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April 1

Zell Visiting Writers Series

Tuesday, April 1, 6 pm - 7 pm
Helmut Stern Auditorium

Jane Smiley is a novelist and essayist. Her novel A Thousand Acres won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1992, and her novel The All True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton won the 1999 Spur Award for Best Novel of the West. She has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1987. Her novel Horse Heaven was short-listed for the Orange Prize in 2002, and her latest novel, Private Life, was chosen as one of the best books of 2010 by The Atlantic, The New Yorker, and The Washington Post.

She has contributed to a wide range of magazines and newspapers, including The New Yorker, Elle, Outside, The New York Times, Harper's, The American Prospect, Practical Horseman, The Guardian, The Nation, Real Simple, and Playboy, and she regularly blogged for The Huffington Post between 2005 and 2008.

In addition to novels for adults, she has written several works of nonfiction, including Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel, a history and anatomy of the novel as a form, and The Man Who Invented the Computer, an account of the complex and sometimes amazing circumstances that led to one of the most important inventions of the 20th century. She has also published four volumes of her horse series for young adults.

Reception and book signing in the UMMA Forum from 5-6 pm

categories: Writers Series

April 2

Doris Duke's Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art

Wednesday, April 2, 7 pm - 9 pm
A. Alfred Taubman Gallery I
Apse

Donia Jarrar is a Palestinian-American composer, pianist, and songwriter whose work spans the genres of classical, electronic, experimental and pop music with undertones of Arabic influence. Commissioned by UMMA in partnership with SMTD in conjunction with the exhibition Doris Duke's Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art (on view through May 4, 2014), this new chamber work draws from personal narratives related to notions of paradise and home.

categories: Exhibitions Related Program, Performing Arts

April 3

Zell Visiting Writers Series

Thursday, April 3, 5:10 pm - 6 pm
Helmut Stern Auditorium

Jane Smiley in Conversation with American author and literary critic Steven Moore. Moderated by Michael Byers, Director of the Helen Zell Writers' Program.

Steven Moore (Ph.D. Rutgers, 1988) is the author of many books and essays of modern literature, as well as a two-volume study entitled The Novel: An Alternative History. An authority on the novels of William Gaddis, he published an edition of Gaddis's Letters last year. For years he has also reviewed new fiction for a variety of periodicals, primarily the Washington Post. He has lived in Ann Arbor since 2001.

categories: Writers Series



Doris Duke's Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art

Thursday, April 3, 5:10 pm - 6:30 pm
Free and open to the public

Shahzia Sikander experiments with the formal constructs of Indo-Persian miniature painting using video, animation, mural and collaboration with other artists. She has pioneered an interpretive and critically charged approach to the anachronistic genre of miniature painting.  Underpinning the work is also Sikander’s interest in paradox, societies in flux, and formal and visual disruption as a means to cultivate new associations.

Sikander has received the Medal of Art by the US Secretary of State, Hilary Rodham Clinton (2012), John D. and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation Achievement ‘Genius’ award, (2006) and the National Pride of Honor by the Pakistani Government (2005).  In 2006, the World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland appointed Sikander as a Young Global Leader.

This talk is presented by UMMA and the Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series in conjunction with UMMA’s exhibition of Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art, on view January 25 - May 4, 2014.

For more information about the exhibition and related programs, click here www.umma.umich.edu/insider/duke-programs.http://www.umma.umich.edu/insider/duke-programs

categories: Exhibitions Related Program

April 4

Special Event

Friday, April 4, 7 pm - 10 pm
Apse

In honor of jazz legend Sun Ra’s 100th Birthday and Jazz Appreciation Month, WCBN presents an evening of space jazz at UMMA featuring award-winning Detroit band Planet D Nonet. Founded by drummer RJ Spangler & trumpeter James O’Donnell, two eastside Detroit based musicians who’ve been playing together for over 30 years. The Nonet features players from such venerated groups as the Sun Messengers, Bon Ton Roule' and Johnnie Bassett & the Blues Insurgents as well as some talented young veterans. This phenomenal group can transition from scene to scene, playing the classic swing music of Ellington & Strayhorn, Fletcher Henderson, Count Basie & Benny Carter as well as more modern jazz by Sun Ra and Pharoah Saunders, and always with a Detroit twist and an eye toward turning people on to jazz music.

