List of local museum and gallery exhibits
The following is a list of local museums and galleries, with information on current exhibits where available.
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African American Cultural & Historical Museum of Washtenaw Co.
3261 Lohr Road (in the David R. Byrd Center); 734-761-1717. Hours are by appointment only, call to arrange a visit. Exhibition, publications, educational programs and activities aimed at disseminating knowledge of African ancestral heritage and the communities of the diaspora.
The Museum offers Informative, educational, and enjoyable programs for the entire family:
- Bus Tours: Journey to Freedom: An Underground Railroad Tour of Washtenaw County
- Talks & Presentations: Journey to Freedom: Underground Railroad Talks
- Tours of the David R. Byrd Center: A restored 1830's house where the Museums' administrative office is located
- Legacy Presentations: We will be happy to come make a presentation to groups and organizations.
Ann Arbor Art Center
117 W. Liberty St.; 734-994-8004. Sun., 12-5 p.m.; Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.;
SightSee: Colin Blakely & Amy Sacksteder
Now through September 15
Photographer Colin Blakely produces “grand vistas” that draw heavily on traditions in painting and photography. Through digital manipulation, Blakely alters his images in subtle yet pervasive ways that disrupt the common relationships established in depictions of the land. Amy Sacksteder presents paintings and drawings that engage the notions of transience and significance. With the traditions of landscape painting and natural science illustration as a starting point, Sacksteder incorporates the visual language of maps, diagrams, souvenirs, and artifacts as a way of exploring our connection, often via objects, to specific places and events.
Working in and around the landscape genre, both artists create mediated views that simultaneously reference and call into question traditional modes of representing nature.
Ann Arbor District Library - Main Library
343 S. Fifth Ave.; 327-4200. Mon., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Ultimate Texture: Collage by Sunanda Mallick
Now through October 14
Sunanda Mallick enjoys experimenting with different textures in her art. In these collages, she used dried tissue paper, wax paper or water color paper with Dr. Ph. Martin Tech Inks or sometimes fluid acrylic paint to create backgrounds.
Originally from India, Sunanda came to the US in 1970. She studied fine arts at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, and has a degree in advertising design from the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit.
In 2003, she retired from advertising and decided to pursue her love of painting. Love of nature, birds and animals inspires her to create her art. She is a member of VAAL (Visual Arts Association of Livonia), FAF (Farmington Art Foundation), Northville Art Center and DSWPS (Detroit Society of Women Painters & Sculptors).
Kerrytown Bookfest: Ann Arbor Bookstores Past and Present
Now through October 14
The Kerrytown BookFest celebrates all aspects of book writing and creation. This year, this annual exhibit at the Library focuses feature historical information on bookstores and booksellers and their influence on Ann Arbor's literary culture and its community of book aficionados. The history of bookstores will be illustrated through books, photographs, posters and ephemera. Short histories of various bookstores, many written by their owners, will be presented.
The exhibit will honor Jay Platt, owner of the West Side Book Shop.
Benedette Quilt Quarry: Quilts by Benedette Palazzola
Now through October 14
This exhibit, entitled Benedette’s Quilt Quarry, is a collection of about 20 quilts, including both new and retrospective work.
Benedette Palazzola was a choreographer for many years, and also occasionally wrote poetry and music. When she learned to sew five years ago, it was in order to be an artist in a new way. Her goal in making quilt art is to raise to the level of fine art the beautiful and richly varied traditions of American quilting. Quilting provides her with an outlet for her love of color. Many of her quilts are inspired by a glimpse of two or more colors juxtaposed, whether in nature, in a fabric shop, or in her studio.
As an artist, she tries to offer work that provides some form of common ground between artist and viewer, reaching out to the viewer in ways which are natural and therefore appeal to human nature.
Ann Arbor District Library - Malletts Creek branch
3090 E. Eisenhower Parkway; 734-327-4200. Mon., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Mont Saint Michel: An Island Beyond Time - Photography by Sandy Schopbach
Now through September 12
This exhibit of 47 photographs is a visual exploration of the many facets of Mont Saint Michel, from seasonal landscapes that encompass the entire island, to the many architectural details of the centuries-old buildings and streets that make it one of France's most recognizable landmarks. Mont Saint Michel is a rocky, tidal island 247 acres in size in Normandy, France. Located just over half a mile off the country's northwestern coast, the island's highest point is 301 feet above sea level. On top is the Abbey and Monastery, below this the Great Halls, then stores and housing, and at the bottom, outside the walls, are the fishermen and farmers' housing.
Mont Saint Michel has hidden corners tourists never see if they only spiral up the main street.. They miss the houses looking out over the Bay, the storm-worn cross of the tiny graveyard, the rocky outcrops and wooden roof tiles graced by seagulls at rest or in flight.
Mont Saint Michel is magic. Everything about it is improbable: its location, its creation, and its longevity. How many feet have climbed its steps is hard to imagine. How anyone built such vertiginously vertical walls on sheer rock passes comprehension. And yet it’s stood here, in some form or another, for 1300 years. These photos are the artist’s Mont Saint Michel, a corner of her heart... the island, the town and the Abbey.
This exhibit of 47 photographs is a visual exploration of the many facets of Mont Saint Michel, from seasonal landscapes that encompass the entire island, to the many architectural details of the centuries-old buildings and streets that make it one of France's most recognizable landmarks. Mont Saint Michel is magic. Everything about the island is improbable: its location, its creation, and its longevity.
Mont Saint Michel is a rocky, tidal island of 247 acres in Normandy, France. Located just over half a mile off the country's northwestern coast, the island's highest point is 301 feet above sea level. On top is the Abbey and Monastery, below that, the Great Halls, then stores and housing. At the bottom, outside the walls, are the fishermen and farmers' housing. Mont Saint Michel has hidden corners tourists never see if they only spiral up the main street. These photos are the artist's Mont Saint Michel, a corner of Sandy Schopbach's heart... the island, the town and the Abbey.
