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Campus Arts

Exhibits

Compton Gallery

Sculptures and paintings by David Bakalar. Thoroughly grounded in the sciences, with advanced degrees in physics from Harvard and physical metallurgy from MIT, Bakalar's iconographic works are created with emphasis on high technology in both materials and technique.

Jan. 21 through March 4, weekdays 9-5

Information: 253-4444

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Strobe Alley: Optical Alchemy.

Full-color fluorescent photographs of corals and anemones by Charles H. Mazel SM '76, a research engineer in the Department of Ocean Engineering, taken at night during underwater dives. Matched pairs of images offer a comparison between the subject under "normal" reflected-light photography and under illumination with ultraviolet light.

(Ongoing)

Information: 253-4444

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Hart Nautical Gallery: Course 13, 1893-1993: From Naval Architecture to Ocean Engineering.

Exhibition includes historic photos, models, and computer graphics, and highlights a sampling of current research including that performed by the department for Bill Koch's '62 successful America's Cup campaign with America3.

Boston Fisheries 1900-1920.

Photographs documenting Boston's T Wharf area.

(Ongoing) Weekdays 9-8, 55 Massachusetts Ave.

Information: 253-5942

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List Visual Arts Center:

Dan Graham: Public/Private.

American conceptual artist Dan Graham uses film, video, performance, architectural models, and glass and mirror structures to engage the viewer in recognizing the physical, psychological, and social interactions that occur within public and private spheres.

(Ongoing)

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Maria Fernanda Cardoso: Recent Sculpture.

Colombian artist Maria Fernanda Cardoso creates elegant, Minimalist-inspired sculpture from materials exotic to a North American audience and addresses cross-cultural communication, particularly as it relates to the presentation and interpretation of art, as well as the often-charged relationships between humans and other species.

Jan. 15 through March 27, Tues., Thurs., Fri. 12-6; Wed. 12-8; Weekends 1-5; closed holiday; 20 Ames St.

Information: 253-4680

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MIT Museum: Thomas Jefferson and the Design of Monticello.

The MIT Museum celebrates the 250th anniversary of Jefferson's birth with an unprecedented exhibition documenting the design evolution of Monticello, tracing chronological developments in the design and building of one of the prime examples of neoclassical architecture in the United States. The show features more than 30 of Jefferson's original drawings and manuscripts along with archival prints, rare books, and artifacts from public and private collections, many of which have never before been displayed. Other highlights include a scale model of Monticello's domed roof and oculus (the first constructed in America) and the American Institute of Architects' Gold Medal, posthumously awarded to Jefferson earlier this year for lifetime achievement. Organized by The American Architectural Foundation at the Octagon Museum in Washington and The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation at Monticello and sponsored by The Equitable Life Assurance Society of the U.S.

Feb. 10 through April 24

Opening Reception: Feb. 10, 5-7 p.m.

The Works of Charles H. Woodbury.

After several years on tour, this major retrospective of the oils, watercolors, etchings, and drawings of artist/teacher Charles H. Woodbury returns to the MIT Museum.

Doc Edgerton: Stopping Time.

Photographs, instruments, and memorabilia documenting the invention and use of the strobe light by the late Harold E. Edgerton ScD '27.

Holography: Types and Applications.

Scientific, medical, technical, and artistic imaging drawn from the work of the Spatial Imaging Group at the Media Lab.

Light Sculptures by Bill Parker '74.

Vivid interactive light sculptures, each with its own personality and set of moods.

Math in 3D: Geometric Sculptures by Morton G. Bradley Jr.

Colorful revolving sculptures based on mathematical formulae.

MathSpace.

Hands-on exploration of geometry is the theme as visitors tinker with math playthings.

(Ongoing) Tues.-Fri. 9-5, Sat.-Sun. 1-5

265 Massachusetts Ave.

Requested donation: $2.

Information: 253-4444

Films

MITLecture Series Committee.

Loaded Weapon I

Feb. 4, 7 & 10 p.m., 26-100.

The African Queen

Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m., 10-250.

Manhattan Murder Mystery

Feb. 5, 7 & 10 p.m., 26-100.

Dead Poets Society

Feb. 6, 7 & 10 p.m., 10-250.

Admission to all movies is $2.00 and MIT/Wellesley identification is required.

Information:258-8881

** All events free unless otherwise noted **

If you would like your MIT arts event to appear in future listings, call Ann or Michael at 3-1541 or send e-mail to arts@the-tech.mit.edu.

Music

MIT Men's Chorus.

ALMOST A CAPELLA. This is the first concert by this all-male choral group which specializes in a capella and accompanied music, both from and in the choral style of the 1940s and 1950s.

Feb. 4, 7 p.m., Killian Hall

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Cuarteto Latinoamericano.

Described by the San Francisco Chronicle as a "first-rate ensemble of passionate temperament," Cuarteto Latinoamericano has distinguished itself with performances of works by Latin American composers. The quartet was formed in Mexico in 1981 and is comprised of three brothers -- Saul, Aron, and Alvaro Bitran -- and violist Javier Montiel. Their first CD for Elan (2218) was selected as a "Critics Choice" by The New York Times in 1989. Recordings are also available on New Albion and Dorian labels. Saturday's program is: Puccini, Crisantemi; Piazolla, Four for Tango; Villa Lobos, Cuarteto No. 5; Revueltas, Cuarteto No. 4, "Musica de Feria;" Debussy, Quartet Op. 20 in G Major.

Feb. 5, 8 p.m., Kresge Auditorium

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Chapel Concert Series.

John Muratore, guitar. Music by Albeniz, Bach, Brouwer, Walton, and Pujol.

Feb. 10, noon, MIT Chapel

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MIT Women's Chorale.

Open to all women in the MIT/Harvard community. New members welcome until Feb. 15.

Thursday evening rehearsals, 7:45-10 p.m., in the Emma Rogers Room (10-340).

Information: 484-8187 (Marilyn Dorsey)

Poetry

Poetry at MIT Series.

Wendy Battin and Charles O. Hartmann read their own works and the works of those who have influenced them. Sponsored by the MIT Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies and the Literature Section.

Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m., Bartos Theater, 20 Ames St.

Information: 253-7894.

Theater

MIT Musical Theatre Guild.

Baby, by Maltby and Shire.

Feb. 3-5, 8 p.m., Sala de Puerto Rico, $8, $7 MIT community, $5 MIT/Wellesley students

Information: 253-6294

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MIT Gilbert & Sullivan Players.

The Foundling (or A Basket of Ham). An original comic opera by Mary A. Finn '81 with a score by Robert Weingart, inspired by the works of Gilbert and Sullivan.

Feb. 4 & 6, 8:30 p.m., Morss Hall

Information: 253-0190

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Dramashop.

Spring's Awakening, by Frank Wedekind.

Feb. 3-5 & 10-12, 8 p.m., Kresge Little Theater, $7 general, $5 MIT students

Information: 253-2908