WCBN is the University of Michigan's student-run radio station and one of the longest-running freeform radio stations in the country. The station has broadcasted from the University of Michigan campus continuously since 1952, taking the moniker, WCBN, in 1972. Beginning as a collaboration of stations at East Quad, South Quad, and West Quad, the Campus Broadcasting Network was born as WCBN-AM 650. In 1977, WCBN found its current home at the far left of the FM dial. Since its inception, WCBN has emphasized alternative broadcasting-- challenging what the medium of radio can do. WCBN is fully and proudly staffed by volunteer students, University faculty and staff, and community members.

categories: Performing Arts, Special Events, UM Student Programs

April 5

Three Michigan Architects: Part 2—Robert Metcalf

Saturday, April 5, 11 am - 5 pm
Galleries

Robert Metcalf's domestic and commercial buildings represent some of the most important and recognizable modern architecture in Michigan, predominantly in Washtenaw County. Born in 1923, Metcalf is a native of Nashville, Ohio and though he began his education at the University of Michigan in 1941, his studies were halted during World War II. After studying Civil Engineering at Johns Hopkins under the Army Specialized Training Program and serving in Europe, he returned to Ann Arbor and finished his degree in 1950. Upon graduation, Metcalf worked as an apprentice to George B. Brigham and began teaching Architecture at the University of Michigan. He retired from his position as Emil Lorch Professor of Architecture & Urban Planning with Emeritus status in 1991. Metcalf began his own architectural practice in 1953 and completed over 120 projects Ann Arbor and the Detroit Metro area. He still lives in the home that he and his late wife, Bettie, built in 1953–his very first built project.

This exhibition presents domestic projects that span his six-decade-long career from 1953-2008, highlighting a straightforward design aesthetic that features energy-efficient building techniques. Each project exemplifies Metcalf's mid-century modern architectural vocabulary, as he designed houses that create a utilitarian space for living.

Three Michigan Architects: Part 2–Metcalf is the second in a series of three consecutive exhibitions, with subsequent presentation of domestic work by George Brigham (July 19-October 12). Part 1 of the series presented the work of David Osler (December 21, 2013 - March 30, 2013). The series will culminate in Fall 2014 with a symposium, as well as the publication of Three Michigan Architects: Osler, Metcalf, and Brigham–both of which will explore the importance of this circle of Ann Arbor-based architects, situating their regional body of domestic work into the larger context of modern architecture in the U.S. that developed on the East Coast and West Coast from the 1930s-1980s.

This exhibition is part of the U-M Collections Collaborations series, which showcases the renowned and diverse collections of the University of Michigan. This series inaugurates UMMA's collaboration with the Bentley Historical Library, and is generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Lead support for Three Michigan Architects is provided by the University of Michigan Office of the Vice President for Research.

categories: Exhibitions Related Program

April 6

Guided Tour

Sunday, April 6, 1 pm - 2 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



Guided Tour

Sunday, April 6, 2 pm - 2 pm

Offered in conjunction with the University of Michigan’s winter theme semester entitled India in the World, this exhibition, drawn from UMMA’s permanent collection, explores how the British colonial territories of India and Egypt were portrayed by early photographers working in those lands. Docents will introduce the work of these photographers, many of whom lived and worked in these territories.

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours

April 10

Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series

Thursday, April 10, 5:10 pm - 7 pm

Jewelry designer David Yurman founded his company in New York in 1980, and quickly became known as America’s leading fine jewelry and luxury timepiece designer. He is also an artist with a lifelong passion for design and innovation. At the age of sixteen in Provincetown, David learned direct welding from Ernesto Gonzales. In the 1960s, he studied at the Art Students League in Manhattan and apprenticed with master sculptors Jacques Lipchitz and Theodore Roszak.

