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Campus Arts

Comedy

Roadkill Buffet.

MIT's best comedy improvisational troupe presents "A Smidgeon of Pigeon."

Feb. 19, 7 p.m. Room 6-120

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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Hart Nautical Gallery,

55 Massachusetts Ave.:

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.

(Ongoing)

Boston Fisheries 1900-1920. Photographs documenting Boston's T Wharf area.

Weekdays 9-8

Feb. 10 through April 24.

Information: 253-5942

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MIT Museum,

265 Massachusetts Ave.:

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.

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

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.

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.

(Ongoing)

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

Requested donation: $2.

Information: 253-4444

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List Visual Arts Center, 20 Ames St.:

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

Information: 253-4680

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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

Lecture

Architecture Lecture Series.

Memory and Time. Lecture by James Ingo Freed of Pei, Cobb, Freed in New York City, architect of the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. Arthur H. Schein Memorial Lecture.

Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m. Room 10-250

Information: 253-7791

Music

Quinteto Brassil.

Brazilian brass ensemble specializing in folkloric, popular, classical, and original contemporary Brazilian music. Nailson Simoes, trumpet; Anor Luciano, trumpet; Cisneiro de Andrade, horn; Radegundis Feitosa, trombone; Valmir Vieira, tuba. Works by Alberto J. Kaplan, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Lourival Silvestre, Ursicino J. Silva, Ary Barroso, Valdir Azevedo, and Zequinha de Abreu.

Feb. 20, 3 p.m. Killian Hall

Information: 253-2826

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MIT Advanced Music Performance.

Student recital by Brian Hubert, piano. Works of Ravel and Chopin.

Feb. 23, Noon, Killian Hall

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MIT Chapel Series.

Gramercy Ensemble. Beth Anderson, flute; Ian Greitzer, clarinet; Tracy McGinnis, bassoon. Works of Bozza, De Haan, and Piston.

Feb. 24, Noon, MIT Chapel

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MIT Affiliated Artist Series.

Eleanor Perrone, pianist. Bach-Busoni, Organ Choral Preludes; Bartk, Improvisation on Hungarian Peasant Songs, Op. 20; Beethoven, 33 Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli.

Feb. 24, 8 p.m. Killian Hall

Announcements

Rune, the MIT Journal of Arts and Letters.

Seeking short stories, essays, poetry, plays, photography, and works of visual art for its Spring issue. Submit hard copies in the Rune mailbox in the Undergraduate Association office, W20-401, or e-mail your pieces to rune-staff@mit. Submit visual art in the mailbox in Buiding N52 or W20. Include your name, e-mail address, class year, and telephone number. The Rune staff requests that submissions be made as early as possible.

Deadline: March 15

Information: for visual arts, call Dave at 226-4490. All else, send e-mail to rune-staff@mit

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Vera List Prize Competition.

Second annual contest inaugurated to encourage students to look at and respond to contemporary art. This year's focus is the role of contemporary art at MIT. The competition awards $500 in prizes ($300--1st, $150--2nd, $50--3rd) to three full-time MIT undergraduates or graduate students who demonstrate creative and engaging thinking on some theme of contemporary visual arts. Judges for the competition comprise experts in the fields of contemporary art and expository writing from both the Institute and the larger Boston area. Official rules may be obtained in Room E15-109.

Deadline: April 4, 5 p.m.

Information: Ron Platt, 253-4400; E15-109; rplatt@mit.edu

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