Modern Art at the Gates of Hell: September 1, 1939

August 31 • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

Eighty years ago tomorrow at 4:45 a.m. German army, navy, and air forces invaded Poland from the west. Two days later, in fulfillment of its treaty with Poland, Great Britain declared war on Germany. Overnight the world changed. World War II had begun. But, what of the art? Ed highlights five artists whose work defined the 1930s: Pablo Picasso, Chaime Soutine, Edward Hopper, Thomas Hart Benton, and John Steuart Curry. Special attention will be given to Picasso’s “Guernica” of 1937, his impassioned response to the combined German-Italian bombing of the Basque town during the Spanish Civil War.

Actress Gabrielle Stone and Kelsey Museum Associate Director Dawn Johnson

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

Ed welcomes back acclaimed actress Gabrielle Stone, whose memoir Eat, Pray, # FML has just been published. A witty chronicle of her solo trip through Britain, France, Spain, the Netherlands and Greece, Gabrielle’s journey of self-discovery became a transformative encounter with European cultures, people, and new loves.

Dawn Johnson returns to describe the opening of a new exhibition, Graffiti as Devotion along the Nile: El-Kurru, Sudan. The informal scrapings on temples, pyramids, and other monuments provide a startling portal into the lives of ancient Kushites, whose kingdom bordered Roman Egypt.

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Dee Wallace & Donelle Dadognan

August 17 • 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

Award-winning actress Dee Wallace returns to speak with Ed about her record-breaking film career – 249 roles to date, including E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Cujo, Critters, The Howling — more than any other actor in cinematic history. Also, Dee will share her philosophy of self-enlightenment from her 30 years as an actor-educator, with helpful precepts from her five books.

August 17 • 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

Ed welcomes legendary Hollywood business leader and philanthropist, Donelle Dadogan. founder of The Hollywood Museum, “the official museum of Hollywood,” and co-creator of The Jose Iturbi Foundation, a national presenter of new classical music talent. Donelle will highlight the Museum’s collection (now over 10,000 pieces of film art, couture, and memorabilia) and its location in the historic Art Deco Max Factor Building.

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