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ARTS

The Michigan Daily

Tuesday, February 3, 1987

Page 5

Give yourself a

By Jenny Putz
If you ask Joe Student where the University
of Michigan Museum of Art is, he'd most
likely reply, "An Art Museum...here?!?" Even
though it is located across the street from one
of the busiest student centers on campus, the
Union, the Museum of Art goes by largely
'unnoticed. But even if you aren't an art
connoisseur or an Art History major, you can
learn a lot about art through the Museum's Art
Breaks program.
At 12:20 pm every Tuesday and Thursday,
ou can come to ert res fo a short
enty-minute tour guided by one of the
useum's many knowledgeable and friendly
ocents (tour guides). The topics of the Art
reaks vary weekly according to the newest or
ost popular exhibits.
For the February 3rd and 5th Art Breaks, the
works of Paul Stewart and Ted Ramsay will be
spotlighted. If you've never been to the
Museum of Art before, now is definitely the
time to come. This extraordinarily unusual
exhibit brings an element of fun and brightness
to the Museum.

Stewart and Ramsay are both professors at
the University of Michigan Art School and
their remarkable exhibit displays handmade
paper creations. Stewart, a lithographer,
presents interesting compositions of color
prints on his own beautifully textured paper
while Ramsay features his dog, Picasso, in
wonderfully bizarre constructions of paper,
wood, enamel, tin, and glitter.
Marian Cares, a docent who has been
involved with the Museum of Art for more than
ten years, stresses the value of the Museum.
Without pay, she and thirty-one active docents
must go through a rigorous training program,
working with Art History professors for a year
and frequently attending refresher courses. This
enables them to provide visitors with a clearer
understanding of the Museum's works. The
docents believe that the Museum has something
for everyone, and that the Art Breaks are perfect
for on-the-go students with small amounts of
spare time. They hope to see attendance grow as
student awareness rises. As Ms. Cares stated, "I
hate to see students go through four years of
college and never visit the Museum of Art
once."

'Break'
If you long for a more in-depth view of the
Museum of Art, take one of the Sunday Tours.
They begin at 2:00 pm each Sunday and last
approximately forty-five minutes. You'll get a
guided tour of a few of the main exhibits and if
you desire to see the exhibits not featured in the
tour, the Museum is open for browsing until
5:00 pm that day.
If you 're still clamoring for reasons why
you can't possibly visit the Museum of Art,
and you've resorted to the familiar, "But my
legs are weak and they'll get tired if I stand
around a stuffy old Art Museum all day (whine,
whine)," too bad; the staff has anticipated this
and provides portablestools for those who wish
them. So, there's absolutely no excuse for not
coming and joyfully experiencing the wonderful
world of art on an Art Break or a Sunday Tour.
Featured throughout the month of February
on the Art Breaks and Sunday Tours are Paul
Stewart/Ted Ramsay, Max Ernst Surrealism,
Modern Master Drawings, People in 20th
Century Art, and works from the Hudson River
School.

A campus friend bids fare well

"uIy rumuib " L"LIE O "RJ'.II
'Crazy from the heat'
David Lee Roth rocked it up at Crisler Arena last night. This.ex-Van
Halen member drove the spandex-laden crowd into new heights of frenzy.
Menuhin, Warsaw Sinfonia
perform at Hill Aud.
"I am probably the only artist whose association with thekUniversity
Musical Society of the University of Michigan extends back a full half
century," wrote Yehudi Menuhin on the occasion of UMS's 100th
anniversary in 1979. He made his Ann Arbor debut at fourteen; tonight,
when Menuhin conducts and performs with the Warsaw Sinfonia, will be
his nineteenth performance at Hill.
On the program: Bach's Violin Concerto No. 1, Wagner's Siegfried
Idyll, Rossini's Overture to "La Scala di Seta," Bacewicz's Concertofor
Strings, and Mendelssohn's "Italian" Symphony. For tickets, contact
UMS at 764-2538; "rush" seats should be available. -Rebecca Chung

By Wendy Kaplan
On March 14, 1957, the
Campus Theater opened its doors
for the first time. The triangular
marquee over the door read, "Lust
For Life, Starring Kirk Douglas."
Under that, in large red letters, read,
"Mr. Magoo Cartoon." The price of
an adult ticket was 90 cents. A kid
could get in for a quarter.
On January 1, 1987, the
Campus Cinema (formerly Theater)
closed its doors for good. Taped to
the box office window was a small,
hand-written sign: "Closed." The
price of an adult ticket was $4.50.
A kid could get in for a mere $2.00.
After almost thirty years of
providing Ann Arbor with quality
cinema, the Campus Theater has
en bought by Glenn and Sharyn
ale, a pair of real estate investors
who run Campus Commercial
Properties. In an attempt to attract
consumers to the South University
area, the Gales plan to convert the
theater into retail space. The invest -
ors already own the adjacent
property, which houses a women's
clothing store.
Back in 1957, it was the theater,
and not the retail businesses, which
attracted people to the South
University area. Owned by the
Butterfield chain, the theater was

