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November 4

Guided Tour

Thursday, November 4, 12:15 pm - 12:15 pm

Finish your lunch then feed your spirit with art of the world. Come in to the beautiful and warm UMMA environment for a tour designed specifically for the lunch hour. Student Docents will offer you 30 minutes of conversation about art in the UMMA galleries around entertaining themes such as life, love, and heroes.

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours



Writers Series

Thursday, November 4, 5:10 pm - 7 pm
Helmut Stern Auditorium

Marilyn Hacker is the author of twelve books of poems, including Names, Essays on Departure, and Desesperanto. Her ten volumes of translations from the French include Hédi Kaddour's Treason, recipient of a French Voices translation award from the Services Culturels of the French Embassy, Marie Etienne's King of a Hundred Horsemen, which received the 2009 American PEN Award for Poetry in Translation, and Vénus Khoury-Ghata's Nettles. She is a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.

UMMA is pleased to be the site for the Department of English Program in Creative Writing Zell Visiting Writers Series, which brings outstanding writers each semester. The Series is made possible through a generous gift from UM alumna Helen Zell ('64). For more information, please see www.lsa.umich.edu/english/grad/mfa/mfaeve.asp

categories: Writers Series



Film

Thursday, November 4, 7:30 pm - 10 pm
Helmut Stern Auditorium

Showcased at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, Bilal's Stand (www.bilalsstand.com) is about an upright black Muslim teen who works at his family's taxi stand in Detroit. But Bilal has dreams to attend a top university, and when his two lives collide, Bilal is forced to decide between keeping The Stand alive - and living the only life he has ever known - or taking a shot at social mobility. Based on a true story, UM grad Sharrief's debut feature is a freshly crafted film filled with heart and authenticity that transports audiences to a world rarely seen onscreen and heralds the arrival of its filmmaker as a new voice in American independent cinema. Sharrief will give a brief talk back after the film.

This event is part of the LSA Theme Semester "What Makes Life Worth Living?" For more details, please visit the website at http://wmlwl.com/

categories: Film

November 5

UMMA Projects: Simon Dybbroe Møller

Friday, November 5, 5:10 pm - 7 pm
Helmut Stern Auditorium

Danish artist Simon Dybbroe Møller will speak about his work, which often presents familiar forms in unexpected configurations. An abstract wall painting emerges from beneath a layer of peeling plaster. A group of minimalist sculptures turn out to be the pieces of an enlarged Soma cube. This uncertainty is central to the experience of Dybbroe Møller's work, where an initial misrecognition leads to a moment of aesthetic discovery. Meet the artist in the gallery after the talk.

This program is made possible in part by the University of Michigan Office of the Provost, The Danish Arts Council Committee for International Visual Art, The American-Scandinavian Foundation, and UMMA's New Visions Venture Fund, including the Susan and Richard Gutow Fund.

categories: Artists and Curators, Exhibitions Related Program



Mark Webster Reading Series

Friday, November 5, 7 pm - 10 pm
Helmut Stern Auditorium

One MFA fiction student and one poetry student, each introduced by a peer, will read their work. The Mark Webster Reading Series presents emerging writers in a warm and relaxed setting. We encourage you to bring your friends - it's an excellent way to spend a Friday night.

categories: UM Student Programs

November 6

Ann Arbor Art Center Workshops at UMMA

Saturday, November 6, 10 am - 1 pm
Multipurpose Room
October 30 through December 4 (no class November 13)
$105 UMMA and AAAC members and UM students/$115 non-members; $20 lab fee
Advance registration is required. Please register online at annarborartcenter.org

If you've always wanted to try to draw and paint but never knew where to start, this is the course for you! Explore the fundamental principals of drawing and painting and learn how to transition from drawing into painting in the inspiring environment of the museum. Lab fee includes basic painting materials. Please bring 11 x 14 inch or larger drawing pad; HB, 4B, or 6B drawing pencils; and kneaded eraser to the first class. All levels welcome.

categories: Artmaking



Guided Tour

Saturday, November 6, 11 am - 11 am

Children age 4-7 are invited to hear a story in the galleries. UMMA Student Docents will bring art to life as they read stories related to the art on display and invite responses from our youngest patrons. Parents must accompany children. Siblings are welcome to join the group. Meet at the information desk.

