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Gallery & Museum Exhibits & Tours - Week of September 9, 2019






 
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Tuesday


September 2019
 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Under Cover: An Evening with Intriguing Bindings and Enclosures": U-M Special Collections.

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All invited to view the selected manuscripts, artists' books, and more.
4-6 p.m., U-M Hatcher Grad Library 6th floor, enter from the Diag. Free. 764-1220.


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Wednesday


September 2019
 11 a.m.  Free! 

Lab Chats: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Wed., Sat., & Sun. Short all-ages lecture-demos by museum educators in the museum atriums. "Paleo Prep Lab Chat" (11:30 a.m. Sat. & Sun.) shows the tools and skills needed to prepare and cast fossils for research and display. "Biodiversity Lab Chat" (3:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) shows how and why scientists process DNA samples from plants and animals.
11 a.m. (Wed.) & 11:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


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Thursday


September 2019
 Noon  Free! 

"Art, Ideas, & Politics": UMMA Book Club.

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All invited to join a discussion, led by Literati Bookstore creative programs manager Gina Balibrera Amyx, of How We Get Free, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor's 2012 collection of essays by activists and founding members of the 1970s black radical feminist Combahee River Collective. In conjunction with the current exhibit Abstraction, Color, and Politics: The 1960s and 1970s.
Noon-1 p.m., UMMA Taubman Gallery I, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 Noon  Free! 

"Open Office Hours with Director Christina Olsen": UMMA.

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Every Thurs. & Fri. beginning Sept. 12. All invited to chat with the UMMA director about recent exhibits and ideas for the museum.
Noon-1 p.m. (Thurs.) & 3-4 p.m. (Fri.), UMMA Living Room, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 5:30 & 6:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium.

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Every Thurs., Sat., & Sun., except Sept. 26 & 28. Three different audiovisual planetarium shows.

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The Sky Tonight (5:30 & 6:30 p.m. Thurs., 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 1:30, & 2:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) is an exploration of the current night sky.

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Molecularium (10:30 a.m. Sat. & Sun.) is an animated exploration of the atoms and molecules that comprise the universe.

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Black Holes (3:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) details new developments in the study of supermassive black holes, including the one at the center of our galaxy.

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Various times, U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. $8. 764-0478. [map]


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Friday


September 2019
 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Open Office Hours with Director Christina Olsen": UMMA.

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Every Thurs. & Fri. beginning Sept. 12. All invited to chat with the UMMA director about recent exhibits and ideas for the museum.
Noon-1 p.m. (Thurs.) & 3-4 p.m. (Fri.), UMMA Living Room, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 3:30-6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Helmut Stern Exhibit": Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation.

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Visit the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation on September 13 from 3:30-6:30pm to learn of and celebrate the lasting legacy of Helmut Stern. Where was an 18-inch diameter ball, used to acquaint astronauts with spacecraft control, produced? The gold standard for the tiny spherical ball used by Papermate was created and produced where? What corporation was ahead of the curve in reclaimation and associated environmental concerns? All answers lead to Helmut Stern! Come see and learn more from an exhibit about Stern's life and his impact.
Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, 301 N. Main Street, Suite 300, Ann Arbor MI 48104. Free. 734-663-0401. stern@aaacf.org www.aaacf.org [map]



 3:30 p.m.  Free! 

Helmut Stern Exhibit: Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation.

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Exhibit that explores the life of the late local industrialist, art collector, and philanthropist, who founded Industrial Tectonics, Inc., a company that manufactured precision ball bearings, such as an 18-inch diameter ball used to acquaint astronauts with spacecraft control.
3:30-6:30 p.m., Community Foundation, 301 N. Main, Ste. 300. Free. 663-0401. [map]


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Saturday


September 2019
 10 a.m., noon, 2, & 4 p.m.  Free! 

Public Tours: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Sat. & Sun. 30-minute tours showcasing some of the museum's beloved and new exhibits. "Museum Highlights Tour" (10 a.m. & 2 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) shows a mastodon couple, the Majungasaurus, and some of the new research labs. "Wonderful World of Whales Tour" (Noon & 4 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) shows how whales and dolphins made the transition from land back to water.
10 a.m., noon, and 2 & 4 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 10:30 & 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium.

