At the BYU Museum of Art:
A new exhibition of the museum's permanent collection, "American Dreams: Selected Works from the Museum's Permanent Collection of American Art," has replaced "150 Years of American Painting," which had been on view for 11 years. The exhibition features prints, sculpture, photography and painting. "American Dreams" is divided into three thematic sections: "The Dream of Eden," "American Aspirations" and "Envisioning America." The collection is scheduled to be on display until 2011.
"Candida Höfer: Architecture of Absence" will be featured until Jan. 6, 2007. This is the first North American survey exhibition devoted to this celebrated German artist. Over the last 30 years, Höfer has created meticulously composed images of the interiors of public and institutional spaces. The 50 chromogenic prints in the exhibition embrace the full spectrum of Höfer's illustrious career with an emphasis on her recent work.
"Types & Typologies: German Photographers from the Norton Museum of Art" will be on view through Jan. 6, 2007. A companion exhibition to "Candida Höfer: Architecture of Absence," this exhibition gives an overview of the stylistic heritage to which Höfer's work is indebted.
"Just Enough is More: The Graphic Design of Milton Glaser" will be on display through Oct. 7 at the museum. The exhibit explores the conceptual development of Glaser's work from preliminary drawings to finished designs and reveals how he arrives at successful designs by including, in his words, "just enough." The approximately 170 works in this exhibition include original drawings, sketchbooks, silk screens and mass-produced posters.
"The Intimate Eye: Drawings by Burton Silverman" will be on display through Nov. 25. The exhibit will feature 30 drawings that span Silverman's career of more than four decades. Silverman's work has appeared in The New Yorker and on the covers of Time, Newsweek and New York Magazine. Although intended as a teaching exhibit for drawing students, the technical virtuosity and visual appeal of Silverman's figurative studies will appeal to a large audience. Admission to all exhibits is free. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays. For more information on exhibits and museum programs, call (801) 422-ARTS.
Friday, Oct. 6
"BYU Blast!" featuring award-winning student ensembles and faculty artists will take place Friday in the de Jong Concert Hall. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $9 or $6 with a BYU or student ID and can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, by calling (801) 422-7664 or by visiting performances.byu.edu.
Wednesday, Oct. 11
"The Foreigner," a comedic play by Larry Shue, will be presented in the Pardoe Theatre Oct. 11-28 at 7:30 p.m. Directed by Eric Samuelsen, this play tells the story of an Englishman who tries to escape his problems by pretending to be foreigner who doesn't understand English. All kinds of hilarious predicaments ensue when the unsuspecting locals reveal their secrets to the "foreigner." There will be a matinee Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. There will be no performances Sundays or Mondays. Tickets are $14 or $9 weeknights and $10 weekends with BYU or student ID. For selected performances, all tickets will be $7. Tickets can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, by calling (801) 422-7664 or by visiting performances.byu.edu.
Friday, Oct. 13
Virginia Heckert, associate curator of photography at the J. Paul Getty Museum, will present a lecture, "Contextualizing Candida Hofer's Architecture of Absence," from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Museum of Art auditorium. A reception with light refreshments will follow the lecture in the Millburn Gallery. The lecture and reception are free and open to the public.
Saturday, Oct. 14
Group for New Music, BYU's avant-garde ensemble, will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.
Wednesday, Oct. 18
Orpheus Winds, a resident faculty quintet of woodwind musicians, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.
Thursday, Oct. 19
Laurence Lowe will present a School of Music faculty French horn recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.
Thursday and Friday, Oct. 19-20
This year's BYU Homecoming Spectacular, "Lighter of Lamps," will take place in the Marriott Center featuring the best of BYU's performing ensembles at 7:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the Marriott Center, by phone at 1-800-322-BY1 or at byutickets.com.
Friday, Oct. 20
The Jazz Legacy Dixieland Band, a Dixieland-style showcase ensemble that has performed throughout the United States, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.
Saturday, Oct. 21-Saturday Oct. 28
"Die Fledermaus," Strauss' operetta of mischief and mistaken identities, will be performed in the de Jong Concert Hall Oct. 21-28 at 7:30 p.m. There will be no performances Sunday or Monday. Tickets are $18 or $14 weeknights and $15 weekends with a BYU or student ID and can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, by calling (801) 422-7664 or by visiting performances.byu.edu.
Wednesday, Oct. 25
An OcTUBAfest student tuba and euphonium recital will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.
Thursday, Oct. 26
An OcTUBAfest faculty recital will be presented by Steve Call at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.
Friday, Oct. 27
Utah Premiere Brass and guest soloists will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall in conjunction with OcTUBAfest. Admission is free.
Saturday, Oct. 28
The "Grand OcTUBAfest Concert" featuring Todd Fiegel will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.
Writer: Elizabeth Kasper