The Big Picture

Experimental Artist Learned The Rules, Then Broke Them

Master printmaker and experimental artist Takeshi Takahara is a restless spirit. Rather than working comfortably within established print traditions, he prefers to skate near the edge of the unknown.

Helen Gotlib

A visit to the artist’s studio and her “Secret Beaches”

The Art of Paying Attention

Mother and son make high art of “the tiny majority” We live in an age of attention deficit disorder, surrounded and distracted by devices, games, apps, and ads competing for our eyeballs and mouse clicks. But if we pay attention, a pair of artists, Karen Ann Klein and her son Barrett Klein, show us the

Historical And Contemporary Indigenous Art At Toledo’s Museum Of Art

The “Expanded Views: Native American Art in Focus” exhibit at the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) runs through April 28.

An Uncomfortable Collision

UMMA’s “Art in the Age of the Internet: 1989 to Today” “Art in the Age of the Internet: 1989 to Today”, an exhibition in the A. Alfred Taubman Gallery I at the University of Michigan Museum of Art, features artists from around the world, with works centered on, and influenced by, the Internet. On display

Letts’ “The Strangeness of Everyday” Costume Designer-Turned Painter Creates a World of Wild Style

K. A. Letts’s exhibition, “The Strangeness of Everyday,” opened at the Connections Gallery at the University of Michigan’s North Campus Research Complex on September 20th and runs through December 21. Letts says of her art: “My work looks both forward and back in time. I employ techniques and strategies from painting’s history to describe the present Anthropocene age where all of nature is touched by humans and all humans are touched by technology.”

The Quick Sketch

The Blind Pig Welcomes Tim Meadows

Saturday Night Live alum Tim Meadows brings his comedic act to The Blind Pig. Perhaps best known for his character “The Ladies Man,” in both the SNL skit and movie of the same title, Meadows earned his improv chops at Chicago’s Second City with Chris Farley, then went on to join the SNL cast for

Exercise your brain at the Ann Arbor Creativity and Making Expo

Get crafty at the 2019 Ann Arbor Creativity and Making Expo with a chance to exercise the left and right sides of your brain. Whether you are a creative type or love all things STEM, there’s something for you here: robotics, DIY science experiments, projects, demos from community organizations, and activities brought to you by

A Decade at the The Grand Rapids Art Museum

The Grand Rapids Art Museum closes out a yearlong celebration of the Museum’s first decade at 101 Monroe Center with an exhibition featuring works of art and design acquired through gift and purchase in commemoration of this auspicious anniversary. A docent guide will share insight into these amazing works of art as well as how

Luxotica Lounge Cabaret’s Spring Show

Get all the tassel teasing and hip swiveling you can handle at the Luxotica Lounge Cabaret’s Spring Show. The internationally known troupe boasts a four-piece band and vintage-inspired exotic performances by the likes of Gurl Haggard, Vivacious Miss Audacious, and other unforgettable acts. $10 in advance, $12 at the door 7pm | Wednesday, April 24

New Mural By Teenaged Artist Celebrates Ann Arbor

A mural featuring 25 Ann Arbor-themed references has been installed on the back of the Ann Arbor Art Center (facing the Republic Parking lot). Seventeen year old artist and Art Center intern Olivia Maldonado designed and painted the vibrant mural. The theme of the mural is “people in transit,” and includes local celebrities like Wallace