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Orson Welles: Beyond the Canon and into the Archives-Exhibition

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
12:00 AM
Hatcher Graduate Library, Room 100

Orson Welles: Beyond the Canon and into the Archives-Exhibition

This student-researched exhibit -- marking the centenary of Orson Welles, one of America's greatest directors of film, theater, radio, and television -- highlights letters, photographs, scripts, and production materials culled from the University of Michigan's extensive Orson Welles archives. The exhibit will open with a reception hosted by Matthew Solomon, director of the project and professor of SAC 330/English 330, Major Directors, and his students. Solomon comments on the exhibition experience: "With great help from Phil Hallman and a number of other librarians, the eleven students in SAC 330 have worked hard all semester to plan an original exhibition on Orson Welles. I am proud of what they have done, and I am especially pleased to see them applying what they have learned in their production courses to create several audiovisual pieces for the exhibition. This hard-working group of undergraduates has made some genuine discoveries in the University of Michigan Library Special Collections: Who knew that Welles was interested in aerial cinematography? Or that he was planning a film about the Jewish people? Please join us on Tuesday, April 28th, at 1:30 in the Harlan Hatcher Library Gallery for the opening [to hear comments from the students and enjoy some refreshments] or stop by before the exhibition closes to see the great work our students have done."