Richard Fattorini

April 29 • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

Screen Shot 2017-04-29 at 6.20.48 AM

Our guest this week is Richard Fattorini, Director and Senior Specialist, Sotheby’s. Mr. Fattorini, who is returning to the
show, will highlight the upcoming auction, Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History, taking place in London May 9. Among the stunning array of items are 17th century atlases; early photographs of Palestine and Egypt; a major collection of fashion watercolors, 1809-28; two monumental wall maps of Asia by Joan Blaeu, 1659; even a silk robe worn by
Lawrence of Arabia.

More at:

Dr. Pablo Alvarez

April 22 • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

Screen Shot 2017-04-29 at 6.13.16 AMOur guest is Dr. Pablo Alvarez, Outreach Library and Curator, Special Collections Library, the University of Michigan. Dr. Alvarez will highlight his exhibition, The Art and Science of Healing: From Antiquity to the Renaissance, on view at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology through April 30th. Dr. Alvarez will share his insight into the history and artifacts of Western medicine – among them a papyrus from the second century A.D., and numerous groundbreaking books from c. 1300-1700. And don’t miss seeing this important and beautiful exhibition before it closes!

More at:

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:

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:

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:

The Bronte Sisters

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

branwellJoin Ed as he reviews the literary history of the Bronte sisters – Charlotte, Emily, and Anne – who revolutionized the English novel in the 1840s, and celebrates the bicentennial of Charlotte’s birth. By combining the earlier Gothic-Romantic tradition in novels and travel literature, genres developed primarily by women authors (think Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein of 1818), with mid-century Realism, the sisters crafted a new, highly relevant, literary form that both illustrated the vulnerability of women in Victorian society while pointing to their economic and political emancipation. Art, architecture, and historic Bronte sites will be described as well as landmark works: Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.

Screen Shot 2016-09-24 at 7.28.08 AM


Dr. Mary Chinery, Dr. Michael Goss & Carla Sinopoli

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

Screen Shot 2016-09-10 at 6.01.43 PMEd welcomes Dr. Mary Chinery, Dean of Arts and Sciences, Georgian Court University, in Lakewood, New Jersey, and Dr. Michael Gross, Associate Provost, who will describe Georgian Court’s Gilded Age beginnings as a country retreat for the George Gould family and its superb transition by the Sisters of Mercy into a leading university and cultural anchor for the City of Lakewood. We’ll explore the beautiful manor house, nestled amid pine, fir and larch trees, designed by society architect Bruce Price in 1898, with its murals and carved interior décor still largely intact.

More at:

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

Screen Shot 2016-09-10 at 5.58.29 PMDr. Carla Sinopoli, of the U-M’s Museum of Anthropological Archaeology, will highlight her intriguing exhibition at the Kelsey Museum, “Less Than Perfect,” which charts 2,000 years of artists’ strivings after perfection – or deliberate efforts to achieve the opposite.

More at: kelsey museum


Ron Kagan

September 10 • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

Screen Shot 2016-09-10 at 5.51.37 PMEnjoy an encore broadcast of Ed’s conversation last June with Detroit Zoological Park Executive Director Ron Kagan. The Zoo’s amazing history will be discussed as well as its many innovative programs dedicated to animal exhibition and welfare.

More at:

American Luminist Painters

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

Screen Shot 2016-09-10 at 5.46.16 PMEd makes the era of the American Luminst painters (c. 1850-70) come alive with descriptions of their paintings, and explains how their vision was inspired by both indigenous and European Romantic artists.

Chisholm & Darden

August 27 • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

Screen Shot 2016-09-10 at 5.43.34 PMWe’ll be joined by Ann Arbor tenor and financial advisor Steve Pierce and Andrea Darden, principal in the firm of Chisholm & Darden, who will describe how they promote local and regional artists by giving exhibition space in their offices. The issue of corporate support of artists will be discussed as well as the ongoing need for atypical venues for viewing art.

More at: