Some of the earliest examples of politically pointed and engaging performance art pieces came from the mind of Suzanne Lacy, whose work has engaged viewers with issues of feminism and gender for over 40 years. Lacy will appear on November 14 as part of the University of Michigan’s Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Speakers series. Utilizing
Following my Detroit Gallery Crawl piece in October Current highlighting contemporary art galleries in Detroit, it seems only fair to highlight the visual arts galleries in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti.
From his famous “Meltdown” cover of Time magazine to his contributions to the New York Times op-ed pages, Edel Rodriguez’s works have become some of the most iconic sights of the Trump era. Now, the Cuban American artist comes to the Michigan Theater to speak as part of UM’s Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Speakers series.
One of the most provocative and politically sharp artists currently working, Tylonn J. Sawyer’s latest exhibit is sure to spark discussion among his audiences. Titled White History Month, Vol. 1, Sawyer’s collection utilizes symbols of oppression from throughout American art to examine the controversy surrounding the removal of Confederate monuments. Sawyer’s history of work, aimed
Explore the art scene As the weather in Michigan turns cool, if you are curious about Detroit’s art scene and in the mood for a short 45 minute road trip, now is a great time to head downtown. When I began exploring Detroit several years ago, my hunt for significant art and artists was more
Ann Arbor’s whole Westside neighborhood will be transformed into an art showcase this month, with local artists and up to 50 visiting artists displaying their goods in homes, on porches and in garages. Explore the historic neighborhood and shop all kinds of arts and crafts, from paintings to prints to glassware to fiber arts. Local