New Art Prints by Michigan Artists from the AADL Collection
September 17 - October 30
The Ann Arbor District Library circulating art print collection makes available original works of art and fine reproductions of paintings, photography, prints and drawings for checkout. Each library card holder may borrow up to 3 prints, circulating for 8 weeks.
Works selected ranges from the iconic to the eclectic but are always, good examples of the artists’ works. Artists represented in the collection are global and multicultural in scope. This particular exhibit showcases art prints of Michigan artists, most of whom live and work in the Ann Arbor area.
The prints in the collection are professional framed. Images of the collection are available from the online catalog.
This exhibit is a sampling of some of AADL’s brand new additions to the Art Print Collection.
Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum
220 E. Ann St.; 734-995-5439. A science center with more than 250 exhibits. Check out the Legacy Gallery. Admission: ages 2 and over, $10; under age 2, free. Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tues., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m. Museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
Some of the fun exhibits on display:
- Ferrofluid Magnetoscope
- Chaos Chimes
- WhirlyDoodle Project
- Engineers On A Roll
- Solar Energy Collection of Exhibits
- Block Party
- Inverted Pendulum
- ViewSpace Exhibit from NASA
- Bernoulli Blast
- Solar Collector
- The Egg of Columbus
Ann Arbor Women Artists
Independent, nonprofit group of about 300 women artists and some men. Information can be obtained by emailing: email@example.com
Several Ann Arbor locations:
- Ann Arbor Senior Center, 320 Baldwin Street (in Burns Park);
- Bab's Underground, 213 S. Ashley;
- Curves for Women in Westgate;
- MoonWinks Cafe, 5151 Plymouth Rd.;
- Sweetwaters Cafe, 123 W. Washington Street;
- Whole Foods, 3135 Washtenaw (upstairs);
- The Women's Center of Southeastern Michigan, 2530 S. Maple
211 S. 4th Ave., Ann Arbor. Daily: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. everyday.
The Argus Museum
525 W. William St., Ann Arbor, located in the original Argus Building, 734-769-0770.
The Argus Museum is a non-commercial venture. It is open to the public during normal business hours Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 pm., or by appt. There is no admission charge. Visitors are free to wander through the exhibits on their own.
Come and see what a bunch of talented photographers can do with a vintage Argus, once the largest-selling American-made 35mm camera, first produced here in Ann Arbor.
The Janus Effect: Looking to the Past and Present
Now through September 27
For more info, call or visit: http://arborwiki.org/city/Argus_Museum
Art and Architecture Building
College of Engineering, University of Michigan, North Campus, 2000 Bonisteel Blvd., Ann Arbor. Open to the public, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
U-M School of Engineering Website: http://www.engin.umich.edu/
3203 Broad Street, Dexter, 734-426-1500. Hours: Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Closed on Sun. and Mon.
Showroom on 1717 W. Huron. Mon.-Sat., call for an appointment, 734-769-3223.
Since 1983, representing contemporary artist of various medias. Consults corporate, medical and residential clients. Specializes in selecting and installing artwork.
U-M Hatcher Graduate Library, 913 S. University Ave. (on the Diag), 734-764-9377. Hours: Sun., 1-7 p.m.; Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Exhibits are free and open to the public.
American Foodways: The Jewish Contribution
Now through December 8
Exhibit Lecture and Reception, Tuesday, September 24, 4:00 p.m., Library Gallery
Highlighting Jewish contributions to American culinary history from 1660 to 2013, the exhibit includes Jewish-American charity cookbooks representing all fifty states from the Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive at the University of Michigan Library. Curated by Jan Longone, Adjunct Curator in the U-M Special Collections Library, and Avery Robinson, Graduate Student in Judaic Studies.
Automotive Heritage Museum & Miller Motors Hudson
100 E. Cross St., Depot Town, Ypsilanti, 734-482-5200. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 1:30-5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., Noon-5 p.m.
Home to the world's last Hudson Dealer. With its records dating to 1927 a priceless part of Ypsilanti automotive history is now preserved. See original Hudson dealer memorabilia and cars displayed. Admission: $5/adults, children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. The Museum is funded entirely by private contributions and is a tax exempt organization (501-C3). Donations of money and Ypsilanti Automotive memorabilia would be greatly appreciated. Free parking is available behind the museum parallel to the railroad tracks.
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404 Main St., Belleville, MI, (734) 697-2300. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-12 a.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-1 a.m.; Sun., 12 p.m.- 10 p.m.
Belleville Area Museum
405 Main St., Belleville; 734-697-1944. Monday, noon-4 p.m; Tuesday, 3-7 p.m.; Wednesday-Friday, noon-4 p.m.. (Archives by appointment). Admission: $1/Adults, .50 cents/Kids (ages 6-17 years old), $3/Family.
Permanent Exhibit: The Wabash Depot & 1860 Wayne County Map. The Belleville Area Museum first opened at Old Quirk School in 1989, featuring small-scale replicas of historical buildings which once stood in Belleville, Sumpter, and Van Buren Townships. With visitors regularly promenading its “Main Street”, the Museum became a popular attraction. The Belleville Area Museum preserves and promotes the history of the community through the preservation and exhibit of historical artifacts and the presentation of historical programs and events.
1885 Baker Road, Dexter. 734-426-6600. Hours: Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m.; Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Noon to 5 p.m.
Bentley Historical Library
1150 Beal Ave., U-M North Campus; 734-764-3482. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Burns Park Senior Center
1320 Baldwin, Ann Arbor, 734-794-6250. Office hours: M-F, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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Cafe Verde (at the People's Food Co-op)
216 N. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor. 734-994-9174. Mon.-Sat. 7 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
112 W. Washington St.; 769-2020. Brunch Hours: 7 a.m.-4 p.m. daily; Dinner Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 5-10 p.m. and Fri. and Sat. 5-11 p.m.
Chelsea Center for the Arts Center Gallery
400 Congdon St., Chelsea; 734-433-2787. Gallery hours: Sun., 1-3 p.m.; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
6065 Sibley Road, Chelsea; 734-433-3300. Hours: Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Featuring antiques, art & fine estate jewelry.
