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Play Ball: Baseball at the DIA

Tuesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m. Continues through Sept. 16
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Free

Detroit Institute of Arts (map)
5200 Woodward Ave.
Midtown
phone 313-833-7900
Play Ball: Baseball at the DIA

Unrecorded: Reimagining Artist Identities in Africa

Sundays, 12-5 p.m. and Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Sept. 9
phone 734-764-0395

Historical collecting practices have had a lasting impact on representations of Africa, its history, culture, and life today. Labeled as ‘unknown’ or ‘anonymous,’ African artists became associated with broad cultural styles and collective identities rather than personal creativity and individual agency. The exhibition Unrecorded: Reimagining Artist Identities in Africa includes artworks from both named and unrecorded, contemporary and historic artists to tell an alternative story. It explores how the changing attributes of an ‘African’ artist’s identity, and constructions of African identity more broadly, have shaped perceptions of Africa outside of the continent. Free

https://umma.umich.edu/exhibitions/2018/unrecorded-reimagining-artist-identities-in-africa
University of Michigan Museum of Art (map)
525 S. State St.
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone (734) 764-0395; (734) 764-3731 (FAX)
Unrecorded: Reimagining Artist Identities in Africa

New at UMMA: Illuminated Manuscript

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through Aug. 19
phone 734-764-0395
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Books of hours—custom-made for private devotion in the Christian faith—were a bestseller in medieval Europe. These manuscripts incorporated prayers, hymns, biblical stories, and monthly calendars featuring religious feast days, which were often supplemented by images painted in exquisite detail. Today, books of hours are a testament to the visually rich material culture of the Middle Ages. UMMA was recently gifted a bejeweled double-sided calendar leaf for January. Executed on parchment, the page highlights the material opulence and artistry involved in manuscript illumination. Free

https://umma.umich.edu/exhibitions/2018/new-at-umma-illuminated-manuscript
University of Michigan Museum of Art (map)
525 S. State St.
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone (734) 764-0395; (734) 764-3731 (FAX)
New at UMMA: Illuminated Manuscript

Exercising the Eye: The Gertrude Kasle Collection

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through July 22
phone 734-764-0395

This exhibition celebrates Gertrude Kasle (1917–2016), a key figure in the formation of Detroit’s contemporary art community in the 1960s and 70s. A pioneering female gallerist, Kasle provided midwest audiences with a venue in which to experience avant-garde art from centers like New York City, while also supporting and exhibiting regional artists. Featuring a collection of paintings, works on paper, and sculptures from the height of the Abstract Expressionist movement through the early twenty-first century, Exercising the Eye speaks to the relationships Kasle fostered with local, national, and international artists and her appreciation for artistic expression and experimentation. Free

http://umma.umich.edu/exhibitions/2018/exercising-the-eye-the-gertrude-kasle-collection
University of Michigan Museum of Art (map)
525 S. State St.
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone (734) 764-0395; (734) 764-3731 (FAX)
Exercising the Eye: The Gertrude Kasle Collection

Marcel Dzama: A Jester's Dance

Sundays, 12-5 p.m. and Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Sept. 23
phone 734-764-0395
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Canadian artist Marcel Dzama is known for imaginative drawings, sculptures, dioramas, and films rooted in the traditions of Surrealism, Dada and outsider art. His 2013 film Une danse des bouffons (or A jester's dance) tells the tale of a romance between two principal figures of these traditions: Dada icon Marcel Duchamp and Brazilian sculptor Maria Martins, who was the model for Duchamp's final, enigmatic artwork Étant donnés. Free

https://umma.umich.edu/exhibitions/2018/marcel-dzama-a-jester-s-dance
University of Michigan Museum of Art (map)
525 S. State St.
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone (734) 764-0395; (734) 764-3731 (FAX)
Marcel Dzama: A Jester's Dance

