University of Michigan | Museum of Art (UMMA) | UMMA Events University of Michigan | Museum of Art (UMMA)
For Students
prev image next image

Programs and Tours

<>
SMTWTFS
 010203040506
07080910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   

July 2

Film

Tuesday, July 2, 1 am - 12 am

Join the Ann Arbor Summer Festival and UMMA to celebrate creativity among us! More than a dozen members of our community—ages 14–59 and including area high school and UM undergraduate students, recent UM graduates, artists, musicians, teachers, and community leaders—participated in the Many Voices at UMMA project to create new films inspired by works of art in our collection. A selection of the resulting short movies will be screened at Top of the Park as part of the 2013 Ann Arbor Summer Festival. Thanks to the newly installed free WiFi service at the Museum, all of the videos are now available in UMMA’s galleries as well as on our award-winning DialogTable.

Ingalls Mall, 881 N. University Avenue in Ann Arbor

The Top of the Park screenings are presented in partnership with the Ann Arbor Summer Festival. For more information about the Festival and Top of the Park, visit annarborsummerfestival.org.

Many Voices is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.

categories: Film

July 6

Guided Tour

Saturday, July 6, 11:15 am - 11:45 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: Gallery Talks and Tours

July 7

Guided Tour

Sunday, July 7, 2 pm - 3 pm

UMMA docents will guide visitors through the galleries on tours as diverse as their interests and areas of expertise. Each docent plans a theme and includes a variety of styles and media to illuminate his or her ideas. Themes may be repeated but each docent's approach and choice of objects is unique.

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours

July 14

Guided Tour

Sunday, July 14, 2 pm - 3 pm

This exhibition will shed new light on the transformative relationship between American artist Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988) and Chinese ink painter Qi Baishi (1864–1957). In 1930 Noguchi spent six months in Beijing, where he met and studied with the renowned Chinese brush-and-ink painter Qi Baishi, an experience that greatly affected his creative vision. UMMA docents will explore the artists' cross-cultural creative impulses and their respective and lasting influences on worldwide contemporary practice. 

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours

July 19

Zell Visiting Writers Series

Friday, July 19, 5:10 pm - 6:10 pm

Michael McGriff was born and raised in Coos Bay, Oregon. He has received a Lannan Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts grant, a Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University, a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from The Poetry Foundation, and a Michener Fellowship from the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of Choke (Traprock Books, 2006) and Dismantling the Hills (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2008), which won the 2007 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize. He is also the co-translator (with Mikaela Grassl) of Tomas Tranströmer’s The Sorrow Gondola (Green Integer, 2010) and editor of To Build My Shadow a Fire: The Poetry and Translations of David Wevill (Truman State University Press, 2010). His most recent book is Home Burial (Copper Canyon Press, 2012). He is the co-founder and co-editor of Tavern Books. His work has appeared in American Poetry Review, Slate, The Believer, and Poetry, among other publications.

Malena Mörling was born in Stockholm in 1965 and grew up in southern Sweden. She is the author of two books of poetry: Ocean Avenue, which won the New Issues Press Poetry Prize in 1998, and Astoria, published by Pittsburgh Press in 2006. She has translated poems by the Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer, a selection of which appeared in the collection For the Living and the Dead, published by Ecco Press. Her poems have also appeared in numerous publications and anthologies including The New York Times Book Review, The New Republic, Washington Post Book World, Double Take/Points of Entry, and Five Points. She was awarded The Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers Award in 1999 and in 2004 the Lotos Club Foundation Prize.  In 2007 she was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and in 2010 a Lannan Fellowship. She is currently working on a third book of poems and on editing Swedish Writers On Writing, an anthology that is part of The Writer’s World Series, forthcoming from Trinity University Press. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Creative Writing at The University of North Carolina, Wilmington, and Core Faculty in The Low Residency MFA program at New England College.


UMMA is pleased to be the site for the 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:

July 21

Guided Tour

Sunday, July 21, 2 pm - 3 pm

UMMA has assembled a choice group of domestic design objects that will go on display this summer in a new dedicated design gallery. This gallery is an important component of the Museum’s rededication to modern and contemporary visual culture and to making its own twentieth- and twenty-first-century holdings more visible. Both design aficionados and novices may recognize some of the historic work on view. UMMA docents will introduce this exciting new installation to visitors in this tour.

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours

July 28

Guided Tour

Sunday, July 28, 2 pm - 3 pm

This exhibition will shed new light on the transformative relationship between American artist Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988) and Chinese ink painter Qi Baishi (1864–1957). In 1930 Noguchi spent six months in Beijing, where he met and studied with the renowned Chinese brush-and-ink painter Qi Baishi, an experience that greatly affected his creative vision. UMMA docents will explore the artists' cross-cultural creative impulses and their respective and lasting influences on worldwide contemporary practice. 

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours