Drop in during this free community event to enjoy this season’s special exhibitions, hear from UMMA curators in the galleries, and groove to live jazz-funk fusion with the Ypsilanti-based band, Impulse, in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.
Browse the galleries and enjoy new special exhibitions including: a collection of works from the height of the Abstract Expressionist movement through the early twenty-first century in Exercising the Eye: The Gertrude Kasle Collection; eye-catching contemporary poster designs by renowned Japanese artists, Ikko Tanaka, Shigeo Fukuda, and Kazumasa Nagai; Aftermath: Landscapes of Devastation featuring photographs that portray both well-known and untold stories of violence, tragedy, and loss, spanning over 2,000 years of human history—from ancient Pompeii to September 11, 2001; and two sculpture installations, Tim Noble and Sue Webster: The Masterpiece, a shadow self-portrait of the artists created from metal casts of dead vermin; and Patricia Piccinini: The Comforter, in which strange and evocative sculptures incorporate ideas and questions about the ethical implications of scientific progress.
Enjoy live music performed by Impulse, an Ypsilanti-based jazz-funk fusion band known for delighting audiences with their unique blend of get-on-up-on-the-floor and laid back sounds. They will be performing at 7–7:40PM, 8–8:40PM, AND 9–9:40PM.
Curators’ conversations and light refreshments round out the event. See below for full schedule:
7:40PM + 8:40PM
Exercising the Eye: The Gertrude Kasle Collection
with Jennifer Friess, Assistant Curator of Photography
A. Alfred Taubman Gallery I, 2nd floor
Aftermath: Landscapes of Devastation
with David Choberka, Andrew W. Mellon Manager of Academic Outreach & Teaching
Photography Gallery, 2nd floor
8:15PM + 9:15PM
Red Circle: Designing Japan in Contemporary Posters
with Susan Dine, 2017-18 Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow
Jan and David Brandon Family Bridge, Mezzanine
Patricia Piccinini: The Comforter
with Pamela Reister, Curator of Museum Teaching & Learning
Irving Stenn, Jr. Family Gallery, 1st floor