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SMTD@UMMA: The Performance Project

The artist Nikki S. Lee is best known for her snapshot style photographs in which she appears as a performer in various American subcultures, taking on startlingly different identities. Inspired by two of her works on view at UMMA, the departments of Vocal Performance and Dance join forces to consider the meaning of taking on a role. Led by professors Caroline Helton and Jessica Fogel, vocal students perform operatic excerpts, inhabiting characters from famous operas.  Interspersed with the vocal performances, dance students and alumni present solos in which they take on unique personae. Lee's work Paris [206] is the featured work of In Focus, UMMA's showcase of recently acquired work. Her work Hispanic Project (25) is included in UMMA's exhibition of Come as You Are: Art of the 1990s



The SMTD@UMMA performance series is generously supported by the Katherine Tuck Enrichment Fund and the Greg Hodes and Heidi Hertel Hodes—Partners in the Arts Endowment Fund.


The photograph Paris [206] by Nikki S. Lee was recently gifted to UMMA by Director's Acquisition Committee members Kammi (BA '89) and Brad Reiss.

Come as You Are: Art of the 1990s is organized by the Montclair Art Museum and curated by Alexandra Schwartz, curator of contemporary art, with Kimberly Siino, curatorial assistant. This exhibition is made possible with generous support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Lead support for this exhibition is provided by the University of Michigan Office of the Provost and the University of Michigan Health System. Additional support is provided by Samantha and Ross Partrich, Andrea and Joel Brown, the University of Michigan CEW Frances and Sydney Lewis Visiting Leaders Fund, Department of the History of Art, Residential College, and Department of American Culture.
Thursday, 19 November, 2015
78 p.m.

This program is free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first serve.

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