Dr. Susan Grace Galassi

April 8 • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor


Screen Shot 2017-04-09 at 1.03.38 PMJoin 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

Jennifer Friess

April 1 • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor


Screen Shot 2017-04-09 at 1.01.50 PMJoin 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

Dr. Gary Tinterow

October 8 • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

degasOur 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

Diane Rehm & Dr. Elaine Gazda

February 13 • 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

Diane RehmWe 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

Elaine GazdaScreen Shot 2016-02-11 at 3.20.29 PMJoin 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/