MEMORIAL ART GALLERY EVENTS
April 3--What's Up. Susan Nurse, visual resources coordinator, speaks on "Architectural Images of Rochester." The talk is followed by a question-and-answer session. Free with gallery admission. Print study case, 1st floor, 5:30 p.m.
April 3--Lecture. Architectural historian Jean France speaks on "The Campus That Wasn't: Unrealized Projects for the University of Rochester." Included are projects on the University's River Campus and the original Prince Street campus, where the Memorial Art Gallery is located. Rescheduled from January 9. Free with gallery admission. Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.
April 6--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.
April 6--First Fridays at the MAG. Enjoy live music, hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, a free gallery tour, and a chance to meet friends old and new. Features live music by Me & the Boyz and Paradigm Shift. Tickets available at the admission desk, or call the gallery at ext. 3035 to order; free to Young Friends of MAG members (formerly the Averell Council). Event 5-8 p.m.; tours 6:30 and 7 p.m.
April 8--Lecture. Gwendolyn Shaw, assistant professor, history of art and architecture and Afro-American studies at Harvard University, speaks on "African American Art and Culture." Free admission. Auditorium, 2 p.m.
April 10--Lecture. "In Search of King Midas: The Excavations of Gordion, Turkey," by Rochester native Andrew Goldman. An archaeologist at the University of Pennsylvania Museum, Goldman speaks on his several years' experience in the field at Gordion. Cosponsored with the Archaeological Institute of America, Rochester chapter. Free to gallery and AIA members; Free with gallery admission to all others. Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.
April 11--Art à la Carte. Greg Winter of Stone Mountain Productions speaks on "Creating Art with Lasers," about the sound and light shows his company has created for Strasenburgh Planetarium and High Falls. Tickets/reservations required; call the gallery's membership office, 473-7220, ext. 3018. Noon.
April 11--Lecture. "The Image of Lincoln in American Art," with Grant Holcomb, director of the Memorial Art Gallery. Holcomb speaks on Lincoln's life and legacy and his enduring appeal to American poets, painters, sculptors, and composers. Cosponsored by the University Alumni Association. Admission is free, but reservations are requested; contact Fairbank Alumni House, x3-5888. Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.
April 13--Jazz Fridays at the MAG. Start the weekend at the gallery with live jazz and extended exhibition hours. This week's event features the Eastman Faculty Jazz Trio. 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 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
At Memorial Art Gallery--x5-3081; www.rochester.edu/MAG
Gallery Highlights Tours--Free with gallery admission. Meet at the admission desk. April 3, 10, 6:30 p.m.; April 6, 8, 13, 15, 2 p.m.
Through 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." Included are some two dozen woodcuts, serigraphs, lithographs, and etchings.
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. Dorothy McBride Gill Education Center.
Long-term installation--New Acquisitions for a New Millennium. Showcases 21 masterworks acquired during the last four years.
At Frederick Douglass Institute--302 Morey Hall, x5-7235
April 2-8--Martin Luther King's Dream Project. The exhibition consists of 20 photographs made last fall by children and adults from such local agencies as Baden Street Settlement, the Compeer Program, Ibero-American Development Corp., South West Area Neighborhood Association (SWAN), and the Urban League of Rochester. Free and open to the public. The anniversary of King's assassination will be marked with a reception at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4. Exhibit hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
At Hartnett Gallery--(Wilson Commons) x5-4188; www.rochester.edu/College/AAH/hartnett Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.
Through April 12--Making Thinking: Recent Work by Artists in the Visual and Cultural Studies Program. Features work by students in the graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies, showcasing various forms of media such as drawing, film, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. Artists include Margot Bouman, Taro Nettleton, Kirsi Peltomäki, Michelle Puetz, Cyril Reade, Victor Manuel Rodríguez, and T'ai Smith.
At Rush Rhees Library
Through April 2001--Early Maps of Rochester, Monroe County, and New York State. The display includes some of the first maps of Rochester, showing the development of the region though the 19th century. Friedlander Lobby. Open during regular library hours: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.-1 a.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday noon-1 a.m.
