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November 7

Guided Tour

Sunday, November 7, 1–1 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

Sunday, November 7, 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

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

Sunday, November 7, 8–10 p.m.

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