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Guardians of Michigan: Architectural Sculpture of the Pleasant Peninsulas

May 1, 2024 , 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Guardians of Michigan: Architectural Sculpture of the Pleasant Peninsulas

Join the Albert Kahn Legacy Foundation and the Royal Oak Public Library as historian and photographer Jeff Morrison presents a sixty-minute program sharing architecture sculpture photos, symbolism, untold stories, and answering questions.

Jeff Morrison is the author of two books, Guardians of Detroit: Architectural Sculpture in the Motor City and Guardians of Michigan: Architectural Sculpture of the Pleasant Peninsulas. His presentation will include more than 250 spectacular pictures of interesting architectural sculpture found on buildings throughout Michigan, many of which were designed by the famed Detroit architect Albert Kahn. You will learn about the symbolism behind the sculpture and hear some of the untold stories of the artists, artisans, and architects involved in the creation of these wonderful structures and the unique art that adorns them. There will be time for questions and both books will be available for sale after the presentation.

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Wednesday, May 1st, 2024 6:30-7:30 PM
Royal Oak Library
222 E 11 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, MI 48067

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Jeff Morrison is a photographer and writer who has been taking pictures since his parents gave him his first camera at age nine. He has a bachelor’s degree in history with a minor in art from Eastern Michigan University and over thirty years of experience as a graphic artist. His first book, Guardians of Detroit: Architectural Sculpture in the Motor City, was published by Wayne State University Press in 2019 and won a State History Award from the Historical Society of Michigan for Outstanding Michigan History Publication and was honored as a 2020 Michigan Notable Book by the Library of Michigan. His second book, Guardians of Michigan: Architectural Sculpture of the Pleasant Peninsulas, was published by The University of Michigan Press and was released in 2022. It was honored as a 2023 Michigan Notable Book by the Library of Michigan and won the Stuart D. and Vernice M. Gross Award for Literature in Regional History, administered by Saginaw Valley State University. Jeff lives in Oxford, Michigan, with his lovely wife Susie.

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