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Making Home: Contemporary Works

Mondays-Sundays, 10 a.m. Continues through June 6

The DIA debuts its latest exhibition, Making Home: Contemporary Works, just in time for the holidays. The collection explores interpretations of domestic space, permanency, and proposes questions of what it means to what it means to feel at “home.” Nearly 50 works in a variety of mediums ranging from prints, drawings, photographs, and contemporary art make up Making Home. Celebrated Detroit-based artists Bill Rauhauser and Charles McGee explore urbanization while photographer Carrie Mae Williams dives into gender and domesticity with The Kitchen Table Series. free

https://www.dia.org/
Detroit Institute of Arts (map)
5200 Woodward Ave.
Midtown
phone 313-833-7900
Making Home: Contemporary Works

Play Ball: Baseball at the DIA

Tuesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m. Continues through Sept. 16
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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”

JCC Ethan and Gretchen Davidson Jewish Music Festival

Wed., May 23, Thu., May 24, Fri., May 25, Sat., May 26 and Sun., May 27
http://theberman.org
The Berman Center for the Performing Arts (map)
6600 W. Maple Rd.
Greater Birmingham Area
phone (248) 661-1900; (248) (FAX)

Power Talk w/Queen Dyna, 1Hour Of Power

Mondays-Sundays, 8-1 a.m. Continues through June 7
phone 313-686-4146
queendynaprojectsllc@yahoo.com
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Join Queen Dyna and Co-Host Kiley Brown aka Analog Soul, Power Talk w/Queen Dyna 1 Hour of Power, Thursday June 7th, from 1pm to 2pm. Watch stream live at www.whpr88.1.com.

http://www.queendynaprojects.net
WHPR 88.1 FM (map)
160 Victor
Greater Detroit Area
phone (313) 868-6612; (868) 872-5 (FAX)
info@tv33whpr.com
Power Talk w/Queen Dyna, 1Hour Of Power

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

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

Aftermath: Landscapes of Devastation

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through May 27
phone 734-764-0395

Over the last 150 years the medium of photography has powerfully depicted and shaped representations of past and present scenes of devastation. Aftermath examines landscape photographs made at the sites of natural or human-made disasters, capturing the results of destructive forces wrought on the land and its inhabitants, including volcano eruptions and floods, massacres and uprisings, and even nuclear explosions. The exhibition includes images of the aftermath of events spanning over 2,000 years of human history. These photographs remind us that disaster is often a collective experience that can impact societies well after an event. Free

http://umma.umich.edu/exhibitions/2018/aftermath-landscapes-of-devastation
University of Michigan Museum of Art (map)
525 S. State St.
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone (734) 764-0395; (734) 764-3731 (FAX)
Aftermath: Landscapes of Devastation

Cosmogonic Tattoos

Sundays, 12-5 p.m. and Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through June 2
phone 734-764-0395

In celebration of the University of Michigan’s Bicentennial in 2017, artist and distinguished U­–M art professor Jim Cogswell was invited to create a series of public window installations in response to the holdings of the University of Michigan Museum of Art and the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology. For this visionary project, the artist adhered a procession of vivid images to the glass walls of the museums in a rhythmically evocative narrative, based on reassembled fragments from a diverse range of artworks in both museums' permanent collections. Free

http://umma.umich.edu/exhibitions/2017/cosmogonic-tattoos
University of Michigan Museum of Art (map)
525 S. State St.
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone (734) 764-0395; (734) 764-3731 (FAX)
Cosmogonic Tattoos

The World of Charles and Ray Eames

Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Sept. 3

$17.25+

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

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

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

Dave Landau

Thu., May 24, 7:30 p.m., Fri., May 25, 7:15 & 9:45 p.m. and Sat., May 26, 7 p.m.

$18

Birthday Candles

Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through June 3
phone 313-576-5111
info@detroitpublictheatre.org

Birthday Candles will take audiences on a magical 100 year journey with Ernestine Ashworth as she travels from her 17th birthday through her 117th. This world premiere by internationally acclaimed playwright Noah Haidle was commissioned by Detroit Public Theatre and will be directed by Vivienne Benesch. $20-$45

http://www.detroitpublictheatre.org/201718-season/
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