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BYU Fine Arts and Entertainment Calendar for May 2006

BYU Fine Arts Calendar for May 2006

At the BYU Museum of Art:

“Tapestries: The Great 20th Century Modernists,” will be on view through July 24 and will reveal the beauty and splendor of one of the most celebrated art forms of the past through the designs of the great modernists of the 20th century. The exhibition will feature 19 woven designs by Lurçat, Pablo Picasso, Alexander Calder, Jean Arp, Fernand Léger, Le Corbusier, Henri Matisse, Vassily Kandinsky, Victor Vasarely, Georges Braque and Marc Chagall.

Monday, May 15, will be the last night of the Museum of Art’s Monday night program centered on the signature work in its collection. The 40-minute program, titled “The Healing Hand: A Family Presentation on Carl Bloch’s ‘Christ Healing the Sick at Bethesda,’” will be held Monday, May 7 and 15, at 7 and 8 p.m.

The exhibit “Nostalgia and Technology: Embracing the ‘New’ through Art and Design” will continue through May 13. The exhibition explores the role of art as a mediator in society’s acceptance and use of new technologies in the home.

The exhibit “Juan Rulfo’s Mexico: Photographs of Heritage and Identity” will continue through May 29. As a Latin American author and photographer of the 20th century, Rulfo captured a Mexican landscape and a people marked by violence and poverty. The photography exhibit explores the cultural identity of the Hispanic people and illustrates their common heritage.

A new exhibition of the museum’s permanent collection, “American Dreams: Selected Works from the Museum’s Permanent Collection of American Art,” replaced “150 Years of American Painting,” which had been on view for 11 years. The exhibition will include prints, sculpture and photography, as well as painting. “American Dreams” will be divided into three thematic sections: “The Dream of Eden,” “American Aspirations” and “Envisioning America.”

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) 422-ARTS.

Upcoming Events:

Friday, May 12

The critically acclaimed American Piano Duo, consisting of Jeffrey Shumway and Del Parkinson, will perform selections by Mozart, Liszt, Adams and Ravel at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall as part of the Deseret Chamber Music Festival. Tickets are $7 or $5 for seniors and those with student ID. A festival pass for all performances is $14. Tickets are available through the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or at performances.byu.edu.

The BYU Department of Dance will present the BYU Young DanceMakers in “Games Children Play” Friday and Saturday, May 12-13, at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets are $8 and are available through the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or at performances.byu.edu.

Saturday, May 13

The Utah Trombone Authority, with members Mark Ammons, Will Kimball, Russell McKinney and James Nova, will perform “sublime and silly songs” as part of the Deseret Chamber Music Festival at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Tickets are $7 or $5 for seniors and those with student ID. A festival pass for all performances is $14. Tickets are available through the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or at performances.byu.edu.

April Clayton, flute, and Chris Clayton, voice, will present a faculty recital Saturday, May 13, at 5:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Friday, May 19

The Orpheus Winds Quintet, with guests Joanna Oshida on piano and Ron Brough on percussion, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall as part of the Deseret Chamber Music Festival. Members of the woodwind quintet include April Clayton on flute, Geralyn Giovannetti on oboe, Jaren Hinckley on clarinet, Laurence Lowe on horn and Christian Smith on bassoon. Tickets are $7 or $5 for seniors and those with student ID. A festival pass for all performances is $14. Tickets are available through the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or at performances.byu.edu.

Saturday, May 20

The Deseret Piano Trio, with guest artist Claudine Bigelow on viola, will perform masterworks by Shostakovich and Brahms as part of the Deseret Chamber Music Festival at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. The trio includes Jeffrey Shumway on piano, Monte Belknap on violin and Julie Bevan on cello. Tickets are $7 or $5 for seniors and those with student ID. A festival pass for all performances is $14. Tickets are available through the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or at performances.byu.edu.

Wednesday, May 31

The Department of Theatre and Media Arts will present a stage adaptation of the popular novel “Sarah, Plain and Tall,” by Patricia MacLachlan and directed by Amy Petersen Jensen, May 31-June17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pardoe Theatre. There are no performances June 6-7 and no evening performance June 17. Tickets are available through the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or at performances.byu.edu for $9 or $6 with BYU or student ID.

Writer: Brian Rust

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