Looking for the perfect book for the holidays? Your search is over. Award-winning architect and author, Duo Dickinson, will share his immense knowledge of historic houses and how their styles are being adapted in domestic architecture today. Duo, a practicing architect in Connecticut, co-wrote his summa, A Home Called New England, with Steve Culpepper. Engagingly written and sumptuously illustrated, the book establishes a new standard for the study and appreciation of traditional American architecture.
Renowned speaker and poet, Art Holst, returns to share his insights about serving in Gen. Patton’s Third Army during the invasion of Germany, his distinguished career as an NFL official (including being a referee in two Superbowls), and his tireless support for the building of a Fisher House for veterans in Michigan.
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Music Director and Conductor, Arie Lipsky, returns with Orchestra Executive Director Mary Steffek Blaske to highlight the new dynamic season, including the A2SO’s numerous school concerts and instrument ‘petting zoos’ that introduce young people to the delights of playing music.More at: a2so.com
Join Ed as he welcomes back Dr. Catherine Williamson, Director of Fine Books/Manuscripts and Entertainment Memorabilia at Bonhams auction house. Dr. Williamson will regale us with high points from the upcoming auction of the entertainment collection of Robert Osborne (1932-2017), beloved host of Turner Classic Movies for more than 20 years. Catherine will describe Osborne’s wide collecting interests, from iconic film posters to statues, that enriched his own life and scholarship – a fascination he bequeathed so generously to his TCM audience.
Author of one of the most acclaimed books in recent years, Timothy Snyder, Levin Professor of History at Yale University, will delineate the well-honed techniques used by authoritarian regimes to seize and maintain power, including their success at persuading electorates to surrender their freedom willingly. He will also explain how social media and the internet often work to neutralize dissent today. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear one of America’s most thoughtful historians illuminate the past – and, possibly, our future.
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.
Our 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!
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.
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!
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.