Werner Pfeiffer & Charlotte Vignon

pfeifferMarch 28 • 3-4 p.m. on WAAM 

3:00:  Ed welcomes renowned artist Werner Pfeiffer and Toledo Museum of Art curator Tom Loeffler to highlight the exhibition, Drawn, Cut & Layered: The Art of Werner Pfeiffer, at the TMA.  More than 200 works on paper beguile the visitor with their beauty, mystery, and sculptural integrity.  See toledomuseum.org.


coypel3:30:  Frick Collection curator Charlotte Vignon returns to describe her exhibition of French artist Charles Coypel’s (1694-1752) paintings and tapestries illustrating scenes from Cervantes’ masterpiece, Don Quixote.  Titled  Coypel’s Don Quixote Tapestries: Illustrating a Spanish Novel in 18th Century France, the exhibition runs through May 17.  See frick.org.

Auction Experts

bacallMarch 21 • 3-4 p.m. on WAAM 

3:00:  Bonhams Auctions specialist Jon King spotlights the career and collecting interests of film icon Lauren Bacall, whose antique furniture and art will be sold by Bonhams in New York City, March 31.  More information @ bonhams.com

3:30:  Chuck Schmidt, president of Schmidt’s Antiques in Ypsilanti, returns to illuminate for us the 40 year career of Detroit-born painter and sculptor James Harrison.  Harrison, an Abstract-Expressionist, moved to New York around 1950 and contributed to the City’s post-war artistic dominance.  Chuck will describe the upcoming first auction of Harrison’s paintings, collages and sculpture, which, until recently, were in storage for 25 years.  More information @ schmidtsantiques.com

David Bomford

March 7 • 3-4 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

spectacular rubens

David Bomford, chief curator with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, will join us to highlightthe stunning new exhibition, “Spectacular Rubens”, for which he is also curator. Especially interesting will be D. Bomford’s insight into the four Rubenstapestries – each 20′ long – and preparatory paintings that illuminate this grandest of Rubens’ commissions from the Spanish royal family.

John Maxtone Graham

March 1 • 3-4 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor


John Maxtone Graham, the dean of maritime historians, returns to describe his new book, “S.S. United States: Red, White, and Blue Ribbon’d Forever” (Worton publishers). John’s immense knowledge and unbridled enthusiasm makes us feel that we’re sailing aboard that fastest of all ocean liners, which smashed all speed records on her 1952 maiden voyage, and retained them until her premature retirement in 1969.

The History of Children’s Book Illustration

February 22  • 3-4 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor


Ed will illuminate the history of children’s book illustration with mini bios ofof some of the best loved! Arthur Rackham, Beatrix Potter, Kate Gtreenaway and Ernest Shephard and highlight recent auction prices for their work. Also, ed will describe the influence of Romanticism, fantasy and the Pre-Raphaelite painters on the golden age of English book illustration.

Dr. Margaret Carney

February 7 • 3-4 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor


Dr. margaret Carney founder of hte Dinnerware Museum, will regale us with the history and variety of domestic meal vessels and utensils. Like Art-deco? of Mid-century modern? We’ll highlight some great examples!

More at: dinnerwaremuseum.org