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Paul Rand: The Designer's Task

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through Feb. 10, 2019
phone 734-764-0395
matisend@umich.edu
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Paul Rand was a giant of American design, whose influential career spanned the second half of the twentieth century. His visionary and pithy conceptions of corporate and non-profit brand identities—though often graphically minimal—embody the artist’s complex philosophy, interest in modernist aesthetics, and singular wit. This exhibition features posters, book covers, and packaging designs from Rand’s beginnings as a pro bono designer for arts and culture publications like Direction magazine to his decades of crafting trailblazing corporate design for companies such as IBM. Free

https://umma.umich.edu/exhibitions/2018/paul-rand-the-designer-s-task
University of Michigan Museum of Art (map)
525 S. State St.
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone (734) 764-0395; (734) 764-3731 (FAX)
Paul Rand: The Designer's Task

Marcel Dzama: A Jester's Dance

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
Cranbrook Academy of Art (map)
39221 N. Woodward Ave.
Greater Birmingham Area
phone (248) 645-3300

Against the Odds: Shedding Light on the Conflict in Ukraine

Thursdays-Saturdays, 7-9 p.m. Continues through Oct. 14
phone 313-366-9764
uaamdetroit@gmail.com
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@ Ukrainian American Archives & Museum, 9630 Jos Campau
For nearly a decade, Detroit photographer Steve Andre has traveled to Ukraine documenting the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone and recently his interests have taken him to Donetsk, Donbas and Luhansk in East Ukraine where he has documented the lives of Ukrainians defending their borders. At the opening on September 14, Steve will talk about his experiences in the zone of ATO (now called the Joint Forces Operations). 0.00

Against the Odds: Shedding Light on the Conflict in Ukraine

Abstraction, Color, and Politics in the Early 1970s

Starts Sept. 22. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through Sept. 29, 2019
phone 734-764-0395
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Can abstract art be about politics? In the early 1970s, that question was hotly debated as artists, critics, and the public grappled with the relationship between art, politics, race, and feminism. Many of those debates centered on bringing to light the roles that gender and race played in how “great modern art” was defined and assessed, and on employing art to advance civil rights. Within this discourse, abstraction had an especially fraught role. The exhibition presents large-scale work by four leading American artists who chose abstraction as a means of expression within the intense political climate of the early 1970s. Free

https://umma.umich.edu/exhibitions/2018/abstraction-color-and-politics-in-the-early-1970s
University of Michigan Museum of Art (map)
525 S. State St.
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone (734) 764-0395; (734) 764-3731 (FAX)
Abstraction, Color, and Politics in the Early 1970s

Art Lab Grand Opening

Sat., Sept. 29, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
phone 248-645-3320
visitart@cranbrook.edu
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Join us for the opening of ART LAB — Cranbrook Art Museum’s new creative space for adults, families, and children! Stop by on Saturday, September 29th for the first look at our new space and to explore what’s to come with all ages art making, learning activities, snacks and celebration! ART LAB offers programming for all ages; allowing visitors to make connections between their creations and ideas encountered in the museum. From engaging evening events to fun-filled family events, ART LAB is a hands-on, minds-on space to tap into creativity. Free with museum admission. Free

https://cranbrookartmuseum.org/events/art-lab-grand-opening/
Cranbrook Art Museum (map)
39221 N. Woodward Ave.
Greater Birmingham Area
phone (877) 462-7262
Art Lab Grand Opening

Proof: The Ryoichi Excavations

Starts Sept. 29. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through Feb. 3, 2019
phone 734-764-0395
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The story of Japanese archaeologist Ryoichi and evidence of his worldwide excavations are explored by Patrick Nagatani in this series of photographs. Nagatani presents a narrative of Ryoichi’s archeological work, supported by images of excavation sites, unearthed artifacts, and Ryoichi’s own journal pages. According to the photographs, Ryoichi discovered evidence of an automobile culture buried at sites across several continents: Stonehenge, the Grand Canyon, and a necropolis in China. This provocative and playful series compels viewers to reflect on how photographs and institutions, such as museums, shape our knowledge of the past and present. Free

https://umma.umich.edu/exhibitions/2018/proof-the-ryoichi-excavations
University of Michigan Museum of Art (map)
525 S. State St.
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone (734) 764-0395; (734) 764-3731 (FAX)
Proof: The Ryoichi Excavations

The MATI Group Presents: BLINDSIDED – A Night of Art to Benefit Cystic Fibrosis

Sun., Sept. 30, 1-8 p.m.
matigroupdetroit@gmail.com
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Blind artist Brendan Patrick and MATI group to host blind-folded art show at Tangent Gallery in Support of Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (Detroit, Michigan) On September 30, Blind Artist Brendan Patrick and the MATI Group will be hosting a night of art at the TANGENT GALLERY in Detroit. For a $5 dollar entrance fee, patrons will watch a collective of blind folded artists create work live. The works will be auctioned off at the end of the evening. All proceeds from the art and door will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. $5

https://www.facebook.com/events/296666177810167/
Tangent Gallery (map)
715 E. Milwaukee Ave.
Greater Detroit Area
phone (313) 873-2955
The MATI Group Presents: BLINDSIDED – A Night of Art to Benefit Cystic Fibrosis

Encountering the Rare Book

First Tuesday-Sunday of every month, 12-5 p.m. Continues through Oct. 7
phone 248-370-3008

Curated by Andrea Eis, Professor of Cinema Studies, this exhibition explores the allure of rare books: their intellectual significance, historical importance, visual power, and emotional impact. Focusing on Kresge Library’s Special Collections, the Hicks Collection of books by and about women from the 17th - 19th century and the Springer Collection of Lincolniana. University faculty chose books from the Special Collections that generated unexpected realizations. Among the works exhibited: a first edition of Dickens' A Christmas Carol with hand-colored illustrations, a book from 1605, a film, photographs, and interactive displays. Accompanying lectures September 16, 19, and 26. Free

http://www.ouartgallery.org/
Oakland University Art Gallery (map)
Oakland University
Greater Rochester Area
phone (248) 370-3005
Encountering the Rare Book
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) (map)
4454 Woodward Ave.
Midtown
phone (313) 832-6622

TransFORM

Fri., Nov. 2, 6 p.m. and Fri., Dec. 7, 6 p.m.
Northville Art House (map)
215 W. Cady
Downtown Northville
phone (248) 344-0497 (FAX); (248)
arthouseinfo@northvillearts.org
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