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September 4

Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3
Special Event

Thursday, September 4, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

A. Alfred Taubman Gallery I
Museum Apse

Join exhibition curator Ellen Taubman, U-M Associate Dean and Carroll Smith Rosenberg Collegiate Professor of History, American Culture, and Native American Studies Philip J. Deloria, and a panel of artists including mother-daughter pair of award-winning contemporary black ash basket weavers Kelly Church (UM class of 1998) and Cherish Parrish (current UM LSA student), Canadian-based new media artist Skawennati, and Michigan ceramics and mixed media artist Jason Wesaw. Changing Hands presents work by Native artists from North America in a wide range of media, exploring the diverse ways these works celebrate cultural heritage and confront issues at the forefront of indigenous art and politics today. This dynamic gathering will explore these themes, in particular the ways in which contemporary Native art engages or challenges today’s global art world.

Refreshments and late gallery hours after the conversation.




Established through the generosity of Dr. Herbert Sloan, the annual Doris Sloan Memorial Program honors one of the Museum’s most ardent friends and supporters, Doris Sloan, a long-time UMMA docent.

Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3 / Contemporary Native North American Art from the Northeast and Southeast was organized by the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, and 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 Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, and the Doris Sloan Memorial Fund.

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

September 7

Guided Tour

Sunday, September 7, 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, September 7, 2 pm - 3 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 photography, performance and installation art. Join UMMA docents for an exploration of this compelling exhibition. 

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours

September 11

Zell Visiting Writers Series

Thursday, September 11, 5:10 pm - 6:10 pm

Helmut Stern Auditorium


Forrest Gander’s Core Samples from the World was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Forrest Gander is a United States Artists Rockefeller Fellow and has received fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim, Whiting, and Howard Foundations. In 2011, he was awarded the Library of Congress Witter Bynner Fellowship. The Adele Kellenberg Seaver Professor of Literary Arts and Comparative Literature at Brown University, Gander teaches courses such as Poetry & Ethics, EcoPoetics, Latin American Death Trip, and Translation Theory & Practice.
 
The author of numerous books of poetry, including Redstart: An Ecological Poetics and Science & Steepleflower, Forrest Gander also writes novels (As a Friend), essays (A Faithful Existence) and translates. His most recent translations are Fungus Skull Eye Wing: Selected Poems of Alfonso D'Aquino and Watchword (which won the Villaurrutia Prize) by Pura López Colomé; Spectacle & Pigsty by Kiwao Nomura (winner of Best Translated Book Award); and Firefly Under the Tongue: Selected Poems of Coral Bracho (Finalist, PEN Translation Prize). His most recent anthologies are Pinholes in the Night: Essential Poems from Latin American (selected by Raúl Zurita) and Panic Cure: Poems from Spain for the 21st Century.


C.D. Wright has published numerous volumes of poetry including One With Others which received the 2011 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets; 40 Watts; Rising, Falling, Hovering, which won the Griffin Poetry Prize; Cooling Time: An American Poetry Vigil; One Big Self: Prisoners of Louisiana, with photographer Deborah Luster; and Steal Away: New and Selected Poems. Her other books include Deepstep Come Shining; Tremble; Just Whistle: A Valentine; String Light, which won the Poetry Center Book Award; Further Adventures with You; and Translation of the Gospel Back into Tongues. She has also published two state literary maps, one for Arkansas, her native state, and one for Rhode Island, her adopted state.
 
Among her numerous honors are a Lannan Literary Award, a Whiting Award, the Witter Bynner Prize, and fellowships from the Bunting Institute, the Guggenheim Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. She served as Poet Laureate of Rhode Island from 1994-1999. 

This program is co-hosted by One Pause Poetry.

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: Writers Series

September 14



Sunday, September 14, 11 am - 5 pm
A. Alfred Taubman Gallery I

Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3 explores the work of contemporary artists of indigenous origin working in both traditional and new media, acknowledging their long and diverse cultural legacies while overtly and simultaneously exploring, and often confronting, the many ongoing issues inherent to their cultural heritage.

Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3 is the culmination of a decade-long investigation and exploration into fine art created by Indigenous artists from North America, defined by their regional origins. This concluding exhibition of the three-part series presents new work by Native American, First Nations, Métis, and Inuit artists and designers from the Northeastern and Southeastern regions of the United States and Canada. Curated by Ellen Taubman, this Changing Hands presentation is the third in a series of exhibitions organized by the Museum of Arts and Design in New York.

Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3 / Contemporary Native North American 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



Three Michigan Architects: Part 3—George Brigham

Sunday, September 14, 1 pm - 2:30 pm
Cost: $10/person. This event has limited space availability. Advance registration is required. See www.a2modern.org for registration detail?s or ?email modernists@a2modern.org.

This walking tour will ?look at several modern homes located in one area of Ann Arbor Hills. The tour will include a look at the exteriors of homes designed by Robert Metcalf, George Brigham, William Muschenheim, Edward Olencki, Joseph Albano, and David Osler.  It will provide a historical overview of the area and will look at in particular at site planning. The tour will include ?an interior view of Robert Metcalf’s own residence (195?2) and  ?Mr. Metcalf will be present to answer questions about the house and its history.

Please meet at the park near 910 Heather Way near the corner of Heather Way and Devonshire.  We will proceed from there.

a2modern is a local 501 (c)(3) 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 3—George Brigham on view July 19 –October 12, 2014.





The exhibition Three Michigan Architects: Osler, Metcalf, and Brigham/ Part III 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



Guided Tour

Sunday, September 14, 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, September 14, 2 pm - 3 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 photography, performance and installation art. Join UMMA docents for an exploration of this compelling exhibition. 

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours



Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3

Sunday, September 14, 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm

Helmut Stern Auditorium

Indigenous short and experimental videos have exploded in the past decade.  This selection of films references the history of colonialism and its contemporary, intergenerational legacy through stories about survival, power, resistance, beauty, and cultural continuity and transformation.Indigenous short and experimental videos have exploded in the past decade.  This selection of films references the history of colonialism and its contemporary, intergenerational legacy through stories about survival, power, resistance, beauty, and cultural continuity and transformation.

Selections include:

Robert's Paintings (2011, Canada, 52 min) by Shelley Niro is about the life and career of Robert Houle. Courtesy of V-Tape, Toronto.

The Gift (2011, Canada, 2 min) by Terril Caulder

Because of Who I Am (2010, United States, 4 min) by Marcella A. Ernest

PowWowWow (2011, Canada, 3:38 min) by Lisa Jackson

Algonquin (2011, Canada, 4:39) by Travis Schilling

Make Your Escape (2010, Canada, 7:30 min) by Ehren Bearwitness Thomas

Wanda Nanibush is an Anishinaabe-kwe image and word warrior, curator, community animator, arts consultant from Beausoleil First Nation. Currently she is curator in residence at the Justina M. Barnicke gallery and teaching a graduate course at University of Toronto. She was the 2013 Dame Nita Barrow Distinguished Visitor at University of Toronto. She has her Masters in Visual Studies from the University of Toronto. Nanibush currently has an exhibition KWE, The Art of Rebecca Belmore up at the Justina M Barnicke gallery and one up at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery called Sovereign Acts.


Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3 / Contemporary Native North American Art from the Northeast and Southeast was organized by the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, and 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, Native American Studies Program, and Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, and the Doris Sloan Memorial Fund.

categories: Exhibitions Related Program, Film

September 21

Guided Tour

Sunday, September 21, 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, September 21, 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 September 21, visitors will see Part 3 - George Brigham. Brigham, who taught at the University of Michigan for twenty-nine years, was one of the first architects to bring the "International Style" to Ann Arbor. The homes he designed here are considered landmarks for their innovative use of materials and technology. 
 


categories: Gallery Talks and Tours

September 28

Guided Tour

Sunday, September 28, 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, September 28, 2 pm - 3 pm

The sixteen photographs included in this exhibition speak to an especially charged collaboration between photographer and model in that they are all portraits of artists. When a photographer's subject is another artist, how might this impact the outcome of the portrait? In this suite of remarkable photographs, we witness different results ranging from the surreal to the seemingly straightforward. Docents will invite viewers to consider how the chemistry between photographer and artist-sitter affect the final picture.

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours