Emma Capron: Frick Collection Celebrates Bruges

September 29 • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

Ed welcomes curator Emma Capron of The Frick Collection. She will highlight her exhibition, The Charterhouse of Bruges: Jan van Eyck, Petrus Christus, and Jan Vos, on view through January 13, 2019. What confluence of artistic genius, patronage, and economic stability enabled Bruges to launch the Northern Renaissance in the 1400s? Who was Jan Vos, and why did he commission two of the greatest painters of the era to produce these exquisite works? We’ll find out!

More at: juliensauctions.com

Paintings for the Full Moon: Blake, Friedrich, Allston & Heade

September 22 • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

Ed describes the migration of European Romanticism to America, circa 1790-1880, and the changes it underwent to attract art buyers in the U.S. Works such as Caspar David Friedrich’s The Monk by the Sea and William Blake’s engravings for Songs of Innocence and Experience will be compared to Washington Allston’s Moonlight and Martin Johnson Heade’s salt marsh paintings. Find out how ‘American Gothic’ was embraced long before Grant Wood!

Jennifer Friess

September 15 • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

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UMMA Assistant Curator of Photography, Jennifer Friess, returns to spotlight the exhibitions See Through: Windows and Mirrors in Twentieth-Century Photography and LIFE Magazine1947 Homecoming Photographs [at the University of Michigan].

More at: UMMA

The Shorebird — Grace Kelly’s Summers in Ocean City

An interview with Jeffrey Mcgranahan

September 8 • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

Grace Kelly bathing

Join Jeffrey McGranahan, Executive Director of the Ocean City Historical Museum, as he describes the decades-long association of Grace Kelly and her family with the historic Jersey Shore community. Jeffrey will highlight the recent exhibition I Remember Grace as well as the City’s unique architecture and tales of shipwreck and treasure. As Princess of Monaco, Kelly would continue her family’s tradition by returning every summer with her children to enjoy the sand and surf at what is called “America’s Greatest Family Resort.”

More at: ocnjmuseum.org

Grace with father

Grace with father