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September 1

Artscapade!

Thursday, September 1, 7 pm - 11 pm
University of Michigan
Museum of Art
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354

This festive annual Welcome Week event introduces new UM students to the lively arts scene at Michigan. The "Passport to the Arts" activity, which features games related to each of the arts offered on campus, has become a favorite. Student performances, films, and prizes round out this exciting event that typically draws 3,500 – 4,000 students.

Cosponsored by Arts at Michigan and with support from Whole Foods Market and the University of Michigan Credit Union.

categories: UM Student Programs

September 4

Guided Tour

Sunday, September 4, 1 pm - 2 pm
University of Michigan Museum of Art
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354

UMMA's award-winning docents will guide visitors to experience art through active looking at selected highlights of the collections. Expect a lively and engaging conversation on a different theme each week. Selections from "Multiple Impressions: Contemporary Chinese Woodblock Prints" will be included during the run of that exhibition.

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours



Guided Tour

Sunday, September 4, 2 pm - 3 pm
University of Michigan Museum of Art
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354

Join a docent tour of Multiple Impressions, the largest and most diverse exhibition of contemporary Chinese prints to be seen in the US since 2000. Learn about the diversity of the contemporary art world in China and the fascinating techniques used to make these works.

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours

September 8

Writers Series

Thursday, September 8, 5:10 pm - 7 pm
Helmut Stern Auditorium
University of Michigan
Museum of Art
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354

Donovan Hohn is the recipient of the Whiting Writers’ Award, a 2010 NEA Creative Writing Fellowship, Hopwood Awards in both the essay and poetry, and a Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Ocean Science Journalism Fellowship. His work has appeared in Harper’s Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Outside, and The Best Creative Nonfiction, Vol. 2. A former English teacher, and a former senior editor of Harper’s, he is now the features editor of GQ. He lives in New York with his wife and sons. Moby-Duck is his first book.

The author will be available to sign books after the reading. As always, books are available for purchase in the Museum Store.

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

September 10

Ann Arbor Art Center Workshops at UMMA

Saturday, September 10, 10 am - 12 pm
Multipurpose Room
University of Michigan
Museum of Art
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354

Canceled
This workshop has been canceled due to low enrollment. It will be offered again on October 8, 2011.


Discover the techniques and observations necessary to make the dynamic and simple brush strokes of Japanese art. Join the instructor in the process of learning to create vital images of animals, nature, and saints in brush and ink.

categories: Artmaking

September 11

Guided Tour

Sunday, September 11, 1 pm - 2 pm
University of Michigan Museum of Art
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354

UMMA's award-winning docents will guide visitors to experience art through active looking at selected highlights of the collections. Expect a lively and engaging conversation on a different theme each week. Selections from "Multiple Impressions: Contemporary Chinese Woodblock Prints" will be included during the run of that exhibition.

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours



Guided Tour

Sunday, September 11, 2 pm - 3 pm
University of Michigan Museum of Art
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354

Join a docent tour of Multiple Impressions, the largest and most diverse exhibition of contemporary Chinese prints to be seen in the US since 2000. Learn about the diversity of the contemporary art world in China and the fascinating techniques used to make these works.

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours

September 13

Special Event

Tuesday, September 13, 5 pm - 6 pm
Multipurpose Room
University of Michigan
Museum of Art
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354
Advance registration required: mhealthy.umich.edu/exercise; class #912204-04; $65 UM employees/$75 non-UM

Tuesdays through December 13th. Participate in the ancient practice of yoga in the beautiful surroundings of the Museum of Art. Based in the Hatha style, this one-hour class encourages relaxation, strength, flexibility, and balance with an emphasis on integrated breathing techniques in standing, sitting, and supine yoga postures. All levels welcome. Contact 734-975-3056 or cmgi@umich.edu for more information.

categories: Special Events

September 14

Multiple Impressions: Contemporary Chinese Woodblock Prints

Wednesday, September 14, 5 pm - 7 pm
Helmut Stern Auditorium
University of Michigan
Museum of Art
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354

While the contemporary Chinese woodblock prints in the Multiple Impressions exhibition represent the latest developments in the long history of the printed image in China, a different type of woodblock print was produced in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in commercial workshops for the mass market. These prints depicted a wide range of subjects, including protective guardians, auspicious images, tutelary household gods, Buddhist and Taoist deities, illustrations of stories from history, literature, and opera, and scenes of everyday life, as well as moral lessons and didactic narratives. Some were posted in houses at the time of the New Year; others were the focus of ceremonies performed at different times throughout the year. This talk by noted scholar Ellen Johnston Laing will draw on examples from UMMA’s and other museum collections to take a look at the subjects depicted in popular prints, their visual and artistic characteristics, their physical contexts, and the traditional ceremonies associated with them.

