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Published on May 20, 2008

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Slide 2: The International Print Portfolio October 7, 2007-August 10 2008 West Gallery Slide 3:  The International Print Portfolio Before Nazi Holocaust, it was generally-held belief that protecting human rights was the concern of individual governments. But the war convinced many people of the necessity of making human rights a universal concern monitored under universal standards Featuring prints from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East to Australia and the Americas Slide 4: The International Print Portfolio Artist's Expressions of Universal Human Rights through August 10, 2008 West Gallery The sets of prints, owned by the Michigan State University Museum, is being circulated in North America as one of a series of activities in South Africa, including the African National Congress; Centre for Culture, University of Fort Hare; and Mayibuye Centre, University of the Western Cape Slide 6: ARTS AND CULTURE play a critical role not only in preparing students for a global world, but also in nurturing the human spirit, and enriching prosperity and quality of life in Michigan. This year, the university is especially pleased to celebrate 2007-08 as MSU's Year of Arts and Culture. THIS INITIATIVE comprises a year of activities wrapping around all arts and culture units and academic programs. Highlights will include milestone anniversaries of the MSU Museum, Wharton Center for Performing Arts, and the Department of Theater, the expansion and move of Kresge Art Museum, the opening of the new Residential College for the Arts and Humanities, and much more. JOIN US in celebrating MSU's Year of Arts & Culture with the many other events and activities planned. Learn more at ARTSANDCULTURE.MSU.EDU Slide 8:  APRIL 18-20 7:30-9:30 P.M. hours of continuous arts programming showcasing the best of the Michigan 48 State University arts scene, offering a unique opportunity to see uninterrupted performances, museum exhibitions, films, and readings. WWW.CAL.MSU.EDU/ARTSMARATHON2008.PHP WWW.ARTSANDCULTURE.MSU.EDU Slide 9: BE A TOURIST IN YOUR OWN TOWN Saturday MAY 31 10 A.M.-5.P.M. The MSU Museum joins the Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau and more than 30 attractions around the area to welcome hometown tourists to explore the best of Greater Lansing –where culture and creativity come together. INFORMATION: WWW.LANSING.ORG Slide 10: FOSSIL CAMP JUNE 23-26 9:30 A.M.-12 NOON MSU MUSEUM AUDITORIUM FOR AGES 8-11 Take a trip through time with Dr. Danita Brandt, MSU Geologist, and explore Michigan's fossils before the dinosaurs. Kids will spend four mornings discovering where fossils can be found in Michigan, what Michigan was like millions of years ago, and why there are no dinosaurs in Michigan. Cost $75. INFORMATION: MSU MUSEUM EDUCATION DIVISION. (517) 432-1472 Slide 11: GREAT LAKES FOLK FESTIVAL FRIDAY-SUNDAY, AUGUST 8-10 DOWNTOWN EAST LANSING Music, dance, art and culture from across America and around the world. FREE! WWW.GREATLAKESFOLKFEST.NET Slide 12: MSU FEDERAL CREDIT UNION SUNDAY, OCTOBER 510 A.M. MSU MUSEUM 5K Run/Walk Kid's Races & Activities Cost: Adults $20-$30 Kids $5-$15 REGISTER ONLINE: WWW.MUSEUM.MSU.EDU/EVENTS/DINOSAUDASH Slide 13: August 24- December 31, 2008 West Gallery Slide 14: September 10. 2008-January 4, 2009 Main Gallery Check the MSU Museum web site at for programs and activities Slide 15: Sept. 15, 2008-March 15, 2009 Heritage Gallery Exhibit dates may be subject to change. Please check Slide 16: OPENING RECEPTION & GALLERY TOUR Sunday, Friday 3 at 2:00 p.m. in the Heritage Gallery. Free! AMERICA'S NEW DEAL HERITAGE The MSU Museum and the Art Museum at MSU celebrate 18 months of exhibits and programs related to the Depression-era Works Progress Administration programs from the 1930s and '40s. MSU exhibits and programs are produced in commemoration with "American's New Deal Heritage," centering on the nationwide 75th anniversary of the New Deal in 2008 ALSO OF INTEREST A New Deal Art and Architecture Campus Walking Tour, created by the Art Museum at MSU, featuring WPA-era buildings, free standing sculpture, low-reliefs and murals throughout the Michigan State University campus Slide 18: Weekdays ............9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday ............10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday ............... .1 p.m.-5 p.m. GROUP VISITORS Contact the Education Division for current tour offerings, suggestions, and resources. Visitors to the museum increase during winter and spring. Act now! For information and to schedule a visit, call (517) 432-1472, e-mail, or contact the museum information hotline at (517) 355-7474. The MSU Museum is accessible to individuals with disabilities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities can be requested by calling two weeks in advance during weekday business hours at (517) 355-2370 Slide 19: QUILTS & HUMAN RIGHTS is an exploring the role that quiltmakers have played in raising awareness of human rights issues around the world and the power of textiles to communicate important ideas and information 1/21/08 (MLK Day) Artist demonstrations and special programming 3/29/08 Workshop to make "Ugly Quilts" for the Homeless through August 10 "The International Print Portfolio: Artists' Expressions of Universal Human Rights" also on exhibit in the West Gallery MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM January 15-August 24 2008, Main Gallery Slide 20: Michigan State University has a long history of nurturing creative faculty and cultural programs, as well as supporting the arts and cultural arena within the campus, state, nation and global communities. MSU's Year of Arts & Culture in 2007/08 recognizes a remarkable time at the university

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