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Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms

Through Jan. 13, 2019

Illustrator Norman Rockwell's Four Freedoms paintings are among the iconic illustrator's most well-known and impactful works, helping rally the nation during World War II (and getting endlessly parodied in the years since). And now, they're on view at the Henry Ford museum. $17.25+

The Henry Ford (map)
20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Greater Dearborn Area
phone (313) 982-6001; (313) (FAX)
Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms

Deliberate Misunderstandings: Embroidered Found Photographs

Through Jan. 11, 2019, 5-7 p.m.

Jane Waggoner Deschner grew up in Lawrence, Kansas, moving to Montana in 1977. She earned degrees in geography at the University of Kansas and, later, in art at Montana State University–Billings (BA) and Vermont College of Fine Arts (MFA). She was invited to create a portrait of a progressive female candidate for the exhibition “In Her Hands,” at Robert Mann Gallery in Chelsea, NYC in the summer of 2018. She has been awarded residencies and fellowships across the US and in Canada. In conjunction with being an artist, she works as an exhibition installer, graphic designer, photographer, instructor, curator and picture framer. On view until Jan. 11.

Alfred Berkowitz Gallery (map)
U of M-Dearborn
Greater Dearborn Area
phone (313) 593-5058
Deliberate Misunderstandings: Embroidered Found Photographs

Kate Silvio: 'You can never go home again'

Through Nov. 24, 6 p.m.

In a new solo show, artist Kate Silvio — a woman “on the cusp of what society defines as ‘middle age,’” according to a press release — offers new works that reflect upon aging, self-acceptance, and motherhood. “How did I get here?” Silvio writes in an artist statement. “Was it an action or a reaction? The realization is that you may not be able to recall the exact moment when you made these decisions, but it must be you who made them.” The sculptor, a College for Creative Studies alum who now lives in Grand Rapids, creates multimedia works made from metals, rubber, felt, and wood, among other materials.

Simone DeSousa Gallery (map)
444 W. Willis St., Units 111 and 112
Midtown
phone (313) 833-9000
simone@reviewcontemporary.com
Kate Silvio: 'You can never go home again'
Detroit Institute of Arts (map)
5200 Woodward Ave.
Midtown
phone 313-833-7900

Daniel Bozhkov

Thu., Nov. 15, 6 p.m.

Free

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

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

Beyond Borders: Global Africa

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through Nov. 25
phone 734-764-0395

More than ever in the era of globalization, ideas traverse geographic, generational, and cultural boundaries, even as national borders seem to be closing. Beyond Borders: Global Africa reflects on this moment by considering how Africa and its artists have been at the center of complex histories of encounter and exchange for centuries. Bringing together a dazzling array of works made in Africa, Europe, and the United States from the nineteenth to twenty-first century, the exhibition demonstrates the international scope and reach of art from Africa and the African diaspora. $10 suggested donation

https://umma.umich.edu/exhibitions/2018/beyond-borders-global-africa
University of Michigan Museum of Art (map)
525 S. State St.
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone (734) 764-0395; (734) 764-3731 (FAX)
Beyond Borders: Global Africa

Proof: The Ryoichi Excavations

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

New at UMMA: Life Magazine 1947 Homecoming Photographs

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through Nov. 18
phone 734-764-0395

In October 1947, just two years after the end of World War II, the popular weekly news magazine LIFE sent staff photographers Lisa Larsen and Ralph Morse to cover homecoming weekend at the University of Michigan. The subsequent article, “Michigan Homecoming,” which brought national attention to UM’s athletic program, featured a seven-page spread with photographs of the campus during a much-anticipated football game between the number-one ranked Michigan Wolverines and the University of Minnesota’s Golden Gophers. This installation provides a unique opportunity to view twenty-one images of that weekend, many of which were not published in the original article. Free

https://umma.umich.edu/exhibitions/2018/new-at-umma-life-magazine-1947-homecoming-photographs
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: Life Magazine 1947 Homecoming Photographs

Breaking with Tradition: Contemporary Ceramics

Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Jan. 27, 2019

Free for members, $10

Flint Institute of Art (map)
1120 E. Kearsley St.
Greater Detroit Area
phone () -; () (FAX)

The Far Shore: Navigating Homelands

Mondays-Sundays. Continues through April 7, 2019

$10-$15

Molten Sensuality: The Crystalline Creations of April Wagner

Through Jan. 12, 2019, 12-5 p.m.
staff@saginawartmuseum.org

@ Saginaw Art Museum, 1126 N. Michigan Ave. Saginaw, MI 48602
Molten Sensuality: The Crystalline Creations of April Wagner will present the extraordinary and unique sculptures of Michigan glass artist April Wagner. April Wagner’s show opens October 5th 2018 until January 12th 2018.

https://www.saginawartmuseum.org
Molten Sensuality: The Crystalline Creations of April Wagner
Detroit Institute of Arts (map)
5200 Woodward Ave.
Midtown
phone 313-833-7900
Tuesdays-Sundays, 1 p.m., Fridays, 6 p.m. and Saturdays, Sundays, 3 p.m.

Free

Detroit Institute of Arts (map)
5200 Woodward Ave.
Midtown
phone 313-833-7900

Multimedia Drawing Class

Thursdays, 2-4 p.m.
phone 248-432-5467
rchessler@jccdet.org

Artists of all skill levels are invited to join a weekly drop-in multimedia drawing class at the Jewish Community Center. The two-hour sessions on Thursdays from 2 – 4 p.m. include all the materials, a still life arrangement and professional instruction from Todd Larson, a Detroit area artist and ceramicist. $8

Jewish Community Center (map)
6600 W. Maple Rd.
Greater Birmingham Area
phone (248) 661-1000
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