Art Events This Weekend in Ann Arbor

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Penny Stamps Speaker Series Special Event: ​Meleko Mokgosi, "Pan-African Pulp"

Sat., Sept. 21, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

For his UMMA commission, Botswana-born artist Meleko Mokgosi explores the history of Pan-Africanism, the global movement to unite ethnic groups of sub-Saharan African descent. Entitled "Pan-African Pulp," the exhibition features large-scale panels inspired by African photo novels of the 1960s and ’70s, a mural examining the complexity of blackness, posters from Pan-African movements founded in Detroit and Africa in the 1960s, and stories from Setswana literature. (734) 764-0395; (734) 764-3731 (FAX)

Free tour: The Power Family Program for Inuit Art: Tillirnanngittuq

Sun., Sept. 22, 2-3 p.m.

In celebration of UMMA’s new Power Family Program for Inuit Art, the Museum presents a special exhibition of two incredible, intertwining stories. One traces the development of contemporary Inuit art in the Canadian Arctic from the 1950s to the present. The other relates the fascinating story of the Power family’s important role in supporting and promoting Inuit art from the outset, bringing public attention to its artistic strength and cultural importance. (734) 764-0395; (734) 764-3731 (FAX)

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