Chelsea District Library
221 S. Main St., Chelsea; 734-475-8732. Winter Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri.,10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 1-5 p.m.
Chelsea Toy Museum
Inside the Chelsea Teddy Bear Co., 400 N. Main St., Chelsea; 734-433-5499.
Showcase of rare and valuable toys that trace the history of toys around the world, including the teddy bear, which was invented by Jackson resident Richard Steiff. Factory tours also available.
335 S Main St.; 734-662-7927. Gallery Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 12-8 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 12-7 p.m.; Sun., 12-5 p.m.
(William L.) Clements Library
909 S. University Ave.; 734-764-2347. Open to the public. Exhibit Room hours: Mon.-Fri., 1-4:30 p.m. and by appointment. Closed Fridays from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Copper Colored Mountain Arts
Red Barn, 7101 W. Liberty Rd. 734-904-7487. Hours: Saturdays 10am-4pm. We are also open during scheduled classtimes and performances as well as by appointment. Call for details and directions or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Common Cup
1511 Washtenaw Ave; 734-327-6914. Summer Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat., 12-5 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Open to the public.
Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (formerly the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies-CAAS)
4700 Haven Hall, 505 S. State St., 734-764-5514. Open to the public, Fridays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Dancing Dog Gallery
302 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor. 734-531-6565. Gallery Hours: Sun., 1-5 p.m.; Thurs., 12-6 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 12-10 p.m.
Dexter Area Historical Society & Museum
3443 Inverness St., Dexter, 734-426-2519. Open to the public from May-December, Fri. & Sat., 1-3 p.m.
The museum is housed in the former St. Andrew's United Church of Christ, built in 1883. The building was moved one block to the corner of Inverness and Fourth streets, to allow the construction of the current St. Andrew's. The museum contains a large display area, a genealogical library, a local history library, and the Corner Gift Shop.
Dexter District Library
3255 Alpine St., Dexter, 734-426-4477. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m.
Doug Price Photographs
113 W. Liberty St.; inside West Side Bookshop, 734-995-1891. Hours: Mon., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Vintage photography by Edward S. Curtis, pictorialism from Camera Work, and travel photography from the 19th century to 1930, with images of early Ann Arbor.
Downtown Ann Arbor Historical Street Exhibit
Various locations. 16 sites with stand-alone markers highlight parts of Ann Arbor’s history, some with wall displays and/or artifacts. Full map at website: www.aadl.org
26 N. Washington St., Ypsilanti; 734-657-2337. Theater, Gallery, and Curiosity Shop. Children’s Puppet Shows, Every Sunday at 3:30 p.m. All children’s shows are $5 general admission with children 3 and under free.
Duderstadt Center Gallery
U-M Media Union, 2281 Bonisteel Blvd.; 734-93-MEDIA, reception desk: 734-763-3266. Regular Gallery Hours: Mon.-Fri., Noon-6 p.m.
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EMU Ford Gallery
114 Ford Hall, EMU campus, Ypsilanti; 734-487-0465. Gallery Hours: Mon. and Thur. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tue. and Wed. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri. and Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
EMU University Art Gallery
210 Student Center, 900 Oakwood Ave., Ypsilanti; 734-487-0465. Gallery Hours: Mon. and Thur., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tue. and Wed., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri. and Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Gary Grimshaw Exhibit
Now through September 21
Reception: September 11, 5-7:30 p.m.
One-man show of groundbreaking original artwork (drawings and paintings from which many of his posters were created). Sponsored by Intermedia Gallery Group.
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Foggy Bottom Coffee House
7065 Dexter Ann Arbor Rd, Dexter 48130. 734-424-9630.
Format Framing and Gallery
1123 Broadway, corner of Broadway and Plymouth , Ann Arbor, MI. 48105 734-996-9446. Gallery hours: Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Currently featuring the works by Karin Wagner Coron painting, Steven Coron photography, Rocky Gonet photography, Harry Sargous photography, Ruth Ann Baker watercolor, Linda Coleman jewelry.
Front Porch Textile Studio
1219 Traver Rd., Ann Arbor, 734-662-7134, email@example.com - Open by appointment only.
Located in a studio behind the historic Amos Corey house. Handspun yarn, custom yarn design, contemporary and historic handwoven articles. Spinning and weaving instruction offered. Trunk shows may be arranged for yarns, handwoven products, and Mongolian and Bhutanese textiles. Individual and group lessons in spinning and weaving. Tours for knitting or fiber-related guilds or groups are welcome (adults only please). Please contact Front Porch to be included on a mailing list for shows, classes, and events.
(Gerald R.) Ford Presidential Library
1000 Beal Ave., U-M North Campus, Ann Arbor 48109; 734-205-0555. Free parking. Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Permanent exhibits include: “Eventful Lives,” presenting stories of President and First Lady Ford, and “Art of Diplomacy,” including official gifts presented by China, Russia, Egypt, Italy and Indonesia.
The Remarkable Lives and Times of Gerald and Betty Ford, on display in the lobby. Mrs. Ford's life is celebrated with a special exhibit featuring meticulous reproductions of three historic dresses, plus artifacts and photos. President Ford's life is told through a permanent exhibit of over 100 seldom-seen documents and photos, plus a biographical film. Visitors also can see the office Mr. Ford used during his post-presidential visits to the Library.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, 734-998-9353. Gallery 55+ which exhibits two-dimensional art created by gifted artists aged fifty-five and older. New artists show four times each year. The gallery welcomes community members of any age to view the art and to participate in special gallery events as they are scheduled. Open to the public, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: 734-998-9353.
Student Center Building, 1st floor, Washtenaw Community College campus, 4800 E. Huron River Drive; 734-477-8512. Mon.-Tues., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Wed.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-noon.
215 S. Fourth Ave.; 734-997-7012. Closed on Mondays through Wednesdays; Thurs.-Sat., noon-9 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m. Donations to Gallery Project are tax deductible.
