"Édouard-Marcel Sandoz: Selected Works from the Arthur and Karen Levin Collection" is currently on display at the Alfred Berkowitz Gallery through Oct. 30

September 4, 2009

DEARBORN / Sept. 4, 2009---"Édouard-Marcel Sandoz: Selected Works from the Arthur and Karen Levin Collection" is currently on display at the Alfred Berkowitz Gallery on the campus of the University of Michigan-Dearborn.   

The exhibition, which is free and open to the public, will run through Oct. 30 on the third floor of the campus’s Mardigian Library.    

The gallery will host a reception and special program presented by Wallace J. Tomasini, professor of history of art at University of Iowa, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept.25.

Sandoz was a highly skilled sculptor working in the early 1900s out of studios in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he created monumental bronzes of animal and human subjects and later, out of his Paris studio where he executed functional and playful designs for the Haviland, Limoges porcelain manufacturer, according to Kenneth Gross, director of UM-Dearborn’s Art Museum Project.       

The Levin Collection includes works in bronze and ceramic as well as pieces carved from wood and stone.  “A large, rampant catfish in porcelain, a life-size bronze pheasant and a large blue porcelain cobra vase are outstanding,” Gross said.

Sandoz also was a graphic artist; a few of his paintings and drawings as well as postcards and a poster that he designed are being shown during the exhibition.

The Alfred Berkowitz Gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7.  Admission is free. Call 313-593-3592 for more information.

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