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‘Reflections: An Ordinary Day’ exhibition showcases Inuit art at University of Michigan Museum of Art in Ann Arbor

New exhibit highlights everyday experiences, reflections

Artist unknown, "Sea Spirit,". Promised gift of Philip and Kathy Power. Courtesy of the University of Michigan Museum of Art.
Artist unknown, "Sea Spirit,". Promised gift of Philip and Kathy Power. Courtesy of the University of Michigan Museum of Art. (Charlie Edwards)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – On Nov. 16, the “Reflections: An Ordinary Day” exhibition at the University of Michigan Museum of Art will explore the interweaving of day-to-day occurrences and art.

Composed of drawings, sculptures and prints from mid-century to contemporary Inuit artists, the exhibit shows the reflections of artists on their daily lives in the Arctic region combined with imaginative interpretations.

The exhibit reveals the poetic and connections between communities, artists, social experiences and their frozen surroundings while bringing focus to a landscape not often explored.

The exhibit will run until May 10, 2020.

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In addition to the exhibit, there will be various gallery tours that delve deeper into the art, as well as monthly book club meetings and a Family Art Studio art-making event.

Annie Pootoogook, "A Friend Visits,." Courtesy of the University of Michigan Museum of Art.
Annie Pootoogook, "A Friend Visits,." Courtesy of the University of Michigan Museum of Art. (Dorset Fine Arts)

Gallery tour dates are Dec 1. and Feb. 9, 2020 while the Family Art Studio will be held on Feb 8. The free Family Art Studio event will have two sessions and requires pre-registration. Novels for the monthly book club will follow the narratives from North American Indigenous peoples and meetings will be held on Jan. 19, Feb. 16, March 22 and April 19.

For more information about the exhibit and its additional programming, visit the exhibition webpage.

The University of Michigan Museum of Art is free and open to the public. Galleries are open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.

The UMMA is at 525 S State St.