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

Oct 11

Subject Matters: The Water Cycle – The Not-So-Hidden Ways Water Impacts History, Culture, Our Bodies, and Our Homes

This free event meets in-person at UMMA. Registration required. Register Here

It’s the most powerful force on Earth, and a pretty powerful tool for art as well. Join UMMA’s Associate Curator of Photography Jennifer Friess on an exploration of how water shapes communities and how artists are working to tell those stories.

Subject Matters is offered in collaboration with the UM 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.

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

Lead support for this exhibition is provided by the U-M Office of the Provost, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Michigan Arts and Culture Council, Susan and Richard Gutow, and the U-M Institute for the Humanities. Additional generous support is provided by the U-M School for Environment and Sustainability, Graham Sustainability Institute, and the Department of English Language and Literature. Special thanks to Margaret Noodin and Michael Zimmerman, Jr. for translating the gallery texts into Anishinaabemowin.