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April 8

Ann Arbor Art Center Workshops at UMMA

Friday, April 8, 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, April 8, 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

Life in Ceramics: Five Korean Contemporary Artists

Friday, April 8, 4–5:30 p.m.
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, 6–11:55 p.m.

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,

categories: UM Student Programs