Helicon History of Art Undergraduate Society - HHAUS

Helicon History of Art Undergraduate Society - HHAUS Helicon is the official club for the History of Art department at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

First and foremost, Helicon is a visual art club that works to connect the student body, UMich faculty, and Ann Arbor community with art-related events and social platforms. To accomplish this, we are divided into 4 committees: Events: —curate off-campus student art shows (one in Fall, one in Spring) —interdisciplinary salon talk, bringing in experts (both professors and students) to facilitate the event —casual museum trips to DIA, Toledo, Flint, UMMA, artprize, Art Institute of Chicago. occasionally HistArt professor accompanies Helicon to give tour Publications: —blog —visual and literary art print magazine (printed in Spring) Fundraising/Volunteer Work: —art education at community centers/elementary schools —grant writing Public Relations: —social media —graphic designer —public outreach Finally, each year 10 students in Helicon go on a spring break trip with a cap at $300 charged to the students. Helicon covers the cost of transportation, lodging, all museum and entrance fees, metro cards, etc. Students are only responsible for the initial cost and food/personal expenses. Last year Helicon went to Paris, the year before New York, then Los Angeles, then London. International trips occur every 3 years. On these trips a Professor and sometimes a graduate student accompany Helicon members to the selected destination and they tour the city together! Many art museums are visited but we also like to see cultural events (concerts, shows), parks, neighborhoods, natural history museums, etc.

Helicon History of Art Undergraduate Society - HHAUS
04/17/2019

Helicon History of Art Undergraduate Society - HHAUS

we’ve been hard at work this semester putting together Helicon Issue 5 for all of you. Stay tuned later this week for news about our publication release event and other places to get Issue 5 !

we’ve been hard at work this semester putting together Helicon Issue 5 for all of you. Stay tuned later this week for ne...
04/14/2019

we’ve been hard at work this semester putting together Helicon Issue 5 for all of you. Stay tuned later this week for news about our publication release event and other places to get Issue 5 !

more from Helicon’s spring break trip to Mexico City📸: by the amazing @yiiiii027  @ Mexico City, Mexico
04/08/2019

more from Helicon’s spring break trip to Mexico City

📸: by the amazing @yiiiii027 @ Mexico City, Mexico

Helicon History of Art Undergraduate Society - HHAUS
04/04/2019

Helicon History of Art Undergraduate Society - HHAUS

Helicon has been nominated for an Arts at Michigan Visual Art Accolade Award. Online voting is open between April 4-14th. We would love your support! Vote for Helicon in the Visual Arts category, and while you're at it check out all of the other cool arts orgs on campus!

Helicon has been nominated for an Arts at Michigan Visual Art Accolade Award. Online voting is open between April 4-14th...
04/04/2019

Helicon has been nominated for an Arts at Michigan Visual Art Accolade Award. Online voting is open between April 4-14th. We would love your support! Vote for Helicon in the Visual Arts category, and while you're at it check out all of the other cool arts orgs on campus!

there’s still time to submit work for our spring publication ! To check out our past publications follow this link https...
02/07/2019

there’s still time to submit work for our spring publication ! To check out our past publications follow this link https://issuu.com/heliconhistoryofart @ University of Michigan

Submit your art to our spring arts publication ! All mediums are accepted. Deadline-February 20th
02/05/2019

Submit your art to our spring arts publication ! All mediums are accepted.

Deadline-February 20th

exec board thanks u all for coming to RED HHAUS. More art stuff to come! 📷 : @yiiiii027  @ University of Michigan
12/02/2018

exec board thanks u all for coming to RED HHAUS. More art stuff to come!

📷 : @yiiiii027 @ University of Michigan

12/02/2018

From the Helicon family to you all, we would like to sincerely thank all the attendees and artists for showing up with us at the Red House. Stay tuned for more fun stuff that we've gotten planned for the year.

happy (early) halloween from (spooky) helicon exec
10/29/2018

happy (early) halloween from (spooky) helicon exec

Helicon is now accepting art submissions for a one-night student exhibition! This is a great opportunity to have your wo...
10/20/2018

Helicon is now accepting art submissions for a one-night student exhibition! This is a great opportunity to have your work displayed in the welcoming + supportive environment of our student-curated, student-featuring show.

ALL MEDIUMS ACCEPTED!
(photographs, paintings, illustrations, sculptures, film, performance, you name it!)