Dr. Laing is affiliated with the UM Center for Chinese Studies and has published extensively on the Chinese popular print. Her works include Art and Aesthetics in Chinese Popular Prints: Selections from the Muban Foundation Collection and Divine Rule and Earthly Bliss: Popular Chinese Prints: The Collection of Gerd and Lottie Wallenstein.

Multiple Impressions was organized by the University of Michigan Museum of Art with the cooperation and support of the China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China. It is made possible in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Henry Luce Foundation, the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, and the University of Michigan Center for Chinese Studies, Confucius Institute, and Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.

categories: Exhibitions Related Program

September 15

Writers Series

Thursday, September 15, 5:10 pm - 7 pm
Helmut Stern Auditorium
University of Michigan
Museum of Art
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354

Derek Mong is the author of Other Romes (2011). From 2008 to 2010 he held the Axton Fellowship in Poetry at the University of Louisville, and he has previously been the Halls Poetry Fellow at the University of Wisconsin. His poetry, translations, and prose have appeared in the Kenyon Review, Missouri Review, Pleiades, Cream City Review, Court Green, Southern Review, and elsewhere. He currently lives with his wife in San Francisco; together they are translating the Russian poems of Maxim Amelin. He also holds an MFA from the University of Michigan, where he received two Hopwood Awards.

Jesmyn Ward grew up in DeLisle, Mississippi. She received her MFA from the University of Michigan, where she won five Hopwood awards for the essay, drama, and fiction. A Stegner Fellow at Stanford from 2008 to 2010, she was the 2010–11 Grisham Writer-in-Residence at the University of Mississippi. Her debut novel, Where the Line Bleeds, was an Essence Book Club selection, a Black Caucus of the ALA Honor Award recipient, and a finalist for both the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award and the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award. Her second novel, Salvage the Bones, was published this August.

The authors will be available to sign books after the reading. As always, books are available for purchase in the Museum Store.

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



Third Thursdays

Thursday, September 15, 8 pm - 10 pm
Commons
University of Michigan
Museum of Art
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354

On our first Third Thursday of the semester, we welcome Daniel Kim & The Blueberry Incident.

Daniel Kim & The Blueberry Incident is a jazz/pop/folk/acoustic band studying at UM. The band plays around Ann Arbor and is composed of four members, Daniel Kim, Ian Waters, Chris Livesay, and Matthew O’Donnell. Daniel Kim & The Blueberry Incident has soulful tunes that will resonate with the softer side of the younger crowd and gain approval of older generations with their unusual instruments and sounds not commonly heard in the music media today. You can see their videos and listen to their songs by going to their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/FollowDanKim.

This exciting performance series falls on the third Thursday of each month and features student performers who work in a variety of media, including music, comedy, and spoken word. It’s a great way to spend an evening with your friends and to experience the exceptional talent of UM students. This series is curated and produced by UMMA’s Student Programming and Advisory Board. Students interested in performing may view application details at www.umma.umich.edu/for-students/.

This program is made possible in part by the University of Michigan Credit Union.

categories: Performing Arts, UM Student Programs

September 16

Amalia Pica: UMMA Projects

Friday, September 16, 5 pm - 8 pm
Helmut Stern Auditorium
University of Michigan
Museum of Art
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354

Canceled
UMMA regrets that Amalia Pica's visit to campus has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. Her exhibition continues on display in the Project Gallery through September 18th, 2011.


Join artist Amalia Pica and guest curator Jacob Proctor for a discussion of Pica’s work, which includes sculpture, photography, film, and installation, as well as temporary interventions on buildings, monuments, and objects. Across this diverse body of work Pica has pursued an interest in how personal and collective histories are perceived, transmitted, and represented in different cultural and historical contexts. Meet the artist in the gallery after the talk.

