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"She looks like a mermaid-cum-influencer, washed up from the sea."We're excited to have an exhibition of Mari Katayama's...
07/03/2019
In Opulent Self-Portraits, Mari Katayama Rejects Standard Beauty Norms

"She looks like a mermaid-cum-influencer, washed up from the sea."

We're excited to have an exhibition of Mari Katayama's work coming this fall! Find out more about it here: https://umma.umich.edu/exhibitions/2019/mari-katayama

https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-opulent-self-portraits-mari-katayama-rejects-standard-beauty-norms

It takes a moment to realize that Japanese artist Mari Katayama’s lush photographs diverge from the pin-up or fashion shots to which we’ve become accustomed.

"A good imitator proved that he had true potential. Therefore, being able to forge an ancient Roman statue showed the in...
07/02/2019
Fake It Till You Make It: At the Beginning of His Career, Michelangelo Was a Forger

"A good imitator proved that he had true potential. Therefore, being able to forge an ancient Roman statue showed the incredible talent Michelangelo had. Rather than hurting his career—as it would now—it helped propel him to fame."

https://slate.com/human-interest/2016/12/at-the-beginning-of-his-career-michelangelo-was-a-forger.html

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07/02/2019

Check out these photos of Mary Mattingly's project "Objects in the Round" at the Ann Arbor Summer Festival: Top of the Park!

07/02/2019
University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History and Kelsey Museum of Archaeology are both awesome too--check them out!

We're not the only museum on campus! Enjoy a museum day to beat the heat!

UMMA: University of Michigan Museum of Art, University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, and Kelsey Museum of Archaeology all offer world-class experiences to engage with history, art, and science right here on campus—and the best part is that they're FREE and open to the public.

Check out their websites for hours of operation and more information:

www.umma.umich.edu
lsa.umich.edu/kelsey
lsa.umich.edu/ummnh

"I am interested in transformation and artifice."https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2019/05/portraits-of-tahiti-third-gender...
07/01/2019
Detailed Portraits of Tahiti's Third Gender by Kehinde Wiley Challenge Gauguin's Problematic Depictions

"I am interested in transformation and artifice."

https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2019/05/portraits-of-tahiti-third-gender-by-kehinde-wiley/

American artist Kehinde Wiley (previously) has unveiled a new series of paintings of Tahiti's Māhū community, a group of Polynesians classified as a third gender between male and female. Presented at Galerie Templon in Paris, the colorful portrait series challenges a collection of 20th century wor...

THANK YOU for another wonderful year at UMMA. 🎉 Each year, over 240,000 explore UMMA exhibitions and events, includin...
06/28/2019

THANK YOU for another wonderful year at UMMA. 🎉 Each year, over 240,000 explore UMMA exhibitions and events, including over 900 free educational and public programs. UMMA is only possible because of you! 💘

Support the museum you love before our fiscal year ends on June 30. Gifts of all sizes make a big difference! 💛🎁

https://umma.umich.edu/make-your-gift

As of September 1st--now open 8am–6pm, every day!
06/28/2019

As of September 1st--now open 8am–6pm, every day!

Ann Arbor Summer Festival: Top of the Park
06/28/2019

Ann Arbor Summer Festival: Top of the Park

Join us for a Long Table Discussion Thursday, June 27 at 5:30pm in The Annex with artist Mary Mattingly as she discusses artwork that explores sustainability and the environment🌎

Ann Arbor Summer Festival and UMMA: University of Michigan Museum of Art welcome artist Mary Mattingly to Ann Arbor for a three day residency, June 27 – June 30. Mattingly, whose photograph, Life of Objects, is featured in UMMA’s exhibition The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene, and is deeply concerned with our relationships to objects—where they come from, where they go, their implications for humans, and their impact on the environment.

More info: https://a2sf.org/events/the-annex-long-table-discussion-art-environment-sustainability/

#art #sustainability #sustainableart #anthropocene

06/28/2019
University of Michigan

Proud to be featured in this! 💙💛

What wonders await you at the university’s many museums?

