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BERG / BRONER, Sculpture and Prints by WSU Mid-Century Modernists
September 22 2014 at 9:00 AM
McGregor Memorial Conference Center
Wayne State University’s College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts presents the art exhibit BERG / BRONERSculpture and Prints by WSU Mid-Century Modernists Irving Berg and Robert Broner were great artist friends involved in art education and the community of artists in the Modernist Art Movement. Modernism aimed to depart from the traditional forms of art, using found objects with shared experiences with other artists. The incorporation of found objects into their works is one way in which the sculptures and prints exhibited by these two friends are connected. Irving Berg, Wayne State 1943 and ’50, was a head of the art department at Detroit’s Cass Technical High School and a supervisor of student art teachers at Wayne State University. Berg’s artistic achievements as a sculptor, ceramist, jewelry designer and photographer are well recognized. His work is in the collections of the Detroit Institute of Arts and Wayne State’s Reuther Library. He created the sculpture garden Camp Maas, Lake Orion, MI, devoted to large, outdoor pieces by him and many of his students. He was honored with awards from the Michigan Council for the Arts and the Detroit Institute of Arts and he is a recipient of Wayne State’s Arts Achievement Award. Robert Broner, Wayne State 1945 and '46, was a professor of art at Wayne State University, at Haifa University in Israel and at Cooper Union of Art in New York. Broner introduced techniques central to the growth of 20th century printing, fabric texture imprint, found objects flattened, Xerox, and wood collage assembled prints. He was first to use circuit boards as the plate. Broner exhibited work at Israel Museum, Jersalem; the British International Print Bienniale; Musee d’Art Moderne, Paris; and Museum of Modern Art, New York. His work is in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago; Detroit Institute of Arts; Guggenheim Museum, NY; Museum of Modern Art, NY; and National Gallery of Art, Washington. BERG / BRONER, Sculpture and Prints by WSU Mid-Century Modernists runs September 22 through 27. HOURS:Monday, Sept. 22, 9am to 5pmTuesday, Sept. 23, 9am to 5pmWednesday, Sept. 24, 9am to 5pmThursday, Sept. 25, 9am to 5pmFriday, Sept. 26, 9am to 6pmSaturday, Sept. 27, 9am to Noon The exhibit is made possible through the generous support of Harriet Berg and Nahama Broner. Special thanks also to Janet Hamrick and Douglas Haller, co-curators; Tom Pyrzewski, Wayne State University Galleries; and Michelle Perron and Todd Erikson, College for Creative Studies. Self-parking is available in nearby Wayne State Structure 1 (Palmer St. at Cass Ave.) and Structure 5 (southbound Anthony Wayne Dr. just south of Palmer St.), as well as at meters on surrounding streets. Guests with unique mobility needs are recommended to consider Wayne State Lot 31 (northbound Anthony Wayne Dr. just south of Palmer St.) or the Detroit Historical Museum’s lot (Kirby St. between Woodward and Cass), as they are nearest to the conference center. The exhibit runs in cooperation with the 2014 Mid-America Print Council Conference hosted by Wayne State University, September 24–27. During the exhibit the international light installation program DLECTRICITY takes place throughout Midtown Detroit the evenings of September 26 and 27.
BERG / BRONER, Sculpture and Prints by WSU Mid-Century Modernists
September 26 2014 at 9:00 AM
McGregor Memorial Conference Center
Wayne State University’s College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts presents the art exhibit BERG / BRONERSculpture and Prints by WSU Mid-Century Modernists Irving Berg and Robert Broner were great artist friends involved in art education and the community of artists in the Modernist Art Movement. Modernism aimed to depart from the traditional forms of art, using found objects with shared experiences with other artists. The incorporation of found objects into their works is one way in which the sculptures and prints exhibited by these two friends are connected. Irving Berg, Wayne State 1943 and ’50, was a head of the art department at Detroit’s Cass Technical High School and a supervisor of student art teachers at Wayne State University. Berg’s artistic achievements as a sculptor, ceramist, jewelry designer and photographer are well recognized. His work is in the collections of the Detroit Institute of Arts and Wayne State’s Reuther Library. He created the sculpture garden Camp Maas, Lake Orion, MI, devoted to large, outdoor pieces by him and many of his students. He was honored with awards from the Michigan Council for the Arts and the Detroit Institute of Arts and he is a recipient of Wayne State’s Arts Achievement Award. Robert Broner, Wayne State 1945 and '46, was a professor of art at Wayne State University, at Haifa University in Israel and at Cooper Union of Art in New York. Broner introduced techniques central to the growth of 20th century printing, fabric texture imprint, found objects flattened, Xerox, and wood collage assembled prints. He was first to use circuit boards as the plate. Broner exhibited work at Israel Museum, Jersalem; the British International Print Bienniale; Musee d’Art Moderne, Paris; and Museum of Modern Art, New York. His work is in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago; Detroit Institute of Arts; Guggenheim Museum, NY; Museum of Modern Art, NY; and National Gallery of Art, Washington. BERG / BRONER, Sculpture and Prints by WSU Mid-Century Modernists runs September 22 through 27. HOURS:Monday, Sept. 22, 9am to 5pmTuesday, Sept. 23, 9am to 5pmWednesday, Sept. 24, 9am to 5pmThursday, Sept. 25, 9am to 5pmFriday, Sept. 26, 9am to 6pmSaturday, Sept. 27, 9am to Noon The exhibit is made possible through the generous support of Harriet Berg and Nahama Broner. Special thanks also to Janet Hamrick and Douglas Haller, co-curators; Tom Pyrzewski, Wayne State University Galleries; and Michelle Perron and Todd Erikson, College for Creative Studies. Self-parking is available in nearby Wayne State Structure 1 (Palmer St. at Cass Ave.) and Structure 5 (southbound Anthony Wayne Dr. just south of Palmer St.), as well as at meters on surrounding streets. Guests with unique mobility needs are recommended to consider Wayne State Lot 31 (northbound Anthony Wayne Dr. just south of Palmer St.) or the Detroit Historical Museum’s lot (Kirby St. between Woodward and Cass), as they are nearest to the conference center. The exhibit runs in cooperation with the 2014 Mid-America Print Council Conference hosted by Wayne State University, September 24–27. During the exhibit the international light installation program DLECTRICITY takes place throughout Midtown Detroit the evenings of September 26 and 27.
Prospective students: Tour the Dept. of Theatre and Dance
September 26 2014 at 4:00 PM
Old Main
The Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance is pleased to offer tours of our programs and facilities to all students interested in pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies in theatre or undergraduate studies in dance. If this day/time is not a good one for you, here is our total list of upcoming tours: Tuesday, September 9, 2014Friday, September 26Friday, October 17Tuesday, October 28Tuesday, November 25Tuesday, December 16Tuesday, January 6, 2015Friday, January 23Friday, February 13Tuesday, February 24Tuesday, March 10Friday, March 27Tuesday, March 31Tuesday, April 7Friday, April 24
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Welcome to Dance 
at Wayne State!

