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BYU What's New Calendar for July 2004

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A major new exhibition titled "Art of the Ancient Mediterranean World: Egypt, Greece, Rome" is currently open 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.

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.

  • "Beneath the Bark: Twenty-Five Years of Woodturning" with work created by leading woodturners from more than a dozen countries in a new exhibition. The exhibit runs through Saturday, July 31. The exhibition is funded by the Utah Woodturning Symposium.

  • "Camera and Soul: Milton Goldstein's Photographs of National Parks" on display through Sept. 11. "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" 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. 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.

    The Earth Science Museum is displaying "Torvosaurus Tanneri," a large, carnivorous dinosaur. The museum also features two fully mounted skeletons of Camptosaurus and Allosaurus, a mural of the Utah-Colorado region in the Jurassic period, a 150-million-year-old dinosaur egg and a preparation lab window showing museum personnel preparing fossils. Visitors may touch real fossils at the fossil touch table and see a unique Diceratops skull. Admission is free. The Earth Science Museum is located at 1683 North Canyon Road in Provo. The museum is open Mondays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call (801) 422-3680.

    Through the generosity of Fred and Sue Morris of Salt Lake City, the world's most complete collection of waterfowl and pheasants is being exhibited as part of the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum's permanent collection. A life-size African elephant is currently under construction in the center atrium and, when completed, will be on display for about one year. Other exhibits on display are a new butterfly exhibit and a shell exhibit, "Ecosystem Dioramas," "Africa: A Diverse Continent" and "Synoptic Collections" of vertebrate animals. Gallery shows for the public featuring reptiles are conducted Mondays at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. Children's story time is held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. and noon in the children's discovery room. "Saturday Safari" is a discovery program at the museum tailored to children between ages 5 and 10. Cost is $8 per child per class. It focuses on teaching about animals, plants and the world around them. The July classes include "Red, White and Blue Animals" July 3, "Dinosaurs" July 10, "Finned Swimmers" July 17, "Trailblazers" July 24 and "Stingers" July 31. Classes are Saturday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Also featured this summer is "Wildlife Adventures," a series of field trips for children between ages 5 and 12 to learn more about science. July classes include "Birds of a Feather" July 1, "Rock Around the Clock" July 6 and 8, "Cave Dwellers" July 13 and 15 and "Bug Bonanza" July 20 and 22. Registration is required for the Tuesday and Thursday classes and cost is $25 per child per week. Please call (801) 422-5051 for more information. The museum, located east of the Marriott Center, is open Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    The Museum of Peoples and Cultures, located at 700 N. 100 E. in Provo, has a new exhibit titled "Rise Up From Fragments: Life and Arts of the Western Anasazi." The exhibit features artifacts made and used by the Western Anasazi, a branch of ancestral Pueblo people who lived near Kanab, Utah. It will be on display until April 2006. Also on display is "Custom Made: Artifacts as Cultural Expression." The exhibit explores the qualities that define cultures around the world. The exhibition leads visitors through North America and South America and to the isles of the Pacific. The museum offers tours and teaching kit programs as well. The teaching kits are provided as supplementary resources for teaching anthropology in Utah. The museum also offers volunteer opportunities. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. For more information, call (801) 422-0020.

    BYU Conferences and Workshops offers a number of programs for adults, youth and children throughout the year. For information regarding sports and dance camps, education workshops and scholars' academy and mothers-and-daughters camps, please call (801) 422-3559. To learn more about prep courses for the ACT, GMAT, GRE and LSAT exams, call (801) 422-4853. For additional information about other upcoming offerings, please visit the Web site at http://ce.byu.edu/cw .

    The Counseling and Career Center at BYU offers workshops in choosing a major and career, financial management, listening and note-taking skills, overcoming procrastination, stress management, options for exploring graduate schools and test preparation. For more information, contact the Counseling and Career Center at (801) 422-2689 or visit the Web site at www.byu.edu/ccc/calendar.

    Complimentary tours of the BYU campus are available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the BYU Visitors Center. For more information, call (801) 422-4678.