UMMA: University of Michigan Museum of Art, University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, and Kelsey Museum of Archaeology all offer world-class experiences to engage with history, art, and science right here on campus—and the best part is that they're free and open to the public.

Check out their websites for hours of operation and more information:

www.umma.umich.edu
lsa.umich.edu/kelsey
lsa.umich.edu/ummnh

It's official: The UMMA Cafe will be open starting TOMORROW from 10 a.m.–3 p.m! ☕ 🥐 Plus, be sure to keep an eye ...
06/27/2019

It's official: The UMMA Cafe will be open starting TOMORROW from 10 a.m.–3 p.m! ☕ 🥐 Plus, be sure to keep an eye on our Instagram story the week of July 8 for some pop-up deals and promotions 👀

For more information on the Cafe, hours, and menu, visit our website here: https://umma.umich.edu/ummacafe

We're SO excited, and we can't wait to see you there! ✨

"My art is about building things. The first paintings I made—it’s true that they were paintings, but I built them—...
06/27/2019
Frank Stella on How He’s Kept Making New Work for Six Decades

"My art is about building things. The first paintings I made—it’s true that they were paintings, but I built them—were boxy and separated from the wall."

Check out some of the Frank Stella pieces in our collection here: https://exchange.umma.umich.edu/quick_search/query?utf8=true&q=artist:%22Frank%20Stella%22

https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-frank-stella-artistic-reinvention

Frank Stella’s work has taken many sharp turns—from painting to sculpture; clean lines to irregular forms. But the artist rejects that view of his practice.

06/25/2019

Billie Eilish imitating "Orion"?!? 😍😍😍

"I think the problem arises when we think we’re having a human interaction and then we find out it’s not that and we...
06/25/2019
Artificial intelligence can now make art. Artists, don’t panic.

"I think the problem arises when we think we’re having a human interaction and then we find out it’s not that and we feel tricked. But if we know from the get-go that the art is generated by [artificial intelligence], maybe we can enjoy it for what it is."

https://www.vox.com/2019/5/10/18529009/ai-art-marcus-du-sautoy-math-music-painting-literature

From painting to poetry, music to math, we can view AI as a collaborator rather than a competitor.

"For years, the safe has confounded volunteers at the museum. The manufacturer was unable to provide advice on how to op...
06/21/2019
Museum visitor cracks code to unlock secrets of mystery safe

"For years, the safe has confounded volunteers at the museum. The manufacturer was unable to provide advice on how to open its thick door. A locksmith suggested to the museum that years of inactivity might have slowed down the finicky gears, rendering it inoperable."

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/06/museum-visitor-cracks-code-to-unlock-secrets-of-mystery-safe

Canadian tourist hails ‘lucky guess’ after random numbers spring lock of 900kg container unopened for generations

#ThrowbackThursday to our visit at the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History! Here's a collection of photos w...
06/20/2019

#ThrowbackThursday to our visit at the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History! Here's a collection of photos we took while exploring the Larsen Family Mineral Display.

To see our Instagram Story from our Museum Swap, follow the link here!: https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/17998546015229231/

"For reading, as well as for music-making or listening, this boost in self-esteem was limited to kids whose parents were...
06/19/2019
Participation in the Arts Raises Kids' Self-Esteem

"For reading, as well as for music-making or listening, this boost in self-esteem was limited to kids whose parents were involved in arts activities with them at least once or twice a week. Painting and drawing, however, were associated with higher self-esteem whether the parents were involved or not."
https://psmag.com/education/participation-in-arts-raises-kids-self-esteem

Check out our upcoming Family Art Studio events! https://umma.umich.edu/events?tid=19

New research finds particularly positive results when parents and kids work on a creative project together.

06/19/2019

Our doors are open to everyone--even people who are an inch tall and made of plastic.

