April 8 • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor
Join Ed as he welcomes back Frick Collection Senior Curator, Susan Grace Galassi, who will highlight the exhibition, Turner’s Modern and Ancient Ports: Passages Through Time, on view through May 14, 2017. English Romantic painter Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) is considered one of the most influential artists of the past two centuries. A master of atmosphere and color, Turner’s landscapes and coastal/river views — whether in oil, watercolor, or sketches — established a dramatic new paradigm in the depiction of nature, and of the art-minded public’s response to it.
More at: frick.org
April 1 • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor
Join Ed for an encore broadcast of his February interview with Jennifer Friess, Assistant Curator of Photography at the University of Michigan University of Art. Jennifer, a friend of the show who shared her insight into last year’s Catherine Opie-Elizabeth Taylor exhibition, will spotlight the fabulous The Aesthetic Movement in America: Artists of the Photo-Secession. What cultural and technological catalysts in pre-World War I America converged to produce these iconic images by Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, Paul Strand, Gertrude Kasebier, and others? We’ll find out from our distinguished guest!
More at: umma.umich.edu
October 8 • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor
Our distinguished guest will be Dr. Gary Tinterow, Director of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Dr. Tinterow will describe the landmark exhibition, “Degas: A New Vision,” on view through January 16, 2017. Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas (1834-1917), an artistic colossus who straddled two worlds – the Renaissance-Neoclassic tradition and the ‘new painting’ of Impressionist realism – was a complicated man and consistent innovator. This exhibition of over 200 works, the most ambitious in 30 years, spans Degas’ output in painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.
More at: mfah.org
July 16 • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor
Jennifer Friess, photography curator with the University of Michigan Museum of Art, will be our on-air guide to the stunning exhibition: “Catherine Opie: 700 Nimes Road.” In early 2011, Miss Opie was granted the opportunity to photograph the interior of Elizabeth Taylor’s Bel-Aire house. What she captured, prior to and after the iconic actress-philanthropist’s death that March, amounts to a sensitive and revealing still life of the woman known to the world as ‘Liz’.
More at: umma.umich.edu
February 13 • 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor
We will be joined by the renowned, award-winning broadcaster, Diane Rehm. Miss Rehm, host of the immensely popular NPR radio program, The Diane Rehm Show, will share with us her journey of awareness following her husband’s death from Parkinson’s Disease, which she movingly chronicles in her new book, On My Own, published by Knopf.
More at: aaknopf.com
February 13 • 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor
Join Ed for an on-air preview of the stunning upcoming exhibition, Leisure and Luxury in the Age of Nero: The Villas of Oplontis near Pompeii, opening February 19 at the
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, University of Michigan. Our returning guest will be
Dr. Elaine Gazda, Curator of Hellenistic and Roman Collections.
more at: https://www.lsa.umich.edu/kelsey/exhibitions/