Send your work as a pdf to [email protected] & [email protected] and feel free to shoot us an email if you have any questions.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Nov 1st

comment which helicon member u think took this photo
10/13/2018

comment which helicon member u think took this photo

Saturday night Helicon went to the UMMA’s Beyond Borders: Global Africa Exhibition ! Beyond Borders presents a cross sec...
09/30/2018

Saturday night Helicon went to the UMMA’s Beyond Borders: Global Africa Exhibition ! Beyond Borders presents a cross section of mediums and art movements, demonstrating in small part the extent to which cultural exchange happened in Africa and continues to occur today through its diaspora. Check it out at UMMA until Nov 24! @ UMMA: University of Michigan Museum of Art

tonight we’re going to be talking arts related events & movies !!! come hang out !!!
09/24/2018

tonight we’re going to be talking arts related events & movies !!! come hang out !!!

exploring modular exhibition design   @ University of Michigan
09/20/2018

exploring modular exhibition design @ University of Michigan

come hang out tomorrow night!
09/17/2018

come hang out tomorrow night!

Helicon History of Art Undergraduate Society - HHAUS's cover photo
09/04/2018

Helicon History of Art Undergraduate Society - HHAUS's cover photo

Helicon History of Art Undergraduate Society - HHAUS
09/04/2018

Helicon History of Art Undergraduate Society - HHAUS

Check out the annual Hel[icon] publication! Issue #4 features visual and literary art from students across campus. Print...
05/07/2018
Hel[icon] Issue #4

Check out the annual Hel[icon] publication! Issue #4 features visual and literary art from students across campus. Print versions are also available on campus free of charge!

https://issuu.com/heliconhistoryofart/docs/helicon_final_5_issuu

An annual literary and visual arts publication featuring student art from the University of Michigan. The publication is produced by Helicon, the undergraduate history of art club at U of M.

http://heliconus.tumblr.com/ new blog post up !!! click to learn more about Clem Turner (senior, Performing Arts Technol...
04/19/2018
HEL[ICON]

http://heliconus.tumblr.com/ new blog post up !!! click to learn more about Clem Turner (senior, Performing Arts Technology) and Darian Razdar's (senior, Social Theory & Practice) Senior Thesis !!!

02/15/2018

Hello everyone! We have been initiated on Instagram! Please give us a follow @helicon_histart

We are currently seeking instagram submissions for our upcoming publication, coming out in April! SUMBIT by tagging @helicon_histart in your post.

A big thank you from the Helicon team to everyone who came out to our exhibition Friday night, to everyone who submitted...
11/19/2017

A big thank you from the Helicon team to everyone who came out to our exhibition Friday night, to everyone who submitted work and to everyone who helped set up - making this event possible! thank you, thank you!!

We are still accepting last minute submissions to "The Words Escape Me" exhibit on Friday! Email a photo of your work (a...
11/14/2017

We are still accepting last minute submissions to "The Words Escape Me" exhibit on Friday! Email a photo of your work (any media) to [email protected] by tomorrow at midnight.

Helicon members @ issue 3 release!!
04/16/2017

Helicon members @ issue 3 release!!

Take a few moments to virtually flip through issue #3 of Hel[icon], our visual & literary arts publication!! Thank you t...
04/14/2017
Hel[icon] Issue #3

Take a few moments to virtually flip through issue #3 of Hel[icon], our visual & literary arts publication!!
Thank you to all of the student artists who submitted, all of the contributing UM departments, and ~of course~ to all of the club members who worked so hard to put it together!

You can find it online here: https://issuu.com/heliconhistoryofart/docs/heliconissuu

Issue 3 of Hel[icon] features over 50 student artists from the University of Michigan undergraduate community.

University of Michigan History of Art
04/05/2017
University of Michigan History of Art

University of Michigan History of Art

"Art history is not, as Clovis’s and Obama’s remarks imply, a litany of obscure facts about artists’ lives, a catalog of auction records or the categorization of styles. It is about representation. It asks who or what is depicted, how, where and why -- questions central to the most pressing political and social issues in the United States today." #umicharts #humanitiesmatter

CONGRATULATIONS to Helicon's v cute and v capable new exec board! We are beyond excited to see what's in store for us ne...
03/28/2017

CONGRATULATIONS to Helicon's v cute and v capable new exec board! We are beyond excited to see what's in store for us next year

LATEST ON THE BLOG :: Helicon went to Rome with University of Michigan History of Art and can't stop talking about it. h...
03/23/2017
Helicon in Rome!

