ANN ARBOR---The University of Michigan's Culture Bus is no ordinary bus. Already in its second year of operation, the bus tours expose University students and faculty to numerous arts and cultural events throughout the metropolitan Detroit area.
In coinciding with Detroit's 300th anniversary and U-M's Detroit 300 Theme Semester, "this semester's schedule involves places that highlight different areas of Detroit's history," says Nancy Lautenbach, Culture Bus program coordinator. The next two destinations are Pewabic Pottery on Oct. 27 and the Heidelberg Project tour set for Nov. 3.
Founded in 1903, Pewabic Pottery is a non-profit organization. Through educational and outreach programs, support of various artists, archives, and exhibitions, Pewabic Pottery's mission is to preserve arts and crafts ideals. In conjunction with the planned Culture Bus trip, a Pewabic art show takes place at the Residential College Art Gallery on Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. A curator from the Pottery will lecture at the Residential College on Oct. 24, at 4 p.m.
The Heidelberg Project is an outdoor art area on Heidelberg Street. Two weeks later, on Nov. 15, is a screening of the documentary, "Come Unto Me, The Faces of Tyree Guyton."
The screening is part of the Detroit 300 Theme Semester events and will start at 4 p.m., in the Michigan Room at the Michigan League. Immediately after the movie the artist, Guyton, and the film's director will take part in a panel discussion.
Fall Culture Bus tours will continue through Nov. 17 and are open to all U-M students, faculty and staff. Group accommodations can also be made, and faculty members are encouraged to schedule class trips.
Faculty interested in special class tours can access information about chartering both U-M and non-U-M buses on the Arts at Michigan Culture Bus Web site, http://www.umich.edu/~arts/programs/culturebus.frames.html. Information about the Culture Bus schedule also can be found at the Web site.
On regularly scheduled tour days, the bus departs from the Museum of Art, at the intersection of North University and State streets.
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