Julien’s Auctions Presents Icons and Idols

Hollywood, Featuring Marilyn Monroe’s 1956 Thunderbird; Bob Mackie and Sharon Tate

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

Martin J. Nolan, Executive Director and CFO of Julien’s Auctions, returns to spotlight an extraordinary auction taking place November 16-17 in Julien’s’ Los Angeles galleries. Featured is the pristine, raven-black 1956 Thunderbird owned by Marilyn Monroe from 1955 to 1962. In addition, a collection of couture and other personal property from the collection of designer Bob Mackie will be sold, along with art, costumes, and other personal property once belonging to actress Sharon Tate.

More at: juliensauctions.com

Dr. Mary Chinery Resurrects Lost Play by Edith Wharton

October 20 • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

Yes, you read correctly. This Saturday, Dr. Mary Chinery, Dean of Arts and Sciences at Georgian Court University, returns to highlight her discovery (with University of Glasgow professor Laura Rattry) of two complete typescripts of Edith Wharton’s 1901 play, The Shadow of a Doubt. – “the only extant original full play by Wharton.” Renowned for her short stories and novels delineating the challenges facing women during the Gilded Age (The House of Mirth, The Age of Innocence, etc.), Edith Wharton was also a playwright, particularly during her early career. Join Mary and Ed as they flesh out the origins of this phantom work and what the discovery means to American literature.

The Dodworth Saxhorn Band: A Timeless Concert in A2

October 13 • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

Ed welcomes back noted soprano Elizabeth Mitchell, who will be joined by Emeritus Teacher of Music Joseph DeMarsh. They will describe the historic Dodworth Saxhorn Band and its upcoming concert October 16, 7:00 p.m., at Watkins Lecture Hall, U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance. Founded in the 1840s in New York City, the DSB was America’s premiere all-brass band through the Civil War years. Reformed in 1985, the Band, now headquartered in Ann Arbor, features 50 professional musicians who perform on original period instruments. Also joining the discussion will be the distinguished professor Lester Monts, Director of the Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments. Listen as ‘ancient’ music – and instruments – come alive again!

More at: dodworth.org

Baroque Panache: Where Theatricality and Religiosity Converged

October 6 • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

Ed puts the spotlight on the Detroit Institute of Arts and several of its remarkable Baroque paintings, etchings, and sculptures. How did the art of the late Renaissance and Mannerist periods morph into the frenetic joie de vivre depicted in portraiture, genre scenes, even religious art, in the 1600s – a century of almost unrelenting warfare? We’ll find out!

More at: dia.org