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Aug 13

In Conversation: Mobilizing Memory and History at Willow Run

This program is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please register to secure your place by emailing Please include date and title of program in the subject line of your email.

After a 2013 visit to the once-famed industrial complex Willow Run in Washtenaw County, Michigan, Ernestine Ruben photographed the now-dormant facility, which was designed during World War II by her grandfather, Detroit architect Albert Khan. Join Assistant Curator of Photography, Jennifer Friess, for a conversation about the roles memory and history play in Ruben's photographs and a special screening of the new film Willow Run, which weaves together Ruben's photographs and an original score by composer Stephen Hartke.

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.