Through May 2001--150 Treasures from the Libraries. The exhibit showcases artifacts from collections of the River Campus libraries, the Sibley Music Library, and the Edward G. Miner Medical Library, including letters, photos, journals, and first-edition publications. It also displays historical artifacts, such as a medal presented in 1900 to then University President Rush Rhees, and George Washington's Revolutionary War journal. Department of Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation. Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Through May 2001--A Century of Women. Chronicles 100 years of contributions made by the women at the University, including archival records, photographs, and artifacts. The exhibit marks 100 years since women have been admitted to the University. Great Hall. Open during regular library hours: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.-1 a.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday noon-1 a.m.
Eastman School of Music--x4-1110; www.rochester.edu/Eastman (* tickets required)
April 2--Eastman Wind Orchestra. Nancia D'Alimonte and others, conductors. Music of Castérède, Hahn, and Ravel. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.
April 3--Faculty Artist Series. Tony Caramia, piano. "The Art of the Trio": an exploration of the role of the piano in the classical and jazz trio. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.
April 5--Contemporary Percussion Ensemble. Ward Hartenstein and John R. Beck, guest artists. John Beck, director. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.
April 5, 6, 7, 8--Eastman Opera Theatre.* Kirke Mechem's Tartuffe. Based on Molière's farcial play of the same name. Directed by Steven Daigle, and featuring the Eastman Philharmonia with guest conductor Peter Grunberg. Discounts for University ID holders. Eastman Theatre. April 5, 6, 7, at 8 p.m.; April 8, 2 p.m.
April 9--Eastman Chamber Music Society. Kilbourn Hall, 7 p.m.
April 9--Eastman Repertory Singers. Kilbourn Hall, 9 p.m.
April 10--Faculty Artist Series. Ilya Kaler, violin, with Barry Snyder, piano, and the Ying Quartet. Music of Beethoven, Bartók, and Chausson. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.
April 11--World Music Series. Gamelan Lila Muni. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.
April 12--Eastman Trombone Choir. John Marcellus, director. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.
April 4--University Choir and Chamber Singers. Tom Folan, conductor. The University Choir performs Mozart's Ave Verum Corpus, Bruckner's Locus Iste, Handel's Music, Spread Thy Voice Around, Bach's Jesus, Joy of Man's Desiring, the folksong arrangement Cold Blows the Wind, and three pieces by Rochester composer Dennis W. Rosenbaum. The concert also includes the following pieces performed by the University Chamber Singers: Byrd's Civitas Sancti Tui, Durufle's Tantum Ergo and Ubi Caritas, Monteverdi's Lasciatemi Morire, Victoria's O Magnum Mysterium, and various English madrigals. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x5-2828. Upper Strong Auditorium, 8 p.m.
April 4--Blow. Johnny Depp stars in portrayal of America's link to Colombian cocaine trade in the 1970s. Also features Penelope Cruz, Franka Potente, Paul Reubens, and Ray Liotta. Admission is free. Seating is limited; door passes are required and can be obtained at the Wilson Commons Information Desk. Rated R; ID is required; no one under the age of 18 will be admitted without parent or legal guardian. For more information, call x5-5911. Hubbell Auditorium, Hutchison Hall, 9 p.m.
University Cinema Groupwww.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.
April 6--Castaway, 7 p.m., 10 p.m.
April 7--Requiem for a Dream, 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m., midnight
April 13--O Brother, Where Art Thou?, 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m., midnight
April 14--Finding Forrester, 7 p.m., 9:45 p.m., 12:30 a.m.
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.
April 10--Proper Pruning Techniques. Discover pruning as both a skill and an art. Dan Schied, University manager of horticulture and grounds, discusses the definition and reasons for pruning and the basics of plant growth. Through discussion and videotape he demonstrates the different types of pruning and pruning tools. Gowen Room, Wilson Commons.
