The Baltimore Gallery

Survive In America
Inspired by the well-known authors Gil Scott-Heron (Comment #1) and Amiri Baraka (Who will survive in America). Artist and curator, Rita M. Benissan brings attention to and create discussions around how identity is expressed and the current social climate in America. Will you survive?

Opening Reception, Saturday, March 10th, 6-9pm  [Downtown, Detroit] 
314 E Baltimore Ave.

Show runs through March 31st.

Pewabic Pottery

Susanne Stephenson: Transfigurement
Join Pewabic for the opening reception of this retrospective exhibition that explores six decades of work by internationally renowned artist and educator Susanne Stephenson. Strongly influenced by her extensive travels throughout the United States and Asia, Ann Arbor-based Stephenson applies colored ceramic slips and engobes to create painterly gestural abstracted landscapes on bowls, plates, vases and other vessels. In addition to the opening, Stephenson presents a gallery talk followed by a pop-up 1-4 p.m. April 22. Transfigurement is in Pewabic's galleries through May 13.

Opening Reception, Friday March 9th, 
5-8:30pm  [East Side, Detroit] 
10125 E. Jefferson Ave.

Show runs through May 13th.

Public Pool

Exhibitchin' curated by Alice V Schneider and Dalia Reyes is a group show that explores bedroom culture, feminism, and the need for a safe haven and open dialogue for all. A quiet, but powerful, revolution against the fuckery that we face with our current politics. This exhibition gives an intimate look at the sacred refuge that is the bedroom, where carefully selected objects become the tools for our everyday routines. It is a safe space where we cultivate the people we are to become. Join us for the opening reception of Exhibitchin' on March 10th from 7-11pm wsg DJ Sisteranna!

Opening Reception, Saturday March 10th, 7-11pm.  [Hamtramck]
3309 Caniff St.

Show runs through April 21st.

Popps Packing

Laura Sennhauser
Laura Sennhauser (Zurich, Switzerland) works with various media such as painting, sketching, video, sculpture and text. In her work, she is interested in everyday absurdity, in questions around finding and losing of the balance of forms, color and content, her approach is an attempt to grasp the world. During her stay at Popps Packing, Laura has been working on her abstract paintings and drawings in an attempt to study the city of Detroit and Hamtramck, a novel foreign environment, through daily explorations during her walks and bicycle rides, allowing the setting to influence and guide her.

Opening Reception, Saturday March 10th, 5-8pm  [Hamtramck]
12138 Saint Aubin

Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center

4 New Exhibits
Leslie Masters: 50 Years of a Color Painter - celebrating the career of this artist & teacher 
7 Artists That Make Prints - Linda Soberman, Deborah Friedman, Christine Welch, Madeline Barkey, Marsha Wright, Barbara Dorchen, Mary Rosseaux Michael Coy: Paint 
Students of Leslie Masters

Opening Reception, Friday March 9th, 
6-8pm. [Birmingham] 
1516 S. Cranbrook Rd.

Show runs through April 19th.
University of Michigan Museum of Art

Exercising the Eye: The Gertrude Kasle Collection
This exhibition celebrates Gertrude Kasle (1917-2016), a key figure in the formation of Detroit's contemporary art community in the 1960s and 70s. A pioneering female gallerist, Kasle provided midwest audiences with a venue in which to experience avant-garde art from centers like New York City, while also supporting and exhibiting regional artists. The exhibition features a collection of paintings, works on paper, and sculptures from the height of the Abstract Expressionist movement through the early twenty-first century.

Opening Reception, Saturday March 10th, 11am-5pm.  [Ann Arbor]
525 S State St.

Show runs through July 22nd.

Stamps School of Art & Design

2018 MFA Thesis Exhibition Reception
Thesis exhibitions by Stamps second-year MFA in Art graduate students are featured at the new Stamps Gallery in downtown Ann Arbor from Friday, March 9-Sunday, April 1, 2018. FEATURED ARTISTS: Stephanie Brown, Robert Fitzgerald, Brynn Higgins-Stirrup, and Brenna K. Murphy. An exhibition reception will take place on Friday, March 9 from 6-8pm. The exhibition reception includes two performances: Brenna K. Murphy, Crossing, 6-6:45pm, Robert Fitzgerald, / offscreen / , 7:15 - 7:30pm. An additional performance will take place on Saturday March 31, 2018: Brenna K. Murphy, Crossing, 11:30 am-4:30pm

Opening Reception, Friday March 9th, 
6-8pm  [Ann Arbor]
201 S. Division St.