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Every Thurs., Sat., & Sun., except Sept. 26 & 28. Three different audiovisual planetarium shows.

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The Sky Tonight (5:30 & 6:30 p.m. Thurs., 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 1:30, & 2:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) is an exploration of the current night sky.

.

Molecularium (10:30 a.m. Sat. & Sun.) is an animated exploration of the atoms and molecules that comprise the universe.

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Black Holes (3:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) details new developments in the study of supermassive black holes, including the one at the center of our galaxy.

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Various times, U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. $8. 764-0478. [map]


 11:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m.  Free! 

Lab Chats: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Wed., Sat., & Sun. Short all-ages lecture-demos by museum educators in the museum atriums. "Paleo Prep Lab Chat" (11:30 a.m. Sat. & Sun.) shows the tools and skills needed to prepare and cast fossils for research and display. "Biodiversity Lab Chat" (3:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) shows how and why scientists process DNA samples from plants and animals.
11 a.m. (Wed.) & 11:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


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Sunday


September 2019
 10 a.m., noon, 2, & 4 p.m.  Free! 

Public Tours: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Sat. & Sun. 30-minute tours showcasing some of the museum's beloved and new exhibits. "Museum Highlights Tour" (10 a.m. & 2 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) shows a mastodon couple, the Majungasaurus, and some of the new research labs. "Wonderful World of Whales Tour" (Noon & 4 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) shows how whales and dolphins made the transition from land back to water.
10 a.m., noon, and 2 & 4 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  Free! 

"What's in Your Attic?": U-M Clements Library.

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All invited to bring in paper Americana such as maps, letters, journals, books, and photographs to discuss with Clements staff and volunteers, who give tips for care and storage. No appraisals. Also, tours of the library at 11 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Clements Library, 909 South University. Free; preregistration requested at myumi.ch/JD2vD. 764-2347. [map]


 10:30 & 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium.

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Every Thurs., Sat., & Sun., except Sept. 26 & 28. Three different audiovisual planetarium shows.

.

The Sky Tonight (5:30 & 6:30 p.m. Thurs., 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 1:30, & 2:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) is an exploration of the current night sky.

.

Molecularium (10:30 a.m. Sat. & Sun.) is an animated exploration of the atoms and molecules that comprise the universe.

.

Black Holes (3:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) details new developments in the study of supermassive black holes, including the one at the center of our galaxy.

.
Various times, U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. $8. 764-0478. [map]


 11 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Clements Library Tour.

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Sept. 6, 15, & 20. Docents give a behind-the-scenes look at the historic Clements building and collections.
11 a.m. (all dates), 3 p.m. (Sept. 6), & 2:30 p.m. (Sept. 15), Clements, 909 South University. Free; preregistration requested at myumi.ch/650X8. 764-2347. [map]


 11:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m.  Free! 

Lab Chats: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Wed., Sat., & Sun. Short all-ages lecture-demos by museum educators in the museum atriums. "Paleo Prep Lab Chat" (11:30 a.m. Sat. & Sun.) shows the tools and skills needed to prepare and cast fossils for research and display. "Biodiversity Lab Chat" (3:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) shows how and why scientists process DNA samples from plants and animals.
11 a.m. (Wed.) & 11:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Parker Mill Tours: Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Every Sun., beginning Sept. 8. WCPARC naturalists lead tours of an 1870s grist mill, still fully operational.
1-4 p.m., Parker Mill County Park, Geddes Rd. (just east of US-23). Free. 971-6337.


 2 p.m. 

Open House: The Museum on Main Street.

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Docent-led tour of the current exhibit on the history of the Ann Arbor Farmers Market. Also, a talk by a docent or board member TBA. Light refreshments.
2 p.m. (opens at noon), Museum on Main, 500 N. Main. 662-9092. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Collection Ensemble": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the new reinstallation of art in the Apse, which includes works that reflect the breadth and variety of the permanent collection.
2 p.m., meet at the UMMA store, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"In Conversation: Copies and Multiplications in Buddhism": UMMA.

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U-M Japanese art history professor Kevin Carr and UMMA Asian art curator Natsu Oyobe discuss Buddhist art objects in the current exhibit Copies and Invention in East Asia.
3 p.m., Taubman Gallery I, 525 S. State. Free; preregistration required at conta.cc/2OANSrG. 764-0395. [map]






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