Art News

University of Michigan Museum of Art Gains Spectacular Inuit Art Collection

Ann Arbor civic leaders Philip and Kathy Power have created the Power Family Program for Inuit Art at the University of Michigan Museum of Art. Building on the Power family’s legacy of advancing awareness and appreciation of art created by the Inuit – indigenous people living in the Arctic – the generous gift is the largest to UMMA during the Victors for Michigan campaign and includes the family’s collection of more than 200 stone sculptures and prints.

Threads Festival Returns

Second iteration commits to being Ypsi-artist friendly

Threads All Arts Festival

There’s no need for genius to go unappreciated. There’s a way to avoid someone being “ahead of their time.” The opportunity to appreciate artists IN their time, in the here and now, can be utilized with an amount of curiosity and follow-through–that is, to follow, or encounter, or discover, if you will, the local arts scene. Threads wants to

French Art Through an American Avant-Garde Lens

UMMA Henri Matisse Exhibit Curated by Ellsworth Kelly

TreeTown Muralists Paint Holiday Spirit

Local artists brighten business windows with original designs

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Eat, Drink and Cheer For Horses to Support University Musical Society

Get carried away in style with Kentucky Derby excitement. Enjoy mint juleps, craft cocktails, and a strolling dinner while sporting your best derby-style headwear.

Ann Arbor Art Center’s Straight Up Pop-Up show features Lyse Cook

Self-proclaimed “Designer, artist, lover of hot drinks and cold mornings,” Lyse Cook is the featured artist at the May edition of the Ann Arbor Art Center’s Straight Up Pop-Up art show.

“Your Lying Eyes: Perceptual Illusions and Other Psychological Trickery,” exhibit at Saline District Library

For deeper understanding of the eye’s mischief, come to the elegant Saline District Library for physics professor Jesse Mason’s exhibition: “Your Lying Eyes: Perceptual Illusions and Other Psychological Trickery,” where the professor will explain the meaning of illusion while you view his wonderfully strange collection of images.

Fools Light Up The Night

FoolMoon, an Ann Arbor tradition for decades, draws kooks and spooks from every barn and boulevard to celebrate Light after Dark.

American Berserk Art Exhibition Imagines Alternate History

Brooklyn-based artist Valerie Hegarty presents a ceramic and mixed-media series of sculptures

Artist Mark Dion Re-stages Waiting for the Extraordinary

An installation focused on the original blueprint for U-M