LATEST ON THE BLOG :: Helicon went to Rome with University of Michigan History of Art and can't stop talking about it. http://heliconus.tumblr.com/post/158752658408/helicon-in-rome

Every spring break, Helicon takes a trip to see and study art in person. This year, we sent nine students to Rome, accompanied by department faculty Betsey Sears and Catherine Carver. The city’s...

LATEST ON THE HELICON BLOG ::"What an odd juxtaposition: the beauty and grandeur of an Italian opera (some might say the...
03/19/2017
[Viewpoint] Contemporary Art: Does it ever stop being art?

LATEST ON THE HELICON BLOG ::"What an odd juxtaposition: the beauty and grandeur of an Italian opera (some might say the pinnacle of human achievement) accompanying a man gorging himself in the most primal way. What a privilege it was to sit there and watch it."

Julia Pompilius reflects on how self-created interpretations of contemporary art free viewers from the chains of academia.

http://heliconus.tumblr.com/post/158601730048/viewpoint-contemporary-art-does-it-ever-stop

After watching a film of a bald man eating chicken, Julia Pompilius shares how contemporary art frees viewers from academic barriers to access and allows them to construct their own interpretations of...

Helicon babies at the Detroit Institute of Arts this past weekend!
02/13/2017

Helicon babies at the Detroit Institute of Arts this past weekend!

SUBMISSIONS ARE CLOSING!! we will be accepting any last minute submissions sent within the next few days to heliconpubli...
01/29/2017

SUBMISSIONS ARE CLOSING!! we will be accepting any last minute submissions sent within the next few days to [email protected]

CALL FOR ART :: have your literary and/or visual art featured in Helicon's glorious! full color! beautifully printed! MAGAZINE!

Submissions open until the end of January. Please send a word doc or image (300-600 ppi) and any questions to [email protected]

deadline for submissions is THIS WEEKEND!! don't miss it!
01/26/2017

deadline for submissions is THIS WEEKEND!! don't miss it!

CALL FOR ART :: have your literary and/or visual art featured in Helicon's glorious! full color! beautifully printed! MAGAZINE!

Submissions open until the end of January. Please send a word doc or image (300-600 ppi) and any questions to [email protected]

LATEST ON THE BLOG :: Jenna Barlage reflects on how a "List of Deaths" opened her eyes to human rights violations in the...
01/17/2017
[Installation] “List of Deaths” from refugee migration

LATEST ON THE BLOG :: Jenna Barlage reflects on how a "List of Deaths" opened her eyes to human rights violations in the current Middle East and African refugee migration.
http://heliconus.tumblr.com/post/155974983878/installation-list-of-deaths-from-refugee

Jenna Barlage reflects on how seeing a List of Deaths opened her eyes to the extent of the human rights violations in the current Middle East and African refugee migration. There is no better time to...

CALL FOR ART :: have your literary and/or visual art featured in Helicon's glorious! full color! beautifully printed! MA...
01/12/2017

CALL FOR ART :: have your literary and/or visual art featured in Helicon's glorious! full color! beautifully printed! MAGAZINE!

Submissions open until the end of January. Please send a word doc or image (300-600 ppi) and any questions to [email protected]

01/09/2017

Our first meeting of the semester will be Monday, January 9 @ 9 PM in room 180 Tappan. Be sure to stop by if you're interested in getting involved with our visual and literary art magazine!

LATEST ON THE BLOG :: Liam Dougherty provides historical context behind the Japanese Prints of Kabuki Theater exhibition...
11/16/2016
[Gallery Visit] Japanese Prints of Kabuki Theater at UMMA

LATEST ON THE BLOG :: Liam Dougherty provides historical context behind the Japanese Prints of Kabuki Theater exhibition at UMMA: University of Michigan Museum of Art http://heliconus.tumblr.com/post/153262480898/gallery-visit-japanese-prints-of-kabuki-theater

Liam Dougherty visits the Japanese Prints of Kabuki Theater temporary exhibit at the University of Michigan Museum of Art. Japanese woodblock prints have long captured the intrigue of viewers in Japan...

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Meetings are held in Room 180 Tappan Hall (if not there, look for us in the common space of the Tappan basement) at 8pm. Professor Howard Lay is our faculty advisor.

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