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LOCAL/STATE

The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, December 10, 1996- 5

Museum

celebrates

HAYDEN
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mayor of Los Angeles in 1997, is under-
going a shift in values, he said.
Hayden's resident state, which used to

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By lit K.Thavaraah Hill also stressed the importance of
Dail StaffReporter the interaction between the visitors and
Ranging from life-sized wooden sol- the arts.
4ers to caricatures of children in short "This exhibition is truly unique
tories such as "Little Red Riding because it gives children as well as
Hood," the Museum of Art is celebrat- adults the opportunity to interact with
ng the popular French mass-production the works of art through life-sized repli-
print-making industry with an exhibit ca board games, plays and songs from
-led "Images d'Epinal." popular short stories," Hill said.
The exhibit I e y
is :a look into bb Copeland, an
e lives and This exhibition LSA junior
Tterests of the t l ue studying art his-
4ench middle is $ uv i , tory, said he
~ss dating agrees with Hill's
ck to the -Whitley Hill assessment.
th through Museum of Art public "This exhibi-
the early 20th relations director tion is really cool
eenturies. because it's com-
Museum of pletely different
Art Public Relations Director Whitley from what I had expected," Copeland
Hiill said she believes the collection will said. "It's a chance to experience the cul-
bc well received because of its mass ture of these people.
appeal. "Generally, when you go to the muse-
"What's truly wonderful about this um everyone is very passive and quiet.
exhibit is that it has something interest- When I went, there were several chil-
ing for all ages" Whitley said. "There dren and adults who were playing with
re different items depicting religious games and having a great time with
fixtures, political fixtures and children each other," he said.
that are drawn in beautiful images. William H ennessey, the museum
"It depicts ordinary French people's director, said he hopes the exhibit will
lives and how they saw the world through achieve three goals.
their eyes. These artists were truly spe- "First, to give people the opportunity
vial, producing images on cards that had to see beautiful artwork. Secondly, to
never been seen before," she said. have people see time through another
The exhibition, which contains more window and finally, to create a family
than 170 works, was organized and cir- atmosphere of enjoyment when they're
cplated by the Musde du Quebec in in the museum," Hennessey said.
Q'njunction with the Musde Hill said she believes the exhibit is a
D6partmental d'Art Ancien et way for children to become more active
Contemporain in Epinal, France, where in art.
the artwork originates. "This exhibit definitely is a way 10r

be known as "the
embarked on a
prison-building
initiative that
"is now eating
directly from
the education
budget:'
The change
in focus sym-
bolizes "a soci-
ety whose
elders have
embarked on a
course of aban-
donment and
failure -
because you
have to calculate 1

education state,' has
Sa So
whose eld
embarked
course of
abandonmi

Hayden, who chairs the California State
Senate Committee on Higher Education.
The downsizing of higher education in
California, coupled with the elimination
of affirmative action initiatives is "open-
ing a trap door of opportunity and all
these students are falling though it;'
Hayden said.
Some things in
riety( higher education
and in Ann Arbor
ers have haven't changed
much since
on a Hayden marched
across the Dia
and protested t
F 1cem i n
ent and Administration
r Building.
When MSA
Tn mn members told the

failure .a.'

yF

Can

yen.

2 years ahead to get a

former student
D - Calif. leader and editor
in chief of ,Thy
Michigan Daily that representatives are
trying to obtain a student seat on the
University Board of Regents, hIS
response was short.
"Still?"

prison." Incumbents are assuming a
downward spiral willcontinue, he said.
The changes California may make as a
result of Prop. 209 are another concern to

Now through December 20
ISO

JOHN KRAFT/Daily
This photo of a group of children greets visitors at the entrance to the Images
d'Epinal exhibit in the Museum of Art.

children to get involved. Many of the
artwork displayed at museums cannot
be touched." Hill said. "We made it one
of our top prioities to try to have Family
Days' where children and parents can
come together and really experience

something spectacular and at the same
time learn a little culture."
The exhibit runs through Jan 5. The
museum will be closed Christmas and
Mondays. For more information call
764-0395.

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