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours



Guided Tour

Saturday, November 6, 1 pm - 1 pm

This is one of two new tours that look 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

Saturday, November 6, 2 pm - 2 pm

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



Kālachakra

Saturday, November 6, 7 pm - 9 pm
Helmut Stern Auditorium

Michigan Sahāna: Indian Classical Music and Dance presents "Kālachakra," an innovative presentation of the Indian classical arts. Kālachakra is an ancient Indian concept describing different times of the day. In this concert, each time of day will be represented by a song or dance drawing from many different Indian classical styles. These include Carnatic and Hindustani music and the dance styles of Bharathanatyam, Odissi, and Kuchipudi, all hailing from different regions of India.

This event is cosponosred by Michigan Sah?na and UMMA.

categories: Performing Arts, UM Student Programs

November 7

Guided Tour

Sunday, November 7, 1 pm - 1 pm

This is one of two new tours that look at UMMA collections through the lens of a particular theme. "The Collector's Eye" considers donors and collectors who have shaped UMMA holdings. 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, November 7, 2 pm - 2 pm

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



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

Sunday, November 7, 8 pm - 10 pm
Apse

Photo credit: 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, 2002/1.193Logan Skelton, composer and UM professor of piano, presents settings of American artists-poets working largely behind closed doors. In this first of two concerts, Skelton presents his 2008 Ohr Songs: The Mad Potter, settings of the writings of the eccentric American ceramic artist George Ohr, with projected images of Ohr's works. Skelton also presents his acclaimed settings of Tennessee Williams's poetry and the Michigan premiere of Clyburn Songs: A Kind of Weather (2009), settings of New Orleans poet and musician Marshall Clyburn. Ohr and Clyburn, working "behind closed doors," were able to develop without outside influence, pursuing their artistic visions with an all-consuming intensity. Skelton is joined by longtime collaborators Jennifer Goltz, soprano, and Professor Stephen Lusmann, baritone. The second concert is Sunday, November 14 at 8 pm in the Apse.

This program is copresented by the University of Michigan Museum of Art and the UM School of Music, Theatre and Dance.

categories: Exhibitions Related Program, Performing Arts

November 10

Film

Wednesday, November 10, 7 pm - 10 pm
Helmut Stern Auditorium

Hiding Divya is a feature film that addresses mental illness and the surrounding taboos that exist in the South Asian culture. The movie portrays the generations of a family that has had varying degrees of mental illness and their struggle to grapple with their own reservations and stigma. A panel discussion will follow with Rehana Mirza, the writer of the film.

Cosponsored by UMMA's Student Programming and Advisory Board.

categories: Film, UM Student Programs

November 11

Guided Tour

Thursday, November 11, 12:15 pm - 12:15 pm

Finish your lunch then feed your spirit with art of the world. Come in to the beautiful and warm UMMA environment for a tour designed specifically for the lunch hour. Student Docents will offer you 30 minutes of conversation about art in the UMMA galleries around entertaining themes such as life, love, and heroes.

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours



Writers Series

Thursday, November 11, 5:10 pm - 7 pm
Helmut Stern Auditorium

Robert Boswell is the author of eleven books, including, The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards, a story collection recently chosen by Oprah for her summer reading list, "25 Books You Can't Put Down." He is the author of the novels Century's Son, American Owned Love, Mystery Ride, The Geography of Desire, and Crooked Hearts; the story collections Living to Be 100 and Dancing in the Movies; and the nonfiction books The Half-Known World, a book on the craft of writing, and What Men Call Treasure: The Search for Gold at Victorio Peak, a book about a real-life treasure hunt in New Mexico (co-written with David Schweidel). His cyberpunk novel, Virtual Death (published under the pseudonym Shale Aaron) was a finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award. His play Tongues won the John Gassner Prize. He has received two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Iowa School of Letters Award for Fiction, the PEN West Award for Fiction, and the Evil Companions Award. He shares the Cullen Chair in Creative Writing at the University of Houston with his wife, Antonya Nelson.

