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The Anton Art Center

Macomb Community College Workforce and Continuing Education Show. April 21-May 11. Portrait Show. April 26-May 23.

125 Macomb Place, Mount Clemens; 586-469-8666; theartcenter.org.

 

Artcite

Through sculptures constructed with soft, playful materials, Mona Sharma’s work in the exhibit The Loss and Reclamation of Faith confronts the human penchant for unwavering faith. Through April 20.

109 University Ave. W., Windsor; 519-977-6564; artcite.ca.

 

Artspace II

The expressive self-portraits of artist Thomas Humes will be displayed in his handcrafted reclaimed-wood frames. April 2-30.

303 E. Maple, Birmingham; 248-258-1540; artspace2.com/artspace2.

 

Cranbrook Art Museum

The work of emerging designers, architects, and artists will be on display for the 2013 Graduate Degree Exhibition. April 21-May 12. $8 adults, $6 seniors 65+, $4 students, free for children 12 and under.

39221 Woodward, Bloomfield Hills; 248-645-3300; cranbrookart.edu/museum.

 

Photograph Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels.

Detroit Institute of Arts

Iranian American artist Shirin Neshat will confront the complexities of identity, gender, and power through eight video installations and two series of art photography. Public programs and an illustrated catalog will accompany the exhibit. April 7-July 7.

No admission fee for residents of Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties. Others: $8 adults; $6 seniors; $4 youth 6-17; under 5 free. (Special exhibit fees may apply for all.) 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Thu.; 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun.; closed Mon.

5200 Woodward, Detroit; 313-833-7900; dia.org.

 

Elaine L. Jacob Gallery

The Wayne State University gallery presents the challenging and thought-provoking exhibit Hypertension. April 26-July 19.

480 W. Hancock, Detroit; 313-993-7813; art.wayne.edu/jacob_gallery.

 

Flint Institute of Arts

Through 50 paintings, created between 1828 and 1945, Reflection on Water in American Painting: The Phelan Collection travels through the maritime and seaside history of America, capturing every aspect of life on or in the water. Free admission, special exhibits range from $5-$7. April 6-16.

1120 E. Kearsley St., Flint; 810-234-1695; flintarts.org.

 

The Gallery Project:

Circus investigates the history, politics, and aesthetics of circuses and their performers. March 28-May 4.

215 E. Fourth St., Ann Arbor; 734-997-7012; thegalleryproject.com.

 

Lawrence Street Gallery:

Exposures: Photography ’13 is a juried competition that runs throughout April.

22620 Woodward Ave., Suite A, Ferndale; 248-544-0394; lawrencestreetgallery.com.

 

Toledo Museum of Art:

For the first time in the region, a collection of works by indigenous Australians will be exhibited in Crossing Cultures: The Owen and Wagner Collection of Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Art from the Hood Museum of Art. April 12-July 14. Free admission. (Some special exhibits require purchased tickets.)

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Thu.; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat.; noon-6 p.m. Sun.

2445 Monroe, Toledo; 419-255-8000; toledomuseum.org.

 

University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA):

Thangkas, portable religious paintings on cloth, along with an array of religious murals, sculptures, and other portable objects will be on display to showcase the rich iconography of Buddha and Buddhist deities. Through June 9.

Admission is free, donations accepted. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat. 12-5 p.m. Sun.

525 S. State St., Ann Arbor; 734-764-0395; umma.umich.edu.

 

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