Category Archives: University of Michigan Museum of Art

Witness Lab At UMMA

Witness Lab Picture
Artist’s rendering of installation for Witness Lab, at University of Michigan Museum of Art, Feb 14- May 17. Photo courtesy UMMA

Ann Arbor’s Current magazine recently published my preview of the University of Michigan Museum of Fine Art’s winter/spring project Witness Lab, a collaboration between the museum and various segments of the Michigan legal community. The project  highlights the importance of storytelling in the courtroom as a space of performance, and the centrality of lawyers as agents of justice. Roman J. Witt artist-in-residence Courtney McClellan designed this extended series of events, films, performances and lectures around a full-sized courtroom replica, now installed in the museum’s Irving Stenn, Jr. Family Gallery. For a complete list of scheduled events and other information go here  

The World To Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene

UMMA-Mary Mattingly
Life of Objects by Mary Mattingly, 2013, chromogenic dye coupler print

I just wrote a review of this beautiful and devastating exhibit, now on view at the University of Michigan Museum of Art. It makes a powerful case for action on climate change, but will we respond? To read the full review, go here

NSA tapped Fiber Optic Cable Landing Site, Miami Beach, Florida, USA, 2015, chromogenic print and mixed media on navigational chart