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Luzinterruptus: "Literature vs. Traffic"

Tue., Oct. 23, 5-11 p.m.
phone 734-936-3518
humin@umich.edu

This October, the Institute for the Humanities is shutting down Liberty Street near U-M campus where thousands of discarded books, wll be reused by turning them into an illuminated pathway for “Literature vs. Traffic,” a large-scale art installation by Spanish undercover art collective Luzinterruptus. Ann Arbor joins Toronto, New York, and Melbourne, as we feature--for one night only--the brilliance of 10,000 books and thousands of LED lights. What was just a street will become a beautiful installation to bring the power of art, education, the written word, and free thought to the entire Ann Arbor community by essentially “paving” Liberty St. with thousands of glowing books. Event begins at 5 p.m.-11 p.m.; 530 South State Street, Ann Arbor; Free. free

http://www.lsa.umich.edu/humanities
The Ark (map)
316 S. Main St.
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone 734-763-8587

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

Proof: The Ryoichi Excavations

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through Feb. 3, 2019
phone 734-764-0395
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The story of Japanese archaeologist Ryoichi and evidence of his worldwide excavations are explored by Patrick Nagatani in this series of photographs. Nagatani presents a narrative of Ryoichi’s archeological work, supported by images of excavation sites, unearthed artifacts, and Ryoichi’s own journal pages. According to the photographs, Ryoichi discovered evidence of an automobile culture buried at sites across several continents: Stonehenge, the Grand Canyon, and a necropolis in China. This provocative and playful series compels viewers to reflect on how photographs and institutions, such as museums, shape our knowledge of the past and present. Free

https://umma.umich.edu/exhibitions/2018/proof-the-ryoichi-excavations
University of Michigan Museum of Art (map)
525 S. State St.
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone (734) 764-0395; (734) 764-3731 (FAX)
Proof: The Ryoichi Excavations

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

The Brother Brothers

Wed., Oct. 24, 8 p.m.

$15

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

Dude Madison

Wed., Oct. 24, 8 p.m.

$10

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

Alice Rawsthorn

Thu., Oct. 25, 5-6:15 p.m.
phone 734-764-0397
stamps-series@umich.edu

Alice Rawsthorn is an award-winning design critic and the author of the critically acclaimed books Design as an Attitude and Hello World: Where Design Meets Life. Her weekly design column for The New York Times was syndicated worldwide for more than a decade. Rawsthorn speaks about design at major global events including TED Conferences and the World Economic Forum in Davos. Free

Michigan Theater (map)
603 E. Liberty St.
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone 734-668-8480
Alice Rawsthorn
Michigan Theater (map)
603 E. Liberty St.
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone 734-668-8480
The Ark (map)
316 S. Main St.
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone 734-763-8587
Blind Pig (map)
208 S. First St.
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone 734-996-8555

THE STONE WITCH by Shem Bitterman Michigan Premiere

Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through Nov. 11
phone 734-635-8450
A2TheatreNOVA@gmail.com

Simon Grindberg, the world’s most illustrious children’s book writer, is holed up in a remote cabin with his next masterpiece a decade overdue. It's not clear who is the master and who is the servant. When Peter Chandler, a starving artist with his own literary aspirations, is hired to help “The Great Man” finish his overdue book, an unlikely friendship ensues, secrets are revealed, and the lines of reality begin to blur. Ultimately, both men must face the terrifying beast dwelling in the dark forest, in a struggle for their artistry, their sanity, and their souls $ 22, Pay-What-You-Can tickets available

http://www.theatrenova.org
Buy Tickets
Theatre Nova (map)
416 W. Huron
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone 734-635-8450
a2theatrenova@gmail.com
THE STONE WITCH by Shem Bitterman Michigan Premiere

The Verve Pipe

Fri., Oct. 26, 8 p.m.

$25-$40

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