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Programs and Tours


November 20

Saturday, November 20, 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 20, 1–1 p.m.

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, 1:30–3 p.m.
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, 2–2 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