|Monday:||9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday:||9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday:||9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.|
|Thursday:||9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.|
|Friday:||9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.|
|Saturday:||1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.|
|Sunday:||1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.|
|CLOSED:||Thursday, Nov. 23 - Saturday, Nov. 25|
Friday, Nov. 3, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Diane Muldrow, editor of Little Golden Books and author of the "Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book" series, will present from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Book signing to follow. A selection of books will be available for purchase or attendees may bring their own copies.
Family Afternoon with Little Golden Books:
Saturday, Nov. 18, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Crafts and activities for children in grades K–2, plus Little Golden Book readings by special guest visitors. Light refreshments provided.
The exhibition and events are part of the university’s 2017 Young Authors’ Festival that promotes literacy for children and their families. For more information about the 2017 festival, visit library.umd.umich.edu/yaf.
Events are free to the public. Complimentary refreshments provided.The Alfred Berkowitz Gallery is located on the third floor of the Mardigian Library at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Call (313)-593-5087 for further information. Anyone requiring accommodations under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact (313)-593-5087 prior to Oct. 20.
Highly esteemed American glass artist Dale Chihuly (b. 1941) is widely acknowledged for his role in promoting the recognition of studio glass as a fine art form. With this work, Chihuly returned to his “pick-up drawing” technique used previously in his Basket series. This time, Chihuly and his team used shard drawings to obtain more colorful compositions and intricate design patterns. The process begins with blowing a bubble and breaking it into shards. Glass threads are fused to the shard pieces with a torch in designs reflecting Navajo Blanket patterns. The detailed shard piece is then surrounded by additional glass threads and laid out on a steel table called a marver. A molten glass form on a blowpipe is then rolled over the shards and threads fusing the pieces together to form the end result, a Soft Cylinder.
---Laura Cotton, Art Curator and Gallery Manager