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First Fridays: April 2018
April 6 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pmFree
Organic and Locally Sourced Tales from the Archives
The Archives and Special Collections at the University of Minnesota contains more stories of nice and not-so-nice Minnesotans than you can shake a Pronto Pup at. From the selfless and heroic local innovators and activists to the insular recidivists throughout its history, Minnesota’s historical extremes will be highlighted in the 2017-2018 First Fridays season.
What: First Fridays
When: April 6, 2018, (Light refreshments at 11:45 a.m. with the presentation at noon.
Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120 (parking and directions)
Free and open to the public
On Vineland Place: Untold Stories from the Center Opera
Presented by Kathryn Hujda, Assistant Curator, Performing Arts Archives
H. Wesley Balk was the stage director of the Center Opera Company (now Minnesota Opera) for nearly 20 years. Under his direction, the ensemble premiered some of the most breathtaking and well-received contemporary works of opera ever staged. And though the company’s legacy of staging innovative work is well-documented, it’s difficult to find any information about Balk himself. Weaving together resources from the Performing Arts Archives, Walker Art Center Archives, and Nautilus Music-Theater, this presentation explores the growing pains of an organization-turned-institutio
About First Fridays
First Fridays is made possible by a generous gift from Governor Elmer L. and Mrs. Eleanor Andersen in honor of former University Librarian Dr. Edward B. Stanford.