Upcoming Events

GRAND RAPIDS: Here + Now

Jan 27, 2017 12:00 am - Mar 31, 2017 12:00 am

Here + Now is a series of solo exhibitions, performances, and community events curated by UICA Exhibitions Curator, Heather Duffy. She will extend the opportunity presented by "Us is Them" to emerging and mid-career African American visual artists, spoken word artists, curators, and performance artists. Here + Now will include newly created solo shows and a guest-curated group exhibition, as well as community events and educational programs.

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DEARBORN: American Style and Spirit Exhibit

Feb 27, 2017 12:00 am - Apr 02, 2017 12:00 am

130 Years of Fashions and Lives of an Entrepreneurial Family. Walk through a living catalog of American style spanning 130 years. Rare in scope and detail, selected clothing from the collection brings the lives of the entrepreneurial Roddis family into sharp focus through fashion. Dozens of wearable time capsules discovered carefully boxed up in the attic tell an engaging epic of American style and spirit. Letters, photographs and heirloom objects bring to life the person behind each garment. As American as aspiration, the clothing reveals a sense of self-expression against a backdrop of history.

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SAGINAW VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY: "Mingled Visions: Images from 'The North American Indian' Collection by Edward S. Curtis"

Feb 27, 2017 12:00 am - May 20, 2017 12:00 am

Forty original photogravure prints by noted photographer and naturalist Edward S. Curtis from the collection of the Dubuque Museum of Art in Dubuque, Iowa will be on view at Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum February 3 – May 20, 2017. This selection of photogravures presents an overview of Curtis’s The North American Indian collection with a popular mix of famous images like “Geronimo” and “Cañon de Chelly – Navaho” and just as iconic but less well-known images like “Bear Bull – Blackfoot” and “Wichita Grass-House”Edward S. Curtis was fortunate in 1906 to gain recognition and endorsement from President Theodore Roosevelt and financial backing from John Pierpont Morgan for a project he had been considering for over six years. This traveling exhibition is organized by the Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, Iowa. The photogravures in the exhibition are from the permanent collection of the Dubuque Museum of Art and are a gift from the Dubuque Cultural Preservation Committee, an Iowa general partnership, consisting of Dr. Darryl K. Mozena, Jeffrey P. Mozena, Mark Falb, Timothy J. Conlon, and Dr. Randy Lengeling.

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GRAND RAPIDS: Ai Weiwei at Meijer Gardens: Natural State

Feb 27, 2017 12:00 am - Aug 20, 2017 12:00 am

Don't miss this landmark exhibition from Ai Weiwei, one of the definitive cultural voices of the 21st century. In his first-ever exhibition in a botanic garden and sculpture park, the artist will utilize many aspects of our building, including the galleries, conservatories and public spaces.

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DETROIT: William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

Mar 03, 2017 12:00 am - Mar 26, 2017 12:00 am

Shipwrecked on the shore of an unknown country, a resourceful young woman dresses as a man and is soon at the center of a web of romantic confusion thanks to her disguise.

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GRAND RAPIDS: Butterflies in Bloom

Mar 03, 2017 12:00 am - Apr 16, 2017 12:00 am

This interactive exhibit features thousands of brilliantly-colored butterflies, from countries around the world, emerging from their chrysalis, feeding, and flying all within the tropical environment of The Dow Garden's conservatory. Included with your regular admission to Dow Gardens or purchase of an annual admission card!

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GRAND RAPIDS: Ai Weiwei at Meijer Gardens - Natural State

Mar 03, 2017 12:00 am - Aug 20, 2017 12:00 am

Don't miss this landmark exhibition from Ai Weiwei, one of the definitive cultural voices of the 21st century. In his first-ever exhibition in a botanic garden and sculpture park, the artist will utilize many aspects of our building, including the galleries, conservatories and public spaces.

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MIDLAND: An Afternoon at the Sugarhouse

Mar 04, 2017 12:00 am - Mar 26, 2017 12:00 am

Visit the Beech-Maple woods, where buckets "decorate" trees and where, on warm days, you can hear the sap dripping into buckets. Watch the steam rise off the evaporator pan in the sugarhouse as the sap is boiled down to make sweet maple syrup. An interpreter will be on hand to explain the whole process.

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BAY CITY: Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon

Mar 04, 2017 12:00 am - Apr 29, 2017 12:00 am

“The Dark Side of the Moon” is the most successful album of the band Pink Floyd. Even on its own, it’s a terrific listening experience but the visual impressions make it a memorable event that pushes the boundaries of a new entertainment dimension. Superb all-round visual views transport us into the depths of the universe as well as into the depths of the human psyche - to the dark side the moon.

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HARBOR BEACH: Can2Can Fishing Tournament

Mar 06, 2017 12:00 am - May 06, 2017 12:00 am

For close to two decades The Thumb chapter of the Steelheaders have maintained a Net Pen Project. Each year they have raised as many as 85,000 Chinook salmon fingerlings or 15,000 steelhead fingerlings. The annual event brings many boats and hundreds of fishermen to Harbor Beach. For rules and to register for this tournament visit the HB Can2Can site here.

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