, 5 pm
    Smart Collecting
    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.

    Last modified at 10:45 AM CST on Tuesday, July 06, 2004.

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