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Author/illustrator Chris Van Allsburg, BFA '72.

Take a giant step outside your mind

Award-winning author/illustrator Chris Van Allsburg, BFA ’72, (‘Jumanji,’ ‘The Polar Express’) relies on a simple prompt to activate his creativity: “What if…?”

Madagascar note, 1897

Soldier, prisoner, lexicographer

‘Hereward Thimbleby Price’ may sound like a character in a cozy English tale, but real life took him from Madagascar to Michigan.

Davis singing in concert with his daughters

From Moog to Mannheim

’Tis the season for Mannheim Steamroller’s Chip Davis, BMus ’69, and his ‘18th-century classical rock’ renditions of holiday hits.

"Detroit's playwright," Dominique Morisseau on stage with the cast of Skeleton Crew.

All Detroit’s a stage

Dominique Morisseau (center), BFA ’00, is known as ‘Detroit’s playwright’ in NYC. The city is a main character in much of her work.