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April 1

Ann Arbor Art Center Workshops at UMMA

Friday, April 1, 11:10 am - 1 pm
Galleries
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 annarborartcenter.org

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



Special Event

Friday, April 1, 7 pm - 9 pm

In celebration of five years of foolery, FestiFools introduces FoolMoon! Starting at Orion, Mark di Suvero's enormous red sculpture on UMMA's west lawn, this sublime moonlight event features an enormous procession of handmade illuminated sculptures created by local artists and community members and carried by dancing teams of merrymakers who will thread their way downtown to the heart of Ann Arbor. FoolMoon is destined to become one of Ann Arbor's most unique public art events, bringing the entire community together for a spring evening of moonlit beauty, spectacle, and celebration.

To find out how to become a special FoolMoon participant or for more information about the FestiFools weekend, please contact FestiFools at http://festifools.org.

categories: Family

April 2

Ann Arbor Art Center Workshops at UMMA

Saturday, April 2, 10 am - 1 pm
Multipurpose Room
Instructor: Christina Burch
$27 UMMA and AAAC Members and UM students/$35 non-members; lab fee $13, materials included
Advance registration is required. Register online at annarborartcenter.org.

In each workshop you will explore a different artist, artifact, or art movement from the permanent collection and create your own masterpiece in response.

categories: Artmaking



SMTD@UMMA

Saturday, April 2, 12 pm - 4 pm
Galleries

Six new eight-minute music dramas—consisting of libretti by MFA graduate students in creative writing and music by graduate students in composition, and performed by voice and instrumental students from the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance—will be performed in spaces throughout the Museum. The concert is directed by Professor Joshua Major. 

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

categories: Performing Arts



Ann Arbor Art Center Workshops at UMMA

Saturday, April 2, 1 pm - 3:30 pm
Multipurpose Room
Instructor: Daria Kim   
$27 UMMA and AAAC Members and UM students/$35 non-members; lab fee $10, materials included
Advance registration is required. Register online at annarborartcenter.org.

Korean potter Daria Kim will guide you over the course of three sessions. You will construct, decorate, and glaze a vase based on the exquisite pieces in the exhibition Life in Ceramics: Five Contemporary Korean Artists, on view April 2 through June 26.

categories: Artmaking, Exhibitions Related Program



Guided Tour

Saturday, April 2, 2 pm - 3 pm

This exhibition focuses on five contemporary Korean ceramics artists, whose visually stunning work acknowledges tradition yet embodies innovative, unexpected art making.

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours

April 3

Guided Tour

Sunday, April 3, 1 pm - 2 pm

Join the docent-led tour, "The Collector's Eye," to hear great stories about the people who made transformative gifts of art to the Museum. Who were they and why did they collect?

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours



Guided Tour

Sunday, April 3, 2 pm - 3 pm

The supple, sensual environment features a video synthesis of photographic imaging and choreography projected onto a multilayered, membrane-like structure, providing a luminous web for visitors to explore.

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours



SMTD@UMMA

Sunday, April 3, 8 pm - 10 pm
Apse

The UM Chamber Choir, directed by Professor Jerry Blackstone, performs stunning sacred works, such as Samuel Barber's Agnus Dei, Herbert Howells’s Requiem, UM Assistant Professor of Composition Kristin Kuster's Home, Felix Mendelssohn’s Hora est, and selected African American spirituals arranged by Moses Hogan. Join us for a pre-concert talk with Professor Blackstone and UMMA Senior Curator Carole McNamara to explore connections between these musical pieces and works of art in the UMMA collections.

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

categories: Performing Arts

April 4

Special Event

Monday, April 4, 7 pm - 9 pm
Helmut Stern Auditorium

"I've Somehow Swallowed the Night" is a collection of poetry, short stories, and essays by extraordinary writers who are or were incarcerated in Michigan. Presented by the Prison Creative Arts Project, join us for a reading of many of the pieces featured in the book read by either the artists themselves or their families.

