The BYU Museum of Art's permanent collection, "150 Years of American Painting," which includes art from the Hudson River School of the Urban Realists, is on display.
"Untamed Spirits: Animal Imagery in Native American Art" is BYU's new exhibition, on display through March 2002. The exhibition celebrates the important Native American connection between man and the natural world, focusing on the changing representations of animal imagery and materials in ancient and contemporary Native American art. "Untamed Spirits" includes objects made in the late 19th century, as well as contemporary ceramics and other forms. The exhibition includes over 70 pieces of Native American art and artifacts from major Native American societies across the country.
Other exhibitions include, "Escape to Reality: The Western World of Maynard Dixon" and "Dorothy Lange: Human Documents." The Maynard Dixon exhibition contains paintings of the Navajo, Hopi, Nez Pearce and Kootenai tribes. The Museum of Art has the largest Maynard Dixon collection in the United States. The Dorothea Lange exhibition is a celebrated collection of the bold and compassionate photographs of rural America in the 1930s. The exhibition examines the roots of Lange's photographic career, specifically the influence of her 15-year marriage to painter Maynard Dixon and the impact of her work as a portrait photographer.
"Mormon Moderne: New Direction in Latter-day Saint Architecture" will be on exhibit through June. The exhibition combines an array of original drawings, woodwork, art glass windows, carved stonework, and historical and contemporary photographs from the first half of the 20th century, (1910-1955). The exhibit also encourages appreciation of LDS cultural history and will include the outstanding architectural achievements of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during a period of dramatic change and exploration in Mormon architectural design and building.
"Artful Tales," a storytelling event, will continue every Monday night at the museum. Community families are invited to the 7 p.m. session, and BYU Family Home Evening groups are welcome at the 8 p.m. session. Admission is free.
The Museum of Art is offering drawing classes for young artists ages 8 through 16. These classes are specially designed for students interested in improving drawing skills through practice and appreciation of works of art in the museum, either as part of the permanent collection or in special exhibitions. For specific dates and registration information contact the Museum of Art at (801) 378-8287.
The museum is open Mondays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 26 to Saturday, Oct. 13 In Moliere's sparkling comedy "The School of Wives," Arnolphe hopes to create the perfect bride, Agnes, by isolating her from other potential suitors and from the dangers of education. Despite Arnolphe's aspirations, Anges' natural inclination toward Horace, a devoted young admirer, may prove that neither can love be forced, nor wives unwillingly shaped. Performances run Tuesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Pardoe Theatre. Tickets are $12, with $3 off for BYU or student ID. Call (801) 378-4322 for tickets.
Tuesday, Oct. 2
The Instrumental Ensemble Showcase-featuring the Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble and Panoramic Steel-offers a diverse presentation of ensemble music ranging from classical to contemporary. Tickets are $9, with $3 off with BYU or student ID. The performance will be in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Call (801) 378-4322 for tickets.
Wednesday, Oct. 3 to Thursday, Oct. 4 Featuring the talents of Men's Chorus, Women's Chorus, Concert Choir, and BYU Singers, the Choral Showcase is one of the year's most anticipated choral events. Tickets are $9, $3 off with BYU or student ID. Performances will be in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Call (801) 378-4322 for tickets. Thursday, Oct. 4
Orpheus Winds, BYU's resident faculty woodwind quintet, will perform in the Museum of Art Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7, $2 off with BYU or student ID, and may be purchased at the door.
Tuesday, Oct. 9
The annual Classical Greek Theatre Festival presents its tour of Aeschylus' "Antigone," the tragedy of a woman who must choose between her love for her family and obedience to an unjust king. Tickets are $9, $3 off with BYU or student ID. Call (801) 378-4322 for tickets. Performances will be in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 10
The Jazz Showcase is a great introduction for jazz newcomers as well as a favorite of seasoned listeners. The showcase features Synthesis, Jazz Legacy, Dixieland Band, Q'd Up, Syncopation and small jazz combos. Patrons will enjoy everything from classical swing and vocal favorites to traditional Dixieland and contemporary jazz. Tickets are $9, $3 off with BYU or student ID. Performances will be in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Call (801) 378-4322 for tickets.
Thursday, Oct. 11 The Utah Symphony will perform in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Keith Lockhart conducts Schumann's Manfred Overture, Dvorak's Symphony No. 5 and Beethoven's profoundly moving Piano Concerto No. 4 performed by internationally acclaimed pianist Claude Frank. Tickets are $16, $2 off with BYU or student ID. Call (801) 378-4322 for tickets.
Friday, Oct. 12 Peter Van De Graaff, bass, and his wife, Kathleen Van De Graaff, soprano, will perform "Comic Intermezzo," featuring Johann Adolph Hasse's intermezzo "Miride e Damari," complete with string and harpsichord accompaniment. Tickets are $12, $4 off with BYU or student ID. Call (801) 378-4322 for tickets.
Friday, Oct. 12 to Saturday, Oct. 13 The Raymond Robinson Dance Showcase will perform in the Dance Studio Theatre in the Richards Building at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $4. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call (801) 378-4322.
Saturday, Oct. 13 Group for New Music, BYU's avant-garde and contemporary music forum, will give a free performance featuring the works of BYU music professor and composer David Sargent at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall.
Thursday, Oct. 18 to Friday, Oct. 19 The Homecoming Spectacular 2001 featuring BYU performing groups including the International Folk Dance Ensemble, Young Ambassadors, Wind Symphony and Concert Choir will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Marriott Center. For ticket information, please call (801) 378-2931.
Wednesday, Oct. 24 Steve Call will present a faculty recital "Tuba Music by Composers You Have Heard Of," at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall, to begin the annual "Octubafest." His performance will feature pieces by John Williams, Leonard Bernstein, Andre Previn and Malcolm Arnold. Admission is free.
Wednesday, Oct. 24 to Saturday, Oct. 27
The annual "Octubafest," a celebration of instruments in the tuba family, will feature several free performances each night at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall of the Harris Fine Arts Center as well as the Octubafest Grand Concert to be performed in the de Jong Concert Hall Saturday (Oct. 27) at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 24 The Dance Faculty Showcase will be presented in the Dance Studio Theatre in the Richards Building. Tickets are $4. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call (801) 378-4322.
Tuesday, Oct. 30 The original 1924 silent film version of "Phantom of the Opera" starring Lon Chaney will be shown in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call (801) 378-4322.
Wednesday, Oct. 31 to Saturday, Nov. 17 "The Three Sisters" by Anton Chekhov takes place in a time of rapid social change when traditional Russian politics and culture began to disintegrate and a direction-less middle class pursued aristocratic aspirations and pretentions. But despite unhappy lives, three sisters are unified in the unfailing hope that makes sense of human hardship: that their life will be brighter--perhaps not now, but sometime. Barta Heiner directs. Tickets are $12, $3 off with BYU or student ID. Performances will be Tuesdays through Saturdays in the Margetts Theatre, with half-price preview performances Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. Call (801) 378-4322 for tickets.
Writer: Elizabeth B. Jensen