This program is made possible in part by the University of Michigan Office of the Provost and CEW Frances and Sydney Lewis Visiting Leaders Fund.

categories: Exhibitions Related Program, Gallery Talks and Tours

September 17



Saturday, September 17, 11 am - 11:30 am
University of Michigan Museum of Art
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354

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, September 17, 1 pm - 4 pm
Multipurpose Room
University of Michigan
Museum of Art
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354

Canceled
This workshop has been canceled due to low enrollment. It will be offered again on Saturday October 15, 2011.


Explore a different artist, artifact, or art movement from the permanent collections with an Ann Arbor Art Center instructor. Students will start with a blank canvas that, inspired by the collection, transforms into something else! Sign up for one class or sign up for whole series. No experience necessary; all levels welcome.

categories: Artmaking



American Romanian Festival

Saturday, September 17, 3:30 pm - 6 pm
Helmut Stern Auditorium
University of Michigan
Museum of Art
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354

Each day of our lives brings us new encounters with one another: our paths cross, we see each other, and we speak or don’t speak to each other. Both chance and intention play a part in these encounters, and the consequences can remain like footprints on the paths of our lives. Crossing Dates mixes three separate stories that take place over two days. The characters’ paths intersect, and they affect each other unintentionally. The three stories are united not only by the characters but also by re-readings of the same theme in different registers.

The Third Annual Romanian Film Festival at UMMA kicks off with Crossing Dates, filmmaker Anca Damian’s feature directorial debut, followed by the comedy Wedding in Bessarabia at 7:30 pm. Please also join us on Saturday, September 24 when Romanian composer Cornel Taranu gives a short talk about his film score to Red Apples and his collaboration with film director Alexandru Tatos. The festival will conclude on September 24 with a 7:30 pm screening of award-winning short films.

categories: Film



American Romanian Festival

Saturday, September 17, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Helmut Stern Auditorium
University of Michigan
Museum of Art
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354

A train takes two newlyweds hoping to find an easier way to make a living—a conductor from Bucharest and his wife, a pianist—from the hard life of Romania to the woman’s homeland of Moldova, where the wedding will be held. The wedding not only reunites her with her family but allows the couple the chance to receive presents and money that they desperately need to start their new life together. In the midst of political debate, social complexities, and economic hardships, what emerges is a portrait of a community that celebrates joie de vivre and humanity. The film holds on to its optimism while it delights artistically in the sociopolitical complexities of a region that has known its share of sorrows.

Wedding in Bessarabia is part of the Third Annual Romanian Film Festival at UMMA. Please also join us on Saturday, September 24 when Romanian composer Cornel Taranu gives a short talk about his film score to Red Apples and his collaboration with film director Alexandru Tatos. The festival will conclude on September 24 with a 7:30 pm screening of award-winning short films.

categories: Film

September 18

Guided Tour

Sunday, September 18, 1 pm - 2 pm
University of Michigan Museum of Art
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354

UMMA's award-winning docents will guide visitors to experience art through active looking at selected highlights of the collections. Expect a lively and engaging conversation on a different theme each week. Selections from "Multiple Impressions: Contemporary Chinese Woodblock Prints" will be included during the run of that exhibition.

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours



Guided Tour

Sunday, September 18, 2 pm - 3 pm
University of Michigan Museum of Art
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354

Join a docent tour of Multiple Impressions, the largest and most diverse exhibition of contemporary Chinese prints to be seen in the US since 2000. Learn about the diversity of the contemporary art world in China and the fascinating techniques used to make these works.

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours

September 20

Special Event

Tuesday, September 20, 5 pm - 6 pm
Multipurpose Room
University of Michigan
Museum of Art
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354
Advance registration required: mhealthy.umich.edu/exercise; class #912204-04; $65 UM employees/$75 non-UM

Tuesdays through December 13th. Participate in the ancient practice of yoga in the beautiful surroundings of the Museum of Art. Based in the Hatha style, this one-hour class encourages relaxation, strength, flexibility, and balance with an emphasis on integrated breathing techniques in standing, sitting, and supine yoga postures. All levels welcome. Contact 734-975-3056 or cmgi@umich.edu for more information.

categories: Special Events

September 21

Jazz Series

Wednesday, September 21, 8 pm - 10 pm
Forum
University of Michigan
Museum of Art
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354

The latest sounds blowing in from Detroit are from the Detroit Tenors, led by saxophonists Carl Cafagna and Steve Wood. The band is a tribute to the great tenor sax pairings of the 40s and 50s such as Gene Ammons/Sonny Stitt, Dexter Gordon/Wardell Gray, Johnny Griffin/Lockjaw Davis, and Al Cohn/Zoot Sims. The Detroit Tenors takes this tradition into the modern era with arrangements from the "tenor-centric" bands of Elvin Jones and compositions by such contemporary players as George Coleman and George Garzone.

