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UMMA + Chill: Group Chat - Menu of Tours

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Art Tours With a Mixologist

Explore our menu of available tours below

 

Choose from five themed, online tours of works in UMMA’s collection and gather your friends. Each theme will be accompanied by a customized beverage suggestion created by local mixologists. An UMMA Curator will be your guide as they walk you through an interactive art-filled evening.

You may invite as many friends and family members to join as you'd like, but please have your list of guests ready to provide upon registration. We need their names and email addresses to send them their private log-in information. 

A list of beverage ingredients for each tour will be provided in advance so you can acquire items prior to your scheduled tour.

Some tours listed below are full. If the date and time are crossed out, you can click to join the waitlist

Who run the world? (Girls)

In honor of the first woman Vice President, Kamala Harris, join curator Laura De Becker for a tour of three works in UMMA's collection that depict and celebrate strong women.

Cocktail course for this session will be provided by The Last Word. A pre-made kit will be available for purchase. Information on how to purchase the pre-made kit, along with recipe and ingredients will be shared in your confirmation email upon registration.

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From Edo to Tokyo: Then and Now

All eyes are on Tokyo for year 2021! Can the Olympics and Paralympics finally happen without a live audience? Don't worry, even if you cannot visit the world's coolest city just yet. UMMA curator and Tokyo native Natsu Oyobe will take you on a tour of Tokyo through historical and modern prints featured in UMMA's Gallery of Japanese Art.

Cocktail course for this session will be provided by The Last Word. A pre-made kit will be available for purchase. Information on how to purchase the pre-made kit, along with recipe and ingredients will be shared in your confirmation email upon registration.

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Let's celebrate! Everyday photographs from the Before Times

Remember celebrating together? Taking cheeky photos with friends and awkward photographs with family to commemorate personal milestones is a significant part of how we gather. Join curator Jennifer Friess for a virtual tour (unironically, from her home via Zoom) of twentieth-century amateur photographs picturing parties, gatherings, and celebrations from UMMA’s collection. We will explore the special moments that bring us together and the role of photography in making memories.

Cocktail course for this session will be provided by The Last Word. A pre-made kit will be available for purchase. Information on how to purchase the pre-made kit, along with recipe and ingredients will be shared in your confirmation email upon registration.

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We contain multitudes and exist in multiverses: Articulations of Blackness, Black life, and Black history in UMMA’s Collections

When Alisha B. Wormsley created the phrase, “There Are Black People in the Future,” she boldly articulated an “archive of information, histories, and myths that [continued] despite the apocalyptic narrative of Black American culture.” Join Assistant Curator of Global Contemporary Art, Ozi Uduma on this tour that looks at how Black artists within UMMA’s collection have used their craft to articulate identity, reflect on Black life globally, examine the stories we fail to tell, and reimagine a new future.

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Caustic & Bitters

Artists integrate humour in their works of art in ways that can be twisted, dark, political, silly, nonsensical, weird and dry. In this tour, you will join UMMA’s Stenn Fellow in Public and Digital Humanities and Museum Pedagogy, Isabelle Marie Anne Gillet, to explore and discuss how artists use humour as a tool to undermine the superficial meaning of what is depicted and subvert or even confuse expectations. We might even laugh.

Cocktail course for this session will be provided by Bellflower Restaurant in Ypsilanti. A pre-made kit will be available for purchase. Information on how to purchase the pre-made kit, along with recipe and ingredients will be shared in your confirmation email upon registration.

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