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May 1

Guided Tour

Sunday, May 1, 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

May 6

Ann Arbor Art Center Workshops at UMMA

Friday, May 6, 11:10 am - 1 pm
Galleries
Instructor: Heather Accurso
$70 full series/$10 one-time drop-in fee (cash only)
Check-in and materials provided 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 an Ann Arbor Art Center instructor, learn how to observe the works in UMMA's collections and experiment with proportion, perspective, line quality, value, composition, and personal style. No experience necessary—all are welcome! Register for the whole series online at annarborartcenter.org.

categories: Artmaking

May 7

Ann Arbor Art Center Workshops at UMMA

Saturday, May 7, 10 am - 12:20 pm
Multipurpose Room
Instructor: Christina Burch
$27 UMMA and AAAC Members and UM students/$35 non-members; lab fee $13, materials included
Advance registration required. Register online at annarborartcenter.org.

Take an up-close look at objects in the African collection and explore their impact on 20th-century abstract art. Students will subsequently create an abstract piece using collage and mixed media.

categories: Artmaking





Saturday, May 7, 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, May 7, 12:30 pm - 3 pm
Multipurpose Room
Instructor: Rob Davis
$27 UMMA and AAAC Members and UM students/$35 non-members; lab fee $13, materials included
Advance registration required. Register online at annarborartcenter.org.

Learn the techniques of drawing the Buddha’s sublime form with Rob Davis, Buddhist artist and Director of Copper Colored Mountain Arts. Drawing the Buddha will focus on the central discipline of Tibetan Thangka painting as taught to Davis by his teacher Pema Rinzin. This class is excellent for developing focus, training the eye and hand in awareness, and deepening pre-existing art technique.

categories: Artmaking



Guided Tour

Saturday, May 7, 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

May 8

Guided Tour

Sunday, May 8, 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

May 10

Special Event

Tuesday, May 10, 5 pm - 6 pm
Apse
Advance registration required: mhealthy.umich.edu/exercise; class #812204-04; $40 UM employees/$50 non-UM

Participate in the ancient practice of yoga in the beautiful surroundings of UMMA's Apse. 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 734-647-7888 or mhealthy@umich.edu for more information.

categories: Special Events

May 13

Ann Arbor Art Center Workshops at UMMA

Friday, May 13, 11:10 am - 1 pm
Galleries
Instructor: Heather Accurso
$70 full series/$10 one-time drop-in fee (cash only)
Check-in and materials provided 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 an Ann Arbor Art Center instructor, learn how to observe the works in UMMA's collections and experiment with proportion, perspective, line quality, value, composition, and personal style. No experience necessary—all are welcome! Register for the whole series online at annarborartcenter.org.

categories: Artmaking

May 14

Life in Ceramics: Five Korean Contemporary Artists

Saturday, May 14, 8:30 am - 5 pm
Classroom
Please contact Do-Hee Morsman at dmorsman@umich.edu for more information and to register. Registration deadline: May 2, 2011; fee is $10 (late registration $15).

The Nam Center for Korean Studies will offer an exciting teacher workshop that will immerse participants in Korean culture and history. Ceramicist Kim Yikyung—whose work is featured in the exhibition—and UMMA curator Natsu Oyobe will be distinguished speakers. In addition, Ann Arbor artist Daria Kim will present a ceramics demonstration and Mary Connor, president of the Korea Academy for Educators will lead a session on teaching about Korea. Teachers will visit the exhibition Life in Ceramics: Five Contemporary Korean Artists, as well as UMMA’s permanent collection of celadon and other wares. The day will be punctuated by authentic Korean food and teachers will take away a substantial packet of contextual information and lesson plans for immediate use in their classrooms. SB-CEUs are available ($10 processing fee).

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 and related programs are 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



Guided Tour

Saturday, May 14, 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

May 15

Guided Tour

Sunday, May 15, 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



Life in Ceramics: Five Korean Contemporary Artists

Sunday, May 15, 3 pm - 5 pm
Helmut Stern Auditorium

Joining us from Seoul, South Korea, exhibition artist Kim Yikyung and Ann Arbor-based UM Professor Emerita of Ceramics Georgette Zirbes will discuss Ms. Kim's work and the evolution of her artistic practice that incorporates East Asian traditions and Western aesthetics. Longtime friends, and devoted to educating future generations of artists, Kim and Zirbes will also explore current trends in ceramic art today. Chosen as "artist of the year" by the National Museum of Contemporary Art in South Korea in 2004, she taught at Kookmin Uiversity and is one of the featured artists in the Life in Ceramics exhibition on view through June 26. Georgette Zirbes is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Professor Emeritus at the UM School of Art and Design. In the 1960s she studied at Shigaraki, one of the oldest kiln sites in Japan.

