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Events scheduled for Monday, March 5 (after 5 p.m.), through Monday, March 19 (before 5 p.m.)


MEMORIAL ART GALLERY EVENTS

MAG--x5-3081; www.rochester.edu/MAG

March 6--What's Up. Marlene Hamann-Whitmore, assistant curator of education, speaks on Louise Nevelson's Dawn's Landscapes XL, which is currently on loan from an anonymous donor. Free with gallery admission. 20th-Century American Gallery, 5:30 p.m.

March 6--Lecture: Twentieth-Century Art: What Went Right, What Went Wrong. Ron Netsky, chair of the art department at Nazareth College and art critic for City newspaper, speaks on selected works from the past century, including a few displayed in Modernism & Abstraction: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Free with gallery admission. Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

March 9, 16--Preschool Family Workshop. For children ages 2-1/2 to 5 with an adult. Participants view works from the gallery's permanent collection, followed by a discussion and a chance to make their own inspired masterpieces. Fee/registration required. Creative Workshop, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Call the gallery at ext. 3056 to register.

March 9--Jazz Fridays at the MAG. Start the weekend at the gallery with live jazz and extended exhibition hours. March 9, the event features the Eastman Faculty Jazz Trio; March 16, pianist Tony Caramia. Grab a drink, coffee, or dessert at the cash bar. Enjoy dinner at Cutler's Restaurant before or after visiting the gallery. Admission charge; free to gallery members and students with University ID. Pavilion, 6-8:30 p.m.

March 13--Concert: Romantic Winds. Hear late 18th- and early 19th-century chamber works performed on the instruments that Mozart and Schubert wrote for. The performers are Helen Valenza, classical flute; Nicholai Tarasav, classical clarinet; and other members of the Genesee Consort. Auditorium, 7 p.m.

March 18--Concert: Morton Feldman's For Philip Guston. Performed by Verederos: Jessica Johnson, flute; Payton McDonald, percussion; and Adam Roberts, piano. This four-hour tribute to Guston, one of the artists represented in the exhibition Modernism & Abstraction, uses sounds and textures to evoke a world of sensitive color, nuance, and intense concentration. Listeners are free to come and go during the afternoon. Free. Pavilion, 1-5 p.m.


ONGOING EXHIBITS AND TOURS

At Memorial Art Gallery--x5-3081; www.rochester.edu/MAG

Gallery Highlights Tours--Free with gallery admission. Meet at the admission desk. March 6, 13, 6:30 p.m.

Exhibition Tours--Tours highlight Modernism & Abstraction: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Meet at the admission desk. Free with gallery admission. March 9, 11, 16, 18, 2 p.m.

March 9-June 3--Neil Welliver: The Prints. For three decades, Neil Welliver has captured the beauty of northern Maine in paintings that critic Robert Hughes calls "among the strongest images in modern American art." As this exhibition demonstrates, Welliver also is a printmaker. Included are some two dozen woodcuts, serigraphs, lithographs, and etchings.

Through March 25--Modernism & Abstraction: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The 20th century was a time of dramatic transformations in art. This exhibition charts the ways in which American artists attempted to break from the past by developing new modes of expression, including cubism, expressionism, futurism, and constructivism. The 61 paintings, from one of the world's great museums, are by such masters as Josef Albers, Stuart Davis, Willem de Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler, Hans Hofmann, Robert Motherwell, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Robert Rauschenberg. Grand Gallery.

Through 2001--About Face: Copley's Portrait of a Colonial Silversmith. In this interactive installation families can learn about John Singleton Copley, the most famous portrait painter in Colonial America, and his friend, silversmith Nathaniel Hurd, whom Copley painted. The installation offers a view of life in Colonial Boston. Dorothy McBride Gill Education Center.

Long-term installation--New Acquisitions for a New Millennium. Showcases 21 masterworks acquired during the last four years. Among the treasures on view are a 17th-century Dutch church interior, a 19th-century painting by British artist Walter Goodman, a gold wreath from ancient Greece, contemporary glass sculptures by Dale Chihuly and William Morris, and one of Joseph Cornell's acclaimed boxes.


At Rush Rhees Library

Through March 12--Keepings & January Boxes. Nancy L. Topolski. Keepings is a personal piece for which the artist chooses objects and tries to evoke emotional responses. Art and Music Library Gallery, ground floor. Gallery hours: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, noon-10 p.m.

Through March 15--Works by Area "Medieval" Artists. An exhibition of new paintings created in the medieval medium of egg tempera explains the process and illustrates the tools and materials used in this art form. The style incorporates brilliant pigments, egg yolk, and 23-carat gold to create jewel-like panes that portray sacred, secular, and personal images. Robbins Library. Hours: Monday and Thursday, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Closed through March 11 for Spring Break.)


Split (1959), by Kenneth Noland, is one of the 61 works on display in the Modernism & Abstraction: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum exhibition at the Memorial Art Gallery through March 25.


MUSIC

Eastman School of Music--x4-1110; www.rochester.edu/Eastman (* tickets required)

March 13--Kilbourn Concert Series.* Chamber Orchestra Kremlin. Music of Grieg, Schoenberg, and Tchaikovsky. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

March 14--Eastman Horn Choir. Peter Kurau, director. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

March 15--Faculty Recital. Steven Doane, cello, with Barry Snyder, piano. Music of Schumann, Kodály, and Chopin. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.


