Art News

Reimagining Artists’ Identities in Africa

In a self-reflective move, on May 12 the University of Michigan’s Museum of Art opened the exhibition Unrecorded: Reimagining Artist Identities in Africa.

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

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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

Heathers: The Musical—Mean Girls Get Their Groove On

“Heathers”, the 2014 musical based on the 1989 movie starring Winona Ryder, will be presented by Ann Arbor Civic Theatre from June 7th-10th at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.

Cross the Border for Taste of Tecumseh 2018

For a slice of Canadiana, check out the Fourth Annual Taste of Tecumseh Festival at Lakewood Park on the shores of Lake St. Clair in Tecumseh, Ontario.

Mitten Punk Rock Flea Market Turns Two

Refreshments, raffles and door prizes all will be in full effect with proceeds designated to develop a youth-focused community center in Inkster, called the High Five Hideout.

Ladies and Gentleman, Step Right Up for the Slambovian Circus of Dreams

A musical incarnation of what’s been called “hillbilly Pink Floyd” and “surreal Americana” all over the festival circuit through US, the UK and Canada.

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.