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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

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

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

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

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

Scott Hocking: Old

Through June 23, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
phone 248-433-3700

For his first solo exhibition with the gallery, Hocking focuses on his history and ancestry as well as the histories of Detroit and Michigan. "OLD"’s centerpiece will be a site-specific installation constructed around the grand column in the gallery’s main exhibition space. "OLD" will also feature new photographs of Hocking’s recent site-specific projects in Australia, France, and Michigan.

https://www.dkgallery.com/?gallery_exhibition=scott-hocking-old
David Klein Gallery (map)
1520 Washington Blvd.
Downtown Detroit
phone 313-818-3416
Scott Hocking: Old
Cranbrook Academy of Art (map)
39221 N. Woodward Ave.
Greater Birmingham Area
phone (248) 645-3300

THE END OF NOWHERE: Stories and Photographs by Thomas Pickarski

Saturdays, 12-4 p.m. and Tuesdays-Fridays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through June 30
phone 248-344-0497
exhibits@northvillearthouse.org
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In this narrative and photographic journey, New York artist Thomas Pickarski explores the natural landscape of Iceland, Greenland, and Patagonia, among other fascinating places, through lighthearted storytelling and 32 dramatic black and white photographs. Free

http://northvillearthouse.org/
Northville Art House (map)
215 W. Cady
Downtown Northville
phone (248) 344-0497 (FAX); (248)
arthouseinfo@northvillearts.org
THE END OF NOWHERE: Stories and Photographs by Thomas Pickarski

Xeriscape Group Show

Sat., June 23, 6 p.m.

The best of both worlds absolutely pertains to Xeriscape, this year’s iteration of Public Matter. Library Street Collective will transform the Belt Alley by bringing large-scale artworks outside and incorporating natural outdoor elements with the interior space. Nina Chanel, Abney, Rosson Crow, Beverly Fishman, Tschabalala, and Wendy White are among the featured contemporary visual artists while Adult., Bevlove, and Mother Cyborg will elevate the experience with their sonic output. What is most unique about this particular showcase is the varied perspectives on gender, race, identity, materiality, space, and form.

Library Street Collective (map)
1260 Library St.
Greater Detroit Area
phone 313-600-7443
Xeriscape Group Show

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)

Denby High School Students Design Exhibition

Thu., June 28, 6-8 p.m.
phone 313-818-3596

Lawrence Technological University’s College of Architecture and Design + Marburger STEM Center have partnered with Detroit’s Denby High School to engage students in a critically driven studio program focused on the idea of community – what it was, what it is and how it can be shaped by design.
The studio – in its fourth year – calls for students to understand critical research methodology and implement design thinking principles. The exhibition runs through Aug. 16, 2018. Free

https://detroit.design/exhibitions.html
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The ART of Home

Fri., June 29, 6-9 p.m., Sat., June 30, 12-5 p.m. and Sun., July 1, 12-5 p.m.
phone 313-259-7908
annpatois3360@att.net

@ Patricia Beard, 2168 Bryanston Crescent St
Emerging and established artists share their perspective through personal backgrounds, identities, artistic processes, and subject interests in the creation of different images of what home could be or mean. Free

The ART of Home

DISTORIA

Sat., June 30, 7 p.m.-2 a.m.
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Gallery Bypass is pleased to present Distoria, an emporium of ultravisual euphoria. Join us Saturday, June 30th at 7pm for a brightly anticipated experience showcasing local and international analog & digital visual artists experimenting with both technical and conceptual distortions. Encapsulate yourself within the Tangent Gallery Hastings Street Ballroom like you’ve never seen it before and enjoy a stimulating evening of live visuals, projection mapping, special film screenings and multimedia installations surrounded by hidden sounds. 6.30.18 7pm-2am Showcasing: RUFFMERCY, Josh Felice, Joanie Wind, Frances Mendes Levitin, Ian MacLachlan, Kelli Austin, Doc Colony, Joel Thompson & sounds by Local Media Grp. Experience $10

http://www.facebook.com/events/202241480393582/
Tangent Gallery (map)
715 E. Milwaukee Ave.
Greater Detroit Area
phone (313) 873-2955
DISTORIA

Summer Invitational 2018

Thu., July 5, 12-5 p.m.
phone 248-544-0394
lawrencestgallery@gmail.com

Summer Invitational show dates are July 5 - 27. Opening Reception: Fri July 6 from 6 - 9 pm. Mid Month Reception: Sun July 15 from 2 - 5 pm. All the members of the gallery invite admired artists and artist friends to participate in the gallery's Annual Summer Invitational. Usually there are at least 50 artists participating. It's an Inside Art Fair (and air-conditioned!) This is a wonderful opportunity to see how the area is full of so many talented art creators! There are also works by the 30 member artists on display. Gallery hours: Wed - Sat 12 free

Lawrence Street Gallery (map)
22620 Woodward, Suite A
Downtown Ferndale
phone (248) 544-0394
lawrencestreetgallery@yahoo.com
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