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On view August 30, 2014–January 4, 2015 Bright blue lines crawl up and down, left and right, straight and curved, haphazardly and methodically. They run on the walls, the ceiling, the floor, and even into the space beyond the door, invading the...>>
“Glass is a vessel for light” is a truism of glassmakers: it is a most interesting vessel for light because it not only contains, but also amplifies, moves, and redirects light, thereby animating the objects as does no other media. In the early...>>
Media Gallery August 16–December 7, 2014 Amie Siegel’s Provenance traces in reverse the global trade in furniture from the Indian city of Chandigarh. Conceived in the 1950s by architects Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, Chandigarh’s controversial...>>
Nearly fifty years after its heyday, Minimalism is enjoying a resurgence of critical attention, though much of the focus continues to be on male artists, or on a small number of women sculptors. Reductive Minimalism: Women Artists in Dialogue, 1960–...>>
On view July 19–October 12, 2014 George Brigham (1889–1977) was one of the first architects to bring the ideology and practice of twentieth-century “International Style” modern architecture to Ann Arbor. Born in Massachusetts in 1889, Brigham...>>
On view July 5–October 19, 2014 Photography Gallery In 1908 Auguste Rodin invited American photographer Edward Steichen to Meudon, France, to photograph his sculpture of the great French writer Honoré de Balzac. Rodin was commissioned to create the...>>
Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3 On view at UMMA May 24–September 14, 2014 Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3 explores the work of contemporary artists of Native North American origin working in both traditional and new media,...>>
Robert Metcalf’s architecture practice has realized some of the most important and recognizable modern buildings in Michigan. Born in 1923, Metcalf is a native of Ohio. He began his education at the University of Michigan in 1942, though his studies...>>
This work, a fragment of what was certainly a full length Schöne Madonna, or “beautiful Madonna,” recently came to the Museum as a gift from a private donor. An example of the late International Gothic style in sculpture, it ranks as one of the most...>>
Technologies of copying, editing, and distributing have profoundly changed how artists process and use information as material for their own work. “Collage” and “montage” are key terms of that history from Dada and Surrealism to avant-garde film and...>>


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