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Selection
of the Collection

Contemporary American artist Jack Beal's untitled oil painting is part of the Art Museum's current exhibition of modern painting and sculpture from its permanent collection. Like most museums, ours can show only a small fraction of its collection at one time, so this may be your only chance to see these artworks before they go back into storage. The exhibition continues through April 19.

 

The Agony
and the Ecstasy

Shulamit Ran, Five College composer-in-residence from the University of Chicago, shared "Musings on Music: The Agony and the Ecstasy of Being a Woman Composer" during a Five College Women's Studies Research Center work-in-progress talk this week.

Ran began composing at age seven, and at fourteen played one of her compositions with Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic. Ran has since written symphonies and vocal works for many of the world's leading orchestras. She was the first woman appointed composer-in-residence at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and her work Symphony won the Pulitzer Prize in 1991.


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