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November 2017

November 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Logan Arts Center, 915 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637 United States
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When: Thursday, November 30, 2017 7:00–9:00 p.m. Where: Logan Center, Screening Room 201 915 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL Description: A screening and talk by British visual artist Simon Starling as part of the University–wide CP–1 commemoration. Since emerging from the Glasgow art scene in the early 1990s, Simon Starling has established himself as one of the leading artists of his generation, working in a wide variety of media (film, installation, photography) to interrogate the histories of art and design, scientific…

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December 2017

World Premiere of “Plea for Peace” (2017) by Augusta Read Thomas

December 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mandel Hall, 1131 East 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637 United States
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When: Friday, December 1, 2017 4:15–4:25 p.m. Where: Mandel Hall 1131 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL Description: A vocalise for soprano and string quartet, commissioned by the University of Chicago for the Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of Chicago Pile-1. First performance by Jessica Aszodi, Soprano, and Chicago Symphony Orchestra Musicians: Yuan-Qing Yu and Ni Mei, Violins; WeiJing Wang, Viola; and Ken Olsen, Cello. For more information, please visit augustareadthomas.com. More information Cost: Free and open to the public Contact: UChicago…

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Creating Science-Art

December 2 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
William Eckhardt Research Center, 5640 S Ellis Ave
Chicago, IL 60637 United States
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When: Saturday, December 2, 2017 3:00–3:15 p.m. Where: William Eckhardt Research Center Lobby Description: "Creating Science-Art" is a movement piece developed by physicist Young-Kee Kim (UChicago), dancer and choreographer Emily Coates (Yale), and composer Sam Pluta (UChicago), in partnership with a diverse range of students from across the University of Chicago. The work is a unique physical response to the 75th anniversary of CP-1 and its impact on the history of the human body, performed in visible proximity to the original…

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Arts and the Nuclear Age: 1942 | 1967 | 2017

December 2 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th Street
Chicago, IL United States
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When: Saturday, December 2, 2017 4:15–6:15 p.m. Where: Reynolds Club, McCormick Tribune Lounge 5706 South University, Chicago, IL Description: The culminating lectures for the 75th anniversary of the Chicago Pile-1 experiment and the concurrent 50th anniversary of the unveiling of Henry Moore's Nuclear Energy sculpture. Features talks by eminent Moore scholar (and former Henry Moore Foundation Research Curator at Tate) Anne Wagner, architect Ludovico Centis, and principals Luke Ogrydziak and Zoe Prillinger from California-based firm Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects (the design team…

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Alumni & Student Music Composers: Chicago Pile-1 Commemoration Commissions

December 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th Street
Chicago, IL United States
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When: Saturday, December 2, 2017 7:00–7:45 p.m. Where: Reynolds Club, McCormick Tribune Lounge 5706 South University, Chicago, IL Description: The Arts, Science & Culture Initiative, working in partnership with the Department of Music and colleagues in the sciences, has commissioned three works by alumni and current student composers to be performed as part of the 75th anniversary. Composers: Amelia Kaplan, PhD (Associate Professor of Composition and Director of the New Music Ensemble at Ball State University, Indiana); Clifton Callender, PhD (Professor…

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