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
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
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
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!
September 15 • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor
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
An interview with Jeffrey Mcgranahan
September 8 • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor
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
April 28 • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor
Our distinguished guest will be Miss Heather Kendrick, Miss Michigan (2017-18) and Executive Director of M-Prize, the University of Michigan’s annual competition that spotlights the virtuosity of today’s young musicians. An accomplished violinist and Interlochen scholar, Miss Kendrick will also recount her journey through the pageant world; a journey that brought her Michigan’s highest beauty crown, and even to Atlantic City, where she competed to become Miss America.
More at: Miss America
April 28 • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor
World-renowned Egyptologist, Dr. Bob Brier, will join us to highlight his latest book, Cleopatra’s Needles: The Lost Obelisks of Egypt, published by Bloomsbury. Admired by his peers and the public as “Mr. Mummy’, Dr. Brier is a Senior Research Fellow at Long Island University-Post (Brookville, New York), and one of the world’s foremost experts on mummification. If you’re fascinated with the art and civilization of ancient Egypt, don’t miss this interview.
More at: Bloomsbury
March 31 • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor
Join Ed as he welcomes back Dr. Gary Tinterow, Director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Gary will be our guide for an on-air tour of the new exhibition, Michelangelo and the Vatican. How did the Renaissance polymath collaborate with the popes to create his supreme frescoes, architecture, and sculpture? We’ll find out, and learn also about his working methods, competitors, and loyal patrons during one of the most sublime periods in art history.
More at: mfah.org
February 24 • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor
Join Ed as he welcomes new University Musical Society president, Matthew VanBesien, who will describe UMS’ sublime 2018 season as well as its deep cultural partnership with the University of Michigan, a partnership that dates back to 1880. A native of St. Louis, Mr. VanBesien comes to Ann Arbor after having served as president of The New York Philharmonic. While at The Phil, he was responsible for innovative music programs that dynamically engaged New Yorkers, reacquainting them, in fact, with their ‘home town’ orchestra. No doubt he will accomplish the same in our community. Welcome to Ann Arbor, Matthew VanBesien!
More at: UMS.org