Cosponsored by PCAP and UMMA.

categories: Special Events, Writers Series

April 7

Writers Series

Thursday, April 7, 5:10 pm - 6 pm
Helmut Stern Auditorium

Richard Ford is the author of three collections of stories and six novels, most recently The Lay of the Land, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award as well as a New York Times Best Book of the Year. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Independence Day and the PEN/Malamud Award for excellence in short fiction. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Ford has taught at Williams, Princeton, Harvard, Northwestern, and Bowdoin College. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Esquire, Granta, Le Monde, and The New Yorker among other magazines and journals. He lives in East Boothbay, Maine.

UMMA is pleased to be the site for the Department of English Program in Creative Writing Zell Visiting Writers Series, which brings outstanding writers each semester. The Series is made possible through a generous gift from UM alumna Helen Zell (’64). For more information, please see www.lsa.umich.edu/english/grad/mfa/mfaeve.asp.

categories: Writers Series

April 8

Ann Arbor Art Center Workshops at UMMA

Friday, April 8, 11:10 am - 1 pm
Galleries
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 annarborartcenter.org

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, April 8, 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



Life in Ceramics: Five Korean Contemporary Artists

Friday, April 8, 4 pm - 5:30 pm
Tappan Hall, Room 180

Hosted by the History of Art Department, Dr. Burglind Jungmann will give a public talk that analyzes Korean paintings of the 15th and 16th centuries and unwraps layers of social significance and cultural background. The lecture will shed light on the shaping of male and female roles in early Joseon society and on the role that Buddhism played in this Confucian world.

Dr. Jungmann joined UCLA as Professor of Korean Art History in 1999 and held an appointment as Adjunct Curator of Korean Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art from 1999 to 2003. Her teaching and research interests include the history of Korean painting in its cultural, social, and political contexts, and the exchange in art between China, Korea, and Japan. Her book Painters as Envoys: Korean Inspiration in Eighteenth-Century Japanese Nanga was published by Princeton University Press in 2004. Most recently, Dr. Jungmann served as guest curator for the UCLA Fowler Museum’s Life in Ceramics exhibition, which is on view at UMMA April 2 through June 26.

Dr. Jungmann will also give a public talk specifically about the current Life in Ceramics exhibition on Sunday, April 10 at 3 pm in the Helmut Stern Auditorium.

categories: Exhibitions Related Program



2011 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational

Friday, April 8, 6 pm - 11:55 pm
Apse

UMMA and University Unions Arts and Programs are proud to announce that the 2011 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI) will be held at the University of Michigan April 6–9. CUPSI is presented annually by the Association of College Unions International (ACUI), and it offers an opportunity for campuses with new or existing Poetry Slam programs to share their wit and talent and to compete for top honors. The competition includes workshops and special guest performances. Come enjoy the poetry and the slam culture’s celebration of inclusion in which everyone’s voice is welcome.

For registration or details, please go to the ACUI website, http://www.acui.org/poetryslam/.

categories: UM Student Programs

April 9

Ann Arbor Art Center Workshops at UMMA

Saturday, April 9, 10 am - 1 pm
Multipurpose Room
Instructor: Christina Burch
$27 UMMA and AAAC Members and UM students/$35 non-members; lab fee $13, materials included
Advance registration is required. Register online at annarborartcenter.org.

In each workshop you will explore a different artist, artifact, or art movement from the permanent collection and create your own masterpiece in response.

categories: Artmaking



Ann Arbor Art Center Workshops at UMMA

Saturday, April 9, 1 pm - 3:30 pm
Multipurpose Room
Instructor: Daria Kim   
$27 UMMA and AAAC Members and UM students/$35 non-members; lab fee $10, materials included
Advance registration is required. Register online at annarborartcenter.org.

