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The Daily Arts
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you should be this,
weekend and why.
Living up to its name, the
Creative Arts Orchestra
performs a set of origi-
nal music this evening
at Rackham Auditorium.
The music is inspired
by forms contemporary
and classic, American
and international. And
there's one catch: it will
all be improvised. The
show starts at 8 p.m. Free.
One of Michigan's most
popular a cappella acts,
The G-Men bring their
high-octane brand of vocal,
performance back to the
stage this weekend with
"Because 'A-Men' and
'C-Men' were taken..." The
songs will range from Dis-
ney favorites to disco hits
to '80s dance-pop. Rack-
ham Auditorium. 8 p.m.
Friday. Student tickets $7.
While first-time visitors
often marvel at the intimi-
dating size of the Harlan
Hatcher Graduate Library
collection, few people ever
see even a tiny fraction of
the library's catalogue. To
show off the best parts of
its collection, the Grad is
rolling out its "Exhibit of
Treasures" from 9 a.m.
to noon on Friday. Free.
Michigan Museum of Art',s new Frankel
wing, two glass walls join neatly, push-
ing toward State Street like the prow
of a ship. Right now, the space they enclose isn't
much - something more to walk around, though it
affords a nice view of the recently installed Mark di
Suvero sculpture "Orion."
"Most people are surprised to find out that it's
going to be a gallery," said UMMA director James
Once UMMA reopens during winter term, after
two years of renovations and new construction, the
space will house temporary exhibitions of emerg-
ing contemporary artists.
"When we figured out how we were going to
site the expansion, this is the space we first started
thinking of to help us capture interest of people
going past," Steward said.
Work exhibited in this gallery will employ light,
movement and other elements visible through the
glass. Hopefully, according to Steward, being able
to see such dynamic work without barriers - save
for the glass walls - will lure passerby inside.
"There's this idea: We want to make art part of
the everyday experience," he said.
The space is part of UMMA's efforts to make
the museum - and by extension, art in general
- more accessible to everyone, every day, in its
position as both a University resource and a com-
munity resource. According to Steward, UMMA is
the largest museum between Detroit and Chicago
and people come from great distances to visit. Each
visitor, whatever his or her walk of life, should feel
comfortable taking in a performance-at UMMA's
See UMMA, Page 4B
Celebrated in both his
native country and the
world over, pianist Rado-
slav Kvapil is regularly
crowned the greatest
Czech pianist in the
world. In his Friday night
recital, he'll perform
works by legendary fel-
low-Czechs Leos Janacek
and Antonin Leopold
Dvorak. 8 p.m. at the E.V.
Moore Building. Free.