The Janey Lack Readings in Fiction and Poetry are curated by students in the MFA Program in Creative Writing, and are sponsored by Janey Lack.

UMMA is pleased to be the site for the Department of English Program in Creative Writing Zell Visiting Writers Series, which brings outstanding writers each semester. The Series is made possible through a generous gift from UM alumna Helen Zell ('64). For more information, please see www.lsa.umich.edu/english/grad/mfa/mfaeve.asp

categories: Writers Series

November 13

Ann Arbor Art Center Workshops at UMMA

Saturday, November 13, 10 am - 1 pm
Advance registration is required. Please register online at annarborartcenter.org.
$27 UMMA and AAAC members and UM students/$30 non-members; $10 lab fee for each workshop

Explore a different artist, artifact, art element, or art movement one Saturday a month this fall at the University of Michigan's Museum of Art (UMMA). In response, you'll create your own masterpiece and learn a variety of art making techniques, including mixed media and collage. Along the way expect gallery games, scavenger hunts, and fun! Come with an open mind and a sense of adventure. Take one or both workshops (also offered Saturday, December 11). All levels welcome.

categories: Artmaking



Symposium

Saturday, November 13, 10 am - 5 pm
Helmut Stern Auditorium

This year's theme considers the various arrangements of presentation in art. With the intention of broadening art and its history beyond a singular or dominant narrative, our symposium will focus its line of questioning on the ways in which artistic mis/re/presentation lends itself to an investigation of existing descriptive paradigms as well as the implications of such an endeavor. The speakers will consider modes and forms of misrepresentation across all time periods, media, and locations of art production from prehistoric to contemporary. The goal of our symposium is to spur interdisciplinary dialogue within and beyond the community of art historians and other scholars working with visual material and culture at the University of Michigan. We are excited to welcome an international group of graduate student presenters and a keynote lecturer to reflect upon this theme through a wide range of topics. Light refreshments and coffee will be provided immediately before the symposium in the Commons.

Keynote Lecture:

Bronwen Wilson, Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory, University of British Columbia
Inscription, the Horizon, and Melchior Lorck's "Prospect of Constantinople"

Presenters:

Anna K. Huber, Harvard University
Another Renaissance. (Mis)representations of Italian Renaissance Art in Diego Rivera's Murals of the 1920s

Anne Roehl, University of Siegen, Germany
Self-Reflection of Representation : Walid Raad's Atlas Group Project

Emily L. Spratt, Princeton University
Defining "Post-Byzantium": Historiographic Considerations on the Legacy of an Empire and the Role of Formalism in Description of Its Art

Courtney T. Wilder, University of California, Riverside
The Medium and Its Message: Yinka Shonibare MBE's Sculpted Misrepresentations of Eighteenth-Century Painting

Danijela Zutic, University of British Columbia – Vancouver
Skin Metamorphosis and the image "Masquer: A Daughter of Niger"

This program is sponsored by the Department of History of Art, Rackham School of Graduate Studies, University of Michigan International Institute, MEMS: Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Center for European Studies and the Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia, and the University of Michigan Museum of Art.

categories: UM Student Programs





Saturday, November 13, 11 am - 11 am

Children age 4-7 are invited to hear a story in the galleries. UMMA Student Docents will bring art to life as they read stories related to the art on display and invite responses from our youngest patrons. Parents must accompany children. Siblings are welcome to join the group. Meet at the information desk.

categories: Family, Gallery Talks and Tours



Guided Tour

Saturday, November 13, 1 pm - 2 pm

This is one of two new tours that look at UMMA collections through the lens of a particular theme. "The Collector's Eye" considers donors and collectors who have shaped UMMA holdings. Both new tours are offered in conjunction with the UM theme semester "What Makes Life Worth Living?"