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955 West Circle Drive, EMU campus, Ypsilanti; 734-487-0020. Mon.-Thurs., 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Fri., 7:30 am.-8 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, noon-midnight.
Hamburg Historical Museum
7225 Stone St., Hamburg 48139; 810-986-0190. Wed., 4-7 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Featuring an exhibit on Hats - Shoes - Purses. Remember the "good old days" when we wore stiletto heels to work and to shop? What about having a hat for every occasion? Or matching our purse to our shoes? Come in and see the history that many of us lived.
Also on display: The History of Lingerie; take a step back through time and view the history of lingerie.
Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library
U-M Central campus, 913 S. University Ave, (on the Diag), 48109. 734-764-0400. Visit the website for hours. Exhibits are FREE and open to the public.
The Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library is the University of Michigan's primary research collection for the humanities and social sciences. It has extensive holdings in literature, history, political science, economics, among many other subjects. Its collection numbers approximately 3.5 million volumes -- this includes access to:
- 10,000 journals
- Over 1,000 daily newspapers in a variety of formats
- More than 20,000 online periodicals
- 500 licensed online databases.
207 E. Ann St.; 734-663-4247. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Heavenly Metal is a gallery/gift shop in downtown Ann Arbor featuring recycled-metal artwork, jewelry, purses, books, scarves, clothing, shoes, homegoods, and unique gift items. Most work is handcrafted by artists locally and around the globe. The gallery also has a new online store.
410 N 4th Avenue, Ann Arbor, 734-741-7531. Open Weekdays 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Hollander’s offers workshops year round in bookbinding, book arts, paper arts, printmaking, and other related topics. In addition, a partnership with the American Academy of Bookbinding brings us professional level workshops in fine binding and book conservation.
A vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $25 annually for regular admission, $15 annually for seniors or $5 daily for 2010. General information can be found on their website or by calling 1-800-47-PARKS.
Located along the Huron and Clinton rivers, the Metroparks provide a natural oasis from urban and suburban life as well as year-round recreational activities and events. The Metroparks consist of 13 beautiful parks covering 24,000 acres, ten spectacular public golf courses and two marinas on Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair, respectively. The parks also offer scenic nature trails, breathtaking beaches, educational activities and exciting winter sports.
U of M art students use the Huron-Clinton Metroparks as their canvas. How do you take art out of the classroom and into the outdoor world? For University of Michigan art professor Michael Rodemer, creating a whole new course centered on the Huron-Clinton Metropark system was a perfect opportunity to get his students out of the classroom and into the field, literally. Using nature as the cornerstone of the course “Metroparks: Engaging the Environment,” Rodemer paired up with Metroparks staff to offer students the opportunity to use their artistic talent to showcase important commentaries on the environment, preservation, ecological issues and more, while at the same time drawing attention to the park system and all it has to offer to the surrounding communities.
For their coursework, 20 students developed 13 projects at three Metroparks on display both indoors and outdoors. The projects range from a canvas collage to woven willow branches, and feature a wide variety of materials, shapes, sizes and messages.
Hudson Mills, Kensington and Indian Springs Metroparks are playing host to these pieces of art. Most are on display or are in the process of being installed. Some pieces will remain as permanent exhibits while others will be left to be “reclaimed by nature” as intended by students who used natural materials for their outdoor art.
JCC’s Amster Gallery
2935 Birch Hollow Drive, Ann Arbor. 734-971-0990. Hours: Sun., 9 a.m.-noon; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday - hours vary - contact the JCC.
John Shultz Artworks
206 S. Main St., second floor; 734-665-5988. Oil paintings, pastels, cards, fine art photography and prints. Hours: Tue.-Sat. by appointment.
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Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
University of Michigan, 434 S. State St.; 734-764-9304.
More than 100,000 artifacts from civilizations around the Mediterranean. Hours: Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat. and Sun., 1-4 p.m.; closed Monday and University holidays. Admission is free, but donations are welcomed.
The Museum's permanent exhibition of artifacts, a collection of nearly 100,000 ancient and medieval objects from the civilizations of the Mediterranean and the Near East, is carefully chosen and presented by Kelsey Asian art, both historic and modern in s to represent and explain the range of objects in the collections. In addition to mounting exhibitions, the Museum sponsors research, educational programs for children, and fieldwork projects, as well as housing the Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology.
Featured Object: An Egyptian mummiform coffin (685-525 BC) of the priest Djehutymose will be prominently displayed in the new Upjohn Wing. Learn more about the Coffin of Djehutzmose on their website, www.lsa.umich.edu
Kempf House Museum
312 S. Division St.; 734-994-4898.
Tour the 1853 Greek Revival home of the musical German-American Kempf family, and learn about the early history of Ann Arbor. Kempf House is open for guided tours on Sundays, from 1-4 p.m. (except holidays), Sept.-Dec. and March-May, or by appointment. Admission is free. Donations are appreciated.
Kerrytown Concert House
415 N. Fourth Ave.; 734-769-2999. Open during performances.
Exhibits are available for viewing Monday - Friday from 9:30 am to 5 pm, during public concerts and by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, call 734-769-2999.
Kreft Center for the Arts
Concordia University campus, 4090 Geddes Road; 734-995-7591. Tues.-Fri., noon-4 p.m., Sat. and Sun., 1-5 p.m. The Gallery is FREE and open to the public.
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In the Comerica building, 101 N. Main St., Ann Arbor.
Hours: Mon.-Wed., 6 p.m.-9 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 12 p.m.-9 p.m. Sundays are being reserved for appointments and special events. LePop is a traveling pop-up art gallery intended to breathe new life into underutilized corporate spaces available for lease or sale. For the next several months Charlie LaCroix will present a series of art exhibitions in the former MyBuys space in the Comerica building. These shows feature the work of up and coming artists who specialize in cutting edge art across a variety of media. Charlie LaCroix invites the community to inquire about holding your next business meeting, yoga class, marriage proposal and more at LePop.
