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Presented By: University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA)

Subject Matters: Art in Nature - This Art Is Too Big (And Too Small) To Be Made By Humans

University of Michigan Museum of Art

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Spirals, dendrites, fractals. Take a deep dive through art into the micro and macro worlds of nature along with UMMA Curator for University Learning and Programs David Choberka and U-M faculty and artist Cathy Barry (Stamps School of Art and Design; Program in the Environment). Along the way we’ll make some art together, and we’ll consider just how freaked out 17th-century French philosopher Blaise Pascal was about the infinite bigness and smallness of the universe.

Participants will be asked to do a teensie-weensie little assignment before the session. Don’t worry. It’ll be fun!

Subject Matters is offered in collaboration with the U-M faculty who worked with UMMA to curate installations in Curriculum / Collection for use by their university classes. Together, we are bringing the UMMA classroom experience to you. You’ll learn about the subject matter, about art, and you’ll have loads of fun doing it. We hope to see you there.

This is an in-person event, held at UMMA. Free. Registration Required. Register Here. 

We’d love to see you at all the Subject Matters sessions! Upcoming events are: March 8 - 6:00pm Subject Matter: Seeing Empires How Pictures of Animals Helped Build Empires  Guest faculty: Benedicte Boisseron (Department of Afroamerican and African Studies)

March 22 - 6:00pm Subject Matter: Materials Science and Engineering What is This Made Of? Materials / Making / Meaning  Guest faculty: Tim Chambers (Materials Science and Engineering)  

Lead support for this exhibition is provided by the University of Michigan Office of the Provost, Erica Gervais Pappendick and Ted Pappendick, and the Eleanor Noyes Crumpacker Endowment Fund.

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