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Campus Arts


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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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.

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.

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 holidays

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. 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.

Feb. 10 through April 24.

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.

Crazy After Calculus: Humor at MIT

The history of MIT "hacks."

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.


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


Tues.-Fri. 9-5, Sat.-Sun. 1-5

265 Massachusetts Ave.

Requested donation: $2.

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.


Information: 253-4444


Alumni New Music Concert

Auros, Group for New Music performs works by Harbison, Child, Tower, Roxbury, and Hosken. Funded by the Council for the Arts at MIT.

Feb. 12, 8 p.m. Killian Hall.

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MIT Faculty Series

Boston debut of the Michael Gordon Philharmonic, an electric chamber ensemble consisting of Todd Reynolds, violin; John Lad, viola; Assistant Professor Evan Ziporyn, clarinetsand saxophones; Mark Stewart, electric guitar; Michael Gordon, keyboard/synthesizer. The program includes three new works (two U.S. premieres, three Boston premieres) by each of the composers who lead the group: Strange Quiet; Yo, Shakespeare; and Change of Life by Michael Gordon; Be-In; Esto House; and Pay Phone by Evan Ziporyn.

Feb. 16, 8 p.m. Kresge Little Theater.

Information: 253-2826.

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Les Ballets Bougarabou du Sngal

Sixteen-member West African dance company, formed in 1974, which uses ballet and native dances, body paint, beads, and colorful costumes to present the folklore of Sngal. Presented by the MIT Office of the Arts in collaboration with the Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center.

Feb. 12, 8 p.m. Kresge Auditorium, Tickets $15, $12 seniors/students/CMAC members, $10 children 12 and under.

Tickets or information: 577-1400. To charge tickets by phone, call Out-of-Town Tickets at (617) 497-1118.

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An Evening of Asian Performance

Presentations include performances by Gamelan Galak Tika, MIT's gamelan troupe and student musicians and dancers joined by Nyoman Catra and Desak Made Suarti Laksmi from Indonesia. Also, a clarinet piece composed and performed by Associate Professor Evan Ziporyn. Directed by Ron Jenkins. Sponsored by Emerson College, Performing Arts Division.

Feb. 14, 8 p.m. Emerson Majestic Theater (221 Tremont St.), Tickets $10/$7, $8/$5 students.

Information: 578-8780 or 876-8207.

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MIT Women's Chorale

Thursday evening rehearsals, 7:45-10 p.m., in the Emma Rogers Room (10-340). Open to all women in the MIT/Harvard community. New members welcome until Feb. 15. For more information call Marilyn Dorsey, 484-8187.



Spring's Awakening, by Frank Wedekind.

Feb. 10-12, 8 p.m. Kresge Little Theater,

$7 general, $5 MIT students

Information: 253-2908

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