BYU September 2007 Fine Arts and Entertainment Calendar
At the BYU Museum of Art:
“American Dreams: Selected Works from the Museum's Permanent Collection of American Art,” is an ongoing exhibition that examines artworks created by 18th, 19th and 20th century American artists as ideas or visions of America. This expanded exhibition of the Museum's permanent American art collection is presented on both levels of the Museum and includes prints, sculpture, photography and painting.
“Cliché and Collusion: Video Works by Grant Stevens” will be featured from Sept. 14, 2007, to Feb. 9, 2008. The exhibition presents a collection of video installations by contemporary multimedia artist Grant Stevens. The exhibited works incorporate familiar excerpts from advertising, music, film and common conversation. In their juxtapositions the works build a dialogue about popular culture as well as communication and language.
“Minerva Teichert: Pageants in Paint,” a new exhibition at the Brigham Young University Museum of Art presented by Zions Bank on display through May 26, 2008, examines how the American mural and pageantry movements influenced Teichert’s artistic production through 47 of her large-scale narrative murals. Some of the works in the exhibition come from private collections and have not been seen publicly for many years. The exhibition also explores how Teichert’s personal dramatic flair contributed to the theatrical characteristics of her murals of religious and western subjects.
Beginning in an era before documentary photography, the objects in the “Splendor and Spectacle: Images of Dance from Court Ballet to Broadway” exhibition --historical engravings and lithographs, as well as exquisite artifacts of porcelain, bronze, and other materials -- provide direct connections to the intriguing personalities, remarkable events, and rich social milieu that shaped the art of ballet. This exhibition traces the development of this splendid art form from the royal courts of the 17th century to the popular theaters of 19th-century Europe and America. From the private collection of BYU faculty members Madison and Debra Sowell, the exhibit will be on display through Dec. 31.
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.
Thursday, Sept. 6, through Saturday, Sept. 22
BYU’s Department of Theater and Media Arts will bring the lovable characters of the “Peanuts” comic strip to life in its remounting of its popular spring term production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.” The play will run at 7:30 p.m. in the Pardoe Theater, Harris Fine Arts Center. There will be a matinee on Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. There will be no performances Sundays or Mondays. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $7 for weeknights and $8 for weekend shows with a BYU or student ID. All dress rehearsals and matinees are $6. Tickets can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, by calling (801) 422-7664 or by visiting performances.byu.edu.
Thursday, Sept. 20, and Friday, Sept. 21
The 2007 “BYU Homecoming Spectacular” featuring the BYU student performing ensembles with special guests the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will take place in the Marriott Center at 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, call the Marriott Center Ticket Office at (801) 422-2981.
Friday, Sept. 21
BYU’s College of Fine Arts and Communications will present a Faculty String Chamber Night in the Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, at 7:30 p.m. There is no charge, and the public is welcome to attend.
Tuesday, Sept. 25, through Friday, Oct. 5
“King Lear,” William Shakespeare’s classic tale, will be the featured presentation for Theater for Young Audiences Sept. 25-28 and Oct. 2-5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Nelke Theater. There will be a matinee on Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. There will be no performances on Sundays or Mondays. Tickets are $10, or $6 weeknights and $7 weekends with a BYU or student ID. For dress rehearsals and matinees, all seats will be $5. Tickets can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, by calling (801) 422-7664 or by visiting performances.byu.edu.
Wednesday, Sept. 26, through Saturday, Sept. 29
“World of Dance” will be featured in the de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. This popular concert will feature repertoire of the Ballroom Dance Company, the Dancers’ Company, the International Folk Dance Ensemble, the Cougarettes and Theater Ballet. There will be performances Sept. 26-29 at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. For ticket information, contact the Fine Arts Ticket Office by calling (801) 422-7664 or visit performances.byu.edu.
Friday, Sept. 28
Ron Brough will present a faculty percussion recital in the Madsen Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free, and the public is welcome to attend.
Friday, Sept. 28, and Saturday, Sept. 29
A choral showcase will feature the BYU Singers, Concert Choir, Men's Chorus and Women's Chorus at the Provo Tabernacle, 100 S. University Avenue, at 7:30 p.m. All seats are $6 and can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office by calling (801) 422-7664 or by visiting performances.byu.edu.
Writer: Aaron Searle