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Page 4 - The Michigan Dai!y - Thursday, September 8, 1988

MUSEUMS & GALLERIES

W 0~r
Wizard
Continued from Page 3
"And Dorothy, don't you dare forget the
African and Oceanic sculpture as well as the
Asian painting, sculpture, and decorative arts.
And even if you can't find the Wizard there,
make sure you take a peek at the special exhi-
bitions which are often fabulous collections of
contemporary art."
"Wow Glenda, that sounds just awesome!"
"Try culturally enriching, Dorothy. A heat
wave in Ann Arbor during the middle of
February is awesome ... but my dear, let's
continue."
"If you start walking down State Street to-
wards Steve's Ice Cream, you'll be able to see
the Kelsey Museum of Ancient and Medieval
Archaeology. You wouldn't believe the kinds
of things they bring back, Dorothy. We're
talking textiles, sculpture, coins, glass, in-
scriptions, building materials, and pottery
from past Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and Is-
lamic civilizations.
"Dorothy! Snap out of it! Are you spacing
out on me?"
"Gosh Glenda, I was just trying to imagine
which mix-in I would get at Steve's. You
don't need to jump down my back!"
"Forget mix-ins, Dorothy. Think art, not
M&M's, okay?!"
"Okay, where was I? Oh yes. After the
Kelsey Museum, you want to go around the

corner to South University at Tappan where
you will find the Clements Library. I think the
Wizard of Art specialized in early American
history and culture, so he might be studying
here because they have a wealth of resources
in his field. The museum contains rare books,
maps, manuscripts, graphic art and music
from 1492-1900. Make sure you explore the
exhibit area which presents new exhibits to
the public every two months."
"Moving along, Dorothy, your next stop
should be the Natural Science Exhibit Mu-
seum, at 1109 Geddes. They have four floors
of exhibits here, including the Hall of Evolu-
tion, displays of- Michigan plant and animal
life, mineral and biological displays, and dio-
ramas of American Indian life and other cul-
tures. The planetarium also has showings ev-
ery Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday evening.
"Once you've finished at the Natural Sci-
ence Museum, you can hop on a bus and go
out to North Campus and check out the Bent-
ley Historical Library. This place contains the
50-year-old Michigan Historical Collections
which consist of manuscripts, photographs,
and books relating to Michigan's history,
people, and institutions.
"And finally Dorothy, you may find the
Wizard playing around at The Hands On Mu-
seum, which is located between East Huron
and North Fifth Avenue. They have four
floors for you to check out that are
categorized into different subjects like the

light and optics gallery, The Discovery Room,
The Subject is You, and The World around
You. The Wizard really gets into optical
illusions, so you might .want to check that
floor out first."
"Glenda, I don't know how to thank you.
You've been so helpful..."
"Well Dorothy, I'm glad to hear it.
Oh...will you hold this for a sec?
"Gosh Glenda, of course! But what does it
say?"
"Doll, read it when I leave. It's all yours.
Just take care of yourself, and keep a careful,
eye open for the Wizard. Also, make sure you
steer clear from any scarecrows, tin men or li-
ons you may run into!"
"Will do," said Dorothy. But, she was too
late because Glenda had already disappeared
into a puff of pink smoke and blue glitter.
"I wonder," said Dorothy with anticipation,
"why Glenda would just poof away on me
like that? Well, at least I have this list!" And
as she opened it up, more pink smoke and
blue glitter poured out, making Dorothy
cough just a little bit.
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"Well I'll be," mumbled Dorothy to her-
self. "That Glenda is just so cool. Here she
left me the names, addresses and phone num-
bers of some other museums and galleries in
and around Ann Arbor."
And then Dorothy started to read the
names, addresses and phone numbers of a
bunch of galleries which Glenda said the
Wizard might be at as well.
"The Gerald R. Ford Library, 1000 Beal
Avenue, North Campus, 668-2218 ... Slusser
Gallery, Art & Architecture Bldg., Bonisteel
Blvd., North Campus, 764-0397... Ann Arbor
Public Library, 343 S. Fifth Avenue, Clare
Spitler Works of Art, 2007 Pauline Ct. 662-
8914 ... Rackham Galleries, 915 E. Washing-
ton, 764-6163 ... The Reehill Gallery,1679
Broadway, 665-6359 ... and finally, said
Dorothy, with her squeaky voice about to give
way, The Alice Simsar Gallery, 301 N. Main,
665-4883."
"Well," said Dorothy - out loud but
speaking only to herself - "I better cut out of
this scene and go find that Wizard! I really
miss Kansas."
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