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Subject Matters: Art in Nature - This Art Is Too Big (And Too Small) To Be Made By Humans  

This is an in-person event, held at UMMA.
Free. Registration Required. Register Here

Spirals, dendrites, fractals. Take a deep dive through art into the micro and macro worlds of nature along with UMMA Curator for University Learning and Programs David Choberka and U-M faculty and artist Cathy Barry (Stamps School of Art and Design; Program in the Environment). Along the way we’ll make some art together, and we’ll consider just how freaked out 17th-century French philosopher Blaise Pascal was about the infinite bigness and smallness of the universe.

Participants will be asked to do a teensie-weensie little assignment before the session. Don’t worry. It’ll be fun!

Subject Matters is offered in collaboration with the U-M faculty who worked with UMMA to curate installations in Curriculum / Collection for use by their university classes. Together, we are bringing the UMMA classroom experience to you. You’ll learn about the subject matter, about art, and you’ll have loads of fun doing it. We hope to see you there.

This is an in-person event, held at UMMA.
Free. Registration Required. Register Here

We’d love to see you at all the Subject Matters sessions! Upcoming events are:
March 8 - 6:00pm
Subject Matter: Seeing Empires
How Pictures of Animals Helped Build Empires 
Guest faculty: Benedicte Boisseron (Department of Afroamerican and African Studies)

March 22 - 6:00pm
Subject Matter: Materials Science and Engineering
What is This Made Of? Materials / Making / Meaning 
Guest faculty: Tim Chambers (Materials Science and Engineering)

Lead support for this exhibition is provided by the University of Michigan Office of the Provost, Erica Gervais Pappendick and Ted Pappendick, the Eleanor Noyes Crumpacker Endowment Fund, and the Oakriver Foundation.

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