In the American Craft Movement of the late 1960s through the 1970s, David exhibited his work at juried art and craft shows around the country. In 1982, Yurman created the first cable bracelet—a twisted helix in sterling silver and gold with brilliant gemstones on its finial ends. The bracelet became an icon, synonymous with craftsmanship, innovation and design. The artistic expression that defined the origin of this brand has continued throughout the evolution of the company.

Along with the simple goal to make beautiful things to wear, David remains actively committed to supporting the community and the arts, through the David and Sybil Yurman Humanitarian and Arts Foundation.

Established with the generous support of UM School of Art and Design alumna Penny W. Stamps, the Stamps Speaker Series brings respected emerging and established artists/designers from a broad spectrum of media to the School to conduct a public lecture and engage with students, faculty, and the larger University and Ann Arbor communities. Additional support is provided by Michigan Radio.

Events in the Penny Stamps series are always free of charge and open to the public.

This program with David Yurman is co-sponsored by the University of Michigan Museum of Art.

categories: Special Events



Zell Visiting Writers Series

Thursday, April 10, 5:10 pm - 6 pm
Helmut Stern Auditorium

Gary Schmidt is the author of middle grade novels such as Lizzie Bright and the Buckminister Boy, which won Nerwbery and Printz Honors; The Wednesday Wars, which won a Newbery Honor; and Okay for Now, a National Book Award Finalist and Children's Choice Award winner. He lives in Alto, Michigan, on the old Buck farm, in a house built in the early 1830s; it provides, he thinks, inspiration. He teaches writing, medieval literature, and children's literature at Calvin College, and is on the graduate faculty of Hamline University's MFA program in Writing for Children.

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 http://www.lsa.umich.edu/english/grad/mfa/mfaeve.asp

categories: Writers Series



Special Event

Thursday, April 10, 8 pm - 11 pm
A. Alfred Taubman Gallery I
A. Alfred Taubman Gallery II
Apse
Commons
Entry
Free for UM students

Organized by UM students for UM students, the 5th annual Student Late Night event at UMMA will be a fun-filled, late-night creative explosion. LOVE ART MORE will feature hands-on art making activities, original performances, swinging sounds courtesy of WCBN DJs, a photo booth, free food, and more. This is sure to be an arty extravaganza you won't want to miss!

For the makers and doers - LOVE ART MORE is also a larger participatory project which invites UM students to explore, animate and broaden their relationship to art and to UMMA - in other words, to get creative! Visit our website for the list of things to make and do. Everyone is invited to get involved! http://www.umma.umich.edu/loveartmore/about

Hosted by the UMMA Student Programming and Advisory Council, cosponsored by Arts at Michigan and WCBN.

categories: Special Events, UM Student Programs

April 11

Guided Tour

Friday, April 11, 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

Designed specifically for the lunch hour, UMMA staff and student docents will offer thirty minutes of conversation about art in the UMMA galleries around fresh, entertaining, and seasonal themes.
 

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours



Special Event

Friday, April 11, 4 pm - 5:30 pm

UM School of Social WorkRoom 1636

Held in the School for Social Work Building, Room 1636
1080 South University Ave.

Mithu Sen (b. 1971, West Bengal, India) rose to prominence in the last decade for her drawings, sculptures, and installations in which sensual and grotesque representations of the human body, animals, and inanimate objects seethe with undercurrents of irony and wit. A prominent voice in contemporary art from India, Sen upends common approaches to gender and sexuality. In her April 11 talk, "Body/Nobody," she will be presenting work produced over the past ten years. She visits U-M in the context of the exhibition Mithu Sen: Border Unseen at Michigan State University's Broad Art Museum (April 25-July 27, 2014) and in conjunction with the LSA Theme Semester "India in the World." For more information please visit the http://www.lsa.umich.edu/india/events/art

This program is organized by the Center for South Asian Studies with support from the U-M LSA Theme Semester and co-sponsored by UMMA, the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, and the Department of the History of Art.

categories: Artists and Curators, Contemporary Art, Special Events

April 13

Special Event

Sunday, April 13, 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Galleries
To register for this free program, email umma-program-registration@umich.edu or call 734.647.0522 for more information.

