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“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”

Avenue Q

Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Oct. 7

Boasting one of the most unique warnings in Broadway history, Avenue Q wants you to know that it is full of puppet sex — full-on puppet sex. The debaucherous “triple crown” (that’s best musical, best book, and best score) Tony Award-winning musical spins PBS into XXX territory. The show follows puppet Princeton, a broke college graduate and his search for purpose. Each of Avenue Q’s 11 puppet characters is animated and voiced by actors in full view of the audience, making for a four-dimensional theatrical experience. Avenue Q is not just raunchy — it’s delightfully inappropriate. Want proof? Catch musical numbers “If You Were Gay,” “The Internet Is for Porn,” and “Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist.” $17-$28

Hilberry Theatre (map)
4743 Cass Ave.
Midtown
phone (313) 577-2972
Avenue Q

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

The Draft: An Exhibition by Esmaa Mohamoud

Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Oct. 11
phone 734-936-3518
humin@umich.edu

@ U-M Institute for the Humanities, 202 S. Thayer
African-Canadian artist Esmaa Mohamoud's The Draft explores material and popular Black culture through the realm of athletics. With the use textiles and concrete, The Draft address the ways in which Black bodies navigate spaces as both visible, and at times invisible. free

http://www.lsa.umich.edu/humanities

Free Admission to Cranbrook Gardens

Through Oct. 31, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
phone 248.645.3149
houseandgardens@cranbrook.edu
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​Stroll through the Sunken Garden, discover a garden folly on The Mountain, visit the new Butterfly Garden, and take a moment to unwind by the Reflecting Pool. Enjoy all 40 acres of Cranbrook Gardens - featuring extensive plantings, fountains, statuary, lakes and streams - as it evolves this summer through fall! Admission to Cranbrook Gardens is free for the 2018 season, thanks to the generous sponsorship of PNC Bank, All Seasons Independent Living, fleurdetroit, and Roberts Restaurant Group. Paid admission is required for Cranbrook House tours special events. Free

http://housegardens.cranbrook.edu
Cranbrook House & Gardens (map)
380 Lone Pine Rd
Greater Birmingham Area
phone (248) 645-3149
Free Admission to Cranbrook Gardens

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

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

Abstraction, Color, and Politics in the Early 1970s

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

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)

THINK: Tribute to the Queen of Soul

Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Jan. 21, 2019

Oh, You Fancy! Black Hair & Fashion

Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Jan. 16, 2019

Surrealisimo: Ojos de Mexico

Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Oct. 14
Flint Institute of Art (map)
1120 E. Kearsley St.
Greater Detroit Area
phone () -; () (FAX)

Diva Royale

Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 29

$16-$32

Purple Rose Theatre (map)
137 Park St.
Greater Detroit Area
phone (734) 433-7673

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
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