Korean potter Daria Kim will guide you over the course of three sessions. You will construct, decorate, and glaze a vase based on the exquisite pieces in the exhibition Life in Ceramics: Five Contemporary Korean Artists, on view April 2 through June 26.

categories: Artmaking



2011 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational

Saturday, April 9, 6 pm - 11:59 pm
Apse

UMMA and University Unions Arts and Programs are proud to announce that the 2011 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI) will be held at the University of Michigan April 6–9. CUPSI is presented annually by the Association of College Unions International (ACUI), and it offers an opportunity for campuses with new or existing Poetry Slam programs to share their wit and talent and to compete for top honors. The competition includes workshops and special guest performances. Come enjoy the poetry and the slam culture’s celebration of inclusion in which everyone’s voice is welcome.

For registration or details, please go to the ACUI website, http://www.acui.org/poetryslam/.

categories: UM Student Programs

April 10

Guided Tour

Sunday, April 10, 1 pm - 2 pm

Discover how artists represent the social upheavals and political forces of their times in the docent-led tour "Political and Social Expressions in Art."

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours



Guided Tour

Sunday, April 10, 2 pm - 3 pm

This exhibition focuses on five contemporary Korean ceramics artists, whose visually stunning work acknowledges tradition yet embodies innovative, unexpected art making.

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours



Life in Ceramics: Five Korean Contemporary Artists

Sunday, April 10, 3 pm - 4:30 pm
Helmut Stern Auditorium

Dr. Burglind Jungmann, Professor of Korean Art History at UCLA and curator of the Life in Ceramics: Five Contemporary Korean Artists exhibition, will give a talk that explores the themes of the exhibition and focuses on the role of Korea’s rich ceramic tradition in inspiring these five artists and the fluid character of ceramics as both functional objects and works of art.

Dr. Jungmann joined UCLA as Professor of Korean Art History in 1999 and held an appointment as Adjunct Curator of Korean Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art from 1999 to 2003. Her teaching and research interests include the history of Korean painting in its cultural, social, and political contexts, and the exchange in art between China, Korea, and Japan. Her book Painters as Envoys: Korean Inspiration in Eighteenth-Century Japanese Nanga was published by Princeton University Press in 2004. Most recently, Dr. Jungmann served as guest curator for the UCLA Fowler Museum’s Life in Ceramics exhibition, which is on view at UMMA April 2 through June 26.

Dr. Jungmann will also give a public talk in the History of Art Department entitled “Male Worlds–Female Worlds: Gender Specific Aspects of Early Joseon Painting” on Friday, April 8 at 4 pm in Tappan Hall, room 180.

Life in Ceramics: Five Contemporary Korean Artists was organized and produced by the Fowler Museum at UCLA. It was made possible by a major grant from the Korea Foundation. Additional support was provided by Korean Airlines. UMMA’s installation is made possible in part by the University of Michigan Health System, Office of the President, and Nam Center for Korean Studies, and by the Friends of the University of Michigan Museum of Art, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

categories: Exhibitions Related Program

April 12

Film

Tuesday, April 12, 7 pm - 9 pm
Helmut Stern Auditorium

Follow the Manhattan-based Beavan family as they abandon their high consumption Fifth-Avenue lifestyle and try to live a year while making no environmental impact.

This program is presented by the UM Center for Ethics in Public Life.

categories: Film

April 14

Writers Series

Thursday, April 14, 5:10 pm - 7 pm
Helmut Stern Auditorium

Join us for readings of poetry and fiction by this year’s Zell Fellows Kyle Booten, Darrel Holnes, Katherine Jaeger, Miriam Lawrence, Hanna Pylväinen, George Ramos, and Jessica Young.

UMMA is pleased to be the site for the Department of English Program in Creative Writing Zell Visiting Writers Series, which brings outstanding writers each semester. The Series is made possible through a generous gift from UM alumna Helen Zell (’64). For more information, please see www.lsa.umich.edu/english/grad/mfa/mfaeve.asp.

categories: Writers Series



Special Event

Thursday, April 14, 9 pm - 11 pm
Galleries

UM students, you're exclusively invited to spend a night exploring the Museum. With entertainment by MEDMA, and the opportunity to strike a pose in our photobooth it's bound to be unlike any other UMMA experience. The first 100 attendees will receive a FREE T-SHIRT designed by UMMA Student Board member, Collin McRae (Graduate Student, Art and Design) Oh, and did we mention there will be cake!?

Sponsored by the UMMA Student Programming and Advisory Board

categories: UM Student Programs

April 16

Ann Arbor Art Center Workshops at UMMA

Saturday, April 16, 10 am - 1 pm
Multipurpose Room
Instructor: Christina Burch
$27 UMMA and AAAC Members and UM students/$35 non-members; lab fee $13, materials included
Advance registration is required. Register online at annarborartcenter.org.

In each workshop you will explore a different artist, artifact, or art movement from the permanent collection and create your own masterpiece in response.

categories: Artmaking





Saturday, April 16, 11 am - 11:30 am

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



Ann Arbor Art Center Workshops at UMMA

Saturday, April 16, 1 pm - 3:30 pm
Multipurpose Room
Instructor: Daria Kim   
$27 UMMA and AAAC Members and UM students/$35 non-members; lab fee $10, materials included
Advance registration is required. Register online at annarborartcenter.org.

Korean potter Daria Kim will guide you over the course of three sessions. You will construct, decorate, and glaze a vase based on the exquisite pieces in the exhibition Life in Ceramics: Five Contemporary Korean Artists, on view April 2 through June 26.

categories: Artmaking



Guided Tour

Saturday, April 16, 2 pm - 3 pm

This exhibition focuses on five contemporary Korean ceramics artists, whose visually stunning work acknowledges tradition yet embodies innovative, unexpected art making.

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours

April 17

Teacher Education

Sunday, April 17, 8 am - 8 pm
Teaching and Learning Center, WISD
1819 S. Wagner Rd.

Ann Arbor, MI 48106

Scheduled to coincide with the full moon, this season’s Native American Immersion provides an opportunity for area educators to engage with the scholarship about and the craftsmanship of local Native American culture. While UMS has a season-long focus on the Americas from Canada to Chile, the history, traditions, and contemporary presence of the indigenous peoples of southeast Michigan will focus and inform all of the day’s activities. Participants will end the workshop with an expanded vocabulary of the Ojibwe language that will allow them to recount their immersion experiences of eating foods and making deerskin drums of the early Michigan Territory.

categories: Artmaking



Guided Tour

Sunday, April 17, 1 pm - 2 pm

Join the docent-led tour, "The Collector's Eye," to hear great stories about the people who made transformative gifts of art to the Museum. Who were they and why did they collect?

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours



Guided Tour

Sunday, April 17, 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

April 19

Concert

Tuesday, April 19, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Commons

Join us for a concert of original work by UM student singer/ songwriters. These eleven students participated in DeRoy Visiting Professor Dick Siegel's Honors workshops, “Singing Out of Our Minds."

The course was based on an exploration of American roots songwriting to help gain a greater understanding of the songwriting process itself. Students created new songs each week, and performed them in the workshops.

Guests will hear a selection of these songs sung, and in most instances accompanied, by the songwriters themselves.

categories: Performing Arts

April 20

Jazz Series

Wednesday, April 20, 8 pm - 9:30 pm
Forum

Adam Unsworth, Associate Professor of Horn at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, is joined by Ann Arbor jazz favorites for a mix of original compositions and jazz standards. Performers include Cary Kocher on vibraphone, Andrew Kratzat on bass, and Pete Siers on drums.

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 Doris Sloan Memorial Fund.

categories: Performing Arts

April 23

Guided Tour

Saturday, April 23, 2 pm - 3 pm

The supple, sensual environment features a video synthesis of photographic imaging and choreography projected onto a multilayered, membrane-like structure, providing a luminous web for visitors to explore.

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours

April 24

Guided Tour

Sunday, April 24, 1 pm - 2 pm

Discover how artists represent the social upheavals and political forces of their times in the docent-led tour "Political and Social Expressions in Art."

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours



Guided Tour

Sunday, April 24, 2 pm - 3 pm

This exhibition focuses on five contemporary Korean ceramics artists, whose visually stunning work acknowledges tradition yet embodies innovative, unexpected art making.

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours