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Hours: During exhibitions, Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m

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Art in an Age of Transition:
Northern European Prints from the Collection of the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

January 27 - April 7
Opening Reception: Friday, January 27, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Featured Speaker: Guest curator, Stanley E. Weed, 6:00 p.m.

Reception is free to the public.
Complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres provided.

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Excerpt from a print by Hans Burgkmair
The People of Calicut (From The Triumph of Maximilian I), 1796 edition (original 1517)
Hans Burgkmair (German, 1473-1531)
Woodcut, 9 7/8 x 14 5/8 in.
Director's Fund Purchase (1966/7.81)
Upcoming Events

Friday, January 27
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Alfred Berkowitz Gallery

Opening Reception for Art in an Age of Transition

Featured speaker: Guest curator Stanley E. Weed, 6:00 p.m.


Tuesday, March 21st
5:00 p.m.
Alfred Berkowitz Gallery

Special presentation by Lynne Avadenka, Director of Signal-Return Letterpress Studio in Detroit, on the revival of traditional printmaking in Detroit.

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Featured University Art Collection Piece

Featured collection glass artwork

Untitled, František Vizner (1936 - 2011), cast glass, n.d.
Gift of Robert Loeffler

This stunning, untitled, cast glass piece from the University of Michigan-Dearborn’s permanent art collection was created by František Vizner (1936 - 2011). Vizner, a world renowned, major Czech glass artist, was trained at the famous glassmaking schools in Nový Bor and Železný Brod before completing his studies at the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague. This work is a beautiful illustration of the artist’s passion for creating harmonious, geometric objects instilled with internal tension. His luminous art demonstrates elegance, simplicity, remarkable craftwork, and a deep admiration for the material. Vizner created his works on his own, without assistants, through a lengthy process of casting, sandblasting, acid-etching, and hand-polishing.

Vizner’s work is represented in public and private collections around the world including the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, N.Y., the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. This piece was generously donated to UM-Dearborn by Robert Loeffler.

---Laura Cotton, Art Curator and Gallery Manager

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