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November 1

Special Event

Tuesday, November 1, 5 pm - 6 pm
Multipurpose Room
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

November 3

Writers Series

Thursday, November 3, 5:10 pm - 7 pm
Helmut Stern Auditorium

Hisham Matar was born in New York City to Libyan parents and spent his childhood first in Tripoli and then in Cairo. His first novel, In the Country of Men , was published in 2006 and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, the Guardian First Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award in the US. It won six international literary awards including the Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best First Book award for Europe and South Asia, the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize , and the inaugural Arab American Book Award . It has been translated into twenty-eight languages. He lives in London.

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

November 4

Ann Arbor Art Center Workshops at UMMA

Friday, November 4, 11:10 am - 1 pm
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, November 4, 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

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, November 4, 2:30 pm - 5 pm
Multipurpose Room
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



UM Student Programming

Friday, November 4, 7 pm - 9 pm
Helmut Stern Auditorium

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



The Ark at UMMA

Friday, November 4, 8 pm - 10 pm
Commons

This fall, The Ark invited student songwriters to submit their original music demo in order to compete for a live performance showcase at the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) and a chance to perform at The Ark.

Join us on November 4 for four great performances featuring Olivia Lloyd, Lauren Duski, Antonia Moses and Shelley Turzewski & Andrea Dantus! Performances are from 8-9:40 pm in the Commons Area at UMMA. If you'd like to listen to these artists in advance, check out the "Student Songwriter Series" Facebook page for links to their music.

Olivia Lloyd is a student at UM and a native of Shepherdstown, West Virginia. She grew up listening to her dad's band, who was inspired by the likes of Simon and Garfunkel, the Beatles and the Grateful Dead. At thirteen, she picked up a guitar, and never really put it down.

Lauren Duski is a 3rd year student at UM majoring in Brain and Behavioral Sciences/ Pre-dental studies. She is 20 years old and grew up in the small Northern Michigan town of Gaylord. Lauren recently had the opportunity to record her original songs at a professional studio in Nashville, TN. Her first five songs are available on iTunes.

Antonia Moses is currently a junior at Eastern Michigan University, studying Arts Management with a concentration in music. She's been playing guitar for two years and started songwriting once she picked up the guitar. Antonia released her original song EP titled "Antonia EP" last October.

Shelley Turzewski and Andrea Dantus, are two 18 year olds who love to sing and play guitar together. They came to UM as freshmen this year from their hometown of Okemos, Michigan. Shelley and Andrea have been playing original music together for about four years and have been best friends since 7th grade.

The final performance of this series is on Friday, Dec. 9 from 8-10 pm. It will feature all the performers from the showcases performing in-the-round and will culminate in the announcement of the winner of the series. The winning singer-songwriter will booked for an opening performance at The Ark.

All the events are free of charge. Please join us!

For more information, visit www.theark.org or our Facebook Page: Student Songwriter Series.

categories: Performing Arts, UM Student Programs

November 5

Ann Arbor Art Center Workshops at UMMA

Saturday, November 5, 11 am - 2 pm
Multipurpose Room
Instructor: Christina Burch
$28 UMMA and AAAC Members and UM students / $35 non-members; lab fee $15, materials included
Advance registration required by Wednesday, November 2. Register online at annarborartcenter.org.

Learn color theory with an emphasis on optical mixtures. Join Christina Burch, an active and exhibiting artist and learn about the modern and post-modern movements of Abstract Expressionism, Color Field painting and Minimalism. Students will start with a blank canvas that, inspired by the collection, transforms into something else!

categories: Artmaking





Saturday, November 5, 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

November 6

Guided Tour

Sunday, November 6, 1 pm - 2 pm

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. 

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours



Guided Tour

Sunday, November 6, 2 pm - 3 pm

Gather in UMMA’s Project Gallery to tour fifteen of Mark di Suvero's rarely exhibited smaller scale pieces, or tabletops. The tabletops are an expressionistic and engaging genre as well as an exploration of the artist’s ideas relating to the calligraphic nature of form, balance, proportion, and movement.

