Exhibitions and Special Events

Oriental Institute
Before the Pyramids: The Origins of Ancient Egyptian Civilization
Exhibition Hours: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Docent guided tours at 9:30 am and 2:00 pm. Registration is required.

Special Collections Research Center, Joseph Regenstein Library
Adventures in the Soviet Imaginary
Exhibition Hours: 9:00 am to 12:45 pm
Guided tour at 9:30 am. Registration is required.

Smart Museum of Art
Vision and Communism
Exhibition Hours: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Guided tour by Robert Bird at 3:30 pm. Registration is required.

The following events are not a part of Humanities Day, but will be taking place on or near campus and may be of interest to those in attendance.

Czesław Miłosz’ Centennial Celebration: A Symposium
Social Science Tea Lounge, 1.30-4.30 pm
Advanced registration not required

Czesław Miłosz was one of the greatest poets of the 20th-century. His work won many international prizes, including the Nobel Prize for literature in 1980. Speakers include Professors Adam Zagajewski (Committee on Social Thought), Bożena Shallcross (Slavic Languages and Literatures), and Thomas Pavel (Romance Languages and Literature). Professor Łukasz Tischler from Krakow, will join our debate.

Volunteer Caucus
The University of Chicago Alumni Board of Governors invites alumni, parents, friends, students, and staff from across campus for a weekend devoted to the vital role volunteers play in the University’s success. For a schedule of events on the weekend of October 21-22 click here.

Rockefeller Memorial Chapel: Josquin: Master of the Notes
Presented by Schola Antiqua of Chicago
Michael Alan Anderson (PhD ’08), Artistic Director
8 pm
Tickets $20 general/$10 student and senior. For more information visit http://www.lumenchristi.org/?p=1044.

Chicago Humanities Festival – Hyde Park Day
On Sunday, October 23 the Chicago Humanities Festival comes to the Chicago campus with their 2011 program, Tech Knowledge. Visit www.chicagohumanities.org for more information.

Soviet Arts Experience
This16-month-long showcase of works by artists who created under (and in response to) the Politburo of the Soviet Union is spearheaded by the University of Chicago Presents (UCP), the University’s professional presenting organization. The Soviet Arts Experience sponsors include The University of Chicago, The University of Chicago Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Illinois Arts Council, and The Women’s Board of the University of Chicago. Visit sovietartsexperience.org for more information.