Eastman at Washington Square--Thursday Lunchtime Concerts, First Universalist Church (corner of S. Clinton Ave. and Court St.), 12:15-12:45 p.m. Free admission. Brown-bag lunches welcome. For more information call x4-1400.

March 8--Bridge to Beethoven. Eastman faculty and friends Charlene Biggs (piano), Jason Totzke (violin), and Janneke Hoogland (violoncello) present the music of Frank Bridge and Beethoven.

March 15--Jazz at Last. Jeff Campbell brings the students of the Eastman Jazz performance workshop for a laid-back lunch hour performance.


River Campus

March 16--A Cappella Concert. The Yellow Jackets, Vocal Point, and the Midnight Ramblers perform for Kappa Delta's annual Shamrock Project, a philanthropic event benefiting Mt. Hope Family Center and Prevent Child Abuse America. Tickets are available from any Kappa Delta sister and at the Common Market. Strong Auditorium, 8 p.m.

March 17--University of Rochester Symphony Orchestra. David Harman, conductor. Works include Dvorak's Carnival Overture and Stravinsky's Symphony in Three Movements. The students who won this year's annual Concerto Competition perform solos: flautist Elizabeth Greer performs Kennan's Night Soliloquy for Flute and Orchestra, and pianist David Lee plays Mendelssohn's Concert No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra, Movement 3. Free and open to the public. For information, call x5-2828. Upper Strong Auditorium, 8 p.m.


FILMS

University Cinema Group--www.cif.rochester.edu/sa-org/urcg/. All films shown in Hoyt Hall auditorium unless otherwise noted. Tickets available in advance at the Common Market, Wilson Commons. For more information call x5-5911.

March 16--The Yards, 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m., midnight

March 17--Bounce, 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m., midnight


HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Noon Hour Health Bites--Informal monthly series of health-/wellness-related topics; sponsored by the Strong Employee Assistance Program. No fee or preregistration is required. Feel free to bring a lunch. For more information call x5-4987 or visit www.urmc.rochester.edu/eap/eap.html.

March 13--Starting Your Outdoor Garden Indoors. Master gardener and R News meteorologist Jim Lytel tells you how to get a jumpstart on spring by starting seeds indoors. He also talks about the rooting process for tubers, how to start daylilies and begonias indoors, and the necessary lighting, all with an eye toward saving costs. Gowen Room, Wilson Commons.


RIVER CAMPUS LECTURES

March 14--Badvertising: Advertising's Distorted Image of Women. Rachel Gaunt, an 18-year veteran of the advertising industry, examines the methods, the messages, and the costs to women and society of advertising's image of women. She gives a behind-the-scenes look at how ads--both good and bad--are made, using anecdotes and real-life examples. Free and open to the public. For information, call x5-5911. Gowen Room, Wilson Commons, 7:30 p.m.


Great Books and What to Do with Them: Greek and Roman Epic: The Iliad, the Odyssey, and the Aeneid--Led by Thomas Hahn, professor of English, the lecture series looks at the poems' connections to their own time and offers an opportunity for readers to discuss the poems' place in contemporary culture. Specific passages in the works--announced in advance--are the focus of each lecture and discussion. For information, call x5-5664. Drama House on Fraternity Quad, 7 p.m.

March 14--The Odyssey as Hero's Journey: Knowledge, Discovery, and Aggression.


RELIGION

River Campus Interfaith Chapel--x5-4321; www.rochester.edu/chapel/services.html

Roman Catholic Mass
Sunday Mass: March 11, 18, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., River Level
Mass: March 8, 12, 15, 19, 12:15 p.m., Sanctuary.

Interdenominational Worship Service
March 11, 18, 3 p.m., Sanctuary

Protestant Chapel Service
March 11, 18, 5 p.m., Sanctuary


Medical Center Interfaith Chapel

Roman Catholic Mass
March 7, 12, 14, 19, 12:30 p.m.
March 11, 18, 11:15 a.m.

Roman Catholic Communion Service
March 9, 16, 12:30 p.m.

Interdenominational Protestant Worship
March 11, 18, 10:15 a.m.


MISCELLANY

March 15--MCAG Brown Bag Lunch. "Office Ergonomics," with Linda Fisher, chief of occupational therapy for the Rehabilitation Unit. Bring your lunch. Everyone is welcome. Room MDL 2-7608A, URMC, noon-1 p.m.

March 15--Warner School Open House. Find out about the Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development at its Spring Open House. Call x5-3969 to attend. Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library, 4-6 p.m.

March 15--Reading: Li-Young Lee. Author and poet Lee has published two books of poems and a prose memoir. His most recent collection of poetry, The City in Which I Love You, was the Lamont Poetry Selection of the Academy of American Poets. His first publication, Rose, received New York University's Delmore Schwartz Memorial Poetry Award. The event is part of the 39th season of the Hyam Plutzik Memorial Poetry Series in conjunction with the Donald R. Clark Enrichment Program in the Humanities. For information, call x5-4092. Interfaith Chapel, 7 p.m.


ACTIVITIES PROGRAM

Discounts for activities are available to all University staff, faculty, and students through the University Activities Program. All tickets are available at the hospital Cashier's Office and the Customer Service Center in the Susan B. Anthony Halls on the River Campus. The Eastman School and Memorial Art Gallery carry movie theater tickets only. For further information check the University Activities Program flier or call x5-7942. The 2000 Winter Activities brochure can be accessed at www.rochester.edu/working/services/auxops/Activities1.htm.



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