River Campus Interfaith Chapel--x5-4321;www.rochester.edu/chapel/services.html
Roman Catholic Mass
Interdenominational Worship Service
Protestant Chapel Service
April 8, 15, 5 p.m., Sanctuary
Roman Catholic Mass
Roman Catholic Communion Service
Interdenominational Protestant Worship
April 3--The Withering Away of the Disability State: A Possible Future for Disability Studies. Lecture by Lennard J. Davis, professor and chair of the Department of English and professor of disability studies and human development at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x5-3010. Gamble Room, Rush Rhees Library, 4 p.m.
April 3--"Enjoy Yourself!": Gender and Identity Politics in Contemporary Czech Art. Martina Pachmanova, assistant professor at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, Czech Republic, discusses issues of gender, race, and class and how they are used by modern Czech artists. Free and open to the public. Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library, 5 p.m.
April 5--Pale Faces. Carolyn Dinshaw of New York University discusses "paleness" as an inborn characteristic--a racial mark--and as an effect of emotional duress in Chaucer's texts. Sponsored by the George H. Ford Fund for Visiting Scholars in the Graduate Program of the Department of English. Welles-Brown Room, 7 p.m.
April 10--Using Business for Social Change: The Harper Way. Businesswoman and author Jane Plitt details the business vision of Martha Matilda Harper, a local 19th-century female entrepreneur who created the first retail franchise in America. For more information, call x5-8799. Room 207, Schlegel Hall, 4:30 p.m.
April 11--On Bourgeois Seriousness. Lecture by Franco Moretti of Stanford University. Moretti's talk emerges out of his recent work and discusses the new "seriousness" of 19th century novels, moving between narrative morphology and social history. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x5-4251. Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library, 3:30 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. 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.
April 4--What Homer Never Showed Us: The Fall of Troy as Holocaust in the Aeneid
April 11--Sex, Race, Politics: Queen Dido as Obstacle to the Empire
Riker Seminars in Political Science. Sponsored by the Department of Political Science. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x5-4219. All lectures: Room 329, Harkness Hall, 3:30-5 p.m.
April 6--Effective Parties in a Model of Repeated Legislative Bargaining. With Randall Calvert, professor of political science at Washington University in St. Louis and research associate at the Rochester Center for Economic Research, and Justin Fox, a doctoral student in the University's Department of Political Science.
April 13--A General Equilibrium Model of Multi-Party Systems. Lecture by Marek Kaminski, assistant professor of political science at New York University. Kaminski's area of specialization includes mathematical methods in the social sciences, Eastern-Central European politics, methodology of social sciences, and the political history of the Communist Bloc.
MEDICAL CENTER LECTURES
April 12--Charles L. Odoroff Memorial Lecture. Scott Zeger, Johns Hopkins University, speaks on "Smooth Quantile Ratio Estimation (SQUARE): Smoking, Disease and Medical Expenditures in the U.S." Case Method Room (1-9572) URMC, 3 p.m.
April 6--University Day in Genetics. University scientists involved in basic and clinical research on a wide range of genetic questions present their work in two poster sessions. For information, call x5-3835. Atrium, Kornberg Medical Research Building, 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m.
April 11--Poetry Reading. Polish poet, fiction writer, and essayist Adam Zagajewski, a leading poet of the "Generation of '68," or Nowa Fala (New Wave), reads from his work. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x5-9898. Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library, 7:30 p.m.; reception follows.
April 12--Poetry Reading. Poet and former University professor Linda Allardt will read from her work. Free and open to the public. Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library, 7 p.m.
April 14--Mela 2001. Annual cultural show sponsored by the Association for the Development of Interest in the Indian Sub-Continent (ADITI), featuring South Asian dances such as the bhangra and dandia and other musical performances. Strong Auditorium, 4 p.m. Followed by the annual Mela Dinner, catered by India Palace. Douglass Dining Center, 6:30 p.m. Show tickets can be purchased at the door; dinner tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets on sale at Common Market and off-campus at India Market and India Palace. For more information, call x4-3844.
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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