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

Gallery Reception: Kristin Hermanson & Susan Remington

Mondays-Sundays, 5 p.m. Continues through Sept. 9

free

Kerrytown Concert House (map)
415 N. Fourth Ave.
Kerrytown
phone (734) 769-2999; (734) 769-7791 (FAX)
kch@kerrytown.com

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

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

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

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

Symbiosis Opening Reception

Fri., Sept. 7, 6-9 p.m.
phone 313-832-8540
mfry@detroitartistsmarket.org

Please join us at our opening reception for Symbiosis, and exhibition curated by Melissa Jones and featuring the work of 7 Detroit artistic duos. Drinks and refreshments will be provided. Free

http://www.detroitartistsmarket.org/category/exhibition/
Detroit Artists Market (map)
4719 Woodward Ave.
Midtown
phone (313) 832-8540; (313) 832-8543 (FAX)
Symbiosis Opening Reception
Northville Art House (map)
215 W. Cady
Downtown Northville
phone (248) 344-0497 (FAX); (248)
arthouseinfo@northvillearts.org

Esmaa Mohamoud in conversation with curator Amanda Krugliak & Opening Reception

Thu., Sept. 13, 6-8 p.m.
phone 734-936-3518
humin@umich.edu
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@ U-M Institute for the Humanities, 202 S. Thayer
African-Canadian artist Esmaa Mohamoud will discuss her work and current exhibition "The Draft" with U-M Institute for the Humanities curator Amanda Krugliak. free

http://www.lsa.umich.edu/humanities
U-M Institute of Humanities (map)
915 East Washington
Greater Ann Arbor Area
phone (734) 936-3518
Esmaa Mohamoud in conversation with curator Amanda Krugliak & Opening Reception

Paul Rand: The Designer's Task

Starts Sept. 15. 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

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

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
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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