    Tuesday, July 6

    Robert Gardner, the Robert J. Smith professor of accounting, at Brigham Young University, will speak at a campus devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium due to construction in the Harris Fine Arts Center. Overflow seating will be available in W-111 Ezra Taft Benson Building, the Varsity Theater and 2084 Jesse Knight Humanities Building. The devotional will be broadcast live on KBYU (Channel 11), KBYU-FM (89.1), BYU-Television and BYU-Radio satellite networks and on byubroadcasting.org. It will be rebroadcast Sunday, July 11, on BYU-Radio at 6 a.m. and 4 p.m., on KBYU (Channel 11) at 6 a.m. and 11 a.m., on BYU-Television at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. and on KBYU-FM (89.1) at 8 p.m.

    Tuesday, July 13

    Lee Wakefield, dance department chair and director of the BYU Ballroom Dance Company, will speak at a campus devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium due to construction in the Harris Fine Arts Center. Overflow seating will be available in W-111 Ezra Taft Benson Building, the Varsity Theater and 2084 Jesse Knight Humanities Building. The devotional will be broadcast live on KBYU (Channel 11), KBYU-FM (89.1), BYU-Television and BYU-Radio satellite networks and on byubroadcasting.org. It will be rebroadcast Sunday, July 18, on BYU-Radio at 6 a.m. and 4 p.m., on KBYU (Channel 11) at 6 a.m. and 11 a.m., on BYU-Television at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. and on KBYU-FM (89.1) at 8 p.m.

    Friday and Saturday, July 16 and 17

    The 17th Brigham Young University Symposium on Books for Young Readers will be held at the Provo City Library and the BYU campus. Designed for librarians, teachers and parents, the two-day symposium will feature nationally acclaimed authors and illustrators, including Jennifer Armstrong, author of "Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World," Lynn Curlee, author of "Capital: Brooklyn Bridge," and Robert Sabuda, an artist known for his work in "The Paper Dragon" and "The Blizzard's Robe." Naomi Shihab Nye, a Lannan and Guggenheim fellow and author of "19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East," will give the Virginia Sorensen Lecture during a dinner Friday evening. Cost of the symposium is $139. A schedule of events and registration information is available online at http://ce.byu.edu/cw/childlit/ . For more information, call (801) 422-2568.

    Tuesday, July 20

    Dale Monson, director of the School of Music at BYU, will speak at a campus devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium due to construction in the Harris Fine Arts Center. Overflow seating will be available in W-111 Ezra Taft Benson Building, the Varsity Theater and 2084 Jesse Knight Humanities Building. The devotional will be broadcast live on KBYU (Channel 11), KBYU-FM (89.1), BYU-Television and BYU-Radio satellite networks and on byubroadcasting.org. It will be rebroadcast Sunday, July 25, on BYU-Radio at 6 a.m. and 4 p.m., on KBYU (Channel 11) at 6 a.m., on BYU-Television at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. and on KBYU-FM (89.1) at 8 p.m.

    Tuesday, July 27

    Steven Turley, professor of physics and astronomy and associate dean for freshman year at BYU, will speak at a campus forum at 11:05 a.m. in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium due to construction in the Harris Fine Arts Center. Overflow seating will be available in W-111 Ezra Taft Benson Building, the Varsity Theater and 2084 Jesse Knight Humanities Building. The devotional will be broadcast live on KBYU (Channel 11), KBYU-FM (89.1), BYU-Television and BYU-Radio satellite networks and on byubroadcasting.org. It will be rebroadcast Sunday, Aug. 1, on BYU-Radio at 6 a.m. and 4 p.m., on KBYU (Channel 11) at 6 a.m., on BYU-Television at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. and on KBYU-FM (89.1) at 8 p.m.

    Friday, July 30

    A new exhibition in the Harold B. Lee Library titled "Fruits of Their Labors: The Orchards in Utah Valley" will open at 7 p.m. in the atrium on the 1st level. A reception will be held in conjunction with the opening.

    Writer: Thomas Grover

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