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Painter Jan Steen is best known for his humorous scenes of daily life. He loved to show people eating, drinking, dancing, or playing music. The man strumming a lute may be Steen himself. The other...
Activity: <em>The Family Concert </em>
Screamin' Jay Hawkins is a vibrantly colored image of the well-known rhythm-and-blues performer of the same name. Artist Karl Wirsum, whose works are characterized by flat areas of bold...
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Screamin' Jay Hawkins</em> by Karl Wirsum
A brief essay focusing on Aaron Douglas and his painting Aspects of Negro Life: The Negro in an African Setting. Includes discussion questions and classroom activity suggestions.
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Study for Aspects of Negro Life: The Negro in an African Setting</em> by Aaron Douglas
As part of our American Perspectives season, distinguished literary scholar and Stanford professor Arnold Rampersad explores the relation ship between jazz and the work of Langston Hughes and Ralph...
Audio Lecture: Arnold Rampersad on Ralph Ellison
Pierre Boulez, universally acclaimed composer and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Conductor Emeritus, reflects on the high notes of modernism with CSO program annotator Phillip Huscher.  Presented...
Audio Lecture: Conversation with Maestro Boulez
Sam Stephenson, media historian, sheds new light on Thelonious Monk's famous Town Hall Concert through newly available film and audio clips by W. Eugene Smith, one of Time-Life's greatest...
Audio Lecture: Jazz Connection: Revisiting Thelonious Monk's Town Hall Concert
Lou Mallozzi has been at the forefront of the experimental sound scene in Chicago for decades. For this Artists Connect talk, Mallozzi took van der Spelt and van Mieris's Trompe l'Oeil Still Life...
Audio Lecture: Lou Mallozzi Connects with van der Spelt and van Mieris
Born in Ghana and raised in Jamaica, Kwame Dawes is a poet of precision, passion, and lyricism. At this event, Dawes reads from three of his books: Gomer's Song, Impossible Flying,...
Audio Lecture: Reading: Kwame Dawes
Composer John Adams gives the Third Annual Presidential Lecture on how French 19th-century writer Marcel Proust describes the act of listening to music, referring also to novelist Thomas Mann. Adams...
Audio Lecture: The Vinteuil Sonata: Where Music and Literature Collide
An exploration of Renoir's ability to create an aura of fantasy and sensuality.
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