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August 2

Guided Tour

Sunday, August 2, 2 pm - 3 pm

Known for an iconoclastic pictorial language of eccentric materials and radically unconventional techniques, New York painter and filmmaker Julian Schnabel (born 1951) has been a pioneering, and controversial figure in the art world. Featuring works from the mid-1970s to the present, including pieces from Schnabel’s most well-known series, the Plate Paintings and Wax Paintings, this exhibition explores the artist’s use of found materials, his experimentation with chance operations, and his idiosyncratic and inventive mark-making. Enjoy Schnabel’s unorthodox art with an UMMA docent tour. 

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours

August 6



Thursday, August 6, 2 pm - 4:30 pm

All Galleries
A. Alfred Taubman Gallery I
A. Alfred Taubman Gallery II
Albertine Monroe-Brown Study-Storage Gallery
Commons
Entry Lobby
European and American Decorative Art
Eurpean Art 1100-1650
ForumPrice: $185. Must register in advance at annarborartcenter.org. Standard registration opens: May 12, 2015; AAC Members: May 8, 2015. Internet registration opens: May 12, 2015; AAC Members: May 8, 2015.

All levels of drawing experience are welcome in this 8-week class focusing on drawing from observation. Become well-acquainted with Modern abstract sculpture (Giacometti, Moore, Calder), bronze dancers by Rodin, African artifacts (nailed ritual objects, beaded hats, fertility figures), Thai Buddha and Indian Shiva figures while developing a sense of proportion, perspective, line quality, value, composition and personal style. Techniques introduced include gestural drawing and tri-value drawing--working on a water-colored surface with white color pencil and graphite pencil. To the first class, please bring: HB, 2B, and 2H graphite pencils, an eraser and a sketchbook, around 11 x 14 inches.

categories: Artmaking

August 9

Sophie Calle: North Pole

Sunday, August 9, 12 pm - 5 pm

Sophie Calle: North Pole exhibition closing

This exhibition is made possible in part by the Robert and Janet Miller Fund.

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Guided Tour

Sunday, August 9, 2 pm - 3 pm

Inspired by a story by Czech writer Bohumil Hrabal, Czech photographer Hana Hamplová created a memorable body of work during the 1970s based on how important paper and the written word is to civilization—including how easily writings and, consequently knowledge, can be lost.  Join docents as they introduce this exhibition inspired by the Frank Gehry chair made of cardboard in UMMA’s Design Gallery, and of and the need to address how artists from different cultures (present day America and communist Czechoslovakia) view a commodity as common as paper.

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours

August 13



Thursday, August 13, 2 pm - 4:30 pm

All Galleries
A. Alfred Taubman Gallery I
A. Alfred Taubman Gallery II
Albertine Monroe-Brown Study-Storage Gallery
Commons
Entry Lobby
European and American Decorative Art
Eurpean Art 1100-1650
ForumPrice: $185. Must register in advance at annarborartcenter.org. Standard registration opens: May 12, 2015; AAC Members: May 8, 2015. Internet registration opens: May 12, 2015; AAC Members: May 8, 2015.

All levels of drawing experience are welcome in this 8-week class focusing on drawing from observation. Become well-acquainted with Modern abstract sculpture (Giacometti, Moore, Calder), bronze dancers by Rodin, African artifacts (nailed ritual objects, beaded hats, fertility figures), Thai Buddha and Indian Shiva figures while developing a sense of proportion, perspective, line quality, value, composition and personal style. Techniques introduced include gestural drawing and tri-value drawing--working on a water-colored surface with white color pencil and graphite pencil. To the first class, please bring: HB, 2B, and 2H graphite pencils, an eraser and a sketchbook, around 11 x 14 inches.

categories: Artmaking

August 16

Guided Tour

Sunday, August 16, 2 pm - 3 pm

During World War I, the American Government used a powerful poster campaign to rally citizens to the cause. Propaganda, commodity, and art came together in WWI posters. The focus of this exhibition of rarely displayed WWI posters from UMMA’s collection is coal miners. These works explore the larger themes of supporting the war effort and Americanism. UMMA docents will guide visitors through this exhibition that marks the centennial of the Great War (1914-1919). This exhibition includes some of the lesser-known works by America’s most famous poster artists.

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours



Guided Tour

Sunday, August 16, 2 pm - 3 pm

The Heidelberg Project is an outdoor art environment in the heart of an urban community on Detroit’s near-east side. The installation was started in 1985 by artist and local resident Tyree Guyton who covered abandoned houses, the street, and the surrounding area with found objects and paintings that express vivid personal, social, and sometimes political themes. The installation not only energized the local community but attracted visitors from around the world and has morphed from the vision of a single artist into a community-based organization run by Guyton and his team. Join UMMA docents as they explore this exhibition that looks at the project’s history and traces its trajectory as an exceptional work among site-specific installations.

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours

August 20



Thursday, August 20, 2 pm - 4:30 pm

All Galleries
A. Alfred Taubman Gallery I
A. Alfred Taubman Gallery II
Albertine Monroe-Brown Study-Storage Gallery
Commons
Entry Lobby
European and American Decorative Art
Eurpean Art 1100-1650
ForumPrice: $185. Must register in advance at annarborartcenter.org. Standard registration opens: May 12, 2015; AAC Members: May 8, 2015. Internet registration opens: May 12, 2015; AAC Members: May 8, 2015.

All levels of drawing experience are welcome in this 8-week class focusing on drawing from observation. Become well-acquainted with Modern abstract sculpture (Giacometti, Moore, Calder), bronze dancers by Rodin, African artifacts (nailed ritual objects, beaded hats, fertility figures), Thai Buddha and Indian Shiva figures while developing a sense of proportion, perspective, line quality, value, composition and personal style. Techniques introduced include gestural drawing and tri-value drawing--working on a water-colored surface with white color pencil and graphite pencil. To the first class, please bring: HB, 2B, and 2H graphite pencils, an eraser and a sketchbook, around 11 x 14 inches.

categories: Artmaking

August 23

Guided Tour

Sunday, August 23, 2 pm - 3 pm

Join UMMA docents as they explore this exhibition that looks at the project’s history and traces its trajectory as an exceptional work among site-specific installations.

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours

August 30

Guided Tour

Sunday, August 30, 2 pm - 3 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. 

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours