PREVIEW: Bookmarks

If your ever wandering around the “big three” Michigan libraries this coming month, you might come across an interesting new set of artistic additions. The Penny Stamps School of Art and Design is hosting an exhibition curated by Dean Guna Nadarajan displayed across the Shapiro Undergraduate Library, Hatcher Graduate Library, and the Art, Architecture & Engineering Library in the Duderstadt.  The exhibition will feature a number of site-specific installations, performances, interventions, and events done by Stamps students and staff.


All of the related events are completely free. For more information and the event specifics please check out the link here  The vast majority of events are still on the horizon.  Of particular note the opening reception will be Wednesday, March 27, 5:30-7:30 PM.


The pieces will on display March 26th to May 26th. As the pieces are completely open and free to the public make sure to spice up your next study break by visiting one, or several of the installations.


PREVIEW: UMMA’s 24-Hour Art21 Screening

UMMA’s 24-Hour Art21 Screening

If you find yourself at the UGLI this Staurday night, studying into the wee hours of the morn and, nearing dawn you need a study break, never fear! Entertainment is on the way. UMMA and the UGLI are teaming up to present a 24-hour marathon screening of Art21. PBS’s series features one hour pieces on famous twentieth century contemporary artists. The episodes to be aired this weekend will include celebrated  names such as Kara WalkerAi Weiwei, El Anatsui, Cindy ShermanMatthew Barney, Barry McGee, Laurie AndersonMarina AbramovićJeff KoonsJohn Baldessari, and many more (ninety, to be exact, because this event honors 100 working artists). The series invites viewers into the studios, homes, galleries, and creative spaces of these pioneering stylists. This behind-the-scenes look is inspiring to artist types and others alike.  So whether you intend to be at the library this weekend or not, you will certainly have something enjoyable to do!

For more information on Art21, click here. The Facebook event and the UMMA’s student blog The Annex will also tell you everything you need to know about the screening. See you there!