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Jul 30

Victors for Art: Michigan’s Alumni Collectors—Part 2: Abstraction

Commemorating the University of Michigan’s 2017 Bicentennial, Victors for Art: Michigan’s Alumni Collectors celebrates the deep impact of Michigan alumni on the global art world. This exhibition features works collected by a diverse group of alumni and the artworks themselves span 3,500 years of art making. Victors for Art offers visitors an unprecedented opportunity to view art that may have never been publicly displayed otherwise—and most certainly, not together. Presented in two parts—Figuration (February 18-June 11, 2017) and Abstraction (July 1-October 29, 2017), this second part, Abstraction, invites visitors to explore the pleasures of abstraction across a wide range of media, eras, and genres. UMMA docents will explore the work of artists such as Pablo Picasso, Alberto Giacometti, Louise Nevelson, Christo, Lorna Simpson, José Parlá, Kenojuak Ashevak, and Do Ho Su, as well as other treasures such as a fifth-century Korean roof end tile, an Amish quilt.

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.