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December 1

Special Event

Wednesday, December 1, 6 pm - 10 pm
Commons

Poetry, visual art, and facts about the current state of AIDS combine in a silent film that will be projected from UMMA's Commons from December 1 through December 5. The film will be visible from the Diag pedestrian walkways behind the Museum. All of the visual art shown in the film comes from UMMA's collections and was created by artists suffering from HIV/AIDS or in response to loss endured as a result of the disease. The film offers a space for viewers to consider those in our community and around the world who have died from or are still living with HIV/AIDS today. The film also celebrates these artists and their contributions to the contemporary conversation about this devastating disease.

categories: Film, Special Events, UM Student Programs

December 2

Guided Tour

Thursday, December 2, 12:15 pm - 12:45 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



Special Event

Thursday, December 2, 6 pm - 10 pm
Commons

Poetry, visual art, and facts about the current state of AIDS combine in a silent film that will be projected from UMMA's Commons from December 1 through December 5. The film will be visible from the Diag pedestrian walkways behind the Museum. All of the visual art shown in the film comes from UMMA's collections and was created by artists suffering from HIV/AIDS or in response to loss endured as a result of the disease. The film offers a space for viewers to consider those in our community and around the world who have died from or are still living with HIV/AIDS today. The film also celebrates these artists and their contributions to the contemporary conversation about this devastating disease.

categories: Film, Special Events, UM Student Programs



Xylem + Fortnight Open Mic Night

Thursday, December 2, 7 pm - 10 pm
Commons

Do you have a piece of prose or poetry you'd like to share? Interested in listening to others read their work? If so, attend the Xylem + Fortnight Open Mic Night. Contact xylem1011@umich.edu with any questions. We hope to see you there!

Presented by UM's undergraduate publications Xylem Literary Magazine and Fortnight Literary Press. Cosponsored by UMMA's Student Programming and Advisory Board.

categories: UM Student Programs

December 3

Special Event

Friday, December 3, 6 pm - 10 pm
Commons

Poetry, visual art, and facts about the current state of AIDS combine in a silent film that will be projected from UMMA's Commons from December 1 through December 5. The film will be visible from the Diag pedestrian walkways behind the Museum. All of the visual art shown in the film comes from UMMA's collections and was created by artists suffering from HIV/AIDS or in response to loss endured as a result of the disease. The film offers a space for viewers to consider those in our community and around the world who have died from or are still living with HIV/AIDS today. The film also celebrates these artists and their contributions to the contemporary conversation about this devastating disease.

categories: Film, Special Events, UM Student Programs



Mark Webster Reading Series

Friday, December 3, 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, December 3, 8 pm - 10 pm
Apse

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. 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

December 4

Ann Arbor Art Center Workshops at UMMA

Saturday, December 4, 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





Saturday, December 4, 11 am - 11:30 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, December 4, 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

Saturday, December 4, 2 pm - 3 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



Special Event

Saturday, December 4, 6 pm - 10 pm
Commons

Poetry, visual art, and facts about the current state of AIDS combine in a silent film that will be projected from UMMA's Commons from December 1 through December 5. The film will be visible from the Diag pedestrian walkways behind the Museum. All of the visual art shown in the film comes from UMMA's collections and was created by artists suffering from HIV/AIDS or in response to loss endured as a result of the disease. The film offers a space for viewers to consider those in our community and around the world who have died from or are still living with HIV/AIDS today. The film also celebrates these artists and their contributions to the contemporary conversation about this devastating disease.

categories: Film, Special Events, UM Student Programs



Concert

Saturday, December 4, 7 pm - 10 pm
Apse

Enjoy William Shakespeare's beloved romance, presented in a collage of operatic settings by Charles Gounod, Vincenzo Bellini, and others, with Leonard Bernstein's musical theater adaptation West Side Story and scenes from Shakespeare's original stage play. Performed by voice students from the UM second-year opera workshop, directed by Professor Joshua Major, with musical direction by Professor Timothy Cheek.

