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March 26

Ann Arbor Art Center Workshops at UMMA

Saturday, March 26, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Multipurpose Room
Instructor: Emily Stokes
$27 UMMA and AAAC Members and UM students/$35 non-members; lab fee $13, materials included
Advance registration is required. Register online at

Learn about the importance of silhouettes to many contemporary artists such as Kara Walker and William Kentridge and use their work as a launching point for creating your own. Learn simple book form constructions, such as the accordion. Tell your own stories through cutting and arranging silhouette forms.

categories: Artmaking

Saturday, March 26, 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

Special Event

Saturday, March 26, 2–5 p.m.
Multipurpose Room

Producers of FestiFools are creating an inaugural public art event this year called FoolMoon, which will feature hundreds of handmade illuminated sculptural lanterns. Come learn how to make a free koi fish lantern (in connection with LS&A’s Water Theme Semester) at UMMA. Everything you need to create an illuminated sculpture out of tissue paper, wire, LED lights, and imagination will be provided.

Once your sculptures are made you will want to join other FoolMoon celebrants on the front lawn of the UMMA at dusk on April Fools' night (Friday, April 1) as we make our way downtown to Washington Street, in front of Grizzly Peak, for a culminating celebration of handmade illuminated lanterns, live music, and a shimmering giant street-sized shadow puppet show! What a great way to celebrate spring!

For more information, please visit

categories: Artmaking

Guided Tour

Saturday, March 26, 2–3 p.m.

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