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours

November 8

Special Event

Tuesday, November 8, 5 pm - 6 pm
Multipurpose Room
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



Special Event

Tuesday, November 8, 7 pm - 9 pm
Helmut Stern Auditorium

Filmmakers Sophie Lascelles and Tim Pearce preview their work-in-progress documentary which follows AnDa Union, a group of 14 musicians who all hail from the Xilingol Grassland area of Inner Mongolia, a semi-autonomous region of China. Formed in 2003, AnDa Union is part of a musical movement that is finding inspiration in old and forgotten folk music from the nomadic herdsman cultures of Inner and Outer Mongolia, drawing on a repertoire of music that all but disappeared during China’s recent tumultuous past.

www.ums.orgThis program is part of the UMS on Film series designed to expand our understanding of the artists and cultures represented on the UMS season. Each film is introduced by a cultural expert and reveals something of the emotions and ideas behind the creative process. For more information, please visit http://www.ums.org.

categories: Film, Performing Arts

November 10

Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series

Thursday, November 10, 5:10 pm - 7 pm
Historic Theater, Michigan Theater

Nick Cave is an American fabric sculptor, dancer, and performance artist best known for his figurative sculptural "Soundsuits." Constructed of found materials and designed to rattle and resonate in concert with the movement of the wearer, these works reference a range of cultural, ritualistic, and ceremonial concepts. Cave discusses his work as Performa, focusing on strategies that mobilize, activate, instigate, and escalate.

With support from the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) and the Chelsea River Gallery.

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

November 11

Ann Arbor Art Center Workshops at UMMA

Friday, November 11, 11:10 am - 1 pm
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, November 11, 2:30 pm - 5 pm
Multipurpose Room
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

November 12

Ann Arbor Art Center Workshops at UMMA

Saturday, November 12, 10 am - 1 pm
Multipurpose Room
Instructor: Rob Davis

$28 UMMA and AAAC Members and UM students / $35 non-members; lab fee $15, materials included Advance registration required by Wednesday, November 9. Register online at annarborartcenter.org.

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



Ann Arbor Art Center Workshops at UMMA

Saturday, November 12, 1 pm - 4 pm
Multipurpose Room
$28 UMMA and AAAC Members and UM students / $35 non-members; lab fee $15, materials included. Advance registration required by Wednesday, November 9. Register online at annarborartcenter.org.

Explore UMMA’s Mark Di Suvero:Tabletops exhibition and gain an appreciation for the abstract sculptor whose distinctive, bold pieces can be found all over the world. Contemplate the purpose of public art in the world and in our city. Students will create a small-scale wood and metal sculpture, which incorporates motion or moving parts. No experience necessary.

categories: Artmaking, Exhibitions Related Program

November 13

Guided Tour

Sunday, November 13, 1 pm - 2 pm

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. 

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours



Guided Tour

Sunday, November 13, 2 pm - 3 pm

The five photographers in this exhibition observe the sometimes volatile civil and political transformations facing society and look reflectively at contemporary culture, recording history as it unfolds slowly over time.  Docents and visitors will explore this extraordinary visual record together.

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours

November 15

Special Event

Tuesday, November 15, 5 pm - 6 pm
Multipurpose Room
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 semester-long series 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

November 16

Special Event

Wednesday, November 16, 7 pm - 11 pm
Galleries

All are invited to this free evening event to celebrate the fall season’s four special exhibitions, including work by sculptor Mark di Suvero, five leading contemporary photographers in Face of Our Time, video artist Mike Kelley in UMMA's New Media Gallery, and a "curator's choice" of new acquisitions. Catch a jazz concert from UMMA's popular monthly series curated by Adam Unsworth at 8 pm in the Apse featuring the Les Thimmig Seven, or stroll the galleries and enjoy pop-up jazz before and after the concert. Curator's conversations and light refreshments round out the evening for the launch of this new event series.

