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University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) pres.

Ask-a-Docent: Ibrahim Mahama

University of Michigan Museum of Art


UMMA is wrapped! In-Between The World and Dreams presents an outdoor, public installation at a time when our indoor spaces and opportunity for collective engagement with the arts are limited. As part of the U-M Institute for Humanities led project, IH, UMMA, and the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History each presents work from artist Ibrahim Mahama, whose use of decommissioned jute sacks as artistic material celebrates the often-invisible labor of Black and brown people behind global exchange and commerce while acknowledging the troubling histories of colonialism and slavery in the Western world.  

Explore Ibrahim Mahama's outdoor installation with experienced museum docents, who will be standing outside the Frankel Family Wing (weather permitting) to answer questions and provide context for this exciting work. Reminder: Only UM community members (students, staff, and faculty holding an MCard) are allowed inside the museum building during open hours.

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