Meet Me at UMMA invites people with mild memory loss to enjoy a guided gallery experience along with family members or care partners. This program is designed for people who live at home and their companions.

If you or someone you care about is experiencing mild memory loss, research has shown that the visual and expressive arts can be good for your mind. In addition, great enjoyment is to be found in seeking out the sights, sounds, textures and good feelings that come with looking at, learning and sharing feelings about paintings, music and other creative arts.

UMMA's trained docents will accompany small groups for a guided tour and provide the opportunity for everyone to experience different kinds of art and share their responses.

April’s event will include a look at the legendary Islamic art collection and the estate Doris Duke created to showcase her collections—on view beginning January 25th in the exhibition Doris Duke’s Shangri La. Exploring the theme of House, Home and Art, we will also look at related works from the UMMA Collections.

categories: Special Events



Fragments from the Past: Islamic Art from the Collection of the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

Sunday, April 13, 12 pm - 5 pm
Irving Stenn, Jr, Family Project Gallery

The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology's collection of Islamic art ranges from the eighth to the nineteenth century and reflects the brilliant diversity of the cultural traditions of Islam. Fragments from the Past: Islamic Art from the Collection of the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology features vessels, architectural fragments, furniture, and other artifacts from Egypt, Syria, Turkey, Iraq, and Iran that reveal the aesthetic attention paid by artisans to the objects of everyday life. These objects demonstrate the interplay of function and form in artisanal traditions, and the designs and patterns revealed on the exquisitely detailed fragments presented are a testament to the many stories that run through the pasts of these peoples and cultures.

This exhibition is part of the UM Collections Collaborations series, co-organized by and presented at UMMA and designed to showcase the renowned and diverse collections at the University of Michigan. The UM Collections Collaborations series is generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

categories: Exhibitions Related Program



Guided Tour

Sunday, April 13, 1 pm - 2 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



Guided Tour

Sunday, April 13, 2 pm - 3 pm

Doris Duke's Shangri La is a five-acre Honolulu estate and its carefully orchestrated surrounding landscape and interior design. This exhibition brings this treasure to audiences throughout the continental United States for the first time. Docents will introduce Doris Duke's fascination with Islamic art, her extensive travels in Muslim countries, and her work with a broad array of individuals. Some sixty objects—ceramics, textiles, paintings, tile panels, and full-scale architectural elements—are juxtaposed with historic photographs and drawings. In addition to Ms. Duke’s collections, the exhibition will also include new works by eight contemporary artists, all of Islamic background, who participated in the Shangri La Artists-in Residence program. 

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours



SMTD@UMMA

Sunday, April 13, 5 pm - 9:15 pm
Apse

Under the direction of Jerry Blackstone, the Chamber Choir kicks off their Australian tour with premieres by three Michigan composers: 2013 Brehm Prize winner Greg Simon, UM alumnus Daniel Knaggs, and a faculty collaboration with composer Kristin Kuster and poet Megan Levad, inspired by elements of architecture.

The SMTD@UMMA performance series is made possible in part by the Katherine Tuck Enrichment Fund.

The exhibition Three Michigan Architects: Osler, Metcalf, and Brigham/ Part I - David Osler is part of the U-M Collections Collaborations series, co-organized by and presented at UMMA and designed to showcase the renowned and diverse collections at the University of Michigan. The U-M Collections Collaborations series is generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Lead support for Three Michigan Architects is provided by the University of Michigan Office of the Vice President for Research.

categories: Exhibitions Related Program, Performing Arts

April 14

Zell Visiting Writers Series

Monday, April 14, 5:10 pm - 6 pm
Helmut Stern Auditorium

Poetry reading in translation with Swedish poet and playwright Kristina Lugn and translator and poet Mariela Griffor.

Kristina Lugn (1948 – ) is a Swedish poet, dramatist, literary critic, and member of the Swedish Academy. She was born in Tierp, Uppland and was raised in Skövde, Västergötland. She has published seven books of poetry and her plays have been staged at various prestigious Swedish theatres. Her debut work was the poetry collection Om jag inte (1972) but she made her breakthrough in the media in 1983 with the play Bekantskap onskas med aldre herre. Lugn has been awarded several awards. Since 1997, she has been running the small Stockholm independent theatre Theater Brunnsgatan Fyra established by the popular Swedish actor Allan Edwall. Today, Kristina Lugn is as well-known for her dramatic works as she is for her poetry. Her texts often deal with sorrow and loneliness and are frequently set in suburbia. Her new collection of poems Bye, have a good time! is concerned with the idea of death: the body and life are examined through the lens of the domestic space.

Mariela Griffor was born in the city of Concepcion in southern Chile. She is the author of House (Mayapple Press) and founder of Marick Press. Her work has appeared in Passages North, Cerise Press, Washington Square Review and others Journals. Mariela holds a B.A in Journalism from Wayne State University and M.F.A. in Creative Writing from New England College. Her forthcoming publications include the translations: Canto General by Pablo Neruda (Tupelo Press), At Half Mast by Carmen Berenguer, Militant Poems by Raul Zurita (Orange Monkey Publishing), and, Bye, have a good time! by Kristina Lugn (Eyewear Publishing). For more info see: www.marielagriffor.com

This program is presented in collaboration with the University of Michigan Scandinavian Studies Program and made possible by support from the Signe Karlström Fund.

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 http://www.lsa.umich.edu/english/grad/mfa/mfaeve.asp

categories: Writers Series

April 17

Zell Visiting Writers Series

Thursday, April 17, 5:10 pm - 6 pm
Helmut Stern Auditorium

A.M. Homes is the author of the novels, This Book Will Save Your Life, Music For Torching, The End of Alice, In a Country of Mothers, and Jack, as well as the short-story collections, Things You Should Know and The Safety of Objects, the best selling memoir, The Mistress's Daughter along with a travel memoir, Los Angeles: People, Places and The Castle on the Hill, and the artist's book Appendix A:

Her work has been translated into twenty-two languages and appears frequently in Art Forum, Harpers, Granta, McSweeney's, The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Zoetrope. She is a Contributing Editor toVanity Fair, Bomb and Blind Spot. Several times a year she collaborates on book projects with artists - among them Eric Fischl, Rachel Whiteread, Cecily Brown, Bill Owens, Julie Speed, Michal Chelbin, Petah Coyne, Carroll Dunham, Catherine Opie and Todd Hido.

She has also created original television pilots for HBO, FX and CBS and was a writer/producer of the Showtime series The L Word. Additionally, Homes wrote the adaptation of her first novel JACK, for Showtime. Director Rose Troche's 2003 adaptation of The Safety of Objects marks the screen debut of Kristen Stewart. Other Homes novels currently in development include, In A Country of Mothers, Music For Torching and This Book Will Save Your Life.

A.M. Homes has been the recipient of numerous awards including Fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, NYFA, and The Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at The New York Public Library, along with the Benjamin Franklin Award, and the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis. In addition she has been active on the Boards of Directors of Yaddo, The Fine Arts Work Center In Provincetown, The Writers Room, and PEN-where she chairs both the membership committee and the Writers Fund. Additionally she serves on the Presidents Council for Poets and Writers. A.M. Homes was born in Washington D.C., she now lives in New York City and teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Princeton.

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 http://www.lsa.umich.edu/english/grad/mfa/mfaeve.asp

categories: Writers Series

April 19



Saturday, April 19, 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.  




categories: Family, Gallery Talks and Tours

April 20

Guided Tour

Sunday, April 20, 1 pm - 2 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



Guided Tour

Sunday, April 20, 2 pm - 3 pm

UMMA has assembled a choice group of domestic design objects in a new dedicated Design Gallery. Both design aficionados and novices will recognize some of the historic work on view. UMMA docents will introduce this exciting new installation to visitors along with one of a series of three exhibitions showcasing Michigan architects, Three Michigan Architects. On March 30, visitors will see Part 1 - David Osler. Ann Arbor native and U-M alum David Osler's domestic, institutional, commercial, and civic buildings represent some of the most distinctive and recognizable modern architecture in Michigan. On April 20, visitors will explore Part 2 - Robert Metalf. Metcalf designed houses and businesses for many of Detroit and Ann Arbor's most prominent citizens. His work is known for his careful attention to detail and for siting to maximize the light and view.

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours

April 21



Monday, April 21, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Forum

Eleven UM student singer-songwriters, participants in “Singing Out of Our Minds,” Dick Siegel’s Honors songwriting workshop, will be presenting the best of their new work.

categories: Contemporary Art, Performing Arts, UM Student Programs

April 25

Special Event

Friday, April 25, 5 pm - 8 pm

In response to visitor feedback, the Museum will stay open after 5 pm on select Fridays over the upcoming months. All of UMMA’s galleries and special exhibitions will remain open until 8 pm. As always, admission is free.

Upcoming dates for UMMA Fridays After 5 include:
April 25, 2014
July 18, 2014

UMMA Fridays After 5 is generously supported by Comerica Bank.

categories: Special Events

April 27

Affecting the Audience: Anthony Discenza, Aurélien Froment, and Dora García



Sunday, April 27, 12 pm - 5 pm
Apse
Forum
New Media Gallery

The three works selected for Affecting the Audience: Anthony Discenza, Aurelien Froment, and Dora Garcia affect the audience directly or psychologically-they emphasize the construction of images and effects as a fundamental experience in the cultural domain: Discenza's A Viewing (The Effect) immerses the visitor in a seductive acoustic environment as he compiles a series of fragments of text found online through a Google search, all of which include the specific phrase "and the effect is," into a single narration read aloud by a professional speaker; Froment's film Pulmo Marina consists of a single shot of a jellyfish in an aquarium, with a voiceover that draws attention to the conditions of display; and Garcia addresses the audience as the subject in Instant Narrative, as performers write a continuous narrative about visitors in real time that is projected within the same space.

The third season of UMMA's new media exhibitions, guest curated by Rudolf Frieling, Curator of Media Arts at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, will focus on the notion of performativity in contemporary art. Affecting the Audience: Anthony Discenza, Aurelien Froment, and Dora Garcia is the second of three exhibitions presented in the upcoming season.

Lead support for this exhibition is provided by the Herbert W. and Susan L. Johe Endowment and the University of Michigan Office of the Provost.

categories: Exhibitions Related Program



Guided Tour

Sunday, April 27, 1 pm - 2 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



Guided Tour

Sunday, April 27, 2 pm - 3 pm

Doris Duke's Shangri La is a five-acre Honolulu estate and its carefully orchestrated surrounding landscape and interior design. This exhibition brings this treasure to audiences throughout the continental United States for the first time. Docents will introduce Doris Duke's fascination with Islamic art, her extensive travels in Muslim countries, and her work with a broad array of individuals. Some sixty objects—ceramics, textiles, paintings, tile panels, and full-scale architectural elements—are juxtaposed with historic photographs and drawings. In addition to Ms. Duke’s collections, the exhibition will also include new works by eight contemporary artists, all of Islamic background, who participated in the Shangri La Artists-in Residence program. 

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours