For Students

These events took place from November 2006 through February 2007.



James Steward  |    Listen  |  Watch
Former Director of the University of Michigan Museum of Art offered a context for the issues that were raised throughout the dialogue series. UMMA has been described by the New York Times as “in the forefront” of university art museums

Thelma Golden  |    Interview
Director and Chief Curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem, former curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and one of the museum world’s boldest curatorial innovators in the field of contemporary art

Photo: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Raymond Silverman  |    Listen  |  Watch
Director of the University of Michigan’s Museum Studies Program, Professor of African Art History and an expert in the history of museums in Africa and the representation of African cultures in Western museums

Nicholas Delbanco  |    Listen  |  Watch
Robert Frost Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Michigan, novelist and essayist, and a lifelong observer of museums and the visual arts, here and in Europe

Photo: Emma Dodge Hanson

Okwui Enwezor  |    Listen  |  Watch
Dean of Academic Affairs and Senior Vice President at the San Francisco Art Institute, Artistic Director of the Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo de Sevilla, curator at the International Center of Photography, and writer with a deep interest in representing post-colonial Africa to the world

Photo: Jeff Weiner

Kathy Halbreich  |    Listen  |  Watch
Director of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, veteran of two prominent museum building projects, and an advocate for expanding the civic role of both artists and audiences within cultural institutions

Photo: Cameron Wittig

Vishakha Desai  |    Listen  |  Watch
President and CEO of the Asia Society, an international educational organization dedicated to strengthening connections between the peoples of Asia and the United States, well known for exhibitions of contemporary and traditional art as well as leadership in business and policy issues

Dr. Desai's presentation served as the 2007 Doris Sloan Memorial Lecture. The Sloan honors one of the Museum’s most ardent friends and supporters. Established through the generosity of Dr. Herbert Sloan, the annual lecture is a tribute to Dr. and Mrs. Sloan’s shared passion for collecting art and fostering its appreciation.

These public programs and related activities were funded by a major grant from the Getty Foundation and support from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs; they were presented in cooperation with the University of Michigan's theme year The Theory and Practice of Citizenship: From the Local to the Global.

These podcasts are made possible in part by the University of Michigan’s Office of the Vice President for Communications.