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.

July 14th, 2014

Need to de-stress before all the art fair craziness this week? Stop by UMMA’s table at the Townie Party tonight—We’ll be near the fountain on Ingalls Mall from 5-9pm, and we have art quote stickers!

July 13th, 2014

We sure wish our dreams looked like Van Gogh’s… See more artistic products of dreams in UMMA’s collection here.

July 12th, 2014

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Bansky, Matthew Barney, Hygienic Dress League, Power House Productions, Jerome Ferretti, Scott Hocking and Tyree Guyton are just a few of the artists who have made Detroit their canvas.

They’re featured in this new book by Stamps alum and photographer/graphic designer, Julie Pincus and writer Nichole Christian.

I borrowed a copy from Nick Tobier and now I want my own!    

-Kath

July 11th, 2014

What’s that you say? UMMA is on Instagram! Follow us and don’t forget to tag your photos with #ummamuseum for a chance to be featured on our page! (Photo courtesy of our Instagram friend @daph2baph)

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