Cafagna and Wood are mainstays of the Detroit jazz scene and have performed with a "who's who" of local and international greats, including Marcus Belgrave, Roy Brooks, Kenny Burrell, Frank Foster, Richie Cole, Mose Allison, the Clayton Brothers, and Hot Club of Detroit. With the addition of the explosive rhythm team of Gwinnell, Keller, and Dobbins, you've got a chemistry that guarantees musical fireworks!

This monthly series, curated by UM Associate Professor Adam Unsworth, presents outstanding local jazz artists in an intimate setting. This series is made possible by the Doris Sloan Memorial Fund.

categories: Performing Arts

September 23

Ann Arbor Art Center Workshops at UMMA

Friday, September 23, 11:10 am - 1 pm
University of Michigan
Museum of Art
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354
Instructor: Heather Accurso
$10 one-time drop-in fee (cash only), materials included
Pre-register for all 12 classes: $100 UMMA and AAAC Members and UM students / $120 non-members, materials included. Register online at annarborartcenter.org.
Pick up materials at the information desk.

This drop-in gallery class offers an opportunity to be more than an observer at the Museum. With the guidance of the instructor, learn to observe the works in the UMMA collections; experiment with proportion, perspective, line quality, value, composition, and personal style. No experience necessary; all are welcome!

categories: Artmaking



Ann Arbor Art Center Workshops at UMMA

Friday, September 23, 2:30 pm - 5 pm
Multipurpose Room
University of Michigan
Museum of Art
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354
Instructor: Heather Accurso
$128 UMMA and AAAC Members and UM students / $142 non-members Advance registration required by Friday, September 16. Register online at annarborartcenter.org.

Learn how to mix colored pencil through layering and blending. Create abstract compositions, draw sumptuous fruit and vegetable still life arrangements, and use photographs or works from the UMMA collections as sources for inspiration and content. Develop a visual and verbal grasp of color theory while simultaneously pursuing an expressive personal style. Students bring their own materials. Supply list provided upon registration.

categories: Artmaking



Mark Webster Reading Series

Friday, September 23, 7 pm - 9 pm
Helmut Stern Auditorium
University of Michigan
Museum of Art
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354

One MFA student of fiction and one 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 makes for an enjoyable and enlightening Friday evening.

categories: UM Student Programs

September 24

American Romanian Festival

Saturday, September 24, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Helmut Stern Auditorium
University of Michigan
Museum of Art
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354

Romanian composer Cornel Taranu will hold a short talk at 3:30 pm about his film score for Red Apples and his collaboration with film director Alexandru Tatos. A screening of Red Apples will take place immediately following the talk.

In Alexandru Tatos’s debut film, a young urologist is assigned to a town hospital with no urology ward and keeps bumping up against his superiors because of both ethical and medical problems. For those who know the medical system in Romania, this is an acid pamphlet against destruction of young talent as well as a stand against the never-ending corruption that plagues even the noblest of professions.

Red Apples is part of the Third Annual Romanian Film Festival at UMMA. Please also join us at 7:30 pm for a screening of award-winning shorts.

categories: Film



American Romanian Festival

Saturday, September 24, 7:30 pm - 10 pm
Helmut Stern Auditorium
University of Michigan
Museum of Art
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354

The Romanian Film Festival at UMMA will conclude with a screening of these award-winning short films.

The Boxing Lesson (Lectia de Box, 2007 Alexandru Mavrodineanu, English Subtitles, 12 min) Victor, a businessman from Bucharest, can no longer stand to see his son beaten up at school so he takes the boy to boxing classes. But when 12-year old Vlad refuses to take part, Victor enters the boxing ring himself in order to teach him a lesson.

bric brac (bric brac, 2008, Gabriel Achim, English subtitles, 15 min) A film director tries to persuade the main actor to continue playing his part in a film. The actor refuses to get involved because of the similarities between the movie action and a violent argument with his girlfriend.

Derby (Derby, 2010, Paul Negoescu, nominated for EFA award 2011, English subtitles, 15 min) Mircea has a 15-year old daughter whose boyfriend is invited to dine with the family. He arrives early and they go to her bedroom. They start dinner and Mircea finds out that the boyfriend supports a different football team.

