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Gallery & Museum Exhibits & Tours - Week of December 2, 2019






 
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Wednesday


December 2019
 6-9 p.m.  Free! 

"No Room at the Inn": International Samaritan and Chazz Miller.

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Chazz Miller's new art installation at 803 N. Main Street 1 mile north of Michigan Stadium.
Chazz Miller's new installation touches on Jesus' roots as a peasant. Just as He was born into poverty millions are still impoverished and without shelter today. This art installation was commissioned by International Samaritan, a global humanitarian group based in Ann Arbor, to help break the cycle. Chazz is an internationally known street artist from Detroit whose work takes a satirical view of social, political and cultural issues. Chazz deconstructs the psychology of subliminal suggestion, fairy tales, nursery rhymes, and religion, that make up our culture.
Exhibit runs Dec 4th - Jan 5th. Grand opening on 12/4th 6-9pm.
To draw parallels between the humble conditions Jesus was born into and the poverty still plaguing us today, the exhibit takes visitors on a journey beginning at the manger where Jesus was born, then on through replicas of the dirt-floor shacks people live in today.
International Samaritan. Free. 2023690699. carissa@tricompr.com www.intsam.org



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Thursday


December 2019
 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

Holiday Open House: U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

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With live music by a classical quartet. All galleries open; refreshments.
4-6 p.m., Kelsey Museum, 434 S. State. Free, preregistration required by phone or at DawnLynn@umich.edu. 763-8639.


 5:30 & 6:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium.

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Every Thurs., Sat., & Sun., & Dec. 27 & 30 Four 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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Sea Monsters (10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. every hour on the half hour, Dec. 26-30) is an animated exploration of the sea life 80 million years ago.

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


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Friday


December 2019
 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Clements Library Tour.

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Docents give a behind-the-scenes look at the historic Clements building and collections.
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Clements, 909 South University. Free, preregistration requested at Clements.uMich.edu. 764-2347. [map]


 12:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Midday Morsel Drop-In Tour": U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

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30-minute docent-led tour of Kelsey highlights.
12:30 p.m., meet at the Maynard St. entrance. Free. 764-9304.


 4:30-6 p.m.  Free! 

"If we were ___________, this would be ________________.": U-M Residential College Studio Arts Exhibition Opening Reception.

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The exhibition includes work created as part of the fall 2019 Residential College Studio Arts classes including Photography, Sculpture, Ceramics and Drawing as well as the RC course, How To Think (Arts).
The exhibition will open on December 6 with a reception serving local baked goods and snacks from 4:30-6pm. It will run until December 17. Gallery hours are 10-5pm, Monday through Friday.
Residentail College Art Gallery, 701 E. University Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1245. Free. rc.communications@umich.edu [map]



 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Art Exhibit - Missing Home 2019: iMamas.

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Opening Reception of a Group Art Exhibit: "Missing Home 2019." This exhibit presents current work by a "iMamas," a group of five international women artists from Ann Arbor area: Therese Basha (Nazareth), Laila Kujala (Finland), Barbara Melnik Carson (USA), Irene Mokra (Ukraine), and Mari Pruks (Estonia) and features drawings, paintings, sculptures, wearable and mixed media art, and more. This year the group introduces a young artist Bendo Sompa. Wine and cheese, as well as music entertainment by Rob Bickley will be provided. The exhibit runs December 6, 2019 - January 31, 2020.
Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea Ypsi, 735 W Cross St, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197, Ypsilanti. Free. (734) 340-6865. imokra@yahoo.com [map]


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Saturday


December 2019
 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

Gerome Kamrowski Art Show & Sale: Schmidt's Antiques Inc. Since 1911.

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Schmidt's Antiques is pleased to announce a public presentation & sale of works by Gerome Kamrowski (1914-2004), an artist world-renowned as a pioneer of the American Abstract Surrealism Movement.
Entitled "Kamrowski: Ann Arbor's Own Surrealist", the public sale and exhibition will continue each Saturday through January 4th.
To learn more about this exhibition of Gerome Kamrowski, please contact:
Schmidt's Antiques Inc. 5138 W. Michigan Avenue Ypsilanti, MI 48197 (T) 734-434-2660 (E) info@schmidtsantiques.com
Schmidt's Antiques Inc., 5138 West Michigan Ave. Free. 7344342660. info@schmidtsantiques.com https://www.michiganartgallery.com/germone-kamrowski-show.html [map]



 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 

"Christmas at the Mansion": Dexter Area Historical Society.

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Dec. 7 & 8. Two days of seasonal events at Gordon Hall, the 19th-century mansion built by Dexter founder Judge Samuel Dexter, whose many rooms have all been lavishly decorated for the holidays. On Sat., display of the museum's Christmas Vintage Collection, Milt Campbell's huge collection of Department 56 collectible holiday houses, buildings, and figures that was once traditionally seen in the windows of Huron Camera in downtown Dexter throughout the holiday season. On Sat., Santa is on hand to talk with kids, who also can make their own gingerbread house to take home. On Sun: Christmas Tea." Light lunch with tea sandwiches and desserts and tour of Gordon Hall. This year's tea is a celebration of early women's rights pioneer Katharine Dexter McCormick, who was born at Gordon Hall, and the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage. Also, the museum hosts an open house ($5 per adult) to view the Christmas Vintage Collection, 5:30-7 p.m. on Dec. 13, 14, 21, & 28.
9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.) and 1 & 4 p.m. seatings (Sun.), Gordon Hall, 8347 Island Lake Rd., Dexter. $5 on Sat., $30 on Sun. Reservations required for Sun. by calling 395-4106. [map]



 10 a.m., noon, and 2 & 4 p.m  Free! 

