On November 6, 2008, the Downtown Ann Arbor Historical Street Exhibit program dedicated and celebrated four new wall panels that will be on permanent display near the corner of South University and East University, and South University and Forest Avenue. Speakers at the event include Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje; Dennis Tice, President of South University Area Association; Sandy Odell, daughter of Fred Ulrich; Maggie Ladd, Executive director, South University Area Association; Cynthia Shevel, owner of Middle Earth; and Ray Detter, Street Exhibit coordinator. The panels cover the following topics: "The Corners of South University and East University Avenues," "Like a Small Village," "Houses to High Rises on South University Avenue," and South University and Forest Avenues."
Exhibit Preview: Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit
While Diego Rivera was painting his famous Detroit Industry frescos at the Detroit Institute of Arts, he and his wife Frida Kahlo spent a tumultuous, yet highly productive, year in Detroit. Their time here from 1932 through the spring of 1933 is the focus of a new exhibit at the DIA, opening on Sunday, March 15. DIA docent Carol George will present an exhibit preview and discuss how Detroit became a pivotal force in each artist’s life and work on Thursday, March 5 at 7 pm at the Downtown Library.
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