In the News: Recent media coverage
94 year-old artist has participated In the Ann Arbor Art Fair since it first began
J.T. Abernathy, a former professor at the U-M Stamps School of Art & Design, has participated in the Ann Arbor Art Fair since it first began in 1960. Abernathy, along with 15 other members of the Ann Arbor Potters Guild, will sell their work in a booth in front of Hill Auditorium.
Read more: WEMU 89.1
Detroit actress tackles complex role in ‘Snowfall,’ the FX drama on the 1980s crack epidemic
U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance alumna Angela Lewis is making a big impression with her co-starring role on the FX series ‘Snowfall,’ the new drama about the rise of crack cocaine in 1980s Los Angeles.
Read more: Detroit Free Press
Best of Washtenaw 2017 – Art and Theatre
The U-M Museum of Art was voted to be the best art gallery and the best museum in Washtenaw county. The U-M Museum of Natural History was the first runner up in the museum category.
Read more: Current
How ‘Game of Thrones’ became TV’s first global blockbuster
The hit HBO show “Game of Thrones” is TV’s first global blockbuster. Amanda Lots, professor of Media Studies at U-M, examines how the show became a global success. “It’s now possible for a series to release new episodes for viewers around the world, and the result is a global watercooler – a shared media culture that transcends national boundaries.”
Read more: The Conversation
Selling Sticks and a Slap in the Face: Artists Intervene in eBay
For U-M Stamps School of Art & Design professor Rebekah Modrak’s project #exstrange, artists from around the globe disrupted eBay as a way of facilitating exchanged among stranger. Dozens of artists participated, resulting in more than 100 eBay auctions.
Read more: Hyperallergic
Miss Buchanan’s Period Of Adjustment
A speech made by Linda Brown Thompson at Rackham Auditorium in 2004 was the inspiration for a recent episode of the podcast Revisionist History, hosted by Malcolm Gladwell.
Read more: Revisionist History
University of Michigan museum marks school’s bicentennial
The University of Michigan Museum of Art has opened another exhibition to celebrate the school’s bicentennial. “Victors for Art: Michigan’s Alumni Collectors — Part II: Abstraction” shows the impact of Michigan alumni in the global art world.
Read more: The New York Times
A plan for raising brilliant kids, according to science
Kathy Pasek, mother of Tony Award winner and U-M alum Benj Pasek, was interviewed about her book ‘Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us About Raising Successful Children.
Read more: NPR
Born into music: Local musician shares his story
David Ward, a sophomore Jazz major at the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance, was interviewed about his musical journey. “Being a musician allows you to connect with people without having to talk to them or be put in a social situation with them. You can just have a gig, and people are there, and you are automatically invading their brain waves with your music. It’s powerful,” he said.
Read more: The Daily Evergreen