Amalia Pica is a must-see artist, not only because she seems to easily cross mediums, but also because of her ability to capture the small, hard-to-define moments and feelings that make us human. Her playfully conceptual style—mostly sculpture work and photography—thematically bounces from content and connected to vulnerable and misunderstood. On display at the University of Michigan Museum of Art from May 28-September 18, come enjoy this exhibition, and the small moments it will make you remember. UMMA, 525 S. State St. 734-764-0395. www.umma.umich.edu.
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After lying vacant for years, the site of a former DTE Energy plant at 841 Broadway St. has a new development plan, approved 10-1 by Ann Arbor City Council on July 1. The conceptual plan, designed by Detroit-based Roxbury Group, includes condos, a restaurant, a hotel, commercial space, a canoe/kayak launch, an event pavilion, a
Kristen Roupenian’s You Know You Want This is a collection of short stories that revels in the mystifying aspects of interpersonal relationships without ever feeling the need to justify them.