Furnace Glass Blowing with Annette Baron

Annette Baron
Annette Baron

Thursday, June 8, 7:00 - 8:30 pm Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room

Come learn how local artist and instructor Annette Baron transforms molten glass into works of art. Ms. Baron's talk will cover the process of furnace glass blowing, how she built Baron Glassworks in Ypsilanti, and outstanding examples of her students work. And don't miss the exhibit of her astonishingly beautiful glass art now on display in the Downtown Library's lower level display cases.

Zaha Hadid at the Guggenheim


Zaha Hadid is the first woman to be awarded the distinguished Pritzker Architecture Prize, in 2004. The Iraqi-born, London-based architect is internationally known for projects that have literally "shifted the geometry of buildings."

The current exhibition at the Guggenheim is a 30-year retrospective of her work in a wide range of mediums: paintings, sketches, architectural drawings, urban plans, models, relief models, animations, furniture, and design object. It opens today and runs through October 25th, 2006.
The exhibition catalog will be available soon but you can read up on Zaha Hadid in Zaha Hadid : Testing the Boundaries.

University of Michigan Museum of Art

Eastman Photo

AADL Select Sites:Art and Art Museums

Just a few more weeks to visit the University of Michigan Museum of Art before it moves into its temporary home on South University. The final exhibition before the move, Rethinking the Photographic Image, presents “a fresh and expansive look” at the history of photography. While the State Street site is renovated, the museum will store many of the objects in its permanent collection, and instead display focused, theme-based exhibitions. Check out the website for information about visiting the museum while it’s under construction, as well as an FAQ about the project as a whole.<--!break-->

National Gallery of Art

AADL Select Sites: Art and Art Museums

Through the AADL Select Sites heading Art and Art Museums you can visit the National Gallery of Art online. Learn about their extensive collection of art, plan a visit to the museum (which is always free), and take the web tour of the week.

More than 5,600 objects are available to view online, and many of them are organized into online tours, including 15 paintings by Gerard ter Borch, part of an exhibit that later traveled to the Detroit Institute of Arts. To further satisfy your curiousity, check out the catalogue of the exhibit, available at the Downtown Library.

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