Exhibition. “Serial Drawings.” Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, smartmuseum.uchicago.edu. An exhibit of drawings by three generations of artists associated with Chicago – Robert Barnes, Barbara Rossi and Robert Lucy. Runs through Aug. 31.
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Exhibit. “Monster Roster: Existentialist Art in Postwar Chicago.” Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200,smartmuseum.uchicago.edu. Featuring postwar art by a group of Chicago artists nicknamed the Monster Roster. Runs through June 2016.
Exhibition. “Chromatic Patterns.” Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, smartmuseum.uchicago.edu. A wall painting by Chicago-based artist Judy Ledgerwood, inspired by musician Morton Feldman’s piece, “Patterns in a Chromatic Field.” Runs through spring 2015.
Exhibit. “In Remembrance of Me: Feasting with the Dead in the Ancient Middle East.” Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507. An exploration of food and drink and effigies in commemorating the dead. Runs through Jan. 4, 2015.
Exhibit. “Fast Forward : Rewind : Play.” Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. A series of rotating exhibits incorporating artwork, murals, creative exercises and ideas from art center teaching artists, student artists and youth artists. Runs through Aug. 31.
Exhibition. “The Beast.” Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. A transformation of the main gallery’s interior with an architectural framework inspired by the form of a dead steer. Runs through Aug. 3.
Exhibit. “Bandits and Heroes, Poets and Saints: Popular Art of the Northeast of the Brazil.” DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th St., 773-947-0600, dusablemuseum.org. An exploration of how African, European and indigenous cultural traditions have interacted over a period of more than 500 years to form the distinctive culture of Northeast Brazil.(…)
Audition for the Hyde Park Youth Symphony. 4 p.m., Hyde Park Union Church, 5600 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-363-6063. For woodwinds, strings, percussion and brass players. Held by appointment. Call 773-562-2369 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.