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Artists, educators, curators, scholars, and collectors provide lectures and presentations that encourage greater understanding of the arts.

September 2014

The Detroit Institute of Arts – Past, Present, and Future

September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Founded in 1885, the Detroit Institute of Arts is one of the most renowned art museums in the country. DIA’s Executive Director of Collection Strategies and Information Salvador Salort-Pons, Ph.D. will highlight the distinguished history of the DIA and its outstanding collection of European Art. He will also introduce the innovative 2007 re-installation of the entire collection, which established the museum as one of the most visitor-friendly in the country. The DIA is among the top six encyclopedic art museums in North America, comprising extraordinary collections of European and American Art.

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September 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Slavs and Tatars joins ART PAPERS and the BMA to explore the potential of language-and particularly, of transliteration, or the conversion of scripts-as a strategy of both resistance and research into notions of identity politics, colonialism, and faith.

Long-Legged Linguistics is one in a series of lecture-performances in the collective’s latest cycle of work, which examines the ever-changing and always powerful alphabets of Eurasia—where Arabic accompanied the rise of Islam, Latin that of Roman Catholicism, and Cyrillic that of the Orthodox Church and, later, communism. Long-Legged Linguistics attempts not to emancipate particular peoples of notions, but rather the sounds rolling off our collective tongues, in any region of the world.

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