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours



Guided Tour

Saturday, November 13, 2 pm - 2 pm

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

November 14

Guided Tour

Sunday, November 14, 1 pm - 1 pm

This is one of two new tours that look 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, November 14, 2 pm - 2 pm

Explore two extraordinary UMMA collections on extended view—the Robert M. and Lillian Montalto Bohlen Collection of Wood Art and the Daniel and Harriet Fusfeld Folk Art Collection.

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours



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

Sunday, November 14, 3 pm - 5:30 pm
Helmut Stern Auditorium

Dr. Lee Glazer's lecture will consider Whistler's approach to depicting architecture in his prints, beginning with his etchings of Venice and will focus particularly on the artist's 1880s images of Chelsea, exploring the social realities and aesthetic transformation of a Victorian neighborhood in transition. She will also reflect on the place of these motifs in the collecting habits of UMMA benefactor Margaret Watson Parker. Dr. Glazer is Associate Curator of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution's Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, DC, home of one of the foremost Whistler collections in the world. She is the editor of the recent volume James McNeill Whistler in Context: Essays from the Whistler Centenary Symposium.

categories: Exhibitions Related Program



Film

Sunday, November 14, 5:30 pm - 8 pm
Helmut Stern Auditorium

Singer-songwriter and performance artist Stew was commissioned by the Public Theater of New York to develop Passing Strange, a heartfelt and hilarious story of a young bohemian who charts a course for "the real" through sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Loaded with soulful lyrics and overflowing with passion, the story takes the audience from black, middle-class America to Amsterdam, Berlin, and beyond on a journey towards personal and artistic authenticity. After its move from the Public Theater to Broadway, director Spike Lee and cinematographer Matthew Libatique committed the musical to film, shooting a live production on high definition cameras from multiple angles.

Cosponsored by the University of Michigan Museum of Art, this screening is presented in conjunction with the University Musical Society appearance by Stew and the Negro Problem, November 18–20. Please see www.ums.org for more information about the show or contact umseducation@umich.edu for more information about the film screening.

categories: Film



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

Sunday, November 14, 8 pm - 10 pm
Apse

Photo credit: 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, 2002/1.193Logan Skelton, composer and UM professor of piano, presents settings of American artists-poets working largely behind closed doors. In this second and final concert, Skelton presents his 2003 Anderson Songs, on the writings of American artist Walter Anderson, with projected images of his art. A noted eccentric and hermit, his writings speak of the artist communing with nature and of the relationship of the human condition to the natural world. Skelton also premieres a new collection of Emily Dickinson settings. Anderson and Dickinson, working "behind closed doors," were able to develop unimpeded along their own unique paths, pursuing a pure, all-consuming artistic vision. Skelton is joined again by longtime collaborators Jennifer Goltz, soprano and Professor Stephen Lusmann, baritone.

This program is copresented by the University of Michigan Museum of Art and the UM School of Music, Theatre, and Dance.

categories: Exhibitions Related Program, Performing Arts

November 16

Special Event

Tuesday, November 16, 7:30 pm - 10 pm
A. Alfred Taubman Gallery I

Current national K-12 science education recommendations envision expanding beyond classroom-based scientific inquiry to include out-of-class contexts, such as science museums, nature parks, etc. Such "nomadic inquiry" can help students incorporate a broader range of information and explore scientific questions, but it can also be challenging for students and teachers alike. Christopher Quintana, Associate Professor at the UM School of Education, shares how he and others are exploring how to support such nomadic inquiry with Zydeco, a scaffolded system for science inquiry that combines iPhone/iPod Touch devices with a web-based component. The Zydeco model uses mobile devices to scaffold nomadic inquiry and a web-based component to coordinate the data and observations students gather "on-the-go," thus creating a bridge between classroom and museum contexts.

