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BERG / BRONER, Sculpture and Prints by WSU Mid-Century Modernists
September 22 2014 at 9:00 AM
McGregor Memorial Conference Center
Wayne State University’s College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts presents the art exhibition BERG / BRONERSculpture and Prints by WSU Mid-Century Modernists Irving Berg and Robert Broner were great artist friends involved in art education and the community of artists in the Modernist Art Movement. Modernism aimed to depart from the traditional forms of art, using found objects with shared experiences with other artists. The incorporation of found objects into their works is one way in which the sculptures and prints exhibited by these two friends are connected. Irving Berg, Wayne State 1943 and ’50, was a head of the art department at Detroit’s Cass Technical High School and a supervisor of student art teachers at Wayne State University. Berg’s artistic achievements as a sculptor, ceramist, jewelry designer and photographer are well recognized. His work is in the collections of the Detroit Institute of Arts and Wayne State’s Reuther Library. He created the sculpture garden Camp Maas, Lake Orion, MI, devoted to large, outdoor pieces by him and many of his students. He was honored with awards from the Michigan Council for the Arts and the Detroit Institute of Arts and he is a recipient of Wayne State’s Arts Achievement Award. Robert Broner, Wayne State 1945, was a professor of art at Wayne State University, at Haifa University in Israel and at Cooper Union of Art in New York. Broner introduced techniques central to the growth of 20th century printing, fabric texture imprint, found objects flattened, Xerox, and wood collage assembled prints. He was first to use circuit boards as the plate. Broner exhibited work at Israel Museum, Jersalem; the British International Print Bienniale; Musee d’Art Moderne, Paris; and Museum of Modern Art, New York. His work is in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago; Detroit Institute of Arts; Guggenheim Museum, NY; Museum of Modern Art, NY; and National Gallery of Art, Washington. BERG / BRONER, Sculpture and Prints by WSU Mid-Century Modernists runs September 22 through 27. HOURS:Monday, Sept. 22, 9am to 5pmTuesday, Sept. 23, 9am to 5pmWednesday, Sept. 24, 9am to 5pmThursday, Sept. 25, 9am to 5pmFriday, Sept. 26, 9am to 6pmSaturday, Sept. 27, 9am to Noon The exhibition is made possible through the generous support of Harriet Berg and Nahama Broner. Special thanks also to Tom Pyrzewski, Wayne State University Galleries, and Michelle Perron and Todd Erikson, College for Creative Studies. Self-parking is available in nearby Wayne State Structure 1 and Structure 5, as well as at meters on surrounding streets. Guests with unique mobility needs are recommended to consider Wayne State Lot 31 or the Detroit Historical Museum’s lot, as they are nearest to the conference center. The exhibition runs in cooperation with the 2014 Mid-America Print Council Conference hosted by Wayne State University, September 24–27. During the exhibition the international light installation program DLECTRICITY takes place throughout Midtown Detroit the evenings of September 26 and 27.
Department of Music Tour
September 25 2014 at 12:30 PM
Old Main
We encourage all prospective students to attend our tour which includes music facilities, Schaver Music Recital Hall, our renovated recording studio, sound design lab, practice rooms and various classrooms. Review our audition requirements and curriculum prior to the tour. Prospective students are welcome to invite a guest or parent to the tour. The Department of Music is located at 4841 Cass Ave. in 1321 Old Main (the clock tower building). Use the campus map and allow plenty of time to park. The nearest parking is in Structure 6 and Lot 60.
BERG / BRONER, Sculpture and Prints by WSU Mid-Century Modernists
September 26 2014 at 9:00 AM
McGregor Memorial Conference Center
Wayne State University’s College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts presents the art exhibition BERG / BRONERSculpture and Prints by WSU Mid-Century Modernists Irving Berg and Robert Broner were great artist friends involved in art education and the community of artists in the Modernist Art Movement. Modernism aimed to depart from the traditional forms of art, using found objects with shared experiences with other artists. The incorporation of found objects into their works is one way in which the sculptures and prints exhibited by these two friends are connected. Irving Berg, Wayne State 1943 and ’50, was a head of the art department at Detroit’s Cass Technical High School and a supervisor of student art teachers at Wayne State University. Berg’s artistic achievements as a sculptor, ceramist, jewelry designer and photographer are well recognized. His work is in the collections of the Detroit Institute of Arts and Wayne State’s Reuther Library. He created the sculpture garden Camp Maas, Lake Orion, MI, devoted to large, outdoor pieces by him and many of his students. He was honored with awards from the Michigan Council for the Arts and the Detroit Institute of Arts and he is a recipient of Wayne State’s Arts Achievement Award. Robert Broner, Wayne State 1945, was a professor of art at Wayne State University, at Haifa University in Israel and at Cooper Union of Art in New York. Broner introduced techniques central to the growth of 20th century printing, fabric texture imprint, found objects flattened, Xerox, and wood collage assembled prints. He was first to use circuit boards as the plate. Broner exhibited work at Israel Museum, Jersalem; the British International Print Bienniale; Musee d’Art Moderne, Paris; and Museum of Modern Art, New York. His work is in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago; Detroit Institute of Arts; Guggenheim Museum, NY; Museum of Modern Art, NY; and National Gallery of Art, Washington. BERG / BRONER, Sculpture and Prints by WSU Mid-Century Modernists runs September 22 through 27. HOURS:Monday, Sept. 22, 9am to 5pmTuesday, Sept. 23, 9am to 5pmWednesday, Sept. 24, 9am to 5pmThursday, Sept. 25, 9am to 5pmFriday, Sept. 26, 9am to 6pmSaturday, Sept. 27, 9am to Noon The exhibition is made possible through the generous support of Harriet Berg and Nahama Broner. Special thanks also to Tom Pyrzewski, Wayne State University Galleries, and Michelle Perron and Todd Erikson, College for Creative Studies. Self-parking is available in nearby Wayne State Structure 1 and Structure 5, as well as at meters on surrounding streets. Guests with unique mobility needs are recommended to consider Wayne State Lot 31 or the Detroit Historical Museum’s lot, as they are nearest to the conference center. The exhibition runs in cooperation with the 2014 Mid-America Print Council Conference hosted by Wayne State University, September 24–27. During the exhibition the international light installation program DLECTRICITY takes place throughout Midtown Detroit the evenings of September 26 and 27.
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The Department of Music cultivates music as a contemporary and global art, grounded in a long historical tradition, by combining higher education with professional training and experience for its undergraduate and graduate/professional students.

The Department offers students of music opportunities to learn, grow, and develop their skills and disciplines in an urban cultural setting. With close proximity to Detroit's cultural center, students have access to the resources of such premiere institutions as the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Detroit Public Library, the Detroit Opera House, and Orchestra Hall. The long historical relationship between the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Department allows students to study and coach with exceptional guest artists and resident artist-faculty who are specialists in all musical styles and media.

Building on the strengths of its geographic and cultural setting, the Department maintains public access to its performances and degree programs, offers high-level professional and academic standards and unique creative and scholarly opportunities appropriate to a large research university, and cultivates a deep aesthetic understanding of music in our students and the larger urban arts community.

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Detroit, Michigan 48202
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