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Thursday, Mar 1, 2012

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U-M Library Celebrates Language

Language: The Human Quintessence

Event Type:
Exhibition
Sponsor:
University Library
Time:
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location:
Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library
Room:
Gallery, Room 100

We invite you to browse panels about the scripts of ancient Egypt, indigenous languages of Central and South America, languages of Southeast Asia, and more – including the English language and language used in graffiti and comics.

This exhibit highlights the possibilities for exploration and discovery within the library’s collections, which are impressive on many levels. The sheer number of materials, including more than 8.5 million volumes in locations all over campus, and access to millions of digital books, journals and images, makes it one of the largest university library systems in the United States. The collection encompasses ancient documents written on papyrus, electronic journals reporting on the latest advances in science and medicine, and materials from nearly every period, culture, and way of thought in between.

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Website:
http://www.lib.umich.edu/gallery/events/u-m-library-celebrates-language
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language

North Campus Photo Competition

Deadline March 5

Event Type:
Recreational / Games
Sponsor:
Living Arts Programming Board
Time:
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location:
Bursley Hall
Room:
N/A

Photo Competition Rules and Criteria

Criteria for entries: -must be a two dimensional image -submitted as a jpeg, gif, or pdf file -resoultion must be at least 300 dpi -image must depict or represent any or all parts of North Campus -Short description of the content and how it represents North Campus

examples of entry:

photograph, photograph/mixed media (2D), photoshop etc..

How to submit entries: -deadline for submission: March 5, 2012 by 11:59pm EST -One entry per person. Up to 3 images per entry, they shall be judged together.

-Submit entries to: NorthCampusPhoto@gmail.com

-add as a jpeg, gif, or pdf file attachment -include Submission Form with entry

Judging Process: The winners shall be selected by a diverse panel of judges. The judges shall select “Honorable Mention” pieces first. Then, from the “Honorable Mention” pool, the judges will select first, second, and third place winners.

Winners/ Prizes: Winners will be notified via email. All Honorable Mention Pieces will be up for display in the Duderstadt connector from March 12 - 16.

Prizes will be as follows:

First Place: $300

Second Place $150

Third Place $75

Honorable Mention will receive a small gift

North Campus

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Website:
https://sites.google.com/site/northcampusphotocompetition/
Tags:
competition
north campus
visual arts

Joints 4tet for Ensemble video installation

Joints 4tet for Ensemble
Event Type:
Exhibition
Sponsor:
Institute for the Humanities
Time:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location:
202 S. Thayer
Room:
Institute for the Humanities Gallery, #1010

Video installation by Charles Atlas exploring time-based portraiture, the body, fragmentation, and movement of Merce Cunningham.

Related events: Film Screening of The Legend of Leigh Bowery by Charles Atlas: Monday, February 13, 7pm, UMMA Stern Auditorium, 525 S. State. (Presented in conjunction with UMS)

Brown Bag Lecture by Charles Atlas: “Video in Performance and Video as Performance,” Tuesday, February 14, 12:30pm, 202 S. Thayer, room 2022

Gallery Reception with Charles Atlas: Wednesday, February 15, 4:30-6pm, U-M Institute for the Humanities Gallery, 202 S. Thayer, room 1010

The gallery is open Saturday 11am-3pm and closed Sunday.

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Website:
www.lsa.umich.edu/humanities/events
Tags:
dance
film
visual arts

Recent Acquisitions: Curator's Choice, Part I

Karl Struss United States, 1886-1981 Yacht Harbor, Lake Como 1909 Platinum print
Event Type:
Exhibition
Sponsor:
University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA)
Time:
10:00 am
Location:
Museum of Art
Room:
N/A

This is the first part of a two-part exhibition introducing exciting, recently acquired works from UMMA's collections gifted to the museum during the past five years. Recent Acquisitions: Curator's Choice, Part I presents a first look at artworks, mostly prints, drawings, and photographs by artists as diverse as Annie Leibovitz, Edward Steichen, and Rembrandt van Rijn. Carole McNamara, Senior Curator of Western Art, chose works that focus on some of the enduring and compelling themes that have occupied artists in Europe and America. One is the preoccupation with the human form as an expression of ideas, feelings, and sensations. This selection begins with the tradition of the academic nude study and progresses to embrace different genres, from both secular and religious contexts. Another selection-landscapes and cityscapes-are each opportunities for artists to speak to our relationship to the natural world-both in how we experience landscape as well as how we construct our own urban environments.