Part of the UM Museum Studies Program's "Reimagining Engagement" series.

categories: Special Events

November 17

Jazz Series

Wednesday, November 17, 8 pm - 10 pm
Forum

Robert L. Hurst III, is a composer, bassist, educator, and recording artist. His Grammy Award winning recordings feature such greats as Charles Lloyd, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Dave Brubeck, Harry Connick Jr, Terrence Blanchard, Tony Williams, Nicholas Payton, Sting, Carl Allen, the legendary Pharaoh Sanders, Chris Botti and Diana Krall. Hurst has won four Emmy Awards, five Grammy Awards, performed on several RIAA- Gold recordings, and has received Top Ten and Five Star recognition around the globe. Robert has also enjoyed directing, arranging, and composing for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on NBC for nearly a decade.

This monthly series, curated by UM Associate Professor Adam Unsworth, presents outstanding local artists in an intimate setting. This series is made possible by the Katherine Tuck Endowment.

categories: Performing Arts

November 18

Guided Tour

Thursday, November 18, 12:15 pm - 12:15 pm

Finish your lunch then feed your spirit with art of the world. Come in to the beautiful and warm UMMA environment for a tour designed specifically for the lunch hour. Student Docents will offer you 30 minutes of conversation about art in the UMMA galleries around entertaining themes such as life, love, and heroes.

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours



Writers Series

Thursday, November 18, 5:10 pm - 7 pm
Helmut Stern Auditorium

ZZ Packer is the author of the short story collection, Drinking Coffee Elsewhere - a PEN/Faulkner finalist and a New York Times Notable Book. Her stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, Story, Ploughshares, Zoetrope and The Best American Short Stories 2000 and 2004, and have been read on NPR's Selected Shorts. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and was recently named one of America's Young Innovators by Smithsonian Magazine, as well as one of America's Best Young Novelists by Granta.

UMMA is pleased to be the site for the Department of English Program in Creative Writing Zell Visiting Writers Series, which brings outstanding writers each semester. The Series is made possible through a generous gift from UM alumna Helen Zell ('64). For more information, please see www.lsa.umich.edu/english/grad/mfa/mfaeve.asp

categories: Writers Series



Film

Thursday, November 18, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Helmut Stern Auditorium

Superbly adapted and directed by Tim Robbins from the nonfiction book of the same name by Sister Helen Prejean, this spiritually enlightened drama is too intelligent to traffic in polemics or self-righteous pontifications against the death penalty. But in examining the issue of capital punishment from a humanitarian perspective, the film urges thoughtful reflection on the justifications for legally ending a human life. Although it features a fine supporting cast, the film maintains its sharp focus through flawless lead performances by Oscar-winner Susan Sarandon as the Catholic nun Prejean, and Sean Penn as the death-row killer she struggles to save. The real-life Sister Helen Prejean will be speaking on campus about her life and work on Thursday, December 2 at 7 pm in the Blau Auditorium, Ross School of Business.

These events are part of the LSA Theme Semester "What Makes Life Worth Living?" For more details, please visit the website at http://wmlwl.com/

categories: Film



Third Thursdays

Thursday, November 18, 8 pm - 10 pm
Commons

Jazz vocalist Natasha Patamapongs is a Warner Music artist with two self-produced jazz albums under her belt. Among her many achievements: she has toured, recorded, and performed with the top jazz musicians in Southeast Asia, and headlined in major jazz festivals throughout the region. Her most recent solo project involves a collaboration with Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist Bob James. Along with her fellow UM jazz students, Gil Scott Chapman on piano and Kieran Hanlon on bass, Natasha will present a night of vocal artistry in the Eddie Jefferson vernacular and will complete the evening with her own intimate selection of rarely covered jazz standards.For more information please visit: http://www.mellowmotif.com or http://www.facebook.com/mellowmotifjazz.

