After a 2013 visit to the once-famed industrial complex Willow Run in Washtenaw County, Michigan, Ernestine Ruben photographed the now-dormant mechanical ruins that were designed and built during World War II by her grandfather, renowned Detroit architect Albert Kahn. Join Ms. Ruben and Assistant Curator of Photography, Jennifer Friess, for a discussion of the exhibition and a screening of Ruben’s new short film, Willow Run—with an original score by Grammy Award-winning composer Stephen Hartke and created in collaboration with video artist Seth Bernstein.
In Conversation: Mobilizing Memory at Willow Run
This program is fully subscribed. Upcoming programs featuring Ernestine Ruben and Jennifer Friess include: UMMA After Hours on Friday, March 10, Ms. Ruben and Ms. Friess will be giving two short gallery talks followed by screenings of the film "Willow Run" (12 min); and Willow Run: Gender, Race, and Factory Work During and After World War II on Wednesday, March 15, during which Ms. Ruben and Ms. Friess will discuss the exhibition, Ms. Ruben's connection to Willow Run, and screen the film.
Lead support for Ernestine Ruben at Willow Run: Mobilizing Memory is provided by the University of Michigan Office of the Provost and the Herbert W. and Susan L. Johe Endowment.