We had so much fun doing this with the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History! Check out their Instagram to se...
06/18/2019

We had so much fun doing this with the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History! Check out their Instagram to see what they posted about us, and watch our Instagram Story about them here: https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/17998546015229231/

Nope! Your eyes don’t deceive you — you really are seeing UMMA: University of Michigan Museum of Art on the UMMNH Facebook.

Today we’re doing a #MuseumInstaSwap! Follow us on our Instagram (@ummnh_museum) see some of the great stuff UMMA has in their collection, and follow them (@ummamuseum) to see their take on ours!

#UMsocial #UmichArts University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

"When many art lovers think of virtual reality, their minds may automatically move toward such intensely sensational and...
06/18/2019

"When many art lovers think of virtual reality, their minds may automatically move toward such intensely sensational and emotional experiences. But as the field develops, collectors may want to address other considerations: What can VR accomplish that is unique to this medium? And does that always have to mean flashy, astounding, or visceral interactions?"

https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-collecting-virtual-reality-art

We're so excited!
06/14/2019

We're so excited!

Stamps School of Art & Design and UMMA: University of Michigan Museum of Art are pleased to have artist and writer Courtney McClellan join the U-M community as our 2019-20 Roman J. Witt Artist in Residence. myumi.ch/6pOKv

This #ThrowbackThursday, we're throwing it back to last week's In Conversation program with artist Jason DeMarte and UMM...
06/13/2019

This #ThrowbackThursday, we're throwing it back to last week's In Conversation program with artist Jason DeMarte and UMMA curator Jennifer Friess! Thanks to everyone who came to this awesome program ✨

For more information on the exhibition "Jason DeMarte: Garden of Artificial Delights," visit our website: https://umma.umich.edu/exhibitions/2019/jason-demarte-garden-of-artificial-delights

Photos by Mark Gjukich.

Happy birthday to artist Egon Schiele! As a protégé of Gustave Klimt, Schiele is known for his Expressionist style and...
06/12/2019

Happy birthday to artist Egon Schiele! As a protégé of Gustave Klimt, Schiele is known for his Expressionist style and the intensity of his work, often depicting raw sexuality. Below is Schiele's portrait of art collector, Franz Hauer, from UMMA's collection.

For more Schiele in the near future, be sure to stop by UMMA between June 29 and September 15 for the opening of New at UMMA: Egon Schiele, an installation celebrating UMMA's newest acquisitions by this famous artist!

To learn more about the upcoming installation, visit our website: https://umma.umich.edu/exhibitions/2019/new-at-umma-egon-schiele
For more information on this work and others, visit the UMMA Exchange: https://exchange.umma.umich.edu/resources/21042/view

Egon Schiele, "Portrait of Franz Hauer," 1914, drypoint on paper. UMMA, 1977/1.173

June 14–August 31, immerse yourself in a watery world and earn an Ann Arbor District Library Summer Game badge here at...
06/10/2019

June 14–August 31, immerse yourself in a watery world and earn an Ann Arbor District Library Summer Game badge here at UMMA! Cool off in the ultra-air-conditioned galleries, stop by the UMMA Cafe for a refreshing beverage and snack, and collect clues about ice, oceans, and sea creatures. Dive in!

To learn more about the AADL Summer Game, visit their website at aadl.org/play.

Celebrating our world's oceans with this photograph from out collection on #WorldOceansDay! From the label copy: In this...
06/08/2019

Celebrating our world's oceans with this photograph from out collection on #WorldOceansDay!

From the label copy: In this image, sunlight spreads over calm waters on the coast of San Mateo, California, called Devil's Slide. Water and sky meet in the center of the image in a hazy horizon. The smooth quality of cloud-filled sky contrasts with the ripples on the water. Shadows of clouds reflect on the surface of the water in the bottom half of the image. Patches of light from the sun's rays fade into darker areas in the lower left and right corners of the image.

