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March 17

Writers Series

Thursday, March 17, 5:10–7 p.m.
Helmut Stern Auditorium

Jonathan Lethem is the author of eight novels, including Chronic City, You Don’t Love Me Yet, The Fortress of Solitude, and Motherless Brooklyn, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. He is also the author of two short story collections, Men and Cartoons and The Wall of the Sky, Wall of the Eye, and a collection of autobiographical essays, The Disappointment Artist. His stories and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Esquire, McSweeney's, Tin House, The New York Times, and others. In 2005 he was granted a MacArthur Genius Award. He was recently appointed the Disney Professor of Creative Writing at Pomona College.

UMMA is pleased to be the site for the Department of English Program in Creative Writing Zell Visiting Writers Series, which brings outstanding writers each semester. The Series is made possible through a generous gift from UM alumna Helen Zell (’64). For more information, please see

categories: Writers Series

Special Event

Thursday, March 17, 7:30–9 p.m.
Helmut Stern Auditorium

Andrew McClellan, Dean of Academic Affairs for Arts and Sciences and Professor of Art History at Tufts University, will focus on public museums and private collections during the 19th through early 20th centuries and the tensions that fueled contrasting display paradigms, institutional types, and modes of engagement. Cosponsored by the UM Museum Studies Program, Bentley Historical Library, and UMMA.

categories: Special Events

Third Thursdays

Thursday, March 17, 8–10 p.m.

This exciting performance series falls on the third Thursday of each month—in this case St. Patrick’s Day!—and features student performers who work in a variety of media, including music, comedy, and spoken word. It’s a great way to spend an evening with your friends and to experience the exceptional talent of UM students. This series is curated and produced by UMMA’s Student Programming and Advisory Board. Students interested in performing may view application details at

categories: Performing Arts, UM Student Programs