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Gallery & Museum Exhibits & Tours - Week of October 16, 2017

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October 2017
 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m.  Free! 

50th Celebration: U-M Residential College.

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Oct. 19-22. A 4-day program of lectures, performances, and exhibitions in honor of RC's 50th anniversary. Ongoing events in East Quad (start Thursday morning unless otherwise noted): "Impermanent Poetry," with RC alum Jean Mandeberg, offers participants a chance to create a poem in the grass written in rice flour poured from 26 purpose-built boxes, each designed to dispense a different letter of the alphabet. Also, Tours of East Quad by current RC students and an Alumni Art Show (beginning Friday) curated by RC photography lecturer Isaac Wingfield. Today's talks (at Keene Theater unless otherwise noted): RC lecturer emerita Helen Fox on "How Race and Racism Work in Liberal Spaces: An Interactive Discussion" (10-11:30 a.m.), RC women's studies professor emerita Ann Evans Larimore on "Participatory Politics" (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.), RC arts & humanities lecturer Frederick Peters on "'I am Dynamite' Nietzsche: The Bad Boy of Western Philosophy?" (1:30-2:30 p.m.), RC drama program director Martin Walsh, former RC director Charlie Bright, and former RC drama program director Peter Ferran on "The RC Brecht Theater Company" (3-4 p.m.), RC social theory lecturer Henry Greenspan on "Dark Improv: Play and Social Death" (4-5:30 p.m.), RC drama lecturer Kate Mendeloff and RC drama program director Martin Walsh on "A Drama Program Retrospective" (6-8 p.m.), and RC Intensive German Program director Janet Hegman Shier on "Durch die Jahre: The RC Deutsches Theater Continuum, 1985-Present" (8:15-10:30 p.m.). Also, RC creative writing faculty read from their works at Literati (see listing), and Pulitzer prize-winning U-M photography professor David Turnley discusses Rise Again, his new book of photographs that chronicle the highs and lows of a U-M football season (6:30-7:30 p.m., 1405 East Quad).
Various times, East Quad (except as noted), 701 East University. Free. 763-0176. [map]

 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Happy Birthday, U-M!": U-M Clark Library.

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Display of maps showing the history of U-M and Ann Arbor.
4-7 p.m., U-M Hatcher Grad Library, 2nd floor (enter from the Diag). Free. 647-0646. [map]



October 2017
 10 a.m.-10 p.m.  Free! 

50th Anniversary Celebration: U-M Residential College.

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Oct. 19-22. A 4-day program of lectures, performances, and exhibitions in honor of RC's 50th anniversary.

Today: Career celebration for U-M philosophy professor Carl Cohen, who reflects on his career (10 a.m.-noon, Keene Theater) and hosts an open house (2:30-4:30 p.m., 16 Ridgeway). RC creative writing program head Laura Thomas hosts a Creative Writing Alumni Reading (1-2 p.m., Keene Theater) and a pay-your-way dinner to celebrate recent faculty retirements (6:30 p.m., Dominick's Restaurant, 812 Monroe). An Alumni Art Show Reception (RC art gallery, 4-6 p.m.) opens a weekend-long installation.

Talks include: RC humanities lecturer Cynthia Sowers on "Divine Power and Human Subjection in the Iliad of Homer" (3-4 p.m., 1423 East Quad), RC social theory lecturer Virginia Murphy with the "History & Tour of the East Quad Garden," and an open discussion hosted by RC alumnus Stephen Hynson on "Crossing into Liminal Space-Encounters With Your Muse" (6 p.m., 1807 East Quad). Also, live entertainment at the "Half-Ass Redux: A Musical Homage to the Half-Way Inn" (see listing below).

Various times, East Quad, 701 East University. Free. 763-0176. [map]

 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bruce Winslow: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Talk by this former director of the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art, who discusses his work painting large, improvisational abstract oils. He also announces the winners of the 2017 Ann Arbor Area Women Artists Exhibition, currently at AADL (see Galleries), for which he was the juror. Preceded by a reception at 6:30 p.m.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]



October 2017
 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

50th Celebration: U-M Residential College.

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Oct. 19-22. A 4-day program of lectures, performances, and exhibitions in honor of RC's 50th anniversary. Today's talks & discussions (at Keene Theater unless indicated): Open discussion group on "Special Needs and the RC" (10-11:30 a.m., 1405 East Quad), RC humanities professor Herbert Eagle on "The Importance of Teaching Film Today" (10-11 a.m.), RC social theory emeritus professor Thomas Weisskopf on "Reflections on 65 Years of U.S. Political History" (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.), Columbia University journalism professor (and RC alumna) Alisa Solomon with the James H. and Jean B Robertson Memorial Lecture on "Press, Politics, Performance" (1-3 p.m.), and 2017 Pulitzer-prize winning U-M history professor Heather Thompson on "The Attica Uprising of 1971 and Why it Matters Today" (3:30-4:30 p.m.).
Various times, various East Quad locations (except as noted), 701 East University. Free. 763-0176. [map]

 12:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Family Day: Excavating Archaeology @ U-M": U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

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Families invited to practice mummification on a Barbie, dig in a simulated archaeological pit, create a Roman lamp with clay, and more. Kid-friendly tours of the museum begin at 1, 2, & 3 p.m.
12:30-3:30 p.m., Kelsey Museum, 434 S. State. Free. 764-9304.



October 2017
 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Sharon Mills Tours: Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission.

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All invited to tour this park on the River Raisin that features an operational hydroelectric generator, a beautiful multicolored stone house, a wooden mill, and a former winery, plus spots for fishing, canoeing, and picnicking. The tour focuses on Henry Ford's influence.
1-4 p.m., Sharon Mills Park, 5701 Sharon Hollow Rd. (between Pleasant Lake & Sharon Valley rds.), Manchester. Free. 971-6337. [map]

 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Engaging with Art": UMMA.

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Every Sun. Docent-led tour of the UMMA collection, with themes based on the docent's interests, including "The Staring Eyes" (Oct. 8), "Heads and Tales" (Oct. 22), and others TBA.
1-2 p.m., UMMA, meet at the Museum Store, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Victors for Art: Michigan's Alumni Collectors-Part II: Abstraction": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the current exhibit commemorating the U-M's bicentennial that includes abstract works by Picasso, Alberto Giacometti, Louise Nevelson, Lorna Simpson, and others.
2-3 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]

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