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March 24

Saturday, March 24, 11–11:30 a.m.

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

Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life

Saturday, March 24, 1–4 p.m.
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, March 21. Register online at

Through the UMMA exhibition Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life, this workshop will present the study, appreciation, and creation of art as an exciting and intellectually rewarding experience, as well as the notion that art is something that can play an active role in approaching life's most essential questions. Explore intermedia and engage in the spontaneous creation of works of art in the spirit of the Fluxus movement. Taken from the Latin "to flow," Fluxus emerged in the early 1960s as a loose, international network of artists, poets, composers, and designers noted for blurring the boundaries between art and life. Fluxus artists challenged the notion of high art by creating unassuming, often humorous objects and performances that redefined the terms of artistic production by demonstrating the idea that "anything can be art and anyone can do it." Fluxus works attempt to undermine the idea that art is separate from the activity of living one's life.

categories: Artmaking, Exhibitions Related Program, Special Events