Upcoming Events-

September 20 • 3-4 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

trEd will describe his recent art rambles in another installment of Out & About: visits to museums, discussion of the Ken Burns series The Roosevelts, and a description of his upcoming interview with Academy Award-winning actress Rita Moreno, at The Redford Theatre on September 26 and 27.


September 6 • 3-4 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor


Join Ed as he welcomes Marie Klopf, President & CEO of the Ann Arbor Art Center.  We’ll explore the history and ongoing mission of this renowned cultural center, where fine art can be bought, or admired in exhibitions – such as the upcoming Unseen – or created by students of all ages in any number of courses.


August 23 • 3-4 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor


Tune in to celebrate the centenary of the Montclair Art Museum, one of New Jersey’s premier cultural centers. Ed will be joined by Gail Stavitsky, Chief Curator and organizer of the exhibition, 100 Works for 100 Years: A Centennial Celebration. Works spanning the late 1700s through the mid-twentieth will be highlighted, including Charles Warren Eaton’s evocative The Strip of Pines, 1908, and the Haida (Northwest Coast) shaman’s Raven Rattle, c. 1900.


August 9 • 3-4 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

Downton Abbey costumes

If you love American fine and decorative art, don’t miss this Saturday’s show. Ed’s guest will be Linda Eaton, Director of Collections with the famed Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library in Wilmington, Delaware. Ms. Eaton will describe the public founding of this bastion of American art and culture by Henry Francis du Pont in 1951, and highlight current exhibitions. Of special interest to listeners no doubt will be the exhibition, Costumes of Downton Abbey, on view through January 4, 2015. So step back a century amid the fashions and furnishings of a bygone age at Winterthur!


August 2 • 3-4 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

Marilyn Monroe

A repeat interview Ed conducted with iconic photographer, George Barris whose work epitomizes the glamour of the 1950s and 60s. His career, the evolving role of the photojournalist, and what it was like to know and photograph Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Steve McQueen, and others will be front and center!


July 19, 2014 • 3-4 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor LISTEN  HERE

martin dreschout etching of ShakespeareEd’s guest this week is Janice L. Blixt, Artistic Director of the Michigan Shakespeare Festival. This season the Festival provides compelling performances of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” and “Cymbeline,” as well as Oscar Wilde’s perennial favorite, “The Importance of Being Earnest.” Listen-in this Saturday, July 19, from 3:00-4:00 p.m.



July 5, 2014 • 3-4 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor LISTEN  HERE

Screen shot 2014-07-03 at 1.47.39 PMEd’s guests this week are Jeff DeBoer and Ben Coleman, organizers of the upcoming “Rolling Sculpture” car show, in downtown Ann Arbor. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Rolling Sculpture, which attracts over 100 antique and classic automobiles and owners. The event is one of the most prestigious auto shows in the country, and thousands attend from a multi-state area. Downtown Ann Arbor plays host with all restaurants in full swing, highlighting the economic impact on the City. Jeff and Ben will be joining me live this Saturday, July 5, from 3:00-3:30 p.m.


June 28, 2014 • 3-4 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor LISTEN  HERE

Ed’s guest this week is curator Christine Gervais from the Houston Museum of Fine Arts who will discuss “Houghton Hall: portrait of an English country house”. Join us at 3pm on Saturday for a tour!

June 14, 2014 • 3-4 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor LISTEN  HERE

James 1 portrait by Nicholas HilliardEd’s guest this week is Judith Guston, Curator and Director of Collections at the Rosenbach Museum & Library of Philadelphia.  Discussion will cover some of the noted museum holdings which include original manuscripts & drafts of Bram Stoker’s Dracula and James Joyce, Ulysses for which the museum holds an annual Bloomsday celebration. The Rosenbach is also the repository for the Maurice Sendak Collection. Join us at 3pm on Saturday for a tour!



May 30, 2014 • 3-4 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor LISTEN  HERE


Ed’s guest this week is renowned author and social theorist, Dr. Shimon Edelman.  Dr. Edelman will describe his latest book, Beginnings, which is available only online through Kindle.  One of his subjects — the importance of solitude as a catalyst for self expression, both psychological and artistic — is particularly relevant today.  So join us on “Speaking of Art,” at 3:00 p.m., this Saturday.




May 24, 2014 • 3-4 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor LISTEN  HERE

Ed’s guest this week is historian Martin A. Gardner, who will describe his book, The Marx Brothers as Social Critics.  We’ll experience the famous family comedic troupe from their Vaudeville beginnings to sophisticated, and hilarious, social satirists.

May 17, 2014 • 3-4 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor LISTEN  HERE

Ed’s Guests: Julia Glander & John Seibert from the Performance Network’s production of “Richard III”.

May 10, 2014 • 3-4 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor LISTEN  HERE

Ed’s Guests this week are: Jay Platt, organizer of the 36th annual Antiquarian Book Fair in Ann Arbor & Carole McNamara, chief curator of Western Art.

Find info. on the Ann Arbor Antiquarian Bookfair here

Find info. on the UMMA show Eye on the Empire here.

May 3, 2014 

Ed’s guests are Diane Linn & Edward Maki-Schramm of the Community Chorus of Detroit discussing the Verdi Requiem.

Community Chorus of Detroit

April 26, 2014 

Ed’s Guest: Louis Bayard, author of the recent “Roosevelt’s Beast”.

March 2014 • 3-4 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

the real monuments menMarch 21 

Tomorrow’s show will be a repeat: “The National Gallery of Art and the Real Monuments Men.”  My guest is NGA Archivist, Maygene F. Daniels.  She will describe the role of the National Gallery in coordinating the activities of the ‘Monuments Men,’ particularly the efforts of the Gallery’s first director, David Finley, who also guided the Roberts Commission, which was the body established by President Franklin Roosevelt and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Owen J. Roberts to form the Monuments Men.

Doris Duke @ UMMAMarch 15

A conversation with Donald Albrecht and Thomas Mellins, Curators of Doris Duke’s Shangri La. More:


pissarroMarch 8

Richard H. Putney, curator of the Toledo Museum of Art’s new exhibition, “The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden,” will guide us on a radio tour of this famous, and vastly influential, Parisian park. Originally the private green space of French royalty and anchored by an exquisite palace, now lost, the Tuileries has played host to grand festivals, strolling aristocrats, roving revolutionaries – even the guillotine – as well as Impressionist and Expressionist artists, and remains ‘the heart of Paris’ today.

Link to Tuileries Exhibition page-