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A 'MOVING' HISTORY:
Art MuseumHopes for New Quarters
By BEATRICE TEODORO
One set of buildings for art col-
lections, classes, and other art
interests now scattered over the
campus, is the hope of Helen B.
Hall, curator of the University,
Museum of Art.
"In this way, more adequate
quarters for the Museum would
also be provided," she said.
For more than 100 . years, the'
University art collection has
shared the quarters of other cam-
pus developments. In 1885, it was
a part of the archaelogical-art ac-
tivities, and was housed in the
north and south wings, of old Uni-
Later, when the General Library.
was built, a section was set apart
as an art gallery. And in 1910, the
collection moved into its present
site, Alumni Memorial Hall, where
it again shared space with the of-
fices of several University groups.
In 1946, the Museum was estab-
lished as a separate entity, and
the Regents voted it a small an-
nual grant. Until then the major
part of the collection had been
gathered from gifts.
The most important contempor-
ary painting in the permanent
collection, Miss Hall believes, is
Max Beckmann's "Begin the Be-
guine" (1946). Of the greatest his-
torical value is the recently ac-
quired "St. John on Patmos,"
painted'by the 16th century Flem-
ish ,artist, Joos van Cleve.
Tota1y, the present collection
contains about 3,700 objects of
art. The Museum is active in ac-
quainting the public with these
pieces through changing displays.
- Exchange Art
In addition, the Museum Is
presently sponsoring several small
exhibits -that are touring Michi-
gan, including a series of 30 Mex-
ican prints and drawings, as well
as acquiring traveling exhibits
from national agencies,jusually
two each month. Coming soon are
"Fulbright Painters" and "Con-
temporary Italian Paintings."
And so begins the 1959 fall sea-
son for the Museum of Art, the
state's oldest public art gallery.
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BEGIN THE BEGUINE-Max Beckmann's painting is believed to
be the most significant contemporary painting in the University
Art Museum's permanent collection. Besides this painting, the
Museum houses approximately 3,700 objects of art.
Homecoming To Stress
By PETER STUART "Michigan Intermission" will be
A revival of one of the original held from 8-11 p.m. Friday, Oct.
purposes of Homecoming - fet- 30. The program, to be broadcast
ing returning alumni -- will take by WCBN and WHRV, will fea-
place on the University campus ture a display of campus talent
this year. with Ollie McLaughlin of WHRV
"Emphasis on the alumni dur- as master of ceremonies.
ing Homecoming has gradually Acts include an exhibition by
declined in recent years," David C. members of the University gym-
Beste, '60E, Homecoming co- nastics team, the baton twirling
chairman, said. "But this year we of John Kirkendall, '60, and Ned
are going all-out to give them a Evans' dixieland band. John Tue-
big welcome." my and his Auxiliary Ensemble,
The program of stepped-up the Bob Wilke jazz trio, the Spirits
alumni activities will begin at 9 and Pserfs singing groups, and
a.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, with a many other instrumental and vo-
coffee hour and, breakfast in the cal organizations will also per-
Union ballroom and adjoining ter- form. Refreshments will be avail-
race. Plans call for coffee and able.
doughnuts to feed more than the
200 alumni who attended last year.
Featured at the Saturday morn-
ing alumni breakfast will be a col- A Fantastic
lection (of exhibits by University
colleges and special units which
will fill the ballroom.
The Phoenix Project will show
its experiments with atomic ra-
diation, the law school will display
a set of rare law books, and anrhL
Army missile nose cone scheduled
soon to be launched into space
may be obtained. Several other
schools are planning to exhibit
models of proposed new facilities.
"We feel that one of the best . :
ways to build alumni interest in
Homecoming is to inform them
about recent developments on
campus," Beste said. "We think
information booths in conjunction'
with the ,coffee hour will serve
this purpose." C ESTER
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terial on recent University hap- 3 1 2 S S
penings, as well as the Homecom-
ing activities will be located: at
the corner of South University
and Washtenaw and at the Union.
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