July 31st, 2014

UMMA WANTS YOU!

Artscapade! at UMMA is less than a month away! Along with Arts at Michigan, help us to welcome new students to the University of Michigan and show them everything our arts programs have to offer! If you’d like to be a part of this fabulous night, sign up to be a volunteer here

July 31st, 2014

From Garbage to Art

Photographer Sara Cwynar is taking old photos and working to change the way they are interpreted by altering the world around them. This alteration is made using what most would call “garbage” to create something truly beautiful. Read more.

July 30th, 2014

In the News: “A Soulful Indigenous Art Celebration”

Read a review of our current exhibition Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3 / Contemporary Native North American Art from the Northeast and Southeast, in which Ann Arbor News journalist John Carlos Cantu writes about art that “virtually leaps off the walls.” The exhibition’s last day on view is September 14th. Click here to read the article!

imageStudents explore the exhibition Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3 during UMMA’s Storytime at the Museum event

imageMarguerite Houle, Come, see real flowers of this painful world, 2008-9, Glass beads, cotton velvet, cotton thread, hem tape, Photo courtesy of the artist, Private collection, From the exhibition Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3 organized by the Museum of Arts and Design, New York

July 28th, 2014

"A robust arts scene, a vibrant main street, an energetic farm-to-table movement and a cosmopolitan foodie-friendly ethos, paired with a dedication to preserving the past, makes Ann Arbor, Michigan hard to resist."

UMMA was featured in an article on Exploring Ann Arbor by the Spokesman-Review in Washington! We agree, Ann Arbor is a pretty amazing place to call home. 

Read the article here.

July 24th, 2014

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One of UMMA’s Many Voices videos is making waves on Vimeo! The Many Voices series focuses on specific works in UMMA’s collection and creates stories around them. ‘The Bubble’ by Sharad Patel highlights ‘What We All Lack’ by Man Ray and tells the story of an elderly couple within the museum. Watch it now! The Bubble on Vimeo

July 22nd, 2014

Oooh…

Sydney based artist Todd Robinson has created a series titled “Oooh…” consisting of balloons made from hydrocal, polyester filler, and paint. Are they squishy? Are they solid? We really can’t tell, and that’s part of the fun! Visit the artist’s website to see more works.

July 22nd, 2014

Be sure to plan a shopping trip to the UMMA Store on Thursday, July 24thin celebration of supporting local merchants you will receive 15% off of your entire order and a free gift!

Don’t forget that proceeds from sales support UMMA’s exhibitions and programs.

July 17th, 2014

This Friday bring your date to a night at the museum!

The museum will remain open from 5–8pm for UMMA’s Fridays After 5. 

Another reason to come to Fridays After 5: there will be a special screening of Selections from “A Future Past,” films curated for Changing Hands 3 by Wanda Nanibush with exhibition curator Ellen Taubman! Click here for more info.

As always, admission to UMMA is FREE!!

July 17th, 2014

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The Ann Arbor Art Fair has only just begun and we’re already dreading its end! To keep the spirit alive, join the Kerrytown Concert House for “Week After Art Fair Song Fest” July 22–25. See the full lineup here.

July 17th, 2014

TODAY @ 5pm: Dr. James G. Ravin is lending a whole new meaning to “Artisitic Vision” at the Eighth Annual Chang Lecture on Art and Medicine. His lecture is titled ‘Eye Diseases of Famous Artists’ and will explore the ocular problems in such artists as Claude Monet and Mary Cassatt! Click here for more information.

July 15th, 2014
Tomorrow is the first day of the Ann Arbor Art Fair! Your art-filled day wouldn’t be complete without a visit to UMMA! 
Galleries are open from 11am - 5pm!

Tomorrow is the first day of the Ann Arbor Art Fair! Your art-filled day wouldn’t be complete without a visit to UMMA!

Galleries are open from 11am - 5pm!

(Source: facebook.com)

July 15th, 2014

Happy Birthday Rembrandt!

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (July 15, 1606 - October 4, 1669) was a Dutch painter and etcher. He is generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art and the most important in Dutch history.

Click here to see the 20+ works by Rembrandt in UMMA’s permanent collection

July 15th, 2014

The Daily Routines of Geniuses

Ever wonder how history’s famous artists and writers spent their days and got things done? Click here to read a synopsis of the essential habits of painters, writers, and composers, as well as philosophers, scientists, and other exceptional thinkers.

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