A major new exhibition titled "Art of the Ancient Mediterranean World: Egypt, Greece, Rome" will open June 3 for a yearlong run at the Brigham Young University 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 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.
"150 Years of American Painting" available at the BYU Museum of Art is a permanent collection of paintings by renowned artists such as Frederic Edwin Church, Maynard Dixon, John Singer Sargent and many local Utah favorites such as Mahonri Young.
"Beneath the Bark: Twenty-Five Years of Woodworking" at the BYU Museum of Art features work created by leading woodturners from over a dozen countries in a new exhibition. The exhibit runs through Saturday, July 31. Admission to the exhibition is free and the public is welcome to attend. The exhibition is funded by the Utah Woodturning Symposium.
The Museum of Art presents "Camera and Soul: Milton Goldstein's Photographs of National Parks" on display through September 11. Admission is free. "Camera and Soul" simultaneously looks at the work of an individual photographer while highlighting some of the cultural trends of the 1960s and '70s that contributed to his accomplishments.
"Metaphorically Speaking: Contemporary Religious Art" will run through Jan. 8, 2005 at the BYU Museum of Art. The exhibit explores the use of visual symbols as parables and metaphors to open new levels of inquiry and understanding. Admission is free.
Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and Thursday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. For more information on exhibits and museum programs, call (801) 378-ARTS.
KBYU-FM, Classical 89, continues its program "About Shakespeare" through June 26. The radio series explores the writings of Britain's greatest author. The program, broadcast on KBYU-FM at 89.1 FM and 89.5 FM and online at www.kbyufm.org Fridays at 6:30 p.m. with repeats on Saturdays at 4:30 p.m., features BYU faculty and other experts in the field. The series is hosted by Sharon Swenson from the BYU Department of Theatre and Media Arts.
Tuesday, June 1, through Saturday, June 12
"Papa Married a Mormon" will continue its performance run in the Pardoe Theatre at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance June 5 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $9 with a BYU or student ID. Seats for the matinee performance are $5. Adapted from the novel by John D. Fitzgerald, the play tells the story of Tom Fitzgerald, an Irish-Catholic newspaperman who marries Tena, the daughter of a Mormon bishop, and how they wonder how their young family can thrive in a polarized community. Set against the backdrop of a small Mormon settlement in 19th-century Utah, this Utah premiere will be presented in a charming reader's theatre production that highlights this best-selling novel's warm and inviting family story.
Wednesday, June 2, through Saturday, June 5
The Brigham Young University School of Music presents the Gilbert & Sullivan operetta "The Mikado" Wednesday, June 2, through Saturday, June 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall on the BYU campus. Tickets are $10 for stage seats and $8 for balcony seats with $2 off for students with a valid student ID. Contact the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322. Directed by Lawrence Vincent, professor of opera at BYU, "The Mikado" tells the comical story of Nanki-Poo, the son of the Mikado, or emperor, of Japan, who runs away from his father's court to find his true love Yum-Yum. Along the way, he becomes involved in a complex plan to thwart the quirky decrees of the Mikado.
Friday, June 4
A Spring Chorale concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Provo Tabernacle. The event is free and the public is invited to attend. The concert will feature works by Gabriel Faure and such pieces as "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing," "Be Still My Soul" and "Be Thou My Vision."
Wednesday, June 9
The Brigham Young University Jazz band presents the Jazz Ensemble concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. The event is free and the public is invited to attend. The band will play pieces including "Moanin'," Have You Heard," The Awakening" and "Wind Machine."
Friday and Saturday, June 11 and 12
The Dance Senior Showcase will be held in the Dance Studio Theater in 166 Stephen L. Richards Building at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free event.
Writer: Thomas Grover