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The Power of Art -- 3/26/20 Daypass -- Recalling the Past, Imagining the Future: Art and the Resurgence of Detroit
Speaker: Dr. Marion “Mame” Jackson, Professor Emerita, Art History, Wayne State University Jackson focuses on relationships between art and community and art’s role in preserving culture and nourishing spirit. She has spent years in the Canadian Arctic and Brazil studying art of ordinary people and its power to express culture and empower imagination. She is emerita professor of Wayne State University and the University of Michigan. Her work has been supported by the National Endowment for Humanities, Fulbright, and the Social Sciences Research Council of Canada. Speaker’s Synopsis: From its high point of affluence and influence and a population of nearly two million in the 1950s, Detroit suffered decades of devastating civil unrest, economic crisis, governmental corruption, and the loss of nearly two-thirds of its population. Today - from bankruptcy and blighted neighborhoods - a new Detroit is arising, enlivened by the creativity of artists whose work is transforming the city, inspiring its residents, and bringing about a sense of renewal and hope.
Event Type : Thursday Morning Lecture Series      
Date(s) : 03/26/2020
Day of Week : Thursday
Time : 10:00-11:30am
Location : Washtenaw Community College, Morris Lawrence Building, Towsley Auditorium
Address : 4800 E. Huron River Drive,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Fee : $10.00
Event Status : COMPLETED