January 6, 2011 § Leave a comment
Friday and Saturday
Jan. 28 and 29, 2011
February 22, 2009 § Leave a comment
Check this out! It’s opening on March 5, 2009. Click on the photo to link to the Museum’s webpage.
Black Crossroads: The African Diaspora in Miami
On display March 5, 2009 to January 24, 2010
Diverse groups of the African diaspora have come to settle, work and struggle for freedom in Miami since its incorporation in 1896 to the present day. In the process they have made significant political, economic and cultural contributions to the city. Black Crossroads: The African Diapsora in Miami explores the enduring presence and impact
of African-Americans, Africans, black Caribbeans and black Hispanics on Miami.
On display in this exhibition will be historic photographs, oral histories, memorabilia, film/video and artifacts related to black pioneers, families, laborers, communities and organizations spanning the over 100 history of black migrations to Miami.
January 9, 2009 § Leave a comment
PERFORMANCE, WORKSHOPS & SLAM
FOR GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL & TRANSGENDER YOUTH
JOIN us for a weeklong residency with nationally recognized Jamaican lesbian spoken word poet STACEYANN CHIN that includes workshops and an open mic for GLBT youth. Chin’s poetry is a bracing, no-holds-barred yet tender examination of her own life and the world around her that locates itself at the complex intersection of sexual, gender and racial identities. She co-wrote and performed in the Tony Award-nominated Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam and presented her own one-woman shows Off-Broadway.
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April 6, 2008 § Leave a comment
A documentary about Zora Neale Hurston will air this week on PBS.
April 2, 2008 § Leave a comment
Michele Oka Doner
5:10 pm, Thursday, April 3rd, 2008
Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty
Reaching back to nature primordial and existing through existential transformation is the work of Michele Oka Doner. In her career of over four decades Oka Doner has taken nature at its most basic level – a stick, a twig, a palm leaf and the spiraling of galaxies – and made it the subject of her art. In her talk Oka Doner will present a selection of her public art projects, sculpture, jewelry, furniture and design objects. Oka Doner’s work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York. Supported by the UM Museum of Art.
| Michele Oka Doner’s lecture is a part of the Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Visitors Series. With the generous support of Art & Design alumna Penny W. Stamps, the Distinguished Visitors Series brings to the School a broad spectrum of emerging and established artists/designers to engage with students, faculty, staff and the larger University and Ann Arbor communities. Depending on the length of their stays and their particular areas of expertise, visitors present public lectures, work with students, participate in panel discussions, generate site-specific works, and give public performances. For more information, call (734) 764-3464 or visit:
*if you can’t make it, they do a great job of archiving the lectures through video and audio documentation. visit their website, or subscribe on itunes*