2013-2014

Japanese Friendship Dolls by Alan Scott Pate

March, 27, 2014, Masquer Theatre

Lecture: Japanese Friendship Dolls by Alan Scott Pate, in conjunction with the exhibition The Japanese Woodblock Print: An Extension of the Impermanent.

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Images of Town, Country and Tradition in Edo Japan by Brain Dowdle

March, 18, 2014, Masquer Theatre

Lecture: Sex in City: Images of Town, Country and Tradition in Edo Japan by UM Assistant Professors of Japanese Brain Dowdle, PhD and Robert Tuck PhD, in conjunction with the exhibition The Japanese Woodblock Print: An Extension of the Impermanent.

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Figurative Modernists Picasso, Chagall and other Masterpieces from a Private Collection

November 4, 2013, Masquer Theatre

UM proffesor of Art History and Criticism, Dr. Rafael Chacón, discusses the MMAC exhibition Figurative Modernists: Picasso, Chagall and other Masterpieces from a Private Collection, in his lecture The Centrality of the Figure in Early Modern Art. According to Chacón, “Rather than disappearing into the void of abstraction, the human figure continued to express humanity's deepest questions and remained a fertile arena for artists exploring a range of modernist preoccupations that often transcended formal concerns.”

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Imagining New Worlds by Henry Freedman

September 10, 2013, Masquer Theatre

Artist talk with Henry Freedman in conjunction with the exhibition Henry Freedman: Imagining New Worlds.  Originally from Bostson and trained as a painter, Freedman is a professor emeritus of art history at Keene State College in New Hampshire.  Despite the demands of acadamia, Freedman created art throughout his career, saying "because I continue to create, I am a better teacher.  Art and art history are not seperate; they are facets of the same jewel."

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