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October 3

Guided Tour

Sunday, October 3, 1–2:15 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

Guided Tour

Sunday, October 3, 2–3 p.m.

Tour this major exhibition of more than 100 works of art from UMMA's rare and important Whistler collection, including portraits and his well-known series from England, Italy, and France.

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours

On Beauty and the Everyday: The Prints of James McNeill Whistler

Sunday, October 3, 3–6 p.m.
Helmut Stern Auditorium

James McNeill Whistler has enjoyed the reputation of a brilliant artist and wit whose humor could turn from amusement to rapier-sharp criticism, a trait perfectly embodied in the image of his butterfly monogram armed with a barbed tail. Despite his public persona as a dandy, Whistler was deadly earnest about his art and often cloaked his most deeply felt beliefs in humor. This talk by Senior Curator of Western Art Carole McNamara will explore Whistler's seriousness in his graphic work.

categories: Artists and Curators, Exhibitions Related Program