Art Exhibition Events starting Aug. 9 in Detroit

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Global Glass: A Survey of Form and Function

Mondays-Wednesdays, Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Sept. 20


Global Glass: A Survey of Form and Function is a remarkable exhibition drawn from the extensive glass collection own by the University of Michigan- Dearborn. The exhibition surveys important artists and works created from the mid-1960s to the present. Global Glass examines both functional glass objects and pure sculptural forms that have often taken cues from other fine arts media and movements in the U.S. and internationally. Among the 56 artists represented are glass giants Harvey Littleton, Howard Ben Tré, Dale Chihuly, Ann Robinson, and Kate Vogel. 313-593-5087

Total Sensory Freakout: Detroit’s Zeitgeist Collective, 1997 to 2008

Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Continues through Sept. 2


University of Detroit Mercy’s Libraries / Instructional Design Studio presents "Total Sensory Freak-out: Detroit's Zeitgeist Collective, 1997 to 2008." This art exhibit documents the 11-year life of the independent, community-run art gallery and theater. The library is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. This is the sixth exhibit in a series showcasing Detroit’s cultural history and curated by Maurice Greenia, Jr., who has selected playbills, postcards, original artworks, newspaper articles and other items from his collection. Greenia is an artist and works at the Detroit Mercy Library. 313-993-1795

From Camelot to Kent State: Pop Art 1960-1975

Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Aug. 25
Detroit Institute of Arts 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit Midtown


313-833-7900

Aboriginal Totems

Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 3


313-494-5800

MARKED: The Art, Body & Soul of the Tattoo Artist

Saturdays, 12-4 p.m. and Tuesdays-Fridays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through Aug. 24
Northville Art House 215 W. Cady St., Northville Downtown Northville


MARKED, which opens with a public reception on Friday, August 2 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm and runs through Saturday, August 24, features artists from four Metro Detroit tattoo and art studios each with their own individual style and body of work influenced by the tattoo culture. Work includes illustrations, mixed-media, paintings, pyrography, sculpture, and more. In association with the exhibition, the public is invited to submit images of their tattoos to #northvillearthousetattoo to be considered for inclusion in an installation titled, Tattoo and You: Public Photographs. 248-344-0497

The Big Picture Guided Tour

Tuesdays-Sundays, 1 p.m., Fridays, 6 p.m. and Saturdays, Sundays, 3 p.m.
Detroit Institute of Arts 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit Midtown


313-833-7900

Drawing in the Galleries

Fridays, 6 p.m., Saturdays, 12 p.m. and Sundays, 12 p.m.
Detroit Institute of Arts 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit Midtown


313-833-7900

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