Caviar (Icre Negre, 2010, Razvan Savescu, English subtitles, 18 min) On the morning before Christmas, Robert and his daughter Ioana start a trip from Tulcea to Bucharest, where Robert is supposed to deliver caviar to a wealthy lady, the head of a modeling agency.

Lord (Lord, 2009, Adrian Sitaru, Golden Bear Berlin 2010, English subtitles, 20 min) Although he hates dogs, Toni is engaged in finding lost animals and then blackmailing their masters in order to obtain large amounts of money. When Toni gets stuck with an old and ugly Pekinese, he is surprised by the feelings of affection the dog awakens.

The Cage (Colivia, 2010, Adrian Sitaru, Golden Bear Berlin 2010, English Subtitles, 17 min) A family’s everyday life becomes tormented when their son brings home an injured pigeon. The father dislikes the disease-carrying bird, but the son is firm in his determination to keep his newfound animal friend safe on the balcony of their flat.

categories: Film

September 25

Guided Tour

Sunday, September 25, 1 pm - 2 pm
University of Michigan Museum of Art
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354

UMMA's award-winning docents will guide visitors to experience art through active looking at selected highlights of the collections. Expect a lively and engaging conversation on a different theme each week. Selections from "Multiple Impressions: Contemporary Chinese Woodblock Prints" will be included during the run of that exhibition.

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours



Multiple Impressions: Contemporary Chinese Woodblock Prints

Sunday, September 25, 2 pm - 4 pm
Helmut Stern Auditorium
University of Michigan
Museum of Art
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354

Contemporary art exhibitions at UMMA bring the ideas and working processes of living artists to the Museum and its audiences. The works assembled for the current Multiple Impressions exhibition also represent guest curator Xiaobing Tang’s own journey. Originally trained as a literary scholar in China and the US, Tang immersed himself in learning about contemporary woodblock printing over a several-year period, visiting the studios of the forty-one exhibition artists and gaining a direct understanding of the people and processes behind the works.

UMMA Dialogues, a new, more conversational format for Museum talks, will offer curator Tang in discussion with Fang Limin and Zhang Yuanfan, both noted artists and teachers from the China Academy of Art, UMMA’s Chinese partner for Multiple Impressions and an important center for innovation in printmaking. A distinguished artist who has made prints for over thirty years, Zhang’s work has been described as employing a “simplicity of means in the service of profound emotion” and is represented in collections in China, Japan, England, and Australia. Despite his relative youth, Fang Limin is an acknowledged leader in what is known as the water-printing method of woodblock printing, an art with ancient roots now widely used in contemporary printmaking. His works are in major collections in China, Japan, and England.

Multiple Impressions was organized by the University of Michigan Museum of Art with the cooperation and support of the China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China. It is made possible in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Henry Luce Foundation, the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, and the University of Michigan Center for Chinese Studies, Confucius Institute, and Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.

categories: Artists and Curators, Exhibitions Related Program

September 27

Special Event

Tuesday, September 27, 5 pm - 6 pm
Multipurpose Room
University of Michigan
Museum of Art
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354
Advance registration required: mhealthy.umich.edu/exercise; class #912204-04; $65 UM employees/$75 non-UM

Tuesdays through December 13th. Participate in the ancient practice of yoga in the beautiful surroundings of the Museum of Art. Based in the Hatha style, this one-hour class encourages relaxation, strength, flexibility, and balance with an emphasis on integrated breathing techniques in standing, sitting, and supine yoga postures. All levels welcome. Contact 734-975-3056 or cmgi@umich.edu for more information.

categories: Special Events

September 28

Multiple Impressions: Contemporary Chinese Woodblock Prints

Wednesday, September 28, 5 pm - 7 pm
Multipurpose Room
University of Michigan
Museum of Art
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354

Chen Limin—one of the youngest artists in the current exhibition of Chinese contemporary woodblock prints and one of two women printmakers represented—will talk about her work as a painter and printmaker, as well as the challenges and opportunities for women pursuing careers as artists in China today. This informal program will also offer the opportunity for facilitated conversation between the artist and the audience. Participants are invited to attend a reception with Chen Limin immediately following this program.

Born in Hangzhou, China, Chen Limin was educated in China and France, where she now resides. She has participated in solo and group exhibitions in China and Europe. Multiple Impressions: Chinese Contemporary Woodblock Prints is the first showing of this work and her first US exhibition.

