SUNDAY MARCH 11
The Last Harvest: Paintings of Rabindranath Tagore January 29–April 15, 2012
There is no bigger cultural icon in India and Bangladesh than Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941). A renowned novelist, poet, musician, and philosopher—the first non-European to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913—Tagore is responsible for shaping the modern Indian identity. While perhaps lesser known, his paintings also demonstrate his profound cultural impact. Sixty-one of these impressive works, drawn from three collections in India, come together in this exhibition and offer a glimpse into the visionary mind of this influential thinker.
The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago
Family Festival: Holi
Join us for the Hindu festival of colors! Say farewell to winter through art activities and a gallery walk that celebrate the return of the vibrant colors of spring! Participate in dance workshops, listen to stories, and visit the exhibition The Last Harvest: Paintings of Rabindranath Tagore as part of a family gallery walk.
The Art Institute of Chicago/Ryan Education Center 111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago 10.30am-3pm Free with museum admission
Lúnasa (Irish music)
The band’s inventive arrangements and bass-driven grooves are steering Irish acoustic music into surprising new territory. Lúnasa are redefining Irish music by going right to the heart of its rhythms with a sound described as “simply incandescent” by Irish Music Magazine.
Old Town School of Folk Music 7pm $25 General Public
4544 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago
The Turkish Concert
The Middle East Music Ensemble will be performing a selection of Turkish songs and instrumental pieces ranging from Turkish folklore to classical. The selection will include songs that are widely known and beloved in this region, featuring a number of distinguished guest artists. Sponsored by the University of Chicago Department of Music, International House Global Voices Series, and the University of Chicago Center for Middle Eastern Studies
International House at the University of Chicago 6.30pm free and open to the public
1414 E 59th St, Chicago