Lachaise's work shown at St. John's CollegeGaston Lachaise...

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March 13, 1994|By John Dorsey

Lachaise's work shown at St. John's College

Gaston Lachaise was born in France and spent the first three decades of his life there. But in 1917 he married an American and came to live in this country. He subsequently became known for his monumental sculptures of the female form. Lachaise is considered one of the major sculptors who worked in this country in the early 20th century. He has works in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the National Gallery in Washington. He was the subject of a major retrospective at New York's Museum of Modern Art, which opened just before he died at 53 in 1935.

The Lachaise Foundation of Boston has organized an exhibit of 45 of his sculptures plus 20 drawings, which opens at the Mitchell Gallery of St. John's College in Annapolis on Friday. It runs through April 24. For information, call (410) 626-2556.

Leonardo Defilippis' one-man show, "Maximilian: Saint of Auschwitz," will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Roman Catholic Basilica of the Assumption, Cathedral and Mulberry streets, and at 4 p.m. March 20 at St. Casimir's Church, Kenwood and O'Donnell streets. Tickets are $5; seniors and students, $4.

A Polish-born Franciscan priest, St. Maximilian Kolbe founded an evangelical movement called the Militia Immaculatae and published the magazine "Knight of the Immaculata." Imprisoned at Auschwitz, he was killed by an injection of carbolic acid on Aug. 14, 1941. Pope John Paul II canonized him in 1982. St. Maximilian is the patron saint of journalists and the chemically addicted. For the basilica performance, call (410) 727-3564; for St. Casimir's, (410) 276-1981.

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J. Wynn Rousuck Folks in need of a baroque music fix should get to the Baltimore Museum of Art this afternoon at 3:30. Pro Musica Rara, the resident early-music ensemble of the BMA, will perform music by Handel, Corelli, Rameau, Telemann, Vivaldi and other masters of the 17th and 18th centuries. Tickets are $12; $10 for BMA members and seniors, and $6 for students. For further information or reservations, call (410) 433-0041.

Stephen Wigler

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