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Special thanks to the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan for its support of communications and marketing strategies to promote collaborative programming at UMMA in 2009-2010.


August 1

Guided Tour

Sister Corita: The Joyous Revolutionary Sunday, August 1, 2 pm


August 7

Turning Point: Japanese Studio Ceramics in the Mid-20th Century

Panel Discussion: Lives and Works of Japanese Studio Potters
Saturday, August 7, 5 pm
Helmut Stern Auditorium

In the postwar period, ceramic artists from around the world, but especially from the West, visited Japan to apprentice with studio potters. Michigan artists John and Susanne Stephenson, Marie Woo, and Georgette Zirbes studied natural and non-glazed ware technique with potters Takahashi Rakusai III and Kaneshige Tôyô, who themselves revived the great tradition of Momoyama period (1583–1615) ceramics. After returning to Michigan, these artists were instrumental in disseminating the age-old techniques in schools and in the pottery community at large. Hear about their experience of living in traditional pottery towns and working closely with Japanese potters. A short film of Shôji Hamada’s demonstration in Ann Arbor in 1967 will also be presented.


August 8

Guided Tour

Turning Point: Japanese Studio Ceramics in the Mid-20th Century Sunday, August 8, 2 pm


August 15

Guided Tour

Sister Corita: The Joyous Revolutionary Sunday, August 15, 2 pm


August 18

Jazz Series

Don’t miss this exciting series curated by UM Associate Professor of Music Adam Unsworth. UMMA is pleased to offer these two summer concerts free of charge thanks to the Katherine Tuck Endowment.

Sean Dobbins Trio
Wednesday, August 18, 8 pm
Commons


August 22

Guided Tour

Turning Point: Japanese Studio Ceramics in the Mid-20th Century Sunday, August 22, 2 pm


August 29

Guided Tour

On Beauty and the Everyday: The Prints of James McNeill Whistler
Sunday, August 29, 2 pm