Manchester District Library
912 City Rd. (M-52), Manchester, 734-428-8045. Hours: Mon., Tues., Wed., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; closed Thurs.; Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Parking is available both in the front and rear of the building.
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, University of Michigan
1800 N. Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor, 734-647-7600. Hours: Mon.-Tue., 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Wed., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri.-Sun., 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas day, and New Year’s Eve. Adults over 18, $5; children 5-18, $2; under 5, free. Trails and gardens at Matthaei are free and open 7 days a week sunrise to sunset.
Michigan Firehouse Museum
110 W. Cross St., Ypsilanti; 734-547-0663. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun., noon-4 p.m. Closed Mondays. Admission: $5/Adults, $3/Children 2-16, Under 2/Free.
Original 1898 firehouse plus a new 12,000 sq. ft. exhibit area with lots of antique and classic fire trucks, as well as numerous collections of historical fire equipment and memorabilia on display. Recently Arrived, see it in the Old Firehouse: Ladder Wagon and a 1878 Ahrens, Rebuilt in 1910 by American-LaFrance.
Currently on display: One of the largest collection of fire vehicle sirens and lights anywhere.
University of Michigan, 911 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor; 734-764-0446. Hours: Open Daily, from 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
Michigan Union Art Lounge
University of Michigan, 530 S. State Street, 1st Floor. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 7 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-2 a.m.
U-M Union Website: http://uunions.umich.edu/munion
Milan Public LIbrary
151 Wabash St., Milan, 734-439-1240. Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Sunday.
The Milan Public Library serves the City of Milan, Michigan along with the contract areas of York, Pittsfield, and Augusta Townships.
5151 Plymouth Road; 734-994-5151. Monday-Friday: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Museum on Main Street (Washtenaw Co. Historical Society)
500 N. Main St.; 734-662-9092. Sat. & Sun., noon-4 p.m. and weekdays by appointment. Admission is Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.
The Legacy of Michigan Football: Collection of a Superfan
Now through December 1
Experience the inspirational tradition and history of Michigan’s key coaches, players and games through a selection of items from the private sports collection of Ken Magee. This exhibit is co-curated by University of Michigan Museum Studies Program students, Megan Boczar and Alicia Juillet.
Highlights include UM football game day programs, whose beautiful cover art has celebrated the team and the university for more than 100 years. See the rare and original program from the first Rose Bowl ever played in 1902 where Michigan beat Stanford 49-0, and an original program from 1881 when UM became the first western team to travel east to play a football game and Yale won 11-0.
Washtenaw County Historical Society's website: http://washtenawhistory.org/
My Favorite Cafe
101 S. Ann Arbor St., Saline, 734-944-4054. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Coffees, teas and fruit drinks with light lunch menu items, pastries and desserts. Free Wi-Fi.
Art at the Cafe is sponsored by Two Twelve Arts Center and My Favorite Cafe
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Palmer Commons, University of Michigan
100 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor; 734-615-4444. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m.
500 Detroit St., Ann Arbor; 734-213-3575. Paloma Gallery is currently open for private showings and artwork appraisals by appointment only.
Pierpont Commons, University of Michigan
Administration Office, 2101 Bonisteel Blvd. Information: 734-355-9851 or 763-3202. Pierpont Commons Building Hours: Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-midnight; Sat.-Sun., 8 a.m.-midnight. University Unions Arts and Programs (UUAP). Two exhibit areas, the Atrium Gallery and the Gallery Wall, feature works by students and others from the University community each month. If you are interested in exhibiting artwork, please call 734-647-6838.
Pierre Paul Art Gallery
3370 Washtenaw Ave.; 734-975-1050. Contemporary oil and acrylic paintings are regularly on display. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Closed daily for lunch and major Holidays. Available by Appointment.
121 Fletcher St., Ann Arbor, 734-763-3333. Open during performances. Gallery Exhibitions are located in the Power Center Lobby.
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Raymond James and Associates
350 S. Main St., Ste. 100 (corner of Main and William), Ann Arbor, 734-930-0555. Raymond James and Associates has created a large display space for local artists to show their work in their newly renovated offices. The gallery is open daily Mon.-Fri., from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Recycle Ann Arbor ReUse Center, Re-Art Gallery
2420 S. Industrial Hwy., Ann Arbor, 734-222-7880. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The ReUse Center, with more than 20,000 square feet of retail space, accepts donations of reusable household goods, office supplies, and building materials that it resells to the general public at affordable prices. Donations are accepted until one hour before close.
Rentschler Farm Museum
1265 E. Michigan Avenue, Saline, 734-769-2219. Open for tours May-(early) December on Saturdays. Regular hours are 11:00-3:00 and by appointment. Groups larger than ten require a reservation. Call 734-769-2219. Located one mile east of Downtown Saline and near Industrial Drive (traffic light) and next door to the Sauk Trail Shopping Center. There is a driveway off Michigan Avenue, but the farm property can also be reached by turning into Sage Court and using the back entrance to the museum.
Four generations of Rentschlers lived and worked on this homestead between 1901-1998. Volunteers from the Saline Area Historical Society developed the property with a focus on farm living between the years 1900-1950. These are the years that reflect a time of great change in agriculture and family living. There was the transition from horse to tractor, from kerosene to electricity, from an agriculture-based economy to a manufacturing economy. All of these are visible in the history of this farm, which we dedicate to all farm families of this area. Many of the artifacts that appear quaint today were actually innovative in their own time.
New in 2010 at the farm is a gift shop located in a restored barn. The barn was moved to the Rentschler Farm from the Cody Farm located on Textile Rd. Formerly, the gift shop was in the basement of the farm house.
120 S. Main St., Chelsea.; 734-433-0826. Tues.-Wed., 11 a.m. 5 p.m.; Thurs., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.. Closed Sunday & Monday.
Riverside Arts Center Gallery
76 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti; 734-480-2787. Gallery hours: Thurs.-Sat., 3-8 p.m.; Sun., 1:30-4 p.m.
