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Thursday, May 28
Open Public Tours

Thursdays, 1:00–3:00 pm
Drop in for exhibition tours led by MMA docents.

Sponsored by MMA Education Partner Alcoa Howmet


Thursday, May 28
Brown Bag Film/Mark of the Maker: The Fine Art of Papermaking at Twinrocker

12:15 pm
(28 mins.) Set in the small town of Brookston, Indiana, Oscar-nominated film The Mark of the Maker introduces papermakers Kathryn and Howard Clark, who began work as a printmaker and mechanical engineer, respectively. In 1972, they built Twinrocker, a hand p More...

Thursday, June 04
Reception and Awards Ceremony

5:30–8:00 pm
87th Regional Exhibition
The MMA continues to celebrate the work of Michigan artists with this juried selection of two- and three-dimensional works. The Regional show fills two galleries throughout each summer and is the longest establishe More...

Saturday, June 13
Afternoon II Evening: 103rd Anniversary Gala at the MMA

This year’s Gala takes its inspiration from the painting Afternoon II by Manierre Dawson, a pioneer of abstract painting. The painting is a very important work of art in the MMA collection and is the cornerstone of our summer exhibition Manierre Dawson: Engi More...

Thursday, June 25
Brown Bag Film/10 Buildings That Changed America

12:15 pm
(60 mins.) This film tells the stories of 10 influential works of architecture, the people who imagined them, and the way these landmarks ushered innovative cultural shifts into our society.

Auditorium doors open at noon. Coffee, cookies, and film More...

Thursday, June 25
Meet the Artists

5:00-7:00 pm
Meet award-winning artists from the 87th Regional Exhibition. Artists will talk about their work and answer questions during this informal gallery “walk-and-talk.” Light refreshments will be provided. Free and open to the public. More...

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