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September 11

Out of the Ordinary: Selections from the Bohlen Wood Art and Fusfeld Folk Art Collections

Saturday, September 11, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
A. Alfred Taubman Gallery I

Mose Tolliver - Self-Portrait (detail) - 20th century - house paint on plywood - University of Michigan Museum of Art, Gift of the Daniel and Harriet Fusfeld Folk Art Collection, 2002/1.193This exhibition allows visitors to explore two extraordinary collections of art—the Robert M. and Lillian Montalto Bohlen Collection of Wood Art and the Daniel and Harriet Fusfeld Folk Art Collection. The Bohlen collection presents an astonishing range of contemporary artworks fashioned from wood and includes works that explore traditional and non-traditional vessel forms as well as works that are more purely sculptural. The outstanding objects that make up the Fusfeld collection are both geographically and historically wide-ranging, including work by early nineteenth-century itinerant folk portraitists as well as late twentieth-century sculpture and painting by "outsider" artists from the American South, Midwest, and Northeast.

This exhibition is made possible in part by the Charles H. and Katherine C. Sawyer Endowment and the Richard and Rosann Noel Endowment Fund.

categories: Exhibitions Related Program

Guided Tour

Saturday, September 11, 1–2 p.m.

This is one of two new tours that looks at UMMA collections through the lens of a particular theme. "Political and Social Expressions in Art" considers art displaying political and social issues. Both new tours are offered in conjunction with the UM theme semester "What Makes Life Worth Living?"

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours

History of Art 2010 Fall Symposium

Saturday, September 11, 1–5 p.m.
Helmut Stern Auditorium

This symposium focuses on the publishing, design, and distribution of art books and books on art in a time of rapid change in the publishing industry. The panelists, drawing on a wide range of professional experience, offer a diversity of perspectives as they reflect on both the challenges and the possibilities of publishing books in which the visual is paramount, in which images are integral and design conveys meaning. All propose ways of moving forward in uncertain, if exciting, times. For a complete program schedule please visit:

The symposium is co-organized by the UM Department of History of Art and the Museum of Art, with additional support from Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, School of Art and Design, International Institute, Rackham School of Graduate Studies, Institute for the Humanities, Department of English, Program in American Culture, and the Department of Screen Arts and Cultures.

categories: Film, UM Student Programs

Guided Tour

Saturday, September 11, 2–3 p.m.

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours