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June 1

Guided Tour

Sunday, June 1, 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, June 1, 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



Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3

Sunday, June 1, 3 pm - 4 pm
A. Alfred Taubman Gallery I
This program is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please register to secure your place by emailing umma-program-registration@umich.edu.

The art in this major traveling exhibition celebrates the richness and diversity of contemporary Native and First Nations art. Join Curator for Museum Teaching and Learning, Pamela Reister, for an exploration of this compelling exhibition. The artists in Changing Hands interpret and redefine such traditional media as basketry, beadwork, textiles, wood, metalwork and stone, as well as look to contemporary media such as video, photography, and performance and installation art. The variety of media is matched by the span of themes that include the natural and spiritual worlds as sources of inspiration; the reinterpretation of traditions; and the often politically charged issue of cultural assimilation.

Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation, 3: Contemporary Native Art from the Northeast and Southeast is made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts. The exhibition catalogue is made possible in part with the support of the Smithsonian Institution’s Indigenous Contemporary Arts Program. Lead support for UMMA’s installation is provided by the University of Michigan Health System, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, and the University of Michigan Office of the Provost. Additional generous support is provided by the University of Michigan Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Native American Studies Program, and the Doris Sloan Memorial Fund.

categories: Exhibitions Related Program

June 8

Guided Tour

Sunday, June 8, 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, June 8, 2 pm - 3 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

June 15

Guided Tour

Sunday, June 15, 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, June 15, 2 pm - 3:30 pm

The art in this major traveling exhibition celebrates the richness and diversity of contemporary Native and First Nations art. The artists in Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3 interpret and redefine such traditional media as basketry, beadwork, textiles, wood, metalwork and stone, as well as look to contemporary media such as video, photography, and performance and installation art. Join UMMA docents for an exploration of this compelling exhibition. 

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours

June 21

Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3

Saturday, June 21, 11 am - 1 pm
A. Alfred Taubman Gallery I
Multipurpose Room
Free. Pre-registration required at www.annarborartcenter.org or 734-926-4128

Create your own art project inspired by the exhibition of contemporary Native American artists in Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3. Designed for families with children ages 6-12 to experience art together, UMMA docents will lead families on an exploration of the exhibition followed by a hands-on workshop.

Free. Registration required online or 734-926-4128. To register for the first session at 11 am, click here. For the second session at 2 pm, please click here.

This workshop is offered in partnership with the Ann Arbor Art Center.

Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation, 3: Contemporary Native Art from the Northeast and Southeast is made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts. The exhibition catalogue is made possible in part with the support of the Smithsonian Institution’s Indigenous Contemporary Arts Program. Lead support for UMMA's installation is provided by the University of Michigan Health System, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, and the University of Michigan Office of the Provost. Additional generous support is provided by the University of Michigan Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Native American Studies Program, and the Doris Sloan Memorial Fund.

categories: Artmaking, Exhibitions Related Program



Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3

Saturday, June 21, 2 pm - 4 pm
A. Alfred Taubman Gallery I
Multipurpose Room
Free. Pre-registration required at www.annarborartcenter.org or 734-926-4128

Create your own art project inspired by the exhibition of contemporary Native American artists in Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3. Designed for families with children ages 6-12 to experience art together, UMMA docents will lead families on an exploration of the exhibition followed by a hands-on workshop.

Free. Registration required online or 734-926-4128. To register for the first session at 11 am, click here. For the second session at 2 pm, please click here.

This workshop is offered in partnership with the Ann Arbor Art Center.

Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation, 3: Contemporary Native Art from the Northeast and Southeast is made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts. The exhibition catalogue is made possible in part with the support of the Smithsonian Institution’s Indigenous Contemporary Arts Program. Lead support for UMMA's installation is provided by the University of Michigan Health System, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, and the University of Michigan Office of the Provost. Additional generous support is provided by the University of Michigan Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Native American Studies Program, and the Doris Sloan Memorial Fund.

categories: Artmaking, Exhibitions Related Program

June 22

Guided Tour

Sunday, June 22, 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, June 22, 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

June 28



Saturday, June 28, 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



Three Michigan Architects: Part 2—Robert Metcalf

Saturday, June 28, 2 pm - 5 pm
This event has limited space availability. Cost:  $10/person. Registration is required. See www.a2modern.org for registration details and logistics or email modernists@a2modern.org.

a2modern is pleased to host a tour that offers homeowners and enthusiasts a rare opportunity to experience Robert Metcalf’s residential work.  This home, designed in 1956 and built in 1957 for Kenneth and Elizabeth Patterson, is an excellent example of Metcalf’s site planning, use of natural materials, and blending the inside with the outside.  Present homeowners Audra Wenzlow and Dave Hollinden will be in attendance to answer questions about the home and its history.  Light refreshments will be served.

a2 Modern is a local organization dedicated to the awareness of and appreciation for mid-century architecture and design, celebrating the accomplishments of the architects, designers, builders and homeowners in Ann Arbor. UMMA is pleased to partner with a2modern to provide audiences the opportunity to experience Ann Arbor's modernist architecture in conjunction with the exhibition Three Michigan Architects: Part 2—Robert Metcalf on view at UMMA through July 13, 2014.

For more information about this and other architectural tours, please contact a2modern online at a2modern.org/ or by emailing modernists@a2modern.org

categories: Exhibitions Related Program

June 29



Sunday, June 29, 12 pm - 5 pm
Galleries

The zenith of the British Empire in the later nineteenth century coincided with a unique convergence of cultural, technological, and economic forces. Interest in the diverse lands under British influence led to numerous expeditions to explore and map new regions of the Empire. At the same time, a rising tourism industry began to package trips to well-heeled Victorians hoping to visit societies quite different from their own. Photography, with its ability to capture in precise detail the geography, peoples, and culture of far-flung lands, brought this exotic world home to an eager audience in England, and its commercial potential sent numerous professional photographers to both India and Egypt. Serving as part record of famous monuments and part ethnographic survey, these photographs constituted a vast body of images that shaped colonial conceptions of these lands, while today they preserve an evocative record of Egypt and India from an earlier time.

This exhibition includes a selection of works by leading photographers of the era such as Francis Frith and Samuel Bourne. This exhibition is offered in conjunction with the University of Michigan's theme semester, India and the World.

Lead support for this exhibition is provided by the University of Michigan Health System.

categories: Exhibitions Related Program



Guided Tour

Sunday, June 29, 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, June 29, 2 pm - 3 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