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

Oct 7
Whole Museum
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UMMA Pop Up: Adam Kahana/Kenji Lee Duo

Adam Kahana and Kenji Lee are both students at the University of Michigan pursuing degrees in Jazz Studies. They strive to develop their own sound in music and discover new sonic possibilities. The instrumentation is uncommon for a duo - Adam studies guitar and Kenji studies tenor saxophone - which allows for new and often unexpected adventures.  

This weekend's UMMA Pop Up is part of our Homecoming 2018 celebration. Drop in for additional events: check out what Homecoming looked like 71 years ago in New at UMMA: LIFE Magazine 1947 Homecoming Photographs and participate in art activities, scavenger hunts, guided tours, live music, and more. 

Schedule of Events:

Saturday, October 6:

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Art Making Activity Tables: Join Ann Arbor District Library’s Secret Lab Team for a chance to try your hand at being a printer. Add some maize and blue! Stop by the coloring station or create your own button to show your school spirit.

2 - 3 p.m. UMMA Pop Up: Musicians from around town and around campus will treat you to a tuneful hour of fun and relaxation.

Sunday, October 7:

1 - 2 p.m. UMMA Pop Up: Musicians from around town and around campus will treat you to a tuneful hour of fun and relaxation.

2 - 3 p.m. Public TourAbstraction and Politics in the Early 1970s. This exhibition explores large-scale works of art by Helen Frankenthaler, Joan Mitchell, Louise Nevelson, Sam Gilliam, and Al Loving, within the context of highly-charged debates of the early 1970s about aesthetics, politics, race, and feminism. Learn more >>

3 - 4 p.m. Gallery program: In Conversation: New at UMMA: LIFE Magazine 1947 Homecoming Photographs with exhibition curator Jennifer Friess.

4 - 5:15 p.m. Artist Talk: Xu Bing and the Origins of Creativity. Xu Bing, an internationally renowned artist and film director, will discuss his life as an artist and his signature works including Book From the Sky, Book From the GroundSquare Word CalligraphyBackground StoryPhoenix, and his new film Dragonfly Eyes (2017). Learn more >>

Ongoing both days:

Scavenger Hunt: Pickup a scavenger hunt activity map at the Homecoming Welcome Table.

New at UMMA: LIFE Magazine 1947 Homecoming Photographs: In October 1947, just two years after the end of World War II, the popular weekly news magazine LIFE sent staff photographers Lisa Larsen and Ralph Morse to cover Homecoming Weekend at the University of Michigan. This installation provides a unique opportunity to view twenty-one images of that weekend, recently donated to UMMA by John and Susan Edwards Harvith. Learn more >>