Join art historian Deborah Kawsky as she delivers the lecture, “Threads: The Life, Career, and Legacy of Ruth Adler Schnee.” She will speak about Adler Schnee’s career and legacy as a female working on the built environment in the modernist era.

Do you have a personal experience with Ruth Adler Schnee and/or the Adler/Schnee store? Kawsky asks that you share your story (and photos!) with us by responding to this email or by filling out a card at the lecture on Sunday. Kawsky will compile your experiences to further document the Adler/Schnee store’s history and share with Ruth as we wrap up her retrospective exhibition.

Deborah Lubera Kawsky was born in Detroit, Mich., which inspired her love for the city’s art and architecture. Kawsky completed her undergraduate studies in art history at Smith College and her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Princeton University. She is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor at Madonna University, where she teaches art history courses and works with students and corporate partners on community projects. Kawsky has lectured at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Cranbrook Art Museum and Palm Springs Modernism Week on a range of art historical topics, including midcentury modern design, Detroit art and architecture, Italian Renaissance painting, and women and the arts.

Free and open to the public.

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