February 20 • 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor
Ed welcomes Dr. Katharine Baetier
, curator of the exquisite exhibition, Vigee Le Brun: Woman Artist in Revolutionary France
, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York, and running through May 15. Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun (1755-1842), one of the greatest portrait painters during the late 18th-early 19th centuries, served as court painter to Queen Marie Antoinette until the outbreak of the French Revolution in 1789. The 80 paintings and pastels provide a startlingly beautiful record of the royal family and their circle on the eve of catastrophe.
More at: metmuseum.org
February 20 • 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor
We’ll continue our on-air journey in pre-Revolutionary France with a survey of portraits and historical paintings, architecture, and of influential novels and pamphlets that highlight the period.
February 13 • 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor
We will be joined by the renowned, award-winning broadcaster, Diane Rehm. Miss Rehm, host of the immensely popular NPR radio program, The Diane Rehm Show, will share with us her journey of awareness following her husband’s death from Parkinson’s Disease, which she movingly chronicles in her new book, On My Own, published by Knopf.
More at: aaknopf.com
February 13 • 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor
Join Ed for an on-air preview of the stunning upcoming exhibition, Leisure and Luxury in the Age of Nero: The Villas of Oplontis near Pompeii, opening February 19 at the
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, University of Michigan. Our returning guest will be
Dr. Elaine Gazda, Curator of Hellenistic and Roman Collections.
more at: https://www.lsa.umich.edu/kelsey/exhibitions/
February 6 • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor
Join the celebration of The Cleveland Museum of Art’s centenary with Heather Lemonedes, Curator of Drawings & Interim Co-Chief Curator. Heather will describe Titian’s great painting, Portrait of Alfonso d’Avalos, Marchese del Vasto, in Armor with a Page, from 1533, on loan from The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. The late Renaissance will come alive with this multifaceted image of a prominent soldier-statesman-collector.