This exciting performance series falls on the third Thursday of each month and features different student performers who work in a variety of media including music, comedy, and spoken word. A great way to spend an evening with your friends and to experience the exceptional talent of UM students in an intimate setting. This series is curated and produced by UMMA's Student Programming and Advisory Board. Students interested in performing may view application details at www.umma.umich.edu/for-students/

categories: Performing Arts, UM Student Programs

November 19

Mark Webster Reading Series

Friday, November 19, 7 pm - 10 pm
Helmut Stern Auditorium

One MFA fiction student and one poetry student, each introduced by a peer, will read their work. The Mark Webster Reading Series presents emerging writers in a warm and relaxed setting. We encourage you to bring your friends - it's an excellent way to spend a Friday night.

categories: UM Student Programs



The Ark at UMMA

Friday, November 19, 8 pm - 10 pm
Commons

This series, now in its second year, invites student songwriters from the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, and Washtenaw Community College to submit their original music demos in order to compete for a live performance showcase at UMMA and a chance to perform at The Ark. Three student showcases during October and November will be followed by a finale in December, at which the winner will be announced. Join our email list to find out who will be performing! Send your email address to Emily@theark.org. Visit www.theark.org for more detailed information.

categories: Performing Arts, UM Student Programs

November 20



Saturday, November 20, 11 am - 11 am

Children age 4-7 are invited to hear a story in the galleries. UMMA Student Docents will bring art to life as they read stories related to the art on display and invite responses from our youngest patrons. Parents must accompany children. Siblings are welcome to join the group. Meet at the information desk.

categories: Family, Gallery Talks and Tours



Guided Tour

Saturday, November 20, 1 pm - 1 pm

This is one of two new tours that look 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



Special Event

Saturday, November 20, 1:30 pm - 3 pm
Apse
Vertical Gallery

Collections: UMMA is a video score created by UM Art and Design MFA candidate John Kannenberg for a site-specific sound and video performance based on the architecture of the Museum. This silent, ten-minute video will serve as the guiding structure for a series of improvisational sound performances that will take place every 20 minutes, alternating between the Apse and the Vertical Gallery between 1:30 and 3pm. Performers will include visiting sound artists Mike Hallenbeck and James Warchol, along with current graduate students in the School of Art and Design and the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance and with special guest SMTD Professor Stephen J. Rush, Director of the UM Digital Music Ensemble.

categories: Performing Arts, Special Events, UM Student Programs



Guided Tour

Saturday, November 20, 2 pm - 2 pm

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

November 21

Guided Tour

Sunday, November 21, 1 pm - 1 pm

This is one of two new tours that look at UMMA collections through the lens of a particular theme. "The Collector's Eye" considers donors and collectors who have shaped UMMA holdings. 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, November 21, 2 pm - 2 pm

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, November 21, 3 pm - 3:30 pm
A. Alfred Taubman Gallery I

James McNeill Whistler - Annie Haden (detail) - 1860, drypoint - University of Michigan Museum of Art, Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker, 1954/1.344Join Senior Curator of Western Art Carole McNamara as she shares how Whistler's distinctive vision evolved through his technical and artistic mastery of printmaking.

This exhibition is made possible in part by the University of Michigan Health System, the University of Michigan Office of the Provost, and other generous supporters.


categories: Artists and Curators, Exhibitions Related Program

November 27

Ann Arbor Art Center Workshops at UMMA

Saturday, November 27, 10 am - 1 pm
Multipurpose Room
October 30 through December 4 (no class November 13)
$105 UMMA and AAAC members and UM students/$115 non-members; $20 lab fee
Advance registration is required. Please register online at annarborartcenter.org

If you've always wanted to try to draw and paint but never knew where to start, this is the course for you! Explore the fundamental principals of drawing and painting and learn how to transition from drawing into painting in the inspiring environment of the museum. Lab fee includes basic painting materials. Please bring 11 x 14 inch or larger drawing pad; HB, 4B, or 6B drawing pencils; and kneaded eraser to the first class. All levels welcome.

categories: Artmaking



Guided Tour

Saturday, November 27, 1 pm - 2 pm

This is one of two new tours that look at UMMA collections through the lens of a particular theme. "The Collector's Eye" considers donors and collectors who have shaped UMMA holdings. Both new tours are offered in conjunction with the UM theme semester "What Makes Life Worth Living?"

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours

November 28

Guided Tour

Sunday, November 28, 1 pm - 2 pm

This is one of two new tours that look 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, November 28, 2 pm - 3 pm

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



Guided Tour

Sunday, November 28, 3 pm - 4 pm

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