Benny Sharoni Jazz Quartet in Concert
Tuesday, October 21
Benny Sharoni is an Israeli-born tenor saxophonist, bandleader, composer and arranger who is a mainstay on the U.S. and European jazz scenes. After emigrating from Israel to the U.S. to study at Berklee College of Music, Sharoni studied with jazz masters Charlie Banacos, Jerry Bergonzi and George Garzone before exploding onto the scene with his own unique brand of music. Fusing together classic bop influences of Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon and Steve Grossman, Sharoni flavors his music with Latin rhythms and an energetic drive that delights audiences worldwide. The repertoire includes unique arrangements of standards from the American Songbook, as well as original compositions.
Benny’s recent release, “Eternal Elixir”, has captured the hearts and ears of jazz listeners, reviewers and promoters, generating tremendous acclaim for this recording.
Creepy Campus Crawl 2014: "On a Dark and Stormy Night...Classic Tales Come to Life!"
Friday, October 24, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Travel from Transylvania to Oz as we weave together favorite classic tales at Old Capitol Museum. Ride along with Aladdin on his magic carpet, hunt for pirate’s booty on Treasure Island, join the Mad Hatter for a tea party in Wonderland, encounter Casper the Friendly ghost, and travel down the Yellow Brick Road to Oz, where you can toss apples like the trees. Join us as we make old stories new again!
Iowa Football: The Birth of a Legacy
Keyes Gallery for the Arts, Humanities, and Sciences
On display August 28 - December 31, 2014
Come Experience the early years of Black and Gold pride in Iowa Football: The Birth of a Legacy. Follow the first 70 years of the Hawkeyes, from the first game to the 1959 Rose Bowl win, and encounter legends like Duke Slater, Nile Kinnick, Calvin Jones, Alex Karras, Forest Evashevski, and the other players and coaches who broke barriers and built the foundations of Iowa's football tradition.
Refreshments will be served, and Herky and Spirit Squad members will make an appearance from 5-6 p.m., Thursday, August 28.
A Tear in the Iron Curtain: 25 Years Since the Fall of the Wall
Hanson Humanities Gallery
On display September 18 - December 31, 2014
On November 9, 1989, East and West Berlin met and began to take down the Berlin Wall that had divided them for over 25 years. Utilizing firsthand accounts, the exhibit will explore the complexity of this unique city nestled in the heart of East Germany. Through artifacts, photos, and text, A Tear in the Iron Curtain will walk visitors through a tumultuous time in history that ended with a Velvet Revolution.
Wonderful Preserve: A Century of Recovery on Laysan Island
Second Floor Rotunda
On display August 14- December 31, 2014
Far into the Pacific, nearly a thousand miles from Hawaii, lies Laysan Island, two square miles of sand and seabirds immortalized in 1914 in MNH’s Laysan Island Cyclorama. As part of our celebration of the Cyclorama’s centennial, this new exhibit explores the changes innovative science, new technology, and continued renewal have brought to the island—and what the next hundred years may hold.