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TOM House: The Work and Life of Tom of Finland

Mondays-Sundays, 6-9 p.m. Continues through May 19

In collaboration with Tom of Finland Foundation, Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead will realize TOM House: The Work and Life of Tom of Finland. The exhibition will feature work by Tom of Finland (Touko Laaksonen, Finnish, 1920-1991) and incorporate artists who supported and admired his work over the years, including Richard Hawkins, Robert Mapplethorpe, Raymond Pettibon, Jim Shaw, and John Waters. The presentation will also include photographs, reference materials, and ephemera. The exhibition will remain on view through May 19, 2018. $5 suggested donation

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) (map)
4454 Woodward Ave.
Midtown
phone (313) 832-6622
TOM House: The Work and Life of Tom of Finland

Making Home: Contemporary Works

Mondays-Sundays, 10 a.m. Continues through June 6

The DIA debuts its latest exhibition, Making Home: Contemporary Works, just in time for the holidays. The collection explores interpretations of domestic space, permanency, and proposes questions of what it means to what it means to feel at “home.” Nearly 50 works in a variety of mediums ranging from prints, drawings, photographs, and contemporary art make up Making Home. Celebrated Detroit-based artists Bill Rauhauser and Charles McGee explore urbanization while photographer Carrie Mae Williams dives into gender and domesticity with The Kitchen Table Series. free

https://www.dia.org/
Detroit Institute of Arts (map)
5200 Woodward Ave.
Midtown
phone 313-833-7900
Making Home: Contemporary Works

Play Ball: Baseball at the DIA

Tuesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m. Continues through Sept. 16
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Detroit Institute of Arts (map)
5200 Woodward Ave.
Midtown
phone 313-833-7900
Play Ball: Baseball at the DIA

Red Bull House of Art Resident Artist Exhibition

Mondays-Sundays, 7 p.m. Continues through May 19

The Red Bull House of Art’s first Resident Artist Exhibition of 2018 will feature three Dominican-American women, all of whom dare to explore identity through varying perspectives. The work displayed is the result of the three-month live-in residency as provided by RBHOA. Expect to view the meditative work of artist Joiri Minaya and her exploration of gender roles, migration, and identity constructions. Lucia Hierro will have conceptual works on deck, and Gina Goico will reveal how she navigates the spaces in which she exists. Exhibition remains on display until Saturday, May 19. Free

Carlos Rolón: Buscando a.m.erica 


Mondays-Sundays, 6 p.m. Continues through June 2
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free

Library Street Collective (map)
1260 Library St.
Greater Detroit Area
phone 313-600-7443
Carlos Rolón: Buscando a.m.erica 


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

Aftermath: Landscapes of Devastation

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through May 27
phone 734-764-0395

Over the last 150 years the medium of photography has powerfully depicted and shaped representations of past and present scenes of devastation. Aftermath examines landscape photographs made at the sites of natural or human-made disasters, capturing the results of destructive forces wrought on the land and its inhabitants, including volcano eruptions and floods, massacres and uprisings, and even nuclear explosions. The exhibition includes images of the aftermath of events spanning over 2,000 years of human history. These photographs remind us that disaster is often a collective experience that can impact societies well after an event. Free

http://umma.umich.edu/exhibitions/2018/aftermath-landscapes-of-devastation
University of Michigan Museum of Art (map)
525 S. State St.
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone (734) 764-0395; (734) 764-3731 (FAX)
Aftermath: Landscapes of Devastation

Red Circle: Designing Japan in Contemporary Posters

Sundays, 12-5 p.m. and Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through May 6
phone 734-764-0395

In the 1980s, Japan’s strong trade surplus and currency were causing friction and antagonism overseas. In response, three renowned Japanese artists—Ikko Tanaka, Shigeo Fukuda, and Kazumasa Nagai—took on the challenge of changing Japan’s global image through graphic design. In posters promoting trade fairs, cultural festivals, exhibitions, and sporting events, they used a powerful language of simple forms, vivid color, and a touch of humor to foster—both nationally and internationally—a deeper understanding of the different faces of Japan and its long cultural history. Free

http://umma.umich.edu/exhibitions/2018/red-circle-designing-japan-in-contemporary-posters
University of Michigan Museum of Art (map)
525 S. State St.
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone (734) 764-0395; (734) 764-3731 (FAX)
Red Circle: Designing Japan in Contemporary Posters

Exposures: Photography '18

Thursdays-Sundays, 6 p.m. Continues through April 27
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Lawrence Street Gallery (map)
22620 Woodward, Suite A
Downtown Ferndale
phone (248) 544-0394
lawrencestreetgallery@yahoo.com

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

Inner Fragments: Exhibition of Iranian Women Art

Tuesdays-Sundays, 6 p.m. Continues through May 2

Mimetic Gestures

Fri., April 20, 6-8 p.m.

Solo exhibition of all new works by Tyanna Buie.

Simone DeSousa Gallery (map)
444 W. Willis St., Units 111 and 112
Midtown
phone (313) 833-9000
simone@reviewcontemporary.com
Mimetic Gestures

2018 Graduate Degree Exhibition Opening of Cranbrook Academy of Art

Sat., April 21, 6-9 p.m.
phone 248-645-3320
artmuseum@cranbrook.edu

The most innovative work from the next generation of architects, artists, and designers will be on display at the 2018 Graduate Degree Exhibition of Cranbrook Academy of Art. The Degree Exhibition showcases pieces that are the culmination of two years of studio work from a diverse group of more than 70 graduates as they launch their careers. Free for ArtMembers. New members will receive an extra month (a total of 13 months) in their annual membership if purchased during the run of the Graduate Degree Exhibition. Join online, call our Membership Office at 248-645-3333 or visit the Art Museum. Free with ArtMembers membership

http://cranbrookartmuseum.org
Cranbrook Art Museum (map)
39221 N. Woodward Ave.
Greater Birmingham Area
phone (877) 462-7262
2018 Graduate Degree Exhibition Opening of Cranbrook Academy of Art

Aftermath: Landscapes of Devastation (Sunday Hours)

Sundays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through May 27

Over the last 150 years the medium of photography has powerfully depicted and shaped representations of past and present scenes of devastation. Aftermath examines landscape photographs made at the sites of natural or human-made disasters, capturing the results of destructive forces wrought on the land and its inhabitants, including volcano eruptions and floods, massacres and uprisings, and even nuclear explosions. The exhibition includes images of the aftermath of events spanning over 2,000 years of human history. These photographs remind us that disaster is often a collective experience that can impact societies well after an event. Free

http://umma.umich.edu/exhibitions/2018/aftermath-landscapes-of-devastation
University of Michigan Museum of Art (map)
525 S. State St.
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone (734) 764-0395; (734) 764-3731 (FAX)
Aftermath: Landscapes of Devastation (Sunday Hours)

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)
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