2010 Press & Events

November 18, 2010

Lecture: Love the One You’re with: On Urbanism & Architecture in Detroit

Speaker: Michael Hodges
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Michael Hodges, art-and-architecture writer at The Detroit News, has spent the last three years shooting Detroit in all its splendor and collapse for his architecture blog. Hodges offers alternate ways of reading Detroit — hitting the city’s architectural high points without skirting the abandonment that characterizes so much of the cityscape. In remarks that are part architectural history, part Urbanism 101, he reviews the architectural treasures we’ve got that upstart cities like Seattle would kill for, not least our three great art-deco skyscrapers. But he also makes an argument for learning to see the interest — and even beauty — in areas most people would call “depressing,” and to that end takes audiences on a virtual tour of the long-abandoned Packard Motor Car plant.

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October 30, 2010

Lecture: Caracalla and the French Revolution: A Roman Tyrant in 18th-Century Iconography

Department of Art and Art History Alumni Lecture
Speaker: Susan Wood, Professor of Art History, Oakland University

Susan Wood lectures on Jean Baptiste Greuze, Jacques Louis David, Guillaume Guillon-Lethière, and several other Neoclassical painters who frequently represented images from the life of Caracalla, Roman emperor from 211 to 217. Caracalla’s notorious career included the murder of his mother Geta.

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October 28, 2010

The Fred Braun Memorial Lecture

Speaker: Martin J. Powers

Dr. Martin Powers is the Sally Michelson Davidson Professor of Chinese Arts and Cultures at the University of Michigan, and former Director of the Center for Chinese Studies. He has researched and published extensively on the history and arts of pre-20th century China, focusing on the role of the arts in the history of human relations.

September 11, 2010

Ten Years of Contemporary Champagne & Hors d’oeuvre Reception

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Click here to view the press release from the event.

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