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June 3

Guided Tour

Sunday, June 3, 2 pm - 3 pm

Haroon Mirza explores the relationships humans have with sound that occurs through objects, actions and forces. He has captured the attention of the public and critics alike and was awarded the prestigious Northern Art Prize in 2010 and the 2011 Venice Biennale Silver Lion Award for the most promising young artist. This is Mirza's first solo museum exhibition in the United States.

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours

June 5

Special Event

Tuesday, June 5, 5 pm - 6 pm
Multipurpose Room
Advance registration required: mhealthy.umich.edu/exercise; $75 UM employees/$85 non-UM

Participate in the ancient practice of yoga in the beautiful surroundings of the Museum of Art. Based on 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. Registration begins April 2. Contact 734.975.3056 or cmgi@umich.edu for more information.

categories: Special Events

June 9

Ann Arbor Art Center Workshops at UMMA

Saturday, June 9, 1 pm - 4 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, June 6. Register online at annarborartcenter.org.

Explore UMMA's collection of twentieth-century color abstract art through the eyes of Celeste Brusati, UM Professor of History of Art, Women's Studies, and Art and Design, and guest curator of UMMA's exhibition Flip Your Field: Abstract Art from the Collection. Discover the styles of artists such as Miró, Frankenthaler, and Kandinsky, and learn to emulate their works using an ink and gauche technique.

On view June 9 through September 2, UMMA's Flip Your Field project series invites scholars to take a fresh look at our collection by curating a show outside their area of expertise. For the first exhibition in the series, UM Professor of History of Art, Women’s Studies, and Art and Design Celeste Brusati—an expert in the visual art and culture of the Netherlands from the fifteenth through the seventeenth centuries—will curate an exhibition of twentieth-century color abstract prints in the A. Alfred Taubman Gallery.

This exhibition is made possible in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

categories: Artists and Curators, Artmaking, Exhibitions Related Program, Special Events

June 10

Guided Tour

Sunday, June 10, 2 pm - 3 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

June 12

Special Event

Tuesday, June 12, 5 pm - 6 pm
Multipurpose Room
Advance registration required: mhealthy.umich.edu/exercise; $75 UM employees/$85 non-UM

Participate in the ancient practice of yoga in the beautiful surroundings of the Museum of Art. Based on 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. Registration begins April 2. Contact 734.975.3056 or cmgi@umich.edu for more information.

categories: Special Events

June 13

Special Event

Wednesday, June 13, 6 pm - 7:30 pm
A. Alfred Taubman Gallery I

This June, the A. Alfred Taubman I Gallery features two exciting exhibitions—Judith Turner: The Flatness of Ambiguity and Flip Your Field: Abstract Art from the Collection. This unique program will offer visitors the opportunity to experience art through the lens of the artist, in one case, and the curator in the second. Artist Judith Turner and Abstract Prints curator Celeste Brusati invite you to join them for remarks and conversation in the gallery followed by a reception in the UMMA Commons.

Judith Turner is a noted American photographer whose subject matter is mostly architecture. Turner's training as a designer allows her to understand visually an architect's intention and to reveal it in compositions that she constructs and edits through her camera work. Turner's signature style consists of highly abstract black-and-white compositions that play with the ambiguity of light, shadow, and tonality to reveal visual relationships not readily apparent. 

UMMA's Flip Your Field project series invites scholars to take a fresh look at our collection by curating a show outside their area of expertise. For the first exhibition in the series, UM Professor of History of Art, Women’s Studies, and Art and Design, Celeste Brusati -- an expert in the visual art and culture of the Netherlands from the fifteenth through the seventeenth centuries -- will curate an exhibition of twentieth-century color abstract art that will complement and contrast with the exhibition of the Judith Turner photographs in the same space.

The Sloan Memorial Lecture honors one of the Museum's most ardent friends and supporters, Doris Sloan, a longtime Museum docent. Established through the generosity of Dr. Herbert Sloan, the annual lecture is a tribute to Dr. and Mrs. Sloan's shared passion for collecting art and fostering its appreciation.

These exhibitions are made possible in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the University of Michigan Office of the Provost.

categories: Artists and Curators, Contemporary Art, Exhibitions Related Program, Special Events



Jazz Series

Wednesday, June 13, 8 pm - 10 pm
Apse

The UMMA Jazz Series is delighted to welcome back to Ann Arbor former UM Professor of Jazz Vocals Sunny Wilkinson. Joined on piano by her husband and noted performer and composer Ron Newman, they will lead you in an intimate excursion through song featuring music from the Great American Songbook, penned by such masters as Jerome Kern, George and Ira Gershwin, Rogers and Hart, Duke Ellington, Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields and Cole Porter.

Known for her unique voice and nuanced phrasing, Sunny Wilkinson has sung with music icons including The Count Basie Orchestra, Clark Terry, and many more. Bill Kohlhaase of the LA Times writes "Singer Sunny Wilkinson brightened up a cloudy day with her playful, sometimes mischievous vocal style."

Ron Newman has been a member of the Michigan State University faculty since 1980, initially as Director of Jazz Studies and more recently in the Music Theory department. Active in both the jazz and classical fields as a performer and composer he has received composition commissions from a variety of sources, including the National Endowment for the Humanities and The New York Concert Artist's Guild. Recent recordings include Two States of Being, written for and recorded by classical trumpeter John Harbaugh on the CD "New Trumpet Vistas," and the award-winning CD "You and I," featuring tubist Marty Erickson and trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, on which he played piano and wrote numerous arrangements.

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

categories: Performing Arts

June 17

Guided Tour

Sunday, June 17, 2 pm - 3 pm

Asian art, both historic and modern in ceramics, woodwork and basketry representing Hindu and Buddhist practices will be on view in this selection of exciting recent acquisitions. Docents will engage visitors in conversation on artists as diverse as Japanese ceramic artist Kôyama Kiyoko, local favorite Larry Cressman, and the acclaimed Michele Oka Doner—all included in this exhibition.
 


categories: Gallery Talks and Tours

June 19

Special Event

Tuesday, June 19, 5 pm - 6 pm
Multipurpose Room
Advance registration required: mhealthy.umich.edu/exercise; $75 UM employees/$85 non-UM

Participate in the ancient practice of yoga in the beautiful surroundings of the Museum of Art. Based on 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. Registration begins April 2. Contact 734.975.3056 or cmgi@umich.edu for more information.

categories: Special Events

June 22

Guided Tour

Friday, June 22, 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

June 23



Saturday, June 23, 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

June 24

Guided Tour

Sunday, June 24, 2 pm - 3 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

June 26

Special Event

Tuesday, June 26, 5 pm - 6 pm
Multipurpose Room
Advance registration required: mhealthy.umich.edu/exercise; $75 UM employees/$85 non-UM

Participate in the ancient practice of yoga in the beautiful surroundings of the Museum of Art. Based on 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. Registration begins April 2. Contact 734.975.3056 or cmgi@umich.edu for more information.

categories: Special Events