All events are free and take place at UMMA unless otherwise noted.

Feb 1

SMTD@UMMA: Inexact Observations

Free and open to the public. Seating is first come first served.

Curator and artist Ellsworth Kelly's Suite of Plant Lithographs are, according to the artist, "exact observations" in which "nothing is changed or added," allowing the truth of each flower or leaf to make itself felt. But can an artist ever create a rendition that doesn't also include their unique perceptions? SMTD Piano Professor Logan Skelton and colleagues will present folk music arrangements by Bela Bartok and others to investigate this question through a musical lens. 

The SMTD@UMMA performance series is generously supported by the Katherine Tuck Enrichment Fund and the Greg Hodes and Heidi Hertel Hodes—Partners in the Arts Endowment Fund.


Matisse Drawings: Curated by Ellsworth Kelly from The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation Collection is organized by the American Federation of Arts and the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum in collaboration with The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation. 

This exhibition was made possible by the generous support of the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Charitable Trust and The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation. Additional support provided by the JFM Foundation and Mrs. Donald M. Cox.

Lead support for the local presentation of this exhibition is provided by the University of Michigan Office of the Provost, Michigan Medicine, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the Richard and Rosann Noel Endowment Fund, and the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and the Department of the History of Art.