Daphne Lingon: Belperron – Bellissima!

November 24 • 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

Okay, I used the Italian word rather than the French to describe the jewelry of iconic designer Suzanne Belperron (1900-83), but you’ll excuse the license when you hear our guest. Daphne Lingon, Head of Jewelry at Christie’s Americas, will highlight the upcoming Magnificent Jewels auction at Christie’s, in New York (December 5), featuring a superlative diamond, platinum, and 18k gray gold ‘tube’ bracelet created by Belperron in 1948. How did this singular genius transcend Art Deco design and the horror of war to propel haute joaillerie to post-war magnificence? We’ll find out!

More at: Christies.com

November 24 • 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

Encore broadcast of our May conversation with Heather Kendrick, violinist, Miss Michigan 2017-18, and program director of M-Prize, the University of Michigan’s international chamber music competition.

More at: Mprize.umich.edu

Brian Leigh Dunnigan: Early Detroit in Maps

November 17 • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

Join Ed as he welcomes back Brian Leigh Dunnigan, Associate Director and Curator of Maps, the William L. Clements Library of the University of Michigan. Brian will highlight the Clements’ superlative collection of maps detailing the growth of Detroit during the 1700s. Of special note will be a stunning, previously unknown, hand-colored map of the City and its fort drawn by a British officer in 1790 (when Detroit was still in British hands). A recent acquisition, the map helps fill in “another piece of the [American historical] puzzle.”

More at: clements.umich.edu

Fort Detroit