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Fuzz Fest 5

Fri., June 22, 8 p.m. and Sat., June 23, 8 p.m.

Fuck fuzzy math. The only numbers you need to know when it comes to the fifth annual Fuzz Fest is 33 bands, three nights, and two stages. From doom rock, neo-psychedelia, surf punk, post-punk, and trip metal, Fuzz Fest aims to stamp your passport to the island of musical misfits and some of metro Detroit’s most cutting-edge acts. We’re talking reverb, scorching guitar overtures, a kaleidoscope of FX pedals, black lights, paper mache alien heads, and eardrum rupturing rock. Tart, Timmy’s Organism, Red Stone Souls, Ladyship Warship, Krillin, and the Lucid Furs are a few of the beautiful weirdos slated to shred. $10-$12, $20 3-day pass

Blind Pig (map)
208 S. First St.
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone 734-996-8555
Fuzz Fest 5

Ry Cooder

Fri., June 22, 7:30 p.m.

29.50-75$

Michigan Theater (map)
603 E. Liberty St.
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone 734-668-8480

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

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

MRS. FIFTY BAKES A PIE by Linda Ramsay-Detherage - World Premiere

Thursdays-Saturdays, 8-10 p.m. and Sundays, 2-4 p.m. Continues through June 24
phone 734-635-8450
a2theatrenova@gmail.com

Stuck in an abusive marriage, a middle-aged 1960s housewife stumbles into a dominatrix's session and discovers a source of personal power that surprises everyone around her. Bondage and baking mix in a hilariously twisted revenge fantasy as her alter-ego "Mrs. Fifty" doles out the punishment her husband deserves and helps her discover that a woman's place isn't just in the kitchen. Directed by Daniel C. Walker. 20 , Pay-What-You-Can available

http://www.theatrenova.org
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Theatre Nova (map)
416 W. Huron
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone 734-635-8450
a2theatrenova@gmail.com
MRS. FIFTY BAKES A PIE by Linda Ramsay-Detherage - World Premiere

Storytime at the Museum: Ann Arbor Japan Week

Sat., June 23, 11:15 a.m.-12 p.m.
phone 734-764-0395
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Japan Week, sponsored by the U-M Center for Japanese Studies, is a week of Japan-related programming for youth and families. Storytime at the Museum, which promotes art enjoyment for our youngest patrons, will feature a story about Japan this week, and a hands-on activity related to it. Children ages three to six are invited to join Storytime. Parents must accompany children. Siblings are welcome to join the group. Meet in front of the UMMA Store. Free

https://umma.umich.edu/events/4435/storytime-museum-ann-arbor-japan-week
University of Michigan Museum of Art (map)
525 S. State St.
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone (734) 764-0395; (734) 764-3731 (FAX)
Storytime at the Museum: Ann Arbor Japan Week

Matthew Sweet

Sat., June 23, 8 p.m.

$30

The Ark (map)
316 S. Main St.
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone 734-763-8587

Michael McDermott

Sun., June 24, 7:30 p.m.

$15

The Ark (map)
316 S. Main St.
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone 734-763-8587

Guided Tour - See Through: Mirrors and Windows in Twentieth-Century Photography

Sun., June 24, 2-3 p.m.
phone 734-764-0395
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See Through looks at how photographers of these images doubly frame the world around us —once through the frame of the camera lens and, again, through the frame of a reflective mirror or transparent window. UMMA Docents will reveal which photographers include their own reflections in their photographs, highlighting their active role in the creation of images. A tour will also indicate which photographers look outward, enacting an exchange of public and, sometimes, voyeuristic glances; and which look inward to domestic spaces, framing intimate views and personal moments among families and lovers. Free

https://umma.umich.edu/events/4418/see-through-mirrors-and-windows-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)
Guided Tour - See Through: Mirrors and Windows in Twentieth-Century Photography

Exercising the Eye: The Gertrude Kasle Collection (Sunday)

Sundays, 12-5 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 (Sunday)

Al Di Meola

Tue., June 26, 8 p.m.

$40

Michigan Theater (map)
603 E. Liberty St.
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone 734-668-8480

The Doozers

Wed., June 27, 9 p.m.

wsg Three Legged Chairs, Funeral Proposals, and Seaholm $5-$8

Blind Pig (map)
208 S. First St.
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone 734-996-8555
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