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April 24

Special Event

Friday, April 24, 5 pm - 8 pm
All Galleries

In response to visitor feedback, the Museum will stay open after 5pm on select Fridays over the upcoming months. All of UMMA’s galleries and special exhibitions will remain open until 8pm. As always, admission is free.

UMMA Fridays After Five are generously sponsored by Comerica Bank and the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.

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April 26

Guided Tour

Sunday, April 26, 1 pm - 2 pm

UMMA docents will guide visitors through the galleries on tours as diverse as their interests and areas of expertise. Each docent plans a theme and includes a variety of styles and media to illuminate his or her ideas. Themes may be repeated but each docent's approach and choice of objects is unique. 

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Guided Tour

Sunday, April 26, 2 pm - 3 pm

This exhibition, featuring rarely seen archival dried and pressed plant specimens, celebrates the upcoming 2015 opening of the new Medicinal Garden at the University of Michigan’s Matthaei Botanical Gardens. The earliest botanical garden at the University was a pharmaceutical garden established in 1897. The new garden, developed in partnership with the College of Pharmacy and Medical School faculty, aims to explore the botanical origins of historical and current medicines, and to promote a better understanding of the profound relationship between plants and human health. Docents will introduce this exhibition and connect these botanicals to other images of nature in UMMA’s permanent collection.

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HE: The Hergott Shepard Photography Collection

Sunday, April 26, 3 pm - 4:30 pm

A. Alfred Taubman Gallery I
This program is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please register to secure your place by emailing

The photographs in this exhibition explore the relationship between male bodies and male identities—at work and at play, in fantasy and in reality. Brendan Fay, lecturer in History of Art, will introduce the exhibition and its thematic approach to contemporary masculinity. The exhibition provides an ideal opportunity to consider the evolving significance of photographic portraiture alongside artistic strategies based on 'borrowed' images and staged fictions. It also offers an ideal venue to examine the scale, materials, and presentation strategies of contemporary photography.

Lead support for this exhibition is provided by the University of Michigan Office of the Provost and the University of Michigan Health System. Additional generous support is provided by the University of Michigan Office of the Vice Provost for Equity, Inclusion, and Academic Affairs, Department of the History of Art, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Institute for the Humanities, and Residential College, and the Katherine Tuck Enrichment Fund.

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