Events

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

Fri
Apr 14
7:00pm10:00pm
Whole Museum
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Feel Good Fridays at UMMA

Open late with something to discover around every corner – join your neighbors at Feel Good Friday and experience the restorative power of a fun Friday night surrounded by art, music, and culture.

Free and open to the public.

April is Feel Good Fusion - This month, we celebrate the ways in which artistic expression can serve as a powerful force for unity and connection across diverse cultures and communities.

Explore UMMA’s latest exhibitions Clay as Soft Power, Dopamine Dressing, and Around the World in Blue and White through community art-making activities, live music, traditional tea ceremonies, ceramics demonstrations and more all designed to connect you to the incredible power and influence of art as a tool for global culture sharing. 
We invite you to explore a rich diversity of artistic traditions from around the world, and the ways in which they inspire and shape contemporary artistic expression. Join us in celebrating the creativity and vision of these groundbreaking artists, and the harmony they bring to the world of ceramics and beyond. Featuring: 

  • Tea Ceremonies with Chadō Urasenke Tankōkai Michigan Association
  • Pop-Up performances featuring Baddie Brooks, Julian Stockton and Ben Wood
  • Ceramics demonstration with guest artists Yoshiko Takahashi, and Yiu Keung Lee
  • Make your own take & bake ceramics with local ceramicist Lavinia Hanachuic
  • Art-making with the Japan Student Association
  • Visioning workshop with the United Asian American Organizations
  • Meet with representatives from the Michigan-Shiga Sister State program

... and more! 

All galleries open until 10pm.

Thank you to our sponsors and collaborators this month from the Japan Student Association, Michigan Shiga Sister State Program, the Chadō Urasenke Tankōkai Michigan Association, and United Asian American Organizations.

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