This exhibition is made possible in part by the University of Michigan Office of the Provost.

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Website:
http://www.umma.umich.edu/view/exhibitions/2011-choice.php
Tags:
umma
visual arts

Robert Wilson: Video 50

Robert Wilson. “Video 50,” 1978. Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), Ne
Event Type:
Exhibition
Sponsor:
University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA)
Time:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location:
Museum of Art
Room:
New Media Gallery

The tiny dramas that comprise Robert Wilson's Video 50 contain aspects of his hallmark aesthetic: surreal or dream-like imagery, the absence of a linear narrative, the conflation of seemingly unrelated characters and micro-stories, and a mesmerizingly slow pace. Video 50 consists of a randomly arranged set of 30-second "episodes," a few of which feature notable French personalities of the 1970s-perfumier Hélène Rochas stares down a mugger, culture minister Michel Guy struggles to open a dresser drawer-and Wilson thought of these as miniature portraits or character studies. The creator and director of aggressively experimental theater, Wilson first came to prominence with works from the mid-1970s such as The Life and Times of Joseph Stalin (1973) and Einstein on the Beach (1976). These lavish, unusually long productions broke and then redefined every convention of theater. In Video 50 his shorter time-based portraits explore the intersection of narrative and still-life, seductively dissolving the distance between viewer and subject.

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Website:
http://www.umma.umich.edu/view/exhibitions/2011-wilson.php
Tags:
art
exhibition
museum
umma
video
visual arts

Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life

Flux Year Box 2, 1966, five-compartment wooden box containing work by various ar
Event Type:
Exhibition
Sponsor:
University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA)
Time:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location:
Museum of Art
Room:
N/A

Fluxus emerged in the early 1960s as a loose, international network of artists, composers, and designers-"led" by Lithuanian-born American artist George Maciunas (1931-1978)- that was noted for blurring the boundaries between art and life. Fluxus artists like Maciunas, Nam June Paik, George Brecht, and Yoko Ono, among many others, challenged the notion of high art by creating unassuming, often humorous objects and performances that redefined the terms of artistic production by demonstrating the idea that "anything can be art and anyone can do it." Because of their disregard for traditional artistic media, many of the objects in the exhibition are-often by design-acutely resistant to conventional forms of museum display. Variously conceived as carriers of ideas, absurdist send-ups of consumer products, and invitations to direct, playful participation by the viewer, these works attempt to undermine the idea that art is separate from the activity of living one's life. Through 116 works, Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life will introduce visitors to the study and appreciation of art as an exciting and intellectually rewarding experience, and to the notion that art is something that can play an active role in their own approaches to life's essential questions.

This exhibition was organized by the Hood Museum of Art and was generously supported by Constance and Walter Burke, Dartmouth College Class of 1944, the Marie-Louise and Samuel R. Rosenthal Fund, and the Ray Winfield Smith 1918 Fund. UMMA's installation is made possible in part by the University of Michigan Health System, the University of Michigan Office of the Provost, Arts at Michigan, and the CEW Frances and Sydney Lewis Visiting Leaders Fund.

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Website:
http://www.umma.umich.edu/view/exhibitions/2011-fluxus.php
Tags:
umma
visual arts

Matthaei Botanical Gardens - Celebrating 50 Years on Dixboro Road

Spring 2012 Exhibit and Display

Event Type:
Exhibition
Sponsor:
Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum
Time:
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location:
Matthaei Botanical Gardens
Room:
N/A

Join us at Matthaei Botanical Gardens in celebration of the 50-year anniversary of the dedication of the gardens in 1962. Travel back in time to view images of the conservatory, buildings, and grounds as they were 50 years ago; learn about how faculty and students have been using the Botanical Gardens for research, teaching, and learning for decades, including exciting current work by Associate Professor of Architecture Moji Navvab; and catch a breath of warmer weather in the conservatory with a spring flower display. Free conservatory admission.

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Website:
http://www.lsa.umich.edu/mbg/default.asp
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environmental
exhibit
gardens
matthaei
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