The Lens of Impressionism @ the UMMA

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The Lens of Impressionism: Photography and Painting Along the Normandy Coast, 1850–1874 opens at the UMMA October 10, 2009.

This exhibition (as well as the accompanying catalog) is a captivating exploration of the impetus of early Impressionism along the coast of Normandy. The invention of the camera and the development of early fine art photography will be seen as the specific catalysts that brought about a new approach to painting.

Paintings, photographs, and drawings by some of the most treasured artists in the Western canon—Gustave Courbet, Edouard Manet, Edgar Degas, and Claude Monet among them—as well as pioneering photographers such as Gustave Le Gray and Henri Le Secq will be showcased.

"Inspired by the scenic Normandy coast of France, these works—including representations of beach scenes, seascapes, fishing villages, resorts, and the region’s pastoral beauty—will be brought together with archival materials related to early tourism and regional expressions of French nationalism from popular culture for an innovative examination of the impact of the then-new medium of photography on ideas of image making, the recording of passing time, the capacities of painting, and the rise of Impressionism itself. "

Organized by UMMA, the exhibition will travel to the Dallas Museum of Art after closing in Ann Arbor on January 3, 2010. Check program schedule for docent-led tours.

New Classes in November!

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Learn how to burn DVDs with your photo slideshows and videos in iDVD. Optional: Bring your USB flash drive loaded with your pictures and videos and your own writable DVD. Tuesday November 10, 2009: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

Curious about the iPhone? Bring your iPhone with you or just sit back and watch our demonstration. Tuesday November 24, 2009: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

Registration is required. Register online, visit any AADL location, or call 734-327-4555.

See you in class!

Learn iPhoto and iTunes on Saturday October 17th

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Learn how to use iPhoto on your Mac to edit your photos and create photo albums and slideshows.
Saturday October 17, 2009: 9:15 am to 11:15 am -- Downtown Library: Training Center

You don't have to have an iPod to attend the iPod Fever class, anyone is welcome to learn about iTunes and iPod on a mac!
Saturday October 17, 2009: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

Registration is required. Register online, visit any AADL location, or call 734-327-4555.

See you in class!

AADL Productions Podcast: Carol Mull and the Underground Railroad

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A few days ago we spoke with Carol Mull, a local historian of the Underground Railroad. Carol talked about her upcoming book on the Underground Railroad in Michigan and her work with the Michigan Freedom Trail Commission. She also spoke about some of the gems she found in The Signal of Liberty, a 19th century abolitionist newspaper published in Ann Arbor. On Saturday, October 17, Carol will be on hand at the launch event for The Signal of Liberty online. A related bus tour of local stops on the Underground Railroad will take place Sunday, October 18 at 2:00.

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Investing in Ability Week

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Join the University of Michigan's Council for Disability Concerns, in collaboration with the University of Michigan Health System and the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living, for 12 days of celebrating arts and abilities! Event subjects include understanding autism, service dogs, adaptive technology and more! Click here for a calendar of events. All events are free and everyone is welcome. If accommodations are needed, please contact disability@umich.edu.

Networking Alert!!!

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Ever wondered about how to make job networking sites like LinkedIn and Glassdoor work for you? Come to the Ann Arbor District Library (Downtown) 7-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 14th to hear Paula Wishart from the University of Michigan Career Center discuss the keys to understanding networking. Then learn about the most successful popular social networking tools and how to use them effectively for job hunting. No registration required; meets in the Multi-Purpose Room located on the lower level.

Fifth Avenue Fun!

You will meet the most colorful tree and a spunky girl on a magical journey at next week’s autumn storytimes on Tuesday 10 am and Wednesday 11 am at the Downtown Library.

Learn About The Lute From World-Renowned Lutenist Ronn McFarlane

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In the Renaissance era, the lute was the most popular instrument in the Western world. It was the instrument of kings and queens, playing the sublime music of great composers and accompanying the words of Shakespeare's plays. Ronn McFarlane is largely responsible for bringing the transcendent charm and timeless quality of the lute into the modern musical mainstream. Hear his talk on this fascinating instrument this Saturday at the Downtown Library. Please note that this event has been moved to the 4th Floor Meeting Room.

ASPARAGUS! Stalking the American Life

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On Thursday, October 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, in the Downtown Library Multi-Purpose room, the Library will present Asparagus!, the award-winning documentary film by Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly. The 53 minute film (not rated) tells the story of Oceana County, Michigan, whose residents built their identity and economic survival on asparagus, but now find themselves struggling to save their beloved 'roots.' This event, for adults and teens (grades 9 and up), is co-sponsored by the University of Michigan Community Scholars Program, where students strive to model an ideal community in terms of friendship, responsibility, and diversity. ASPARAGUS! Stalking the American Life is a featured part of the Michigan Eats Exhibit at Michigan State University Museum in East Lansing now through November 2009. Discussions will be led by the film's co-director, Anne de Mare.

National Depression Screening Day

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Thursday, October 8 is National Depression Screening Day. The University of Michigan's Institute for Human Adjustment and the U-M Depression Center are partnering with Rackham Graduate School to offer free, confidential mental health screenings. These screenings are completely free and open to any member of the community; no affiliation with the University of Michigan is required. No appointment is necessary for this event.

The confidential screenings will take place at two locations on campus: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the U-M Psychological Clinic, 530 Church Street, East Hall, Suite 2463 and 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Rackham Graduate School Building at 915 East Washington Street. If you have any questions, please call the Psychological Clinic at 734-764-3471.

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