This event is cosponsored by the UM Center for the Education of Women with the support of the CEW Frances and Sydney Lewis Visiting Leaders Fund and presented with assistance from the UM Center for Chinese Studies, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, and the Department of Women’s Studies.

Multiple Impressions was organized by the University of Michigan Museum of Art with the cooperation and support of the China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China. It is made possible in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Henry Luce Foundation, the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, and the University of Michigan Center for Chinese Studies, Confucius Institute, and Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.

categories: Artists and Curators, Exhibitions Related Program

September 29

Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series

Thursday, September 29, 5:10 pm - 7 pm
Historic Theater, Michigan Theater
603 E. Liberty

Ann Arbor, MI 48104

For Mark Dion, architectural follies—Baroque idiosyncratic structures, water gardens and grottos—are a model for contemporary public art practice, forcing architecture and landscape design to extremes of innovative experimentation. Dion’s large-scale public projects include a Captain Nemo-like interior constructed in a gas tank in Essen, Germany, a fire escape-like vertical garden in London, and a large scale folly in Norway featuring a massive sculpture of a sleeping bear resting on a hill of material culture from the neolithic to the present. He is currently working with the architectural firm of James Corner Field Operations on the visual art programming and redesign of the Seattle Waterfront.

With support from the Institute for the Humanities, the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) and the Museum Studies Program.

Established with the generous support of alumna Penny W. Stamps, the Speaker Series brings respected emerging and established artists/designers from a broad spectrum of media to the School to conduct a public lecture and engage with students, faculty, and the larger University and Ann Arbor communities. Additional support is provided by our media sponsor, Michigan Radio.

Events in the Penny Stamps series are always free of charge and open to the public.

categories: Artists and Curators



Writers Series

Thursday, September 29, 5:10 pm - 7 pm
Helmut Stern Auditorium
University of Michigan
Museum of Art
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354

Tony Hoagland's latest book of poems, Unincorporated Persons in the Late Honda Dynasty, was published in 2010. His recognitions include the Jackson Poetry Prize, the O.B. Hardisson Award, and the Mark Twain Poetry Award. In 2005 his book of essays about poetry and craft, Real Sofistakashun, was published. He teaches in the writing program at the University of Houston.

The author will be available to sign books after the reading. As always, books are available for purchase in the Museum Store.

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

September 30

Ann Arbor Art Center Workshops at UMMA

Friday, September 30, 11:10 am - 1 pm
University of Michigan
Museum of Art
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354
Instructor: Heather Accurso
$10 one-time drop-in fee (cash only), materials included
Pre-register for all 12 classes: $100 UMMA and AAAC Members and UM students / $120 non-members, materials included. Register online at annarborartcenter.org.
Pick up materials at the information desk.

This drop-in gallery class offers an opportunity to be more than an observer at the Museum. With the guidance of the instructor, learn to observe the works in the UMMA collections; experiment with proportion, perspective, line quality, value, composition, and personal style. No experience necessary; all are welcome!

categories: Artmaking



Guided Tour

Friday, September 30, 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
University of Michigan Museum of Art
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354

Designed specifically for the lunch hour, UMMA students will offer 30 minutes of conversation about art in the UMMA galleries around fresh and entertaining themes such as inspiration, love, heroes, and more. Meet at Information Desk.

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours



Ann Arbor Art Center Workshops at UMMA

Friday, September 30, 2:30 pm - 5 pm
Multipurpose Room
University of Michigan
Museum of Art
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354
Instructor: Heather Accurso
$170 UMMA and AAAC Members and UM students / $188 non-members, $10 lab fee. Advance registration required by Friday, September 16. Register online at annarborartcenter.org.

On Fridays from September 30-November 18th, learn how to mix colored pencil through layering and blending in this 8-week workshop. Create abstract compositions, draw sumptuous fruit and vegetable still life arrangements, and use photographs or works from the UMMA collections as sources for inspiration and content. Develop a visual and verbal grasp of color theory while simultaneously pursuing an expressive personal style. Students bring their own materials. Supply list provided upon registration.

categories: Artmaking



Mark Webster Reading Series

Friday, September 30, 7 pm - 9 pm
Helmut Stern Auditorium
University of Michigan
Museum of Art
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354

One MFA student of fiction and one 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 makes for an enjoyable and enlightening Friday evening.

categories: UM Student Programs