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[teacherartexchange] Exhibitions at the University of Michigan Museum of Art

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From: Judy Decker (judy.decker_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Jun 20 2005 - 15:35:19 PDT


Dear Art Educators,

I received word about these exhibits at the University of Michigan
Museum of Art.

ASIAN EXHIBITIONS IN JULY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN MUSEUM OF ART

Paisley and Peacocks: Woven and Embroidered Textiles from Kashmir and
the Punjab
June 25 through October 16
        This exhibition brings together two very different but equally
striking styles types of traditional textiles from the Indian
subcontinent, both of which are rapidly disappearing from the modern
world: Kashmiri shawls, woven at the foot of the Himalayas from the
finest and softest wools in intricate paisley patterns, and boldly
embroidered women's head coverings from the rural villages of the
Punjab. Kashmiri shawls, once made for Mughal princes, are treasured
for their beautiful patterns, warmth, and lightness. By the late
eighteenth century their market had expanded to include the
fashion-conscious women of Napoleonic France and Georgian England. By
contrast, the embroidered textiles of the Punjab—a region that spans
northern India and Pakistan—were made by village women for their own
use, working in silk floss on rough homespun cotton. Long unknown in
the West, tribal textiles such as the Punjabi embroideries are rapidly
gaining international attention for their bold colors and designs.
        This exhibition is made possible by Ford Motor Company Fund.
Support for the exhibition and related programming has also been
provided by the University of Michigan's Center for South Asian
Studies, International Institute, and Penny W. Stamps Distinguished
Visitors Program at the School of Art & Design, and by Bruce and Mary
Paul Stubbs.

The Enduring Art of the Korean Potter
extended through November 6
        No art form captures the history and soul of Korea, or the inventive
genius of its craftsmen, so well as ceramics. It was also in ceramics
that the Korean artist was at his most innovative, developing wares
that were eagerly sought after in neighboring China and Japan. This
exhibition, which marks the debut of UMMA's newly acquired
Hasenkamp-Nam Collection of Korean art, presents a visually stunning
array of earthenware, stoneware, and porcelain spanning two millennia.
        This exhibition and related programming are made possible by the E.
Rhodes & Leona B. Carpenter Foundation and National City Bank.
Additional support has been provided by the University of Michigan's
Office of the President, International Institute, and Korean Studies
Program, as well as the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs
and Target Stores.

Treasures of Islamic Art from UMMA Collections
ongoing
A changing display of UMMA's finest ceramics, metalwork, calligraphy,
and painting from the classical Islamic civilizations of North Africa
and the Middle East.
This exhibition is made possible in part by the University of
Michigan's Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies.

Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 10 am to 5 pm; Thursday
10 am to 9 pm; Sunday 12 noon to 5 pm. Closed Mondays and major
holidays.
**UMMA matches Art Fair hours: Wednesday–Friday, July 20-22, 10 am to 9
pm; Saturday, July 23, 10 am to 6 pm.

Admission is free; $5 donation is suggested.

525 South State Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan
734.763.UMMA; http://www.umma.umich.edu
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Those of you in the area of Ann Arbor Michigan might want to check them out.
There isn't much online about these. Betye Saar is coming up - That is
one I would like to see.

Judy Decker

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