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  • Nearly fifty years after its heyday, Minimalism is enjoying a resurgence of critical attention, though much of the focus continues to be on male artists, or on a small number of women sculptors. Reductive Minimalism: Women Artists in Dialogue, 1960–...>>
  • On view July 19–October 12, 2014 George Brigham (1889–1977) was one of the first architects to bring the ideology and practice of twentieth-century “International Style” modern architecture to Ann Arbor. Born in Massachusetts in 1889, Brigham...>>
  • On view July 5–October 19, 2014 Photography Gallery In 1908 Auguste Rodin invited American photographer Edward Steichen to Meudon, France, to photograph his sculpture of the great French writer Honoré de Balzac. Rodin was commissioned to create the...>>
  • UMMA’s beloved Claude Monet oil painting, The Break-up of the Ice (La Débâcle or Les Glaçons), will be on view at the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma from June 29 to September 21, 2014 as part of an exhibition that will highlight the...>>
  • If you could give any artwork in the world to someone else as a gift, what would it be? Who would you give it to? And what would you write in the card? If you could have dinner with any artist, living or dead, who would it be? What would you eat?...>>
  • Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3 On view at UMMA May 24–September 14, 2014 Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3 explores the work of contemporary artists of Native North American origin working in both traditional and new media,...>>
  • Robert Metcalf’s architecture practice has realized some of the most important and recognizable modern buildings in Michigan. Born in 1923, Metcalf is a native of Ohio. He began his education at the University of Michigan in 1942, though his studies...>>
  • This work, a fragment of what was certainly a full length Schöne Madonna, or “beautiful Madonna,” recently came to the Museum as a gift from a private donor. An example of the late International Gothic style in sculpture, it ranks as one of the most...>>
  • Technologies of copying, editing, and distributing have profoundly changed how artists process and use information as material for their own work. “Collage” and “montage” are key terms of that history from Dada and Surrealism to avant-garde film and...>>
  • In 1947 Doris Duke wrote an article “My Honolulu Home” for Town and Country, which was accompanied by a glorious suite of black-and-white photographs by Maynard Parker. Published as one of only four photo shoots of Shangri La that Duke permitted...>>

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