In 2008, the documentary Herb and Dorothy won the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Hamptons International film festival. Now, the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of Art Institute of Chicago presents eleven screenings of Herb and Dorothy 50X50. This sequel to the award winning documentary, Herb and Dorothy, details the final, bittersweet chapter in the saga of providing the gift of a vast art collection to the nation.
Produced by filmmaker Hideo Sasaki, the story consists of awe-inspiring moments as Herb and Dorothy Vogel empty out their small apartment and donate their art collection which includes works by artists such as Sol LeWitt, Christo, Chuck Close, and Linda Benglis. Prompting questions about what it takes to support the artistic community in today’s world, the documentary will be screened from November 15th – November 21st. The director, Megumi Sasaki, will be present for audience discussion at two separate screenings.
For more information and details about the documentaries, check out the event website!
‘Tis the season! And this holiday season, you can give back by donating food to the Project Merry Christmas Canned Food Drive — an annual tradition at Loyola. Loyola students will go to houses in the Edgewater and Rogers Park neighborhoods for donations on Saturday, December 7 between 9 AM – 12 PM. If you do not live in these neighborhoods, you can still participate! There are many ways to donate and your generosity will not go unappreciated!
Those who donate canned food items can receive discounts on tickets to some of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts events.
Bring your canned food donation to any of the following events and receive free admission to the event:
Click on each event to get timing and ticketing information. If you want to donate but cannot attend any of these events, you can stop by the Mundelein Center Information Desk at any time between 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM on weekdays. Give back, stay warm, and have a jolly time this holiday season!
Inheritance is a tricky thing. Even if a will exists, you can never be 100% sure of what they intended to have happen to their possessions upon their passing. And when you make a startling, disturbing realization as to how they lived, it can make the process that much more complicated. Director Gary Griffin seeks to highlight this in his play Appropriate, running from now until DEC 3 at the Victory Gardens Theatre!
Three adult siblings meet up in Arkansas at their now deceased father’s house to go over his belongings and attempt to divide them amongst themselves. As expected, their situation is mired in petty arguments, who gets how much, who owes the most, and who was loved more. Yet in the process, they stumble upon an item in their father’s estate that changes their view on him, and themselves as a family unit. This will beget many more confrontations, all centered around “the trouble with inheritance and the art of repression.” Written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins as a part of Victory Gardens’ IGNITION New Play Festival for 2012, it is a emotionally charged play that proves the best plays can come from unconventional sources, and that certainly can’t be missed.
Performances of Appropriate run on Tuesdays – Saturdays at 7:30 PM, with additional shows on Saturdays at 4:00 PM, and Sundays at 3:00 PM. Tickets will cost between $30 – 60, and can be purchased by calling the Victory Gardens Box Office at (773)-871-3000, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or following the link here. For more information on the play, including dates with disability access, please click here. For a visual of the theatre space and access to information about the Victory Gardens Theatre, follow the link here.