See Through: Windows and Mirrors in Twentieth-Century Photography

Sundays, 12-5 p.m. and Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Aug. 23
phone 734-764-0395
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See Through: Mirrors and Windows in Twentieth-Century Photography brings together a group of images that are doubly framed—once by the camera lens and again by the border of a mirror or window. By refracting and distorting, revealing and concealing, these reflective and transparent surfaces both draw attention to the photographer’s efforts to frame the world and expose the contingent nature of reality. Highlights from the exhibition include works by Eugène Atget, Robert Doisneau, Elliott Erwitt, Walker Evans, André Kertész, Joanne Leonard, Danny Lyon, and Joel Meyerowitz. Free

https://umma.umich.edu/exhibitions/2018/see-through-windows-and-mirrors-in-twentieth-century-photography
University of Michigan Museum of Art (map)
525 S. State St.
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone (734) 764-0395; (734) 764-3731 (FAX)
See Through: Windows and Mirrors in Twentieth-Century Photography
Cranbrook Academy of Art (map)
39221 N. Woodward Ave.
Greater Birmingham Area
phone (248) 645-3300

Exercising the Eye: The Gertrude Kasle Collection (Sunday)

Sundays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through July 22
phone 734-764-0395

This exhibition celebrates Gertrude Kasle (1917–2016), a key figure in the formation of Detroit’s contemporary art community in the 1960s and 70s. A pioneering female gallerist, Kasle provided midwest audiences with a venue in which to experience avant-garde art from centers like New York City, while also supporting and exhibiting regional artists. Featuring a collection of paintings, works on paper, and sculptures from the height of the Abstract Expressionist movement through the early twenty-first century, Exercising the Eye speaks to the relationships Kasle fostered with local, national, and international artists and her appreciation for artistic expression and experimentation. Free

http://umma.umich.edu/exhibitions/2018/exercising-the-eye-the-gertrude-kasle-collection
University of Michigan Museum of Art (map)
525 S. State St.
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone (734) 764-0395; (734) 764-3731 (FAX)
Exercising the Eye: The Gertrude Kasle Collection (Sunday)

Hotter Than July Fine Arts Reception

Fri., July 27, 6-10 p.m.
phone 313-965-8430
gharris@thecarrcenter.org

Come view and purchase some of the most exciting and thought provoking art, given to you by our proud members of the LGBT Community and those who give their support. This exhibit promotes inclusiveness across communities highlighting the creative process shared by artists of every background, ideology and social identity. Free

https://www.facebook.com/events/383571702082746/
The Carr Center (map)
1505 Woodward Ave.
Downtown Detroit
phone 313-965-8430
Hotter Than July Fine Arts Reception

Unfinished: Existing On Its Own (a solo art show)

Sat., Aug. 11, 7-11 p.m.
phone 248-965-2832
debbeelotito@gmail.com

Detroit artist Debbee Lotito works in an array of mixed media, including acrylics, watercolor, ink, pastels, and pencil. In this new series, Lotito experimentally contrasts pencil and paint. What at first glance may seem incomplete is not by any means. Each thrilling beauty of unresolved aesthetics is decidedly finished. This is a one-night-only show. Free admission. Originals and prints available. FREE

http://debbeelotito.com/events
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Studio 8700 (map)
8700 W. Nine Mile Road
Greater Royal Oak Area
phone 248-965-2832
Unfinished: Existing On Its Own (a solo art show)

Unfinished: Existing On Its Own

Sat., Aug. 11, 7-11 p.m.

Detroit artist Debbee Lotito works in an array of mixed media, including acrylics, watercolor, ink, pastels, and pencil. Lotito's consistently stunning works on paper fuse a subtle minimalism with organic figuration and translucent, bleeding waves of color. Her works are whimsical, expressive and engage the viewer via a lucid reservoir of imagination. In the new series, "Unfinished: Existing On Its Own," we find her experimentally contrasting pencil and paint. What at first glance may seem incomplete is not by any means. Each thrilling beauty of unresolved aesthetics is decidedly finished. The viewer is invited to fill-in the blanks with their FREE

Studio 8700 (map)
8700 W. Nine Mile Road
Greater Royal Oak Area
phone 248-965-2832
Unfinished: Existing On Its Own
Northville Art House (map)
215 W. Cady
Downtown Northville
phone (248) 344-0497 (FAX); (248)
arthouseinfo@northvillearts.org
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