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

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

Bikes, Beers, And Balusters

Sat., Sept. 22, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Over the course of a relaxing bike ride through Detroit, we will explore the architectural ornamentation of Corrado Parducci, the man who helped make Detroit beautiful. Parducci Society President Jennifer Baross and Detroit bike enthusiast Tom Page will guide the tour with guests and share details, secrets, and stories about Parducci’s and other craftsmen’s contributions to Detroit’s built environment. Afterward, we will unwind at the Beaubien House, one of Detroit’s oldest homes, with optional lunch, beers and informal conversation on ornamentation and craftsmanship in Detroit.

http://bit.ly/2M1IpV4

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

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)

Sukkah X Detroit

Sept. 23-30, 6 p.m.

Five to seven sukkahs, selected through Detroit’s largest international design competition, will be displayed in Detroit’s historic Capitol Park, accompanied by complementary programs and events. Design drawings and renderings will be exhibited at Eastern Market After Dark in Shed 3 on September 20th. This weeklong event provides an opportunity for all to explore the relevance of an ancient ritual in a contemporary urban environment, and to showcase Detroit on a national and international stage.

http://www.sukkahxdetroit.com

Miss Firecracker Contest

Thursdays-Saturdays, 8-10 p.m., Saturdays, 3-5 p.m. and Sundays, 2-4 p.m. Continues through Oct. 14
phone 248-347-0003
Tix@tippingpointtheatre.com

Every Fourth of July in the small town of Brookhaven, Mississippi someone is crowned Miss Firecracker and Carnelle Scott is determined to win. Known throughout town as ‘Miss Hot Tamale,’ she’s out to change everyone’s perception of her so she can leave town in a blaze of glory. Together with her quirky friend Popeye and erratic duo of cousins, Elain and Delmount, she braves the odds to prove the world wrong. The Miss Firecracker Contest is an American classic filled with heart and hilarity that will have you rooting for the underdog. Depends on Day

http://www.tippingpointtheatre.com/miss-firecracker
Tipping Point Theatre (map)
361 E. Cady St.
Greater Northville Area
phone (248) 347-0003; (248) 347-0005 (FAX)
tix@tippingpointtheatre.org
Miss Firecracker Contest

Funky Ferndale Art Fair

Fri., Sept. 21, 3-7 p.m., Sat., Sept. 22, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 23, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

free

https://www.funkyferndaleartfair.com/
Downtown Ferndale (map)
9 Mile and Woodward
Greater Royal Oak Area
phone 248-546-1632

Drawing in the Galleries

Fridays, 6 p.m., Saturdays, 12 p.m. and Sundays, 12 p.m.

Free

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

Marcel Dzama: A Jester's Dance

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

Against the Odds: Shedding Light on the Conflict in Ukraine

Thursdays-Saturdays, 7-9 p.m. Continues through Oct. 14
phone 313-366-9764
uaamdetroit@gmail.com
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@ Ukrainian American Archives & Museum, 9630 Jos Campau
For nearly a decade, Detroit photographer Steve Andre has traveled to Ukraine documenting the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone and recently his interests have taken him to Donetsk, Donbas and Luhansk in East Ukraine where he has documented the lives of Ukrainians defending their borders. At the opening on September 14, Steve will talk about his experiences in the zone of ATO (now called the Joint Forces Operations). 0.00

Against the Odds: Shedding Light on the Conflict in Ukraine

“Star Wars and the Power of Costume”

Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Sept. 30

$7-$24

Detroit Institute of Arts (map)
5200 Woodward Ave.
Midtown
phone 313-833-7900
“Star Wars and the Power of Costume”

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

Shape: Defining Furniture In Michigan’s Design Legacy

Through Sept. 30, 7 p.m.

NEXT:SPACE + TOM GIBBS STUDIO DETROITISIT SHINOLA Don’t miss this special furniture exhibition exploring themes of Michigan design, past and present through a carefully curated selection of original, midcentury masterpieces and contemporary studio furniture. Discover important design practices from iconic designers such as Charles & Ray Eames and Florence Knoll, carried on by today’s designers including Alex Drew and NO ONE, Nina Cho, Colin Tury, Hunt & Noyer and more. EXHIBITION Opening: September 7, 7:00-9:00 pm On view: September 7-30, Monday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

http://bit.ly/2Jz3xjz
Shinola Detroit Store (map)
441 W Canfield St.
Midtown Shape: Defining Furniture In Michigan’s Design Legacy

“Detroit: Crossroad Of Innovation” Fresco Unveiling

Sun., Sept. 23, 2-5 p.m.

Join us on level 2 at Cobo Center for the Public Unveiling of “Detroit: Crossroad of Innovation,” Hubert Massey’s impressive 30’x30’ fresco painting. Detroit’s history of innovation is featured. The artist will speak at 2:30 pm followed by fresco demonstrations, jazz, family activities and self-guided art tours of the Cobo Art Collection.

http://Drcfa.org
Cobo Hall (map)
One Washington
Downtown Detroit
phone (313) 877-8777; (313) 877-5777 (FAX)
“Detroit: Crossroad Of Innovation” Fresco Unveiling
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