THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Wednesday, July 16, 1975
A2 museums: Intrigul g, iverse
By JEFF RISTINE-
Some people invariably at-
tach a derogatorv stereotyne to
all museums. They think in
terms of dusty, dimly-tit dis-
plays of bring and pretentwiis
art and pin "hirhbrow" char-
,acterizations onto culture-lov-
ers. Things of the past, in their
minds, are considered stuffy
and best left 'nasproached.
But for the kind of person at-
tracted to an urt fair, the Uni-
versity's three camos a tnu-
seums - the Museum of Art,
the Kelsey Museum of Ancient
and Medieval Archaeology a a d
the Exhibits Miesesm - are de-
lightfully intriging, diver-e and
positively educational. Better
yet, they're free.
THE MUSEUM of art, locat-
ed at the corner of State St. and
S. University, will probably be
of most interest to those 'w h o
came for the fair.
Besides many colorful contem-
porary paintings and prigs from
American artists, the museums
offers Japanese and Chinese
drawings, sculptures, ceramics
and temporary exhibitions or
loan from other art institutes.
Their collections include ma-
terial - remarkably well p r e-
served - from as far back as
the sixth Century A.D. But the
Museum of Art is not all "tradi-
tional" material. Climb t h e
toll, winding staircase to t h e
second floor of surrealis'ic
sketches, a wood, formica and
plastic sculpture, an Andy War-
hol screenprint called "Electric
Chair" and many examples of
the latest in oil-on-canvas.
EVEN FOR the cyiic, U stroll
through this diverse museum
should prove that art is no'. sim-
ply sunsets, mountains and
But if mummies and marble
urns are more your style, check
out the Kelsey Museum on State
St. near William which special-
izes in University excavations
from the Near Eastern and Med-
iterranean areas. The Richard-
sonian Romanesque structure is
one of the oldest buildings on
campus but surprisingly few lo-
cal persons ever go inside.
Actually, Kelsey is most cn-
cersed with teaching and re-
search, but it leaves 's door;
open to the public for several
hours every .day. Its tir.,-floor
galleries exhibit centucies-old
collections of pottery, panyri
and glassware from ancient
Rome and Dynastic Egypt. A
well-preserved mummy casn is
one of the museum's more pop-
OTHER GALLERIES n t h e
museum rotate their materials:
artifacts from Etruscan Italy,
ancient Greece, -Roman sod Is-
lamic Egypt or. Seluca-on-the-
Tigris might be featured dir:ng
any given week.
Thewide-ranging Ekhibits Mu-
seum, located on North Univer-
sity near the large Dental
Building, has two black, watch-
See MSUEUMS, Page 16
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The University's museums, including the Museum of Art pic-
tured above, offer perspectives on beauty and form not avail-
able elsewhere and are bound to destroy a few misconceptions
people hold toward museums in general.
Artist strives for excellence
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residents have had a chance to
check it out at the annual Free
Arts Festivals. This year he'll
be on E. University St in-booth
Being totally absorbed in hs
work, it is both a hobby and a
vocation for him, While talking
about it, he rarely sat tor sore
than five minutes at once. He
would rise from the living-room
sofa to find a book on a turn-of-
the-century art noveau architect
or stained-glass craftsman to il-
lustrate a point he is making.
Then it would be out to the
workshop to look at his major
interest of the moment nerklac-
es made of colorful vitrified
stone, a material he is experi-
menting with. Other times the
point will be illustrated with a
porcelain cup, blown-glass vase
or table lamp which he has
SINGLING a parti ular 1940's
luke-box out of his collection to
point out the difference between
art noveau and art deco, Jef-
ferson patted a se :'on of its
"I bought this because I thiink
it epitomizes art deco. Look at
the simple lines, its design .. .
this wood is real walnut, not
plastic." And, glancing in at
the turntable: "Just think, there
are more than 800 moving parts
in this thing."
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