U-M Natural History Museum Tours.

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Every Sat. & Sun., except Dec. 21, 22, 28, & 29 and Jan. 4 & 5 Thirty-minute guided tours showcasing some of the museum's beloved and new exhibits. "Museum Highlights Tour" (10 a.m. & 2 p.m.) shows a mastodon couple, the Majungasaurus, and some of the new research labs. "Wonderful World of Whales Tour" (Noon & 4 p.m.) shows how whales and dolphins made the transition from land back to water.
Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium.

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Every Thurs., Sat., & Sun., & Dec. 27 & 30 Four 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.

.

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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Sea Monsters (10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. every hour on the half hour, Dec. 26-30) is an animated exploration of the sea life 80 million years ago.

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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 Sat. & Sun., except Dec. 21, 22, 28, & 29 and Jan. 4 & 5 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.
11:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m., U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

German Family Open House: Kempf House Museum.

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Dec. 7, 8, & 15. Guided tours of this restored 19th-century Greek Revival home, which is decked out with a traditional tree (featuring antique glass ornaments) and decorations and exhibits reflecting a typical early-20th-century German American celebration of Christmas. Christmas cookies. Also, on Dec. 15 only, caroling (4-5 p.m.) around Kempf House's 1877 Steinway grand piano.
Kempf House, 312 S. Division. Free. but donations welcome. 994-4898. [map]


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Sunday


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

U-M Natural History Museum Tours.

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Every Sat. & Sun., except Dec. 21, 22, 28, & 29 and Jan. 4 & 5 Thirty-minute guided tours showcasing some of the museum's beloved and new exhibits. "Museum Highlights Tour" (10 a.m. & 2 p.m.) shows a mastodon couple, the Majungasaurus, and some of the new research labs. "Wonderful World of Whales Tour" (Noon & 4 p.m.) shows how whales and dolphins made the transition from land back to water.
Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium.

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Every Thurs., Sat., & Sun., & Dec. 27 & 30 Four 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.

.

Sea Monsters (10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. every hour on the half hour, Dec. 26-30) is an animated exploration of the sea life 80 million years ago.

.
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.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Sat. & Sun., except Dec. 21, 22, 28, & 29 and Jan. 4 & 5 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.
11:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m., U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

German Family Open House: Kempf House Museum.

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Dec. 7, 8, & 15. Guided tours of this restored 19th-century Greek Revival home, which is decked out with a traditional tree (featuring antique glass ornaments) and decorations and exhibits reflecting a typical early-20th-century German American celebration of Christmas. Christmas cookies. Also, on Dec. 15 only, caroling (4-5 p.m.) around Kempf House's 1877 Steinway grand piano.
Kempf House, 312 S. Division. Free. but donations welcome. 994-4898. [map]


 1 & 4 p.m. 

"Christmas at the Mansion": Dexter Area Historical Society.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less Gordon Hall in Dexter

Dec. 7 & 8. Two days of seasonal events at Gordon Hall, the 19th-century mansion built by Dexter founder Judge Samuel Dexter, whose many rooms have all been lavishly decorated for the holidays. On Sat., display of the museum's Christmas Vintage Collection, Milt Campbell's huge collection of Department 56 collectible holiday houses, buildings, and figures that was once traditionally seen in the windows of Huron Camera in downtown Dexter throughout the holiday season. On Sat., Santa is on hand to talk with kids, who also can make their own gingerbread house to take home. On Sun: Christmas Tea." Light lunch with tea sandwiches and desserts and tour of Gordon Hall. This year's tea is a celebration of early women's rights pioneer Katharine Dexter McCormick, who was born at Gordon Hall, and the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage. Also, the museum hosts an open house ($5 per adult) to view the Christmas Vintage Collection, 5:30-7 p.m. on Dec. 13, 14, 21, & 28.
9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.) and 1 & 4 p.m. seatings (Sun.), Gordon Hall, 8347 Island Lake Rd., Dexter. $5 on Sat., $30 on Sun. Reservations required for Sun. by calling 395-4106. [map]



 2-5 p.m.  Free! 

Holiday Open House: Ypsilanti Historical Museum.

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All invited to tour the museum, which is decorated for the holidays. Docents from the Ypsilanti Historical Society on hand to answer questions & guide tours. Refreshments.
2-5 p.m., Ypsilanti Historical Museum, 220 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. Free, donations accepted. 482-4990. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Copies and Invention in East Asia": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of duplicated artwork from China, Korea, and Japan, including paintings and Buddhist sculptures.
2-3 p.m., meet in the UMMA forum, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 3-4 p.m.  Free! 

"In Conversation: Finding Memories in Found Photographs": UMMA.

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Assistant curator of photography Jennifer Freiss leads an interactive tour exploring the significance of everyday photos. Participants can vote for photos to be kept in UMMA's permanent collection.
3-4 p.m., UMMA ArtGym. Free, preregistration required at umma.uMich.edu. 764-0395. [map]






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