April 30 • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor
Join Ed as he welcomes historian David M. Lubin, whose book, Grand Illusions: American Art and the First World War, examines the war’s impact on the soldiers
and civilian populations of the combatant countries through the eyes of painters, photographers, sculptors, and filmmakers of the period. This groundbreaking book produces a numbing realization of our vulnerability, personally and socially, in the face of massive technological warfare.
April 23 • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor
Carole McNamara returns to describe a new exhibition at the University of Michigan Museum of Art: “New Technologies and Victorian Society: Early British Photographs from the UMMA Collection.” Carole is the Senior Curator of Western Art Emeritus at UMMA, and this is the first of three final exhibitions she curated before her retirement. A beautiful show, not to be missed.
April 16 • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor
Join Ed as he describes the moving grand reopening of the William L. Clements Library on April 11th. Also, Ed will mark the 104th anniversary of the Titanic disaster by a review of marine paintings by Norman Wilkinson, whose Plymouth
Harbour hung above the fireplace in the ship’s first-class smoking room, as well as those by Montague Dawson, whose intrepid clippers have graced the salesrooms of several auction houses in recent years. Also featured will be the life of William T. Stead, the groundbreaking publisher, who perished with so many others on April 15, 1912.
April 2 • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor
J. Kevin Graffagnino, director of the U-M’s William L. Clements Library, returns to help celebrate the coming reopening of this superb historical resource.
Kevin will highlight some of the Library’s iconic books and manuscripts, such as Columbus’s 1493 account of his discovery of the New World, and papers describing British perspectives on the Revolutionary War.