the height of innovation. A full
page ad in the Ann Arbor News
promised a theater "styled in the
modern manner." It had all the
amenities: modern tile lounges,
comfortable bodiform seating,
Cinemascope, and, if that weren't
enough, it was "smartly decorated
and carpeted." But most of all, the
Campus Theater promised the best
cinema around.
Fellini's La Strada, shown in
1957, was the beginning of the
theater's bend towards artistic and
foreign films. A continuous flow of
Cannes and Academy Award
winners hit the screen of the movie
house after that. On February 21,
1962, the day John Glenn returned
from his three-orbit space trip,
Andrzej Wadja's account of the
1944 uprising in Nazi-occupied
Warsaw, Kanal, the Cannes winner
in 1961,:opened at ,the Campus
Theater. Shortly after, the theater
presented The Hustler, a film
nominated for several Academy
Awards including Best Actor, Best
Director, and Best Picture.
Throughout the 1960's, the
Butterfield-owned theater remained
loyal to its artistic leanings. In
1969, when President Nixon and
President DeGaulle were engaged in
talks over the war, the Campus
theater boasted a superb double
feature: The Taming of the Shrew,

with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard
Burton, and Fred Zinneman's
production of A Man For All
Seasons.
During the polyester decade of
the the 1970's, American saw a
decline in the quality of its cinema.
As a result, the Campus Theater
was forced to pick up commercial
releases. In 1974, while Blood Orgy
of the She-Devils played at the
Willow Drive-In, the Campus was
showing Jeremiah Johnson with
Robert Redford. In 1979, when you
could get five disco or hustle
lessons for ten bucks, the cinematic
version of J.R.R. Tolkien's The
Lord of the Rings had a month
engagement at the theater. In ad -
dition, Steven Spielberg left his
conspicuous mark on Ann Arbor
through the Campus Theater. Two
of his,.biggest hits, Gremlins and
Indiana Jones and the Temple of
Doom played at the movie house
on South University.
In 1984, the Campus Theater
was purchased by Kerasotes
Theaters, the same group that
owned the State and Wayside
theaters. A week after the an -
nouncement of the acquisition, all
of the projectionists at the three
Kerasotes-owned theaters were fired
despite a promise by the new
management that no personnel
changes would be made. In response

to this verbal breach of contract,
Local 395 of the International
Alliance of Theatrical Stage
Employees and Moving Picture
Machine Operators picketed in front
of the State Theater for several
months.
It was an unsuccessful three
years for the Kerasotes-owned
Campus Cinema. The price of a
first-run commercial release was
simply too high to keep the theater
in the black. So Ann Arbor was
forced to say good-bye to the last
single-screen commercial movie
house around and the tradition of
cinematic quality the Campus
Theater was known for.

The Bursley Family Presents
Vthe+
SWEET SIXTEEN.. .
COMING OF AGE IN THE EIGHTIES!!
Saturday, Feb. 7, 1987
8 p.m. Bursley Hall

Tickets: $4 in advance /
$5 at the door
Semi-Formal Attire:
Sweet Sixteen Party afterwards!
Tickets Available in the
Michigan Union Feb. 2 & 3rd
(10:30 -5 p.m.)
and in the Fishbowl
Feb. 4,5, & 6th (11-5 p.m.)
Sponsored by MSA, Office of the Vice President
and The Bursley Council.

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The MacThuck is Just Around the Corner......
MacTruck/Computer Weekend
Saturday, February 7, and
Sunday, February 8, 1987

76-GUIDE
WINTER WORKSHOP SERIES
PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE FOLLOWING PEER-LED WORKSHOPS
THURSDAY NIGHTS, 7 to 9pm
3100 Michigan Union
Feb. 5, The Family Tree
This informative workshop will help participants
examine their significant family relationships
with parents and siblings.
Feb.12, What's Love Got to do With It?
This workshop will explore our intimate
relationships. We'll talk about dating,
communication ,being sexual and ending
our relationships.
Mar.s. RELAX!!
During this workshop participants will learn
the basic skills of progressive relaxation
You'll talk about what's causing gou stress
and experience a guided relaxation exercise.
Mar.19,6ET UPSTAND UP!
For those who want to learn to take charge of
their lives, this workshop will introduce you
to the ideas of assertiveness training and
through the use of role plays and hand-outs,
gou'll gain some important assertion skills.
Apr.2,SUICIDE;A HELPING HAND.
This workshop will explore the difficult topic
of suicide and provide gou with concrete
suggestions on how to help a suicidal friend.
Format will include an informal discussion and
useful handouts to help gou spot the warning
signs.
w... t - DCIr A V II

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Get your own:

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KY

Macintosh' Plus computer with
an 800K external disk drive and
Microsoft Word.......$1,420.00
Macintosh Plus computer with
a 20M SCSI hard disk drive,
(cable and terminator included)
and Microsoft Word...$2,120.00

An ImageWrite? II printer, plus
above for an additional $430.00.

cable, can be purchased with either package
Not sold separately through this sale.

There is guaranteed availability of a limited number of systems at the MacTruck
prices plus the $50.00 late fee. Walk-in orders will be accepted at Photo and
Campus Services, 542 LS&A Building before noon on Friday, February 6, 1987.
For more information, pick up a supplementary information packet at:
*Any Computing Center public facility, such as UNYN, NUBS or the
Undergraduate Library;
*The Microcomputer Education Center, School of Education Building;
*Photo and Campus Services, LS&A Building;
*Campus Information Center, Michigan Union.

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