The Les Thimmig concert and UMMA's monthly Jazz Series are made possible by the Doris Sloan Memorial Fund.

categories: Special Events

November 17

Writers Series

Thursday, November 17, 5:10 pm - 7 pm

Wells Tower’s short stories and journalism have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, McSweeney’s, The Paris Review, The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories, The Washington Post Magazine, and elsewhere. He received two Pushcart Prizes and the Plimpton Prize from The Paris Review, and he was named one of The New Yorker’s “20 Under 40” in 2010. He divides his time between Chapel Hill, North Carolina and Brooklyn, New York. 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



Third Thursdays

Thursday, November 17, 8 pm - 10 pm
Commons

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

November 18

Ann Arbor Art Center Workshops at UMMA

Friday, November 18, 11:10 am - 1 pm
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, November 18, 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

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



UM Student Programming

Friday, November 18, 7 pm - 9 pm
Helmut Stern Auditorium

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

November 19



Saturday, November 19, 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, November 19, 1 pm - 4 pm
Multipurpose Room
$44 UMMA and AAAC Members and UM students / $48 Non-Members; materials included. Advance registration required by Wednesday, November 16. Register online at annarborartcenter.org.

Learn about one of the 20th century's most ingenious and influential artists, Alexander Calder, in this fun hands-on family workshop. You and your child work to create your own whimsical movable sculptures inspired by everyday materials that Calder used to make extraordinary art. All materials included. Price includes instruction for two family members and supplies for one shared sculpture. No children under 5, all children must be accompanied by an adult.

categories: Artmaking, Family

November 20

Guided Tour

Sunday, November 20, 1 pm - 2 pm

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. 

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours



Guided Tour

Sunday, November 20, 2 pm - 3 pm

The five photographers in this exhibition observe the sometimes volatile civil and political transformations facing society and look reflectively at contemporary culture, recording history as it unfolds slowly over time.  Docents and visitors will explore this extraordinary visual record together.

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours

November 22

Special Event

Tuesday, November 22, 5 pm - 6 pm
Multipurpose Room
This session of Yoga at UMMA is full; Yoga will continue at UMMA in 2012. Beginning December 5 registration will be open for the next Tuesday series January 10 - April 10. $70 UM employees/$80 non-UM. Class# 1012204-04. mhealthy.umich.edu/exercise

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 semester-long series 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

November 26

Ann Arbor Art Center Workshops at UMMA

Saturday, November 26, 10 am - 1 pm
Multipurpose Room
$28 UMMA and AAAC Members and UM students / $35 non-members; lab fee $15, materials included. Advance registration required by Wednesday, November 23. Register online at annarborartcenter.org.

In each workshop, students will explore a different artist, artifact or art movement from the permanent collection. Guided by an Ann Arbor Art Center Instructor, students will learn about proportion, perspective, line quality, value, composition. Sign up for one or sign up for the whole series. All levels welcome.

categories: Artmaking



Ann Arbor Art Center Workshops at UMMA

Saturday, November 26, 1 pm - 4 pm
Multipurpose Room
$28 UMMA and AAAC Members and UM students / $35 non-members; lab fee $15, materials included. Advance registration required by Wednesday, November 23. Register online at annarborartcenter.org.

Guided by an Ann Arbor Art Center Instructor, families will learn how to talk about what they see and how to create art themselves. In each workshop, parents and children will explore a different artist, artifact, or art movement from the permanent collections. Sign up for one class or for the whole series. All materials included. Price includes instruction for two family members and supplies for one shared project. No children under 5, all children must be accompanied by an adult.

categories: Artmaking, Family

November 27

Guided Tour

Sunday, November 27, 1 pm - 2 pm

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. 

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours



Guided Tour

Sunday, November 27, 2 pm - 3 pm

Gather in UMMA’s Project Gallery to tour fifteen of Mark di Suvero's rarely exhibited smaller scale pieces, or tabletops. The tabletops are an expressionistic and engaging genre as well as an exploration of the artist’s ideas relating to the calligraphic nature of form, balance, proportion, and movement.

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours

November 29

Special Event

Tuesday, November 29, 5 pm - 6 pm
Multipurpose Room
This session of Yoga at UMMA is full; Yoga will continue at UMMA in 2012. Beginning December 5 registration will be open for the next Tuesday series January 10 - April 10. $70 UM employees/$80 non-UM. Class# 1012204-04. mhealthy.umich.edu/exercise

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 semester-long series 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