Programs and Tours
The Radiant Sun
The Radiant Sun, directed by Michigan filmmaker Terri Sarris and co-produced by Sarris and University of Maryland Associate Professor of Architecture Ronit Eisenbach, chronicles the life and work of designer Ruth Adler Schnee and the challenges she faced as a female architectural designer in the second half of the twentieth century. Now in her 80s and living in Michigan, where she designs woven textiles for Anzea, Schnee, and her husband, Edward Schnee, were important figures in bringing the mid-century modernist movement to Michigan. A discussion with Ruth Adler Schnee and the film's producers will follow the screening. A selection of Ms. Schnee's textiles will be on view in UMMA's display cases adjacent to the Helmut Stern Auditorium.
Support for the film was provided by the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation, the UM Institute for Research on Women and Gender, and the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching.
Sunday, 24 October, 2010
Helmut Stern Auditorium
University of MichiganMuseum of Art
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354