Victors for Art: Michigan's Alumni Collectors—Part II: Abstraction

August 19 - November 26, 2017

Commemorating the University of Michigan’s 2017 Bicentennial, Victors for Art: Michigan’s Alumni Collectors celebrates the deep impact of Michigan alumni in the global art world. This two-part exhibition presents works collected by a diverse group of alumni that represent the breadth of the University and over seventy years of graduating classes. Part II: Abstraction, features the site-specific installation of Random International’s LED-light and motion-sensing sculpture, Swarm Study / II, on view in UMMA’s Irving Stenn, Jr. Family Gallery through November 26, 2017. This final installation in the two-part Victors for Art exhibition offers an unprecedented opportunity to view art that may have never been publicly displayed otherwise and for visitors—and especially for future Michigan alumni—Victors for Art illuminates the shared passion for art fostered by the Michigan experience.

This exhibition was organized by Joseph Rosa, Guest Curator, in collaboration with Laura De Becker, Helmut & Candis Stern Associate Curator of African Art, Jennifer Friess, Assistant Curator of Photography, Lehti Mairike Keelman, Assistant Curator of Western Art, and Natsu Oyobe, Curator of Asian Art.
 

Lead support for Victors for Art: Michigan's Alumni Collectors is provided by the University of Michigan Office of the Provost, Michigan Medicine, the University of Michigan Office of the President, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts, and the University of Michigan Bicentennial Office.

Images

Random International, Swarm Study / II, 2011, LEDs, polished brass rods, custom circuit boards, custom driver software and hardware, behavioral algorithm, motion sensors, computer and interface. Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation for Art. Image courtesy of Random International

Timeline

Exhibition Timeline

SatAug 19
Exhibition Opens
Sat
Jul 15
Family Art Studio: Printmaking and Beyond
11:00am1:00pm
Artmaking / Exhibitions Related / Family
Sat
Jul 15
Family Art Studio: Printmaking and Beyond
2:00pm4:00pm
Artmaking / Exhibitions Related / Family
Sun
Jul 16
In Conversation: Abstract Expressions in Modern & Contemporary Art in Victors for Art: Michigan's Alumni Collectors—Part II: Abstraction
3:00pm4:00pm
Artists and Curators / Exhibitions Related / Gallery Talks and Tours
Sun
Jul 30
Victors for Art: Michigan’s Alumni Collectors—Part 2: Abstraction
2:00pm3:00pm
Gallery Talks and Tours
Sun
Aug 27
Victors for Art: Michigan’s Alumni Collectors—Part 2: Abstraction
2:00pm3:00pm
Gallery Talks and Tours
Sun
Sep 17
Nights at the Museum | SMTD@UMMA Performance: Heart of Tones
8:00pm9:00pm
Exhibitions Related / Performing Arts
Sun
Sep 24
Victors for Art: Michigan’s Alumni Collectors—Part 2: Abstraction
2:00pm3:00pm
Gallery Talks and Tours
Sat
Sep 30
Family Art Studio: LED / 3D
11:00am1:00pm
Artmaking / Exhibitions Related / Family
Sat
Sep 30
Family Art Studio: LED / 3D
2:00pm4:00pm
Artmaking / Exhibitions Related / Family
Thu
Oct 5
Penny Stamps Speaker Series and UMMA Present: Christo, The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, and Work in Progress: The Mastaba, Project for Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
5:10pm6:30pm
Artists and Curators / Exhibitions Related
Fri
Oct 6
Meetings of the Mind and Heart: A Conversation with Art Law Pioneer Scott Hodes
1:30pm3:00pm
Exhibitions Related
Sun
Oct 8
In Conversation: Abstract Moments throughout History in Victors for Art: Michigan's Alumni Collectors—Part II: Abstraction
3:00pm4:15pm
Artists and Curators / Exhibitions Related / Gallery Talks and Tours
Sun
Oct 22
Victors for Art: Michigan’s Alumni Collectors—Part 2: Abstraction
2:00pm3:00pm
Gallery Talks and Tours
Sun
Oct 22
SMTD@UMMA Performance: Angles of Abstraction
7:00pm8:30pm
Exhibitions Related / Performing Arts
Thu
Nov 16
​Synthesize: Art & Technology
6:00pm7:30pm
Exhibitions Related / Gallery Talks and Tours / Student Events
SunNov 26
Exhibition Closes