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Rejecting Reality

Sun., July 22, 7 p.m.

Free

The Michigan Glass Project

Sat., July 21, 12-10 p.m. and Sun., July 22, 12 p.m.-12 a.m.
info@themichiganglassproject.com

The Michigan Glass Project — a glass, music, and arts festival benefiting art programs in Detroit Public Schools — returns to the Russell Industrial Center with a kick-glass lineup. More than 60 renowned glass artists will be on display creating works of art on site to be auctioned off to benefit Art Road, a nonprofit. In addition to live painters, blowers, art vendors, food, and drinks, the event boasts over 40 musical artists across two stages during the three-day event, including headliner Kool Keith, DJ Dez, and D-Cyphered Live. $15-$30

http://www.themichiganglassproject.com
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Russel Industrial Center (map)
1600 Clay
Greater Detroit Area
phone (734) 752-8665; (734) - (FAX)
fazebluelegoon@gmail.com
The Michigan Glass Project

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

“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”

Artist Demo: Ellen Rutt

Sat., July 21, 12 p.m. and Sun., July 22, 12 p.m.

Free

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

Guided Tour - Exercising the Eye: The Gertrude Kasle Collection

Sun., July 22, 2-3 p.m.
phone 734-764-0395
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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. Join docents as they explore a dynamic moment in Detroit’s cultural history and insight into Kasle’s love of looking and learning. Free

https://umma.umich.edu/events/4414/exercising-eye-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)
Guided Tour - Exercising the Eye: The Gertrude Kasle Collection

Drop-In Workshop: Decorated Drumsticks

Sat., July 21, 12 p.m. and Sun., July 22, 12 p.m.

Free

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

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

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

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

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

REYES PROJECTS PRESENTS LAKELA BROWN

Through Aug. 10, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
info@reyesprojects.com

The works in the show act as a sartorial diary from Brown’s personal archives. The status symbols of her childhood—door-knocker earrings, rope chain necklaces, and gold-capped teeth—function here as semi-abstractions that are both playful and meditative. The use-value of these objects has been eliminated in favor of their value as time capsules of another era. The objects memorialize the aspirations of wealth in American hip hop culture as an aesthetic phenomenon with important visual manifestations. 0

https://www.reyesprojects.com/exhibitions/lakela_brown_material_relief

The World of Charles and Ray Eames

Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Sept. 3

$21-$23

Salad Days 1989-1999: Shepard Fairey

Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Oct. 7
Cranbrook Art Museum (map)
39221 N. Woodward Ave.
Greater Birmingham Area
phone (877) 462-7262

Tal R: this is not Detroit

Mondays-Sundays. Continues through July 29
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) (map)
4454 Woodward Ave.
Midtown
phone (313) 832-6622
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