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Every Thursday at 11am, Motawi Tileworks offers a free tour of the Tileworks. You can scope out our studio, meet our staff, and watch the tilemaking process up close. No need to make a reservation - just show up! Best for ages 8 to adult.
Motawi Tileworks, 170 Enterprise Drive. Free. 734-213-0017. firstname.lastname@example.org www.motawi.com [map]
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The museum is open late tonight, with curators discussing the current temporary exhibits. Also, the Ingrid Racine Quartet, led by local trumpeter Racine, performs jazz interpretations of Afrobop classics and original compositions inspired by the Mande tradition of West Africa. Light refreshments.
7-10 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]
UMMA staff give a 30-minute talk about various themes in the museum’s collection.
12:15-12:45 p.m., meet at the UMMA information desk, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]
Carol Evert's vibrant watercolors examine the environment though closely viewed botanicals and still lifes. Her paintings focus on the flat and pattern-like shapes of leaves and plants and the voluptuous blooms of flowers to communicate the wonder of nature. Within this composition she sometimes adds reflective and decorative man-made objects. The resulting paintings are boldly intimate and slightly abstract works of art. Her work has been in many group exhibitions, including Art Prize in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
The Common Cup Coffeehouse, 1511 Washtenaw. Free. 734-327-6914. www.commoncupcoffee.com [map]
Docent-led tour of various works in the museum’s collection that depict landscapes, rivers, towns, and skies.
1 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]
Mar. 3 & 17. Docent-led tour of the museum’s current exhibits.
2-3 p.m., Kelsey Museum, 434 S. State. Free. 764-9304. [map]
Docent-led tour of the current exhibit, an installation by Argentina-born, LA-based architect and designer Pita, whose boldly colored works are influenced by literature and biology and employ cutting-edge architectural fabrication techniques.
2 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]
Carla Sinopoli, co-curator of the current UMMA exhibit of Buddhist thangkas (religious paintings), discusses the exhibit and its benefactor, Walter Norman Koelz, the late museum collector (and U-M grad) who led a scientific expedition to the Himalayas and ended up shipping more than 600 Tibetan cultural objects back to Ann Arbor.
3 p.m., UMMA Taubman Gallery II, 525 S. State. Free, but preregistration recommended via email to email@example.com. 764-0395. [map]