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March 25

Ann Arbor Art Center Workshops at UMMA

Friday, March 25, 11:10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Fridays from January 14 to April 8 (12 weeks)
$80 full series/$10 one-time drop-in fee (cash only)
Check-in and materials provided at the Visitor Information Desk
Register for the full series at

Learn to draw on your lunch break. This drop-in gallery class offered by instructor Heather Accurso provides you with the opportunity to learn to draw with works in UMMA's collections as your inspiration. Learn the powers of close observation and experiment with proportion, perspective, line quality, value, composition, and personal style. No experience necessary — all are welcome!

categories: Artmaking

Guided Tour

Friday, March 25, 12:15–12:45 p.m.

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

Friday, March 25, 3–5 p.m.
Helmut Stern Auditorium

“Wang’s epic documentaries define the brave political outspokenness, tenacity and artistic sophistication that continues to inspire a new and ambitious generation of young Chinese filmmakers” - Harvard Film Archive

Wang Bing is an artist working at the forefront of the recent energetic movement in documentary filmmaking originating from China. Please join Mr. Wang (who will participate via Skype) and UM Professor Markus Nornes for a discussion of his video, Crude Oil, an 840-minute observation of oil workers in Qinghai Province. This work will be exhibited in the lower level of the University of Michigan Work Gallery (306 S. State Street) from March 11 through April 1.

The 49th Ann Arbor Film Festival takes place March 22–27. For more information on North America’s longest-running independent and experimental film festival, please visit

This program is free and open to the public.

Co-presented by the Confucius Institute, UM Center for Chinese Studies, Department of Screen Arts and Cultures, and the University of Michigan Museum of Art.

categories: Film, Special Events

Mark Webster Reading Series

Friday, March 25, 7–8 p.m.
Helmut Stern Auditorium

One MFA student of fiction and of poetry, 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: a Webster reading is an excellent way to spend a Friday night.

categories: UM Student Programs

The Ark at UMMA

Friday, March 25, 8–10 p.m.

This series, now in its second year, invites student songwriters from the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, Concordia 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. Finalists from the January, February, and March showcases will perform during this finale, during which the winner will be announced. Join our email list to find out who will be performing! Send your email address to Visit for more detailed information.

categories: Performing Arts, UM Student Programs