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

Subject Matters: Seeing Empires - How Pictures of Animals Helped Build Empires

University of Michigan Museum of Art

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How did paintings of dogs, cats, and horses help build European empires? Consider this question along with UMMA Curator for University Learning and Programs and U-M faculty Bénédicte Boisseron (Department of Afroamerican and African Studies). Boisseron and Choberka will take you on a journey to explore how empires see the world and how representations of animals and actual animals themselves have been deployed in the building and unmaking of empires.

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

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 UM 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.

We’d love to see you at all the Subject Matters sessions! Upcoming events are: 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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