Minor White, "Sun Over the Pacific," 1947; portfolio 1975, gelatin silver print on paper. UMMA, 1976/1.199 https://exchange.umma.umich.edu/resources/21866/view

Tomorrow is a special day: Not one, but TWO exhibitions are opening at UMMA! First, we have "Abstraction, Color, and Pol...
06/07/2019

Tomorrow is a special day: Not one, but TWO exhibitions are opening at UMMA!

First, we have "Abstraction, Color, and Politics in the 1960s and 1970s," a gallery rotation that further explores the ideas in "Abstraction, Color, and Politics in the Early 1970s," which closed last month. To learn more about this exhibition, visit our website here: https://umma.umich.edu/exhibitions/2019/abstraction-color-and-politics-the-1960s-and-1970s

Second, we have the opening of "Jason DeMarte: Garden of Artificial Delights" in which DeMarte's enigmatic world, filled with unsettling sensory temptations, comes alive. Each scene is set against vibrant wallpaper created by the artist himself, leaving us with a fully immersive experience! Learn more about it here: https://umma.umich.edu/exhibitions/2019/jason-demarte-garden-of-artificial-delights

We're so excited for this weekend, these exhibitions, and their corresponding programs that are to come! See you soon 😉✨

Some more progress on the UMMA Cafe! 😍 Check back soon for the official announcement of opening day ✨☕
06/06/2019

Some more progress on the UMMA Cafe! 😍 Check back soon for the official announcement of opening day ✨☕

Welcome to Great Outdoors Month! It's time to #EscapetheIndoors and play outside. What's your favorite outdoor activity?...
06/06/2019

Welcome to Great Outdoors Month! It's time to #EscapetheIndoors and play outside. What's your favorite outdoor activity?

To learn more about this work and others, read the information below and visit us at the UMMA Exchange at umma.umich.edu/exchange.

Keith Carter, "Fireflies," 1992, printed in 1993, platinum-palladium print on paper. UMMA, Gift from the Collection of David S. Rosen MD, MPH, 2013/2.110

From the label copy: This photograph depicts a view of two boys in swim trunks standing calf-deep in a body of fresh water. Vignetted by leafy trees, branches, and shadows, the two boys are silhouetted against the light reflected off the water beyond them. While a portion of the setting is in focus, the two boys are not, their blurry forms suggesting movement. They stand facing one another, appearing to look into the large glass jar that they hold, which, as the photograph’s title implies, contains fireflies. The shadowed figures and foreground speaks to the dusky time of summer days when fireflies emerge to flicker their bioluminescent bodies. The time-honored children’s activity of catching fireflies in jars to create sparkling lanterns is accentuated by the softness of the image’s focus, lending it the magical air of childhood wonder.

Happy birthday to photojournalist Donna Ferrato! In both her art and activism, Ferrato is known for her coverage of dome...
06/05/2019

Happy birthday to photojournalist Donna Ferrato! In both her art and activism, Ferrato is known for her coverage of domestic violence, as well as her documentation of Tribeca in New York City. Throughout her career, she worked for Life, TIME, The New York Times, and others.

For more information on this work and others, visit us at the UMMA Exchange at umma.umich.edu/exchange.

Donna Ferrato, "Sarah Augusta, 26, Finally Free from Abuse, 2012," 2012, archival pigment print on paper. UMMA, Gift of David and Jennifer Kieselstein, 2016/2.500

Donna Ferrato, "Taylor and Zoe, 2014," 2014, archival pigment print on paper. UMMA, Gift of David and Jennifer Kieselstein, 2016/2.494

Today is the 100th anniversary of Congress passing the 19th amendment! To celebrate, we’ll be joining in on the Nation...
06/04/2019

Today is the 100th anniversary of Congress passing the 19th amendment! To celebrate, we’ll be joining in on the National Archives & Records’ #19ForThe19th Instagram challenge. Keep an eye on our Instagram feed in the coming weeks for works from our collection that commemorate their 19 themes!: instagram.com/ummamuseum

John Sloan, "Votes for Women," 1912, crayon, ink, and graphite on white paper. UMMA, 1964/2.154 https://exchange.umma.umich.edu/resources/19333/view

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