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Subject Matters

Make new connections. Explore art and ideas. Surprise yourself.

Subject Matters is like an internet rabbit hole happening live, at an art museum.

This popular event series invites you to have the same kind of fun exploration of ideas and connections in person that you love scrolling through online.

If you’d watch a video with any of these titles, Subject Matters is an event you don’t want to miss:

  • The Disturbing and Dangerous Ways Art Helped Build European Empires
  • The Metaphysical Questions ‘Weird Art’ Is Helping Us Answer
  • This Art Is Too Big (And Too Small) To Be Made By Humans

For each session, you’ll join a guest U-M professor or curator and UMMA curator Dave Choberka for an evening of intriguing exploration, sparks of curiosity, and a new kind of social learning with art. For 90 minutes, you’ll dive deep into a topic you had no idea could be so interesting, and leave thinking “who knew I loved learning about [insert subject matter here]!”

Spring 2024 Subjects

Subject Matters: A Galaxy Not So Far Away
Eleanor Noyes Crumpacker Gallery
Tue, Mar 5, 2024 6:00pm–8:00pm
Subject Matters: The Art of Telling Stories With Art
A. Alfred Taubman Gallery II
Tue, Mar 19, 2024 6:00pm–7:30pm
Subject Matters: Art’s Role in Religion is Beyond Belief!
Eleanor Noyes Crumpacker Gallery
Tue, Apr 2, 2024 6:00pm–7:30pm
Installation Photo of Curriculum / Collection Winter 2024 by Neil Kagerer.

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