Newport Preservation Society

June 25 • 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

renoir2Join Ed as he describes examples of the kind of fine and decorative art collected in America during The Gilded Age. While many of the artists are largely forgotten today, early purchases of others, such as the French Barbizon and Impressionist painters, enabled many superb works to enter our private and public collections.



June 25 • 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

Ed welcomes back Trudy Coxe, distinguished CEO and Executive Director of The Preservation Society of Newport County. Trudy has joined us nearly every year since the broadcast began. She will describe the exciting 2016 summer season, share stories about Newport’s rise as the country’s premier social center, and explain how the Society maintains its 11 magnificent Colonial and Gilded Age mansions.



Francis Wahgren

June 11 • 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

alice in wonderland 1st editionTo commemorate the milestone auction of a first-issue (1865) Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland on June 16, one of only two in private hands with the original binding, Ed will welcome Francis Wahgren, Christie’s rare book specialist, who will highlight the importance of Lewis Carroll’s masterpiece.

June 11 • 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

Ed will expand on the prior interview by describing the burgeoning children’s book market in Victorian Britain and America, as well as the iconic artists and authors who ushered in the “Golden Age” of illustration.

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Ron Kagan

June 4 • 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

Screen Shot 2016-06-03 at 7.49.55 PMOur guest will be Ron Kagan, the internationally esteemed Executive Director and C.E.O. of the Detroit Zoological Society, which runs the famed Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Conservancy. Ron will speak to the history of the Detroit Zoo and describe its evolution into one of the world’s premier centers for the study of nature, its creatures, and environmental sustainability. As a prime venue in our annual Summer Cultural Destination Series, a visit to the Detroit Zoo will be an unforgettable experience.

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June 4 • 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

Ed will bring us up-to-date with cultural events in our area, including museum exhibitions, and introduce topics for some upcoming shows.

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