Free parking in the lot adjacent to the building; additional parking in the city lot across the street. For more information write to RACgallery@yahoo.com or call.
Reflections of Hope: Sandy Knapp Solo Exhibit
Now through September 28, 20
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Shapiro Science Library
919 South University Avenue, Ann Arbor. 734-764-7490. Check the website for hours.
SH\aut\ Gallery and Cabaret
325 Braun Ct. Ann Arbor, MI 48104, 734-994-3677. Sun.-Thurs., 6 p.m.-10 p. m.; Fri.-Sat., 6 p.m.-12 a.m.
The Side Door Gallery
Inside The Dexter Picture Frame Co., 8063 Main St., Dexter; 734-426-1581. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Closed on Sunday.
100 Silver Maples Dr., Chelsea, 734-475-4111.
Gallery Hours: Daily, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Silver Maples is a locally owned, not-for-profit Senior Living Community; jointly sponsored by the Chelsea Area Wellness Foundation and United Methodist Retirement Communities.
16 Hands Gallery
410 N. Fourth Ave., second floor; 734-761-1110. Handcrafted furniture, lighting, jewelry, garden art. Store Hours: Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Closed on Holidays.
Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea
123 W. Washington St., Ann Arbor. 734- 769-2331. Store Hours: Mon.-Fri., 6 a.m.-midnight; Sat.-Sun., 7:30 a.m.-midnight
Stone Arch Arts & Events
117 S. Ann Arbor St., Saline, 734-678-4551. Open during events, call for details.
Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Liberty Research Annex, 305 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor. Hours: Thursday - Sunday, 3 - 7 p.m.
Tecumseh Area Historical Museum
302 E. Chicago Blvd., Tecumseh; 517-423-2374. Sat., 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Located in a 1913 gothic stone church located in historic downtown Tecumseh. The Tecumseh Area Historical Society preserves and interprets the history of the communities around Tecumseh, Michigan, including Macon, Ridgeway, Tipton and Britton.
Two Twelve Arts Center
216 W. Michigan Ave., Saline; 734-994-2787(ARTS). Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. or by appointment.
Katherine Downie "In A Word"
Now through October 30
Artist's Reception: Friday, September 13, 7-9 p.m.
"Written language is such a constant part of our lives that we seldom give it a second thought," says Downie about her work. "My paintings remove words from their traditional settings and present them as something that is - in a word - art."
Month of November
Artists' Reception: Friday, November 15, 7-9pm
A collection of self-portraits created in, or inspired by, our self-portrait series classes at Two Twelve. Styles range from pop art to representational art in a variety of mediums.
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U-M Art Lounge
Located on the 1st floor of the University of Michigan: Michigan Union; 530 S. State St., Ann Arbor, 734-763-5750. Gallery Hours: Daily from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Free Admission.
U-M Detroit Observatory Museum
1398 E. Ann St., 734-763-2230. The Detroit Observatory is the oldest in America to retain its original telescopes in their mounts. Call 734-763-2230 for tour schedule.
U-M Hospitals Gifts of Art
The University of Michigan Health System: Nine galleries located throughout the University of Michigan Health System, 1500 E. Medical Center Drive, 734-936-ARTS (2787) - gallery information and directions available at all reception desks.
Four galleries in the Taubman Health Care Center and three galleries in the University Hospital are open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Two galleries in the Comprehensive Cancer Center are open Mon.-Fri. from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Now through December 9
Gifts of Art Gallery - Comprehensive Cancer Center, Level B2
The American studio glass movement started in 1962 with glass workshops held at the Toledo Museum of Art. The workshops, taught by Harvey Littleton along with scientist Dominick Labino, introduced a small furnace built for working glass that made it possible for artists to work in independent studios. The studio glass movement quickly spread north to Michigan, and in 1982, a decision was made that studio glass would be the focus of the University of Michigan-Dearborn permanent art collection, which is housed at the Alfred Berkowitz Gallery. This exhibition is a portion of that collection, spotlighting studio glass art by major artists working in the medium, including Dominick Labino, Marvin Lipofsky and Richard Ritter.
Now through October 7
Gifts of Art Gallery - Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
Robert W. Cleveland was an advertising photographer for 30 years after studying botany at Alma College and art at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. His macro-botanical landscapes allow the eye to travel beneath the surface of reality into a realm of visual surprises of texture, color, light and design. Cleveland sees his photographs as metaphorical, inviting viewers to experience the totality of nature’s presence and the wonderment and tranquility it can evoke. Cleveland resides in Michigan, but also enjoys exploring Hawaii, Japan, Europe, the western United States as well as Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
Architectureal Polyhedrons: Re-Purposed Paper by Hank Fleischer
Now through October 7
Gifts of Art Gallery - Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
Hank Fleischer was born in Paris, France in 1923 and came to New York as a young boy in 1930. His career was in engineering, with degrees from the College of the City of New York and Columbia University. A love of art was instilled in him by his father, who drew on his experience as a tailor of fine ladies clothing to create beautiful floral paintings. Fleischer’s designs begin with triangles and bow compasses and are brought to life using re-purposed file folders. He creates geometrical art forms out of the folders by cutting, folding and pasting them by hand. Fleisher’s work has been exhibited, among others, at Huron Valley Council for the Arts, Highland, MI and the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art, Midland, MI.
Now through October 7
Gifts of Art Gallery - Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1
Artist Reception and Award Ceremony, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the exhibit gallery.
Each year Gifts of Art presents an exhibition of artwork by U-M Health System faculty, staff, students, volunteers and family members. It is our pleasure to display the artistic accomplishments and showcase the exceptional talent and creativity of our UMHS family. For this eagerly anticipated annual event, there are ribbon awards for Best in Category and Best in Show, and a People's Choice award will be determined by the votes of visitors to the exhibit. Winners will be announced at the Artist Reception and Award Ceremony.
