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Dec 1

Abstraction, Color, Politics: A Leisurely Look

As the holidays ramp up and expectations go into high gear, slow down and enjoy a leisurely experience with magnificent art by Helen Frankenthaler,  Sam Gilliam, Al Loving, and Louise Nevelson in the exhibition Abstraction, Color, and Politics in the Early 1970s. Give yourself the gift of time for quiet, immersive attention to beautiful and intriguing paintings using strategies found in “Slow Looking” by Sheri Tishman, Senior Research Associate at Project Zero, a research and development center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. UMMA’s Curator for Teaching and Learning, Pam Reister, will introduce visitors to Tishman's strategies of thoughtful attention to the things around us. Observe carefully, reflect thoughtfully, think cooperatively with other visitors, and enjoy the break.

UMMA gratefully acknowledges the following donors for their generous support of this exhibition:

Lead Exhibition Sponsors: University of Michigan Office of the Provost, Michigan Medicine, and College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Exhibition Endowment Donors:  Richard and Rosann Noel Endowment Fund, Herbert W. and Susan L. Johe Endowment, and Robert and Janet Miller Fund

University of Michigan Funding Partners: Institute for Research on Women and Gender, School of Social Work, Department of Political Science, and Department of Women's Studies