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August 5

Guided Tour

Sunday, August 5, 2 pm - 3 pm

This exhibition of exciting recent acquisitions features woodwork and basketry objects from Korea and China, contemporary wood sculpture and sculptural pottery, Hindu and Buddhist representations of religious icons, and a range of prints. 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

August 7

Special Event

Tuesday, August 7, 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

August 11



Saturday, August 11, 11 am - 11:30 am

Children ages four to seven are invited to hear a story in the galleries. Student docents and UMMA staff will bring art to life as they read stories related to the art on display and invite responses from our youngest patrons. Each story is followed by a short art activity. Parents must accompany children. Siblings are welcome to join the group. Meet at the Information Desk.

categories: Family, Gallery Talks and Tours

August 12

Guided Tour

Sunday, August 12, 2 pm - 3 pm

Judith Turner is a noted American photographer whose subject matter is mostly architecture. Turner's signature style consists of highly abstract black-and-white compositions that play with the ambiguity of light, shadow, and tonality to heighten the aesthetic character of her subject matter. UMMA docents will explore this compelling work.

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours

August 14

Special Event

Tuesday, August 14, 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

August 15

Jazz Series

Wednesday, August 15, 8 pm - 10 pm
Forum

Saxophonist and composer Marcus Elliot is making a name for himself, performing with such greats as Marcus Belgrave and Robert Hurst in the greater Detroit jazz scene. He leads a group of young lions in a concert featuring original music from his new CD Looking Forward, a mix of contemporary jazz with a hint of hip-hop and R&B. Elliot will be joined by Glenn Tucker (keyboard), Ben Rolston (bass), and Julian Allen (drums).

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

categories: Performing Arts

August 18

African Art and the Shape of Time
Ann Arbor Art Center Workshops at UMMA

Saturday, August 18, 1 pm - 4 pm
Multipurpose Room
Instructor: Susan Clinthorne
$28 UMMA and AAAC members and UM students/$35 non-members; lab fee $15, materials included. Advance registration required by Wednesday, August 15. Register online at annarborartcenter.org.

The space where the divine and human intersect and intermingle is very much alive in the ritual arts of Africa. Students will explore works from the UMMA exhibition African Art and the Shape of Time and produce mixed-media works based on masks, power figures, and dream images as they explore ways of engaging ritual in the creative process.

This exhibition is made possible in part by the University of Michigan Health System and the CEW Frances and Sydney Lewis Visiting Leaders Fund.


categories: Artmaking, Exhibitions Related Program

August 19

Guided Tour

Sunday, August 19, 2 pm - 3 pm

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. Celeste Brusati, an expert in the visual art and culture of the Netherlands from the fifteenth through the seventeenth centuries, has gathered a compelling group of twentieth-century abstract work by artists such as Frankenthaler, Kandinsky, Miró, and others. Docents and patrons will discuss how the guest curator faced the challenge of a new field.

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours

August 25

Ann Arbor Art Center Workshops at UMMA

Saturday, August 25, 1 pm - 4 pm
Multipurpose Room
Instructor: Elizabeth Wight
$28 UMMA and AAAC members and UM students/$35 non-members; lab fee $15, materials included. Advance registration required by Wednesday, August 22. 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. All materials included. Price includes instruction for two family members and supplies for one shared project. No children under five; all children must be accompanied by an adult.

categories: Artmaking, Family

August 26

Guided Tour

Sunday, August 26, 2 pm - 3 pm

UMMA's award-winning docents will guide visitors to experience art through active looking at selected highlights of the collections. Each docent selects a theme of particular interest such as political, social or spiritual subjects; the genres of landscape or portraiture; UMMA's collectors and donors; the use of color or the depiction of mood. These general tours provide a good introduction to the collection and to strategies for looking at art through lively and engaging conversation. 

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours

August 30

Special Event
UM Student Programming

Thursday, August 30, 7 pm - 10 pm
Helmut Stern Auditorium
Commons
Forum
Apse
Galleries

UMMA and Arts at Michigan celebrate Welcome Week by introducing new University of Michigan students to the wide array of possibilities for arts participation on campus at an evening of art-making, live music, dance, poetry, film, games, and prizes. Don't miss this exciting evening at the Museum!

Co-sponsored by Arts at Michigan and supported by Whole Foods Market and the University of Michigan Credit Union.

categories: Special Events, UM Student Programs