The dance program at Wayne State University is part of the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance and is one of the oldest and most respected in the country. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD), our BFA and BS programs have a dual focus: contemporary modern dance and neo-classical ballet, also integrating choreography, dance history, and digital dance technology into the curriculum.  Our dance department offers the opportunity for study and training (with an emphasis on Central African) in the techniques of central and West African dance styles. Additional course offerings in dance education and world dance, as well as African, Jazz, Contemporary Ballet and other dance styles complete the program. Our state of the art studios and facilities are located in the center of the city’s Cultural District in midtown Detroit. Fifteen diverse dance faculty are nationally known for their work in technique, choreography, dance theory, Pilates, and dance technology.

The Maggie Allesee Guest Artist series allows students to regularly take Master Classes with, and dance in works by, renowned national and international choreographers, performers, and teachers. See a list of recent guest artists here.

The comprehensive curriculum in dance at Wayne State focuses on quality pre-professional dance training and education. Our nationally accredited program currently maintains an enrollment of 60 dance majors, a third of whom are consistently named to the Dean’s List and continue to distinguish themselves as Presidential Scholars, Wayne Scholars, and McNair Scholar Program recipients. The department enjoys important partnerships with Complexions Contemporary Ballet, the Detroit Opera House, and the Music Hall Center for the Arts.

If you would like to join us in support of our efforts as we aspire to new heights in teaching, research, creativity and student excellence - training the next wave of dance performers, choreographers, and educators - click here to make a donation.

Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance
Wayne State University
4841 Cass Avenue, Suite 3226
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone (313) 577-3508  Fax (313) 577-5691
theatre_dance@wayne.edu