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

categories: Performing Arts

December 5

Guided Tour

Sunday, December 5, 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

Sunday, December 5, 2 pm - 3 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



Special Event

Sunday, December 5, 6 pm - 10 pm
Commons

Poetry, visual art, and facts about the current state of AIDS combine in a silent film that will be projected from UMMA's Commons from December 1 through December 5. The film will be visible from the Diag pedestrian walkways behind the Museum. All of the visual art shown in the film comes from UMMA's collections and was created by artists suffering from HIV/AIDS or in response to loss endured as a result of the disease. The film offers a space for viewers to consider those in our community and around the world who have died from or are still living with HIV/AIDS today. The film also celebrates these artists and their contributions to the contemporary conversation about this devastating disease.

categories: Film, Special Events, UM Student Programs

December 9

Guided Tour

Thursday, December 9, 12:15 pm - 12:45 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



Lecture

Thursday, December 9, 7 pm - 10 pm
Commons

"Beyond the War Model: Why Avant Garde Is an Inadequate and Inappropriate Term for Art and Artists"
A discussion of culture and language accompanied by improvisation and creatively coordinated sounds.

Cosponsored by UMMA.

categories: Performing Arts

December 10

Special Event

Friday, December 10, 6 pm - 7:30 pm
Galleries

Art Night for Graduate Students is a long tradition between UMMA and the UM Rackham Graduate School. Students and their spouses/partners are invited to join fellow graduate students for a special evening to explore the galleries and enjoy refreshments, all set to lively music. For more information and to register visit: http://www.rackham.umich.edu/calendar/

categories: Performing Arts, Special Events

December 11

Ann Arbor Art Center Workshops at UMMA

Saturday, December 11, 10 am - 1 pm
$27 UMMA and AAAC members and UM students/$30 non-members; $10 lab fee for each workshop
Advance registration is required. Please register online at annarborartcenter.org.

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 both workshops (also offered Saturday, November 13). All levels welcome.

categories: Artmaking





Saturday, December 11, 11 am - 11:30 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, December 11, 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, December 11, 2 pm - 3 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

December 15

Jazz Series

Wednesday, December 15, 8 pm - 10 pm
Forum

Nuevo Rumbon is an Afro-Cuban jazz quartet featuring musicians Brian DiBlassio-piano, Kurt Krahnke—bass, Neeraj Mehta—congas and bata, and Jonathan Ovalle—drums. Their music is planted firmly in the contemporary Cuban tradition, paying homage to the great piano-driven bands of such artists as Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Danilo Perez, Michel Camilo, and the great Chucho Valdez. Aggressive percussion, thick montunos and a rock solid bass tumbao together create the explosive grooves of this fiery quartet. Members of Nuevo Rumbon have also been heard in concert with numerous other Afro-Cuban jazz and salsa ensembles, including Los Gatos, Tumbao Bravo, and Groupo Salvaje, and have been a featured group at Jazzloop 2007, as well as the Art Tatum Jazz Heritage Festival.

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

December 16

Third Thursdays

Thursday, December 16, 8 pm - 10 pm
Commons

Vulfmon, DJ Paradiddle, and Jack Stratton share a chemistry that is remarkable for any trio. We should note that they are all the same person. Band members may be found drumming on stop signs, sidewalks, and garbage pails—searching for fresh musical ideas that are cool to humans. Once found, they milk them and pick all the meat off of the bones. Don't miss this funky evening of live and recorded music.

categories: Performing Arts, UM Student Programs

December 18

Guided Tour

Saturday, December 18, 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

Saturday, December 18, 2 pm - 3 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

December 19

Guided Tour

Sunday, December 19, 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

Sunday, December 19, 2 pm - 3 pm

Explore contemporary Swiss artist Mai-Thu Perret's multidisciplinary vision, which fuses feminist politics with classic modernist abstraction and utopian dreams.

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours