The University Record, March 20, 2000

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Visiting artist Annette Lawrence capped her week-long residency with an exploration of her installation at the Museum of Art, which was created with students from the School of Art and Design. Her exhibition, 'Transparent/Opaque,' will be on display through April 16. Lawrence was on campus as part of the Penny W. Stamps Visiting Artists Program at the School of Art and Design. Photo by Bob Kalmbach


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Musical evening at Clements

President Theodore Roosevelt (a.k.a. Paul Stillman) will be joined by singer Joan Morris and her School of Music students at the Clements Library at 7:30 p.m. March 26 for ‘A Man, A Plan, A Canal,’ a musical evening based on the building of the Panama Canal. Popular songs of 1903–15, pieces by Irving Berlin and George M. Cohen and rags by Scott Joplin will be interspersed by Stillman’s ‘lively wit and bombastic, turn-of-the-century political wisdom.’ The Clements in large part owes its existence to the Panama Canal project. William L. Clements, a U-M graduate, designed and manufactured cranes and steam shovels and the project created an unprecedented need for such equipment. The business provided him with the extra personal income needed to put together one of the greatest collections of Americana in the world, which he donated to the U-M. Tickets---$25 general public, $15 Clements Associates, $10 students---are available by calling (734) 764-2347. The exhibition ‘The Panama Canal’ continues at the Clements through March 31 and may be viewed 1–4:45 p.m. weekdays. For more information, visit the Web at www.clements.umich.edu. Photo courtesy Paul Stillman