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Building Contemporaries: Art and Economies in Detroit - 2018 Doris Sloan Memorial Program

Fri., April 20, 6:30-8 p.m.
phone 734-764-0395

Dive into a conversation about what current initiatives and leaders are contributing to the artistic ecosystem in Detroit today. The panel will discuss the landscape of current efforts to center artists and communities within the larger context of economic viability in Detroit. For panel members and their information, see our website. Reception to follow. Free

https://umma.umich.edu/events/4396/building-contemporaries-art-and-economies-detroit
University of Michigan Museum of Art (map)
525 S. State St.
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone (734) 764-0395; (734) 764-3731 (FAX)
Building Contemporaries: Art and Economies in Detroit - 2018 Doris Sloan Memorial Program

Mountain Heart

Fri., April 20, 8 p.m.

$35

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

Post Animal

Fri., April 20, 8 p.m.

$12-$14

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

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

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

Red Circle: Designing Japan in Contemporary Posters

Sundays, 12-5 p.m. and Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through May 6
phone 734-764-0395

In the 1980s, Japan’s strong trade surplus and currency were causing friction and antagonism overseas. In response, three renowned Japanese artists—Ikko Tanaka, Shigeo Fukuda, and Kazumasa Nagai—took on the challenge of changing Japan’s global image through graphic design. In posters promoting trade fairs, cultural festivals, exhibitions, and sporting events, they used a powerful language of simple forms, vivid color, and a touch of humor to foster—both nationally and internationally—a deeper understanding of the different faces of Japan and its long cultural history. Free

http://umma.umich.edu/exhibitions/2018/red-circle-designing-japan-in-contemporary-posters
University of Michigan Museum of Art (map)
525 S. State St.
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone (734) 764-0395; (734) 764-3731 (FAX)
Red Circle: Designing Japan in Contemporary Posters

Tim Noble and Sue Webster: The Masterpiece

Sundays, 12-5 p.m. and Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through May 13
phone 734-764-0395

Since the 1980s, British artists Tim Noble and Sue Webster have been known for their shadow sculptures built from materials as diverse as scrap metal, garbage, taxidermy, and sex toys. The Masterpiece (2014) is a shadow self-portrait of the artists created from metal casts of dead vermin they collected and welded together into a ball. From afar the casts appear to be a stunning abstract silver sculpture; on closer inspection the menagerie of creatures emerges, only to change form again—as a shadow on the wall—into a precise and elegant image that is astonishingly different from the objects that create it. Free

http://umma.umich.edu/exhibitions/2017/tim-noble-and-sue-webster-the-masterpiece
University of Michigan Museum of Art (map)
525 S. State St.
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone (734) 764-0395; (734) 764-3731 (FAX)
Tim Noble and Sue Webster: The Masterpiece

The Devil's Music

Thursdays-Saturdays, 8-10 p.m. and Sundays, 2-4 p.m. Continues through April 22
phone 734-635-8450
A2TheatreNOVA@gmail.com
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Theatre NOVA presents the Michigan premiere of this hit Off-Broadway musical celebration of the legendary Bessie Smith, whose life was as large and outrageous as her talent. The Devil’s Music re- imagines Bessie’s final electrifying evening after she and her band are turned away by a whites-only theatre. This is a musical celebration not to be missed, packed with a trove of Bessie’s all-time hits—songs like “I Ain’t Got Nobody,” “St. Louis Blues,” and “Tain’t Nobody’s Bizness If I Do.” Featuring K Edmonds and Brian Buckner.Directed by Lynch Travis. $25 , Pay-What-You-Can tickets available

http://www.artful.ly/theatre-nova/store/events
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Theatre Nova (map)
416 W. Huron
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone 734-635-8450
a2theatrenova@gmail.com
The Devil's Music

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

Fab Faux: Performing Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Sat., April 21, 7 p.m.

Get ready for the Beatles concert that never happened – until now. The Fab Faux are to the Beatles what the Vienna Philharmonic is to Beethoven: the best interpreters in the business. Following their successes of the last six years, The Fab Faux will return to the Michigan Theater on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 8 PM to perform Abbey Road in its entirety, plus a set of other late era Beatles classics. $29.50-$100

http://www.michtheater.org/show/the-fab-faux-perform-abbey-road/
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Michigan Theater (map)
603 E. Liberty St.
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone 734-668-8480
Fab Faux: Performing Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Chrome Sparks X Machine Drum

Sat., April 21, 9 p.m.

$20-$22

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

Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit

Sun., April 22, 1:30 p.m.

$13

Michigan Theater (map)
603 E. Liberty St.
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone 734-668-8480
Sun., April 22, 2-3 p.m.
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. 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/4321/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

John Gorka

Sun., April 22, 7:30 p.m.

wsg Cliff Eberhardt $20

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