Monday, Jan. 3- Friday, Jan. 14
The unique and popular exhibition, "Looking Inward, Looking Outward: Japanese Representations of Self and Other" is now on display at the L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library. The collection of rare Japanese art and culture features artifacts dating back to the eighth century A.D. A good portion of the materials, which include painted scrolls, maps, manuscripts, printed books and woodblock prints, comes from the period of Japan's history (1600-1868) when its people were isolated from the Western world.
Thursday, Jan. 6
KBYU-FM Classical 89 presents "About Shakespeare," airing Thursday nights at 9 p.m. Join the lively conversation as Sharon Swenson of the BYU Department of Theater and Media Arts interviews guest experts on the legacy of Britain's great dramatist 440 years after his birth. Visit kbyufm.org for more information.
Friday and Saturday, Jan. 7-8
BYUSA sponsors popular local artist Peter Breinholt at 7:30 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom. Tickets are $7 and $2 off with a student ID and are available at the Wilkinson Student Center Information Desk at (801) 422-4313. Tickets will be available at the door for $7.
Saturday, Jan. 8
BYU hosts the 4th Annual BYUFOLKS Children's Choir Festival at 7:30 p.m. in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium. Tickets are $3. Guest Conductor Vicki McMurray will direct an ensemble including the Wasatch Concert Choir, Sunset View Singers, Rock Canyon Concert Choir, Spring Creek Concert Choir, Barrett Elementary Sounds of the Season, Joaquin Elementary School Chorus, American Heritage School Choir, Utah Children's Choir, Edgemont Elementary School Choir, Westridge Fifth-Sixth Grade Choir, Franklin Singers and the Canyon Crest Sixth Grade Choir. For tickets, call (801) 422-4322 or visit performances.byu.edu.
Thursday, Jan. 13
John Thompson, a Ph.D. student at the University of Pennsylvania, will lecture on "The Marriage of Art and Writing in Ancient Egypt" at 7 p.m. in the BYU Museum of Art Auditorium. Admission is free.
Tuesday, Jan. 18
Mezzo-soprano Ruth Christensen will perform a BYU faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.
Wednesday, Jan. 19
Q'd Up consisting of BYU School of Music faculty members will perform an evening of jazz at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.
Wednesday through Saturday, Jan. 19-29
The heartwarming melodies "Goodnight My Someone," "'Til There Was You" and the ever-popular "76 Trombones" have made "The Music Man" one of the best-loved musicals in American theatre. Whether it's your first visit or you're just passing through, "You really ought to give Iowa a try" and bring your family to meet "Professor" Harold Hill and Marian the librarian in River City, Iowa, where small-town neighbors with down-home humor learn they can change with a little encouragement and love. Written by Meredith Willson and directed by George Nelson, "The Music Man" will run in the de Jong Concert Hall Tuesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, Jan. 29. Previews for the show are Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 19-20. "Meet the company" night will be held Thursday nights, Jan. 20 and Jan. 27. Tickets are $14 with $4 off with a student ID. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit performances.byu.edu.
Saturday, Jan. 22
The BYU School of Music will present a recital of nine of its most promising vocal performance majors at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall of the HFAC prior to their audition for the Metropolitan Opera National Council. Admission is free.
Wednesday, Jan. 26
A BYU Trumpet Studio Recital will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.
Thursday, Jan. 27
John Gee will present a lecture on "Reading an Egyptian Mummy" at 7 p.m. in the Museum of Art auditorium. He is currently a William "Bill" Gay associate research professor of Egyptology.
Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 27-29
The Dancers' Company presents "Dance in Concert" at 7:30 p.m. in the Pardoe Theatre, with a matinee performance on Saturday at 2 p.m. Rebecca Phillips is the artistic director. Tickets are $8. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit performances.byu.edu.
A major new exhibition titled "Art of the Ancient Mediterranean World: Egypt, Greece, Rome" will run until June 4, 2005, at the BYU Museum of Art. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $3 for students and $18 for families of up to six people. Admission is free for children 5 years old and younger and BYU students and employees. The 204 works displayed in the exhibition span a period from predynastic times in Egypt, 6000 years ago, to the Roman late imperial period, about 350 A.D. The exhibition is from the renowned collection of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
Free exhibits now on display at the museum include:
"150 Years of American Painting," a permanent collection of paintings by renowned artists such as Frederic Edwin Church, Maynard Dixon, John Singer Sargent and many local Utah favorites including Mahonri Young. The exhibit will be displayed until June 2005.
"Metaphorically Speaking: Contemporary Religious Art" available through Jan. 8, 2005. The exhibit explores the use of visual symbols as parables and metaphors to open new levels of inquiry and understanding.
"Christ Healing the Sick at Bethesda" by Carl Bloch, part of the museum's permanent collection, is on display in the main lobby area.
Every Monday night in the Museum of Art auditorium there will be storytelling for all ages. The Artful Tales program is free and gives two 35-minute presentations at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. The 7 p.m. presentation is geared toward families from the community and the 8 p.m. presentation is geared toward university students. The goal of this program is to help people develop a better connection with and understanding of Greek beliefs.
Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays. For more information on exhibits and museum programs, call (801) 378-ARTS.
Writer: Rebekah Hanson