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 and related programs are 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

May 17

Special Event

Tuesday, May 17, 5 pm - 6 pm
Apse
Advance registration required: mhealthy.umich.edu/exercise; class #812204-04; $40 UM employees/$50 non-UM

Participate in the ancient practice of yoga in the beautiful surroundings of UMMA's Apse. 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 734-647-7888 or mhealthy@umich.edu for more information.

categories: Special Events

May 18

Jazz Series

Wednesday, May 18, 8 pm - 10 pm
Forum

At just twenty-two, Michael Malis is a staple in Detroit jazz clubs, and has also performed at Hill Auditorium and the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, and once for President Obama. Malis will graduate this May from the UM Jazz Studies Department. Don’t miss this performance by one of the jazz world’s up-and-comers.

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

May 20

Ann Arbor Art Center Workshops at UMMA

Friday, May 20, 11:10 am - 1 pm
Galleries
Instructor: Heather Accurso
$70 full series/$10 one-time drop-in fee (cash only)
Check-in and materials provided 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 an Ann Arbor Art Center instructor, learn how to observe the works in UMMA's collections and experiment with proportion, perspective, line quality, value, composition, and personal style. No experience necessary—all are welcome! Register for the whole series online at annarborartcenter.org.

categories: Artmaking



Guided Tour

Friday, May 20, 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



Special Event

Friday, May 20, 8 pm - 10 pm
Helmut Stern Auditorium

Hosted by the UM Sweetland Center for Writing, the 2011 Computers and Writing Conference brings together composition teachers and scholars and those in related fields who work with digital technology. Three performances comprise the evening: a collaborative dance piece in which live dancers collaborate with video dancers; a piece playing with live sound mixing and an audience participation game exploring the steampunk phenomenon, and a series of impressionistic digital videos exploring concepts of text and embodiment. Q&A will follow.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information about the Computers and Writing Conference, please visit http://sweetlandcandw2011.com

categories: Performing Arts

May 21

Guided Tour

Saturday, May 21, 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

May 22

Special Event

Sunday, May 22, 12 pm - 2 pm
Helmut Stern Auditorium

“The future is already here. It’s just not evenly distributed yet.” --William Gibson (NPR, 1993)

In Future Babble, Dan Gardner argues that most expert predictions about the future are hardly better than random guesses. Participants on this panel will buck that trend by focusing our attention on the emergent issues of the day, the future that is already here, across a wide range of topics of interest to the Computers & Writing audience. Those topics include but won't be limited to open access, copyright and intellectual property, digital composition, virtual spaces, the book, tenure and promotion, digital humanities, scholarly publishing, multimodal composition and pedagogies, and gaming across the curriculum. Members of the audience will be invited to participate in this crowd-sourced prophesying.

Hosted by the UM Sweetland Center for Writing, the 2011 Computers and Writing Conference brings together composition teachers and scholars and those in related fields who work with digital technology. This program is free and open to the public. For more information about the Computers and Writing Conference, please visit http://sweetlandcandw2011.com

categories: Special Events



Guided Tour

Sunday, May 22, 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

May 24

Special Event

Tuesday, May 24, 5 pm - 6 pm
Apse
Advance registration required: mhealthy.umich.edu/exercise; class #812204-04; $40 UM employees/$50 non-UM

Participate in the ancient practice of yoga in the beautiful surroundings of UMMA's Apse. 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 734-647-7888 or mhealthy@umich.edu for more information.

categories: Special Events

May 27

Ann Arbor Art Center Workshops at UMMA

Friday, May 27, 11:10 am - 1 pm
Galleries
Instructor: Heather Accurso
$70 full series/$10 one-time drop-in fee (cash only)
Check-in and materials provided 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 an Ann Arbor Art Center instructor, learn how to observe the works in UMMA's collections and experiment with proportion, perspective, line quality, value, composition, and personal style. No experience necessary—all are welcome! Register for the whole series online at annarborartcenter.org.

categories: Artmaking

May 28

Ann Arbor Art Center Workshops at UMMA

Saturday, May 28, 10 am - 12:50 pm
Multipurpose Room
Instructor: Rob Davis
$27 UMMA and AAAC Members and UM students/$35 non-members; lab fee $13, materials included
Advance registration required. Register online at annarborartcenter.org.

Discover the techniques and observations necessary to make the dynamic and simple brush strokes of Japanese art. Join Rob Davis, artist and director of Copper Colored Mountain Arts, in the process of learning to create vital images of animals, nature, and saints in brush and ink.

categories: Artmaking



Guided Tour

Saturday, May 28, 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

May 29

Guided Tour

Sunday, May 29, 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

May 31

Special Event

Tuesday, May 31, 5 pm - 6 pm
Apse
Advance registration required: mhealthy.umich.edu/exercise; class #812204-04; $40 UM employees/$50 non-UM

Participate in the ancient practice of yoga in the beautiful surroundings of UMMA's Apse. 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 734-647-7888 or mhealthy@umich.edu for more information.

categories: Special Events