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March 12

Ann Arbor Art Center Workshops at UMMA

Saturday, March 12, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Instructor: Christy Kelly-Bentgen
$27 UMMA and AAAC Members and UM students/$35 non-members; lab fee $10, materials included
Advance registration is required. Register online at

Bring your own found objects or choose from a fun selection on hand and create a three-dimensional assemblage sculpture. Found art was a radical movement, with one writer describing it as “the artist's designation of the object as art, which is nearly always reinforced with a title.” What will yours be called? This workshop is inspired by the UMMA exhibition Mai-Thu Perret: An Ideal for Living, on view through March 13, 2011.

categories: Artmaking

Saturday, March 12, 11–11:30 a.m.

Children ages 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, March 12, 2–3 p.m.

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


Saturday, March 12, 8–10 p.m.

Fresh off his recent recording triumph The Old Burying Ground, Professor Evan Chambers presents an array of his chamber compositions in conjunction with UMMA’s exhibition Out of the Ordinary: Selections from the Bohlen Wood Art and Fusfeld Folk Art Collections. Small and large ensembles perform works invoking folk music from around the world, including Three Tannahill Songs, Firehose Reel, and Cold Water, Dry Stone, as well as the premiere of Chambers’s new Lindisfarne Hymn. Chambers is joined by Professors John Ellis, Paul Schoenfeld, Chad Burrow, Jeffrey Lyman, Andrew Jennings, local performers Gabriel Bolkosky and Jennifer Goltz, and students from the UM School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. The exhibition gallery will be open for browsing 30 minutes before the performance and during intermission.

This concert is made possible in part by the Katherine Tuck Enrichment Fund.

categories: Performing Arts