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March 27

Friday, March 27, 6 pm - 7:30 pm

Michigan Union
Rogel Ballroom
530 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Mr. Daniel Libeskind, a Polish-American architect born in 1946, is the founder of Studio Daniel Libeskind. As a child, Mr. Libeskind was a talented musician and performed on Polish television. In 1959, at 13 years old, Libeskind was the recipient of the American-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship to study music in Israel. He moved to New York with his family where he continued to foster his musical talent and perform. He later left the world of music to study architecture and received his professional architectural degree in 1970 from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City. He received a postgraduate degree in History and Theory of Architecture at the School of Comparative Studies at Essex University in England in 1972.

Mr. Libeskind has lived in New York, Toronto, Michigan, Italy, Germany, and Los Angeles and has taught at numerous universities including the University of Kentucky, Yale University, and the University of Pennsylvania, and is a visiting professor at the Leuphana University in Lüneburg, Germany.

He has received numerous awards and designed world-renowned projects including: the Jewish Museum in Berlin, the Denver Art Museum, the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, the Military History Museum in Dresden, and the master plan for Ground Zero, among others. Several of Daniel Libeskind’s projects are currently under construction, including CityLife, a project of re-qualification of the old fairgrounds district in Milan, which features a new urban park, as well as residential, office, retail, and cultural areas; and Zlota 44, a residential high-rise tower in Warsaw, Poland.

This lecture marks the 20-year anniversary of Daniel Libeskind's 1995 Raoul Wallenberg lecture.

Co-sponsorship of this lecture is made possible by the Jean & Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies and the University of Michigan Museum of Art.

5pm reception in the Michigan Union Rogel Ballroom. Refreshments will be served.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Taubman College for Architecture and Urban Planning. 734-764-1300.

categories: Special Events

March 29

Guided Tour

Sunday, March 29, 1 pm - 2 pm

UMMA docents will guide visitors through the galleries on tours as diverse as their interests and areas of expertise. Each docent plans a theme and includes a variety of styles and media to illuminate his or her ideas. Themes may be repeated but each docent's approach and choice of objects is unique. 

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours

Guided Tour

Sunday, March 29, 2 pm - 3 pm

This exhibition, featuring rarely seen archival dried and pressed plant specimens, celebrates the upcoming 2015 opening of the new Medicinal Garden at the University of Michigan’s Matthaei Botanical Gardens. The earliest botanical garden at the University was a pharmaceutical garden established in 1897. The new garden, developed in partnership with the College of Pharmacy and Medical School faculty, aims to explore the botanical origins of historical and current medicines, and to promote a better understanding of the profound relationship between plants and human health. Docents will introduce this exhibition and connect these botanicals to other images of nature in UMMA’s permanent collection.

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours

Hana Hamplova

Sunday, March 29, 3 pm - 4 pm

Photography Gallery
This program is full. We are no longer accepting registrations. Please join us for a public tour of this exhibition led by our award-winning docents on Sunday, April 12 at 2 pm. 

Join curator Carole McNamara for a gallery talk on the photographs of Czech photographer Hana Hamplová.  This exhibition, consisting of 19 photographs from UMMA’s collection, is a meditation on the importance of paper and the written word to civilization—including how easily writings and, consequently, knowledge can be lost.

Lead support for the exhibition Meditations on Paper: Hana Hamplova is provided by the Herbert W. and Susan L. Johe Endowment.  Additional generous support is provided by the University of Michigan Center for European Studies, Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, and the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies.

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