Show runs through April 1st.

University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities

Interior Streets
Join us March 9, 3pm, for a reception and Carl Wilson in conversation with our curator Amanda Krugliak. The "Interior Streets" exhibition features the work of Detroit artist Carl Wilson, known for his stark black and white linocut prints. The self-taught artist sees himself as a documentarian of lives easily ignored in a world obsessed with materialism and celebrity. His work frequently highlights not only the strength found in conquering the everyday and mundane, but also the pain and defeat of those not able to rise to the occasion. His love of film noir and pulp fiction novels from the 1940s and '50s has led him to experiment with minimalist animation and comic book illustration. He embraces the whimsy hidden in the darkness.

Opening Reception, Friday March 9th, 
3-4pm. [Ann Arbor] 
202 S Thayer St.

Glass Academy

Eggstravaganza Show and Sale
This show features our signature Glassy Chicks: a variety of stylized, festively colored glass birds. We also have striped, spotted, and speckled glass eggs, bunny rabbits,as well as the classic Nest Bowl- a Glass Academy original keepsake item. All glass on display will be available for purchase; custom orders are accepted and created during the show, with our talented craftsmen describing the glassmaking process in the hot shop.

Saturday March 10th, 10am-5pm.  [Dearborn]
25331 Trowbridge

Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

Research Through Making
Since its inception in 2009, Research Through Making enables faculty to engage in architecture research or creative projects that are predicated on making. Seed funding is competitively awarded annually for up to five projects. Faculty collaborate with students to produce projects that ultimately lead to a public exhibition in the Liberty Annex Gallery. Through the years as the projects have evolved, the research has broadened and many have gone on to win national awards (P/A Awards, R+D Awards, ACSA Awards, AIA awards, etc.) and be published, presented and exhibited through out the world.

Wednesday March 13th, 6-8pm
[Ann Arbor]
2000 Bonisteel Blvd.

Grey Area

Join us for the OPENING RECEPTION of I CAN'T COME TO WORK TODAY - New works by Simone Else Take a glimpse inside the wild ride of one man's journey through working from home... Soundtrack by NEU!

Opening Reception, Friday March 9th, 
7-10pm. [Southwest, Detroit] 
4200 W Vernor Hwy

Clark Ranch

Please join me for "Unearthed" the debut opening of Clark Ranch, Hamtramck MI. Discover what remains of the lives held with in the walls of this 1960's Sears Craftsman designed home. Reflect on how current perspectives change the way we view objects from the past. Experience the filth of five years of vacancy, refresh yourself at the bar, warm yourself by the fire, and read the writing on the walls. Welcome to Clark Ranch. It's not a place it's a destination.

Opening Reception, Saturday March 10th, 7-11pm.  [Hamtramck]
12101 Saint Aubin St.
Other Events

Closing Reception: 
2018 MFA Thesis Exhibition
In Choir: A Great Lakes Inquiry
Cranbrook Art Museum: 
Ryan McGinness Talk and Book Signing

Anton Art Center:
Andrew Thompson joins us at the Anton Art Center to talk about his unique body of work.
Thursday, March 8th, 6:30-7:30pm. [Mount Clemens] 125 Macomb Place

Ukrainian American Archives and Museum:
Join us for this bi-lingual reading of Ukrainian poems from Iryna Starovoyt's book Field of Foundlings translated by Grace Mahoney.
Saturday, March 10th, 2-4pm. [Hamtramck] 9630 Joseph Campau

M Contemporary Art:
Join Photographer Brian Day for an artist talk on the final day of his exhibition Detroit From Above. The talk begins at 1 PM.
Saturday, March 10th, 1-2pm. [Ferndale] 205 East 9 Mile Rd.

Art Writing

Read short essays on 93 Detroit artists

93 Austen Brantley

92 George Rahme

Detroit Art Review

Michele Oka Doner @ 
Wasserman Projects

Romare Bearden @ 
N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art

Lauren Semivan @ 
David Klein Gallery