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October 9

Guided Tour

Sunday, October 9, 1–2 p.m.

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, October 9, 2–3 p.m.

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

Multiple Impressions: Contemporary Chinese Woodblock Prints

Sunday, October 9, 3–5 p.m.
A. Alfred Taubman Gallery I

For a printmaker’s perspective on the complex and engaging works in the Multiple Impressions exhibition, join artist Endi Poskovic for an informal conversation in the galleries. Although he works in diverse print media, Poskovic has commented about woodblock printing that “the knowledge that block printing could be as ‘cutting edge’ as any new, technology-supported media was enormously stimulating” for his own work.

Born in Sarajevo and educated in Sarajevo and in the US, Poskovic’s graphic work invokes influences as disparate as early cinema, classic Japanese woodcut prints, devotional pictures, and Eastern European propaganda posters. His work is widely exhibited, including most recently in the 14th Taipei International Print Biennial, and the 2009 Krakow International Print Triennial, and is found in museum collections in the US, Egypt, Taiwan, Poland, Finland, and France. Poskovic is Associate Professor at the University of Michigan School of Art and Design, as well as at the University of Michigan Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian 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


Sunday, October 9, 7–9 p.m.

Under the direction of UM Department of Dance faculty Amy Chavasse and Peter Sparling, students perform in movement dialogue with outdoor works Orion and Shang and alongside smaller works in the special exhibition Mark di Suvero: Tabletops.

The exhibition gallery will be open until 9 pm for guests to enjoy. Also don’t miss the screening of North Star: Mark di Suvero (1977, de Menil and Rose, 33 minutes), an illuminating portrait of the artist with an original music score by Philip Glass, at 8:15 in the Helmut Stern Auditorium.

The SMTD@UMMA concert series is made possible in part by the Katherine Tuck Enrichment Fund. This exhibition is made possible in part by the Office of the President of the University of Michigan, the University of Michigan Health System, and Laura Lynch and Hugh McPherson.

categories: Exhibitions Related Program, Performing Arts