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November 13

Ann Arbor Art Center Workshops at UMMA

Saturday, November 13, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Advance registration is required. Please register online at
$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


Saturday, November 13, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
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"


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, 11–11 a.m.

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, 1–2 p.m.

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, 2–2 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