The Wright Museum is generally closed on Mondays but they make an exception for this special day. Martin Luther King Jr. Day starts with a special breakfast at 8 a.m., followed by a series of workshops, crafts, performers, storytelling, video tributes, special displays of King and Coretta Scott King artifacts, and much more. The exhibition, “I See Me: Reflections in Black Dolls,” is included with museum admission. Breakfast starts at 8 a.m.; program starts at 9 a.m.; 315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit; thewright.org; 313-494-5872; tickets to breakfast are $35 and include admission to all MLK Day museum activities; regular museum admission is $8 for adults 13 and older, $5 for seniors 62 and older, and free for kids 3-12. General Admission: $5-$8; Breakfast: $35
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We will be creating organic bath salts, roll ons & scrubs. Shari Mazzetti will be teaching this workshop. Shari is the owner of Shari's Organic Beauty. She will walk us through the best ingredients to use, how to customize your concoctions and will help with the hands on recipes. Join us for an evening of natural solutions for health & home. You will be making bath salts, 1 roll on & tub scrub. http://live-timely-r206w6wau1.time.ly/event/ladies-art-night-january-organic-beauty-with-shari/?instance_id=110 You are welcome to bring your favorite snacks & beverages. $26 per person pre pay, $30 at the door.
Art and Souls ministry inspires dignity, pride and purpose to Detroit homeless and those in need through self expressive art. They are working with the Noah Project, who work to empower homeless Detroiters on the road to success. Freehttp://www.swordsintoplowsharesdetroit.org
Pictorialism was the first truly international photography movement, and its practitioners, among them Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen and Gertrude Käsebier, sought to position photography as a legitimate aesthetic art form. They favored soft-focus images that drew upon the conventions of important artists and movements of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Their poetic compositions drawn from contemporary life, combined with the use of expensive and labor-intensive printing materials such as platinum and gum bichromate, established these photographs as complex and nuanced works of high artistic quality. The exhibition features works by Stieglitz, Steichen, Käsebier, Clarence White & Paul Strand.http://www.umma.umich.edu/exhibitions/2016/the-aesthetic-movement-in-america-artists-of-the-photo-secession
Visually stunning, thought-provoking, and wide-ranging, Europe on Paper: The Ernst Pulgram and Frances McSparran Collection features forty-seven works on paper—drawings, prints, and watercolors from the eighteenth to the twentieth century—that focus on the expressive capacities of line and its ability to articulate the seen and unseen. Showcased are some important twentieth-century Austrian and German expressionist artists, including Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Ernst Kirchner, and Oskar Kokoschka, who paved the way for future generations of the avant-garde, and the Italian Giovanni Battista Piranesi, one of the most inventive draftsmen and printmakers of the eighteenth century.http://www.umma.umich.edu/exhibitions/2016/europe-on-paper-the-ernst-pulgram-and-frances-mcsparran-collection
The exhibition Traces focuses on one artwork from UMMA’s African holdings: a Chokwe mask that was collected in 1905 near the Angolan city of Dundo by the German explorer Leo Frobenius. Its presence at UMMA today—almost 7,500 miles away from the context in which it was originally created, used, and valued—is the result of a long and tumultuous journey, spanning a hundred years, three continents, and numerous people whose lives are forever connected to the artifact that passed through their hands. Traces tells the stories of some of these individuals as it reconstructs the “biography” of the mask.http://www.umma.umich.edu/exhibitions/2016/traces-reconstructing-the-history-of-a-chokwe-mask
Kabuki actors were superstars in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Japan. They were admired by passionate fans with an insatiable appetite for images of them, fed by a publishing industry that mass-produced colorful woodblock prints of actors on stage that could be cheaply purchased as souvenirs of or substitutes for a theater experience.Japanese Prints of Kabuki Theater from the Collection of the University of Michigan Museum of Art presents a selection of these dramatic prints.This introduction to the visual culture surrounding kabuki theater includes prints by major artists such as Utagawa Toyokuni (1769–1825), Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865), Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797–1861), and Toyohara Kunichika Freehttp://www.umma.umich.edu/exhibitions/2016/japanese-prints-of-kabuki-theater-from-the-collection-of-the-university-of-michigan-museum-of-art
Throughout history, jade has had profound cultural implications in different regions of the world. In ancient Mesoamerican cultures, jade was highly prized and often connected to rulers and spirituality. A wide variety of items, including tools, figurines, and jewelry reflected the strong cosmological and symbolic associations the culture had with this luminous, hard stone. Jade has also been an important artistic material in China for over 6,000 years. During this time, it evolved from serving ritual functions to personal usage. $0 – $7http://www.flintarts.org/exhibitions/upcoming/artofjade.html
In recognition of the 80th anniversary of the 44-day sit-down strike at the General Motors Fisher Body Plant that began on December 30, 1936, the FIA will present prints and drawings that relate to labor, workers’ rights, and protests. Spanning the late 19th to the mid-20th century, the artists in this exhibition depict men and women at work, mostly in factory settings. Many works are from the decade of the 1930s, the era of the Great Depression, which saw many changes to labor, from the picket line to the unemployment line. $0 – $7http://www.flintarts.org/exhibitions/upcoming/workonpaper.html
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