Songs of the Birds: Airbrushed Acrylics by Carol Hanna
Now through October 7
Gifts of Art Gallery - University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
Mixing science and art, local artist Carol Hanna interprets the songs of birds using visual language that represents the color of the birds and the notes of their songs. The various stripe combinations of vibrating color in each painting represent each individual bird’s measure of time or rhythm, the pitch or frequency of its vibrations per second, and the softness or loudness of its call. Hanna works with the U-M Biology Department to match each bird’s exact color. Hanna has exhibited both locally and nationally, and her works are in permanent collections at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the C. S. Mott Children’s and Women’s Hospital. She received both a BFA and an MA from Eastern Michigan University.
Now through October 7
Gifts of Art Gallery - University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
Ann Arbor artist Cheryl Dawdy received her BA from U-M and then dabbled in different media (printmaking, weaving, natural dyes) until discovering collage. She adores it for its spontaneity and perfect expression of her “make it up as you go along” approach to life. Expectation invites disappointment, she contends, but an open mind offers unlimited potential. With that attitude, she works with old postcards, paper scraps, and pieces of old wallpaper washed with acrylic paint, creating landscape images some have described as “wonderful little worlds you want to climb into” and “the stuff of dreams.” Dawdy is also a singer for the Ann Arbor based musical performance group the Chenille Sisters.
Contemporary Forged Jewelry by Deborah Fehrenbach
Now through October 7
Gifts of Art Gallery - University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
Deborah Fehrenbach believes that jewelry should be fun, bold and exciting. She plays texture against mirror finishes and loves to include movement and dimension to create bold, yet feminine jewelry. She includes Tahitian pearls, natural stones and materials, custom glass, enameling and raku pottery in her designs. Exhibiting her work both nationally and internationally, Fehrenbach also teaches near her studio in southeastern Michigan. Her award winning sterling silver and gold jewelry is all hand fabricated and forged, using traditional goldsmithing techniques combined with unconventional methods.
Now through December 9
Gifts of Art Gallery - Comprehensive Cancer Center, Level 1
Local artist, teacher and floral painter Joanne Porter has always been inspired by the seasonal variations in the garden. In her watercolors, she captures the freshness of spring, the warm palette of summer and the crispness of fall. Using many layers of watercolor paint, Porter conveys the delicate movement of the flowers as well as their richness of color. Her educational background includes a BFA and MFA from the U-M School of Art & Design, and her work has been in one person gallery shows and on permanent display in hospitals, businesses and schools throughout southeastern Michigan.
U-M Institute for The Humanities Gallery
202 S. Thayer St., Ste. 1111, Room 1010, 734-936-3518. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
University of Michigan Lane Hall Exhibit Space
204 S. State St. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Free and open to the public.
Women's Studies Department website: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/women
U-M Museum of Art (UMMA)
525 S. State St., 734-764-0395. Gallery hours: Sun., 12-5 p.m.; Closed on Mondays; Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission to the Museum is always free. $5 suggested donation is appreciated.
Designed specifically for the lunch hour, UMMA staff will offer 30 minutes of conversation about art in the UMMA galleries around fresh and entertaining themes such as inspiration, love, heroes, and more. Meet at the Information Desk.
N H D M / Nahyun Hwang + David Eugin Moon
Now through November 10
Today's emerging talents in architecture are redefining the profession with global practices that are digitally literate and operate at multiple scales of design. This liberation of scale has allowed architects to look at issues from interiors to urban planning in new and innovative ways. Nahyun Hwang and David Eugin Moon—principals of N H D M, an Ann Arbor and New York City based studio, and lecturers in architecture at the UM Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning—are representative of this new wave of architectural thinking. From the 2011 award-winning Nam June Paik Library in Yongin, South Korea, to the repurposing of abandoned modern skyscrapers in their 2012 (No) Stop Marconi proposal for Rotterdam, N H D M is a studio that is constantly exploring scale, purpose, program, function, and history to create a new sustainable framework. Comprised of videos, models, and drawings, the exhibition considers a selection of projects from 2001 to the present that reflects Hwang and Moon’s global design sensibility.
Brett Weston Landscapes
Now through December 1
Brett Weston (1911-1993) is one of the iconic photographers of the 20th century. The son of pioneer photographer, Edward Weston, he received his first camera as a teenager and began photographing in Mexico, where he was traveling with his father. He developed an extremely strong sense of visual composition and created a body of work that does not stand in the shadow of his famous father but asserts its own dynamic aesthetic.
Weston's work consists of highly distilled views from nature; his works capture the grandeur of sweeping landscape vistas while also finding in close-up views the kind of details that connect to abstract painting from the same time. He sees as a painter, but frames his images as a photographer. Equivalents prevail, bringing the viewer to observe that in Weston's work beauty, thoughtful structure, and ravishing details abound in observed moments that wed our physical existence into one universal vision.
Performing Still Images: David Claerbout and Matthew Buckingham
Now through January 5, 2014
Performing Still Images looks at two distinct ways of addressing the relationship between different media: photography and video in David Claerbout’s "The American Room" and photography as a time-based practice in Matthew Buckingham’s work, “Image of Absalon Projected Until it Vanishes”. Both artists base their projections on still images—Claerbout on thousands of still images portraying an audience in a musical performance and classical setting, and Buckingham on the slow, cinematic, fade-to-white of a projected slide image. Both artists deal with the memory of a past in ways that evoke sentiments as well as new ways of dissolving our culture of representation.
Adolph Gottlieb: Sculptor
September 21, 2013-January 5, 2014
One of the founding members of the Abstract Expressionists, Adolph Gottlieb (1903-1974) was an important presence in the artistic life of New York from the 1930s until his death. His paintings, consisting of large images that evoke a universal language of symbols, have become icons in America painting.
An artist who continually sought new challenges, in 1967 Gottlieb suddenly began to work in sculpture. His maquettes composed of cardboard painted with acrylic and his aluminum and bronze final sculptures represent a natural extension into the third dimension of many of the concerns that occupied him in his paintings. Although Gottlieb’s foray into sculpture lasted only about a year and a half, they represent a summation of his thinking about form, color and space that he had explored in his painting and the sculptures stand as an important body of work by this exceptional painter.
U-M Museum of Natural History
Hours: Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 12-5 p.m. (Closed on Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Day, Dec. 26, Dec. 31 and New Year's Day). Admission: Free to individuals & groups of 10 or less. Suggested donation is $6 per person. Please note the Museum's main elevator is out of service. An alternate elevator is available and assistance will be provided.
Back to the Sea: The Evolution of Whales
A complete, 50-foot-long skeleton of the extinct whale Basilosaurus isis hangs from the ceiling of the museum’s second floor gallery, and will reign over an updated whale evolution exhibit. Basilosaurus and its companions represent decades of paleontological detective work by a team led by Philip Gingerich, director of the U-M Museum of Paleontology and the Ermine Cowles Case Collegiate Professor of Paleontology. Since the 1980s, Gingerich and colleagues have located and mapped the remains of more than a thousand whales in an area of the Egyptian desert known as Wadi Hitan (“valley of the whales”), a UNESCO World Heritage site. Their work there was the subject of an article in the August 2010 issue of National Geographic. In addition, Gingerich and colleagues have made significant fossil whale discoveries in Pakistan. The finds have helped piece together the story of how whales evolved from typical land-dwelling mammals to creatures that spend their whole lives in the sea.
Between Power and Spirit: Sacred Spaces in Ancient Peru
Joe Hines (Anthropology, ‘75) travelled to Peru in the ‘70s and ‘80s to participate in U-M field work. He returned in the ‘90s to document sacred buildings in Machu Picchu, Cuzco and other Incan sites. Through stunning black-and-white photography, Hines explores ancient Incan architecture and use of space. Now a Dearborn-based designer, Hines has generously made his photographs available to the Museum for display. Between Power and Spirit will have an open-ended run in the Museum’s fourth-floor Hallway Gallery.
Attention dinosaur fans!
Everyday at 2 p.m. there are free, 30-minute docent-led tour of the dinosaur exhibits. Sign up on the day of the tour. Limit: 15 people. Made possible with support from the University of Michigan Credit Union.
Hands-On Demo: Cow Eye Dissection
Saturdays, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m.
Have you ever wondered what makes our eyes work or how we see? We’ll dissect a cow’s eye to take a closer look at the organ that helps us see the world. How is it similar to and different from our eyes, and those of other animals? Learn the parts of the eye and how they work together to illuminate our sight. While exploring the lens, we’ll also talk about why some of us need glasses and how we can keep our eyes and our vision healthy.
These 20-30 minute interactive programs take place on the 2nd floor of the U-M Museum of Natural History. They include both brief presentations highlighting university research and engaging hands-on activities. They are suitable for adults and children, ages 5 and up.
Archaeology! Current Research in the University of Michigan Museum of Anthropology. Fourth Floor Gallery. Ongoing Exhibit. Among the many topics featured in this exhibition are: recent archaeological research under Lake Huron, studies of the remains of 19th century Ann Arbor, excavations of ancient village communities in northern Arizona, the analysis of ancient ceramics from Asia and Mesopotamia, and how archaeologists study the diets of ancient peoples.
Permanent exhibits include: The Hall of Evolution on the Museum's second floor houses Michigan's largest display of prehistoric life. Earth's history is traced through fossils, models, and dioramas. Here you can find dinosaurs, prehistoric whales, mastodons, and much more. The Michigan Wildlife Gallery on the third floor has a large collection of native Great Lakes birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, plants and fungi, with taxidermy mounts, habitat scenes, and the largest mastodon trackway on display in the world. There are also displays about some environmental problems we face in this region today.
U-M SNRE Art & Environment Gallery
Samuel T. Dana Building, 440 Church Street. 734-936-2447. Gallery hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
306 S. Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. 734-761-2287. Gallery Hours: Sunday., Noon to 5 p.m.; closed Mondays; Tuesday and Wednesday, Noon to 6 p.m.; Thursday, Noon to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, Noon to 10 p.m.
Alvey Jones Exhibit
Now through October 10
Reception: September 13, 7-10 p.m.
Yourist Studio Gallery
1133 Broadway, Ann Arbor. 734-662-4914. Gallery hours: Sunday, 4-8 p.m.; Tuesday 12-6 p.m.; Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Now through October 4
Artist's Reception, Friday, September 13, 5-8 p.m.
Bohnert brings a unique blend of engineering, poetry, and whimsy to his art, often combining wire armature, wet-looking clay fragments, and surfaces that reflect his deep understanding of clay and glaze chemistry. His evocative, archaeological forms challenge viewers to expand their thinking about the possibilities of clay as medium. Bohnert received an MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1971 and has taught drawing and ceramics at Mott Community College in Flint for the past 40 years. His work is widely exhibited and published. Free and open to the public.
Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum
100 E. Cross St., Ypsilanti. 734-482-5200. Museum hours: Monday closed; Tuesday through Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.
Ypsilanti District Library-Michigan
5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti. 734-482-4110. Hours: Sunday closed; Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 am. to 6 p.m.
Ypsilanti District Library-Whittaker
229 West Michigan Avenue, Ypsilanti. 734-482-4110. Hours: Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.; Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 am. to 6 p.m.
Ypsilanti Historical Museum
220 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. 734-482-4990.
Hours: Closed Monday; Tuesday through Sunday from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Group tours are arranged by calling for reservations at least a week in advance. Schools, clubs and organizations are welcome. There is no entrance fee. Donations are appreciated. The Museum is in the historic part of the city, just north of downtown Ypsilanti. The Gift Shop (located in the rear of the building) is open during regular Museum hours and during special events.
11th Annual Quilt Exhibit
September 22 - October 13
Approximately 100 quilts of all styles and ages will be on display. A drawing for a quilted piece will be held at the end of the exhibit. Entries will be accepted at the museum for a donation.