Arts & Entertainment
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Ann Arbor Art Center
IMPRESSIONS: Selections from Stewart & Stewart, Printer/Publisher of Fine Prints, 1980 to present is on display. Through Jan. 6.
117 W. Liberty, Ann Arbor; 734-994-8004; annarborcenter.org.
The Anton Art Center
Take a virtual drive down memory lane for the Fashion and the Automobile: An Exhibit in 10 Eras. See how fashion and automotive design influenced each other in function, lifestyle, and environment, decade by decade. Jan. 7-20.
125 Macomb Place, Mount Clemens; 586-469-8666; theartcenter.org.
Clothing, jewelry, ceramics, and other multidimensional pieces are on display for Trashformation. Works were made out of discarded items such as typewriters, telephones, and computers. Through Jan. 15.
119 S. Main St., Royal Oak; 248-546-8810, arianagallery.com; arianagallery.com.
Art Gallery of Windsor (AGW)
• Kika Thorne: The WILDcraft runs through Jan. 6.
• The little-known story of the Mississauga dance tribe is told through the eyes of Robert Houle in the Paris/Ojibwa exhibition. Through Jan. 6.
• Art for Canada: An Illustrated History is an ongoing exhibition featuring a changing selection of historic Canadian artwork.
401 Riverside Dr. W., Windsor; 519-977-0013, artgalleryofwindsor.com.
The first show in a two-part series, 30x30 — Artcite 30th Anniversary Show features current works of 15 select artists who have previously hosted exhibitions at the gallery. Through March 2.
109 University Ave. W., Windsor; 519-977-6564; artcite.ca.
1970s Prints of Robert Motherwell illustrates how the artist used his painting techniques in the printmaking process. Jan. 1-30.
303 E. Maple, Birmingham; 248-258-1540; artspace2.com/artspace2.
Made in the Mitten is the gallery’s ongoing exhibit featuring paintings, pottery, glass, jewelry, ceramics, furniture, home and fashion accessories by more than 100 Michigan artists.
2840 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte; 734-281-4779, biddlegallery.com.
Cranbrook Art Museum
From Here to There: Alec Soth’s America is a collective of Soth’s contemporary photography from the last 15 years, focusing specifically on his work made in the United States. Through March 30.
39221 Woodward, Bloomfield Hills; 248-645-3300; cranbrookart.edu/museum.
Detroit Artists Market
The DAM Design Show explores the creative process of design from all perspectives. Designers are tasked with creating functional and artistic pieces while giving an intimate look at how inspiration becomes art. Jan. 18-Feb. 16.
4719 Woodward, Detroit; 313-832-8540, detroitartistsmarket.org.
Detroit Institute of Arts
• Fabergé: The Rise and Fall, The Collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts features more than 200 precious objects from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The show follows Carl Fabergé’s rise to fame and his relationship with the Russian aristocracy while displaying his and his workers’ spectacular work. Through Jan. 21. Exhibit fee: $15 adults, $8 youth (8-17).
• Picasso and Matisse: The DIA’s Prints and Drawings showcases techniques and styles that defined much of 20th-century art. Through Jan. 6.
• In the Hidden Treasures: An Experiment, visitors will vote on their favorite stories about eight works that have been in storage. Through March 3.
• Photographers from Germany, France and Detroit display their work for the Motor City Muse: Detroit Photographs, Then and Now exhibit, capturing the city’s changing landscape and culture, the auto industry, and the people of Detroit. Through June 16.
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 residents.) 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wed.-Thur.; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun.; Closed Mon.-Tue. Beginning Nov. 13, the museum will be open Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
5200 Woodward, Detroit; 313-833-7900; dia.org.
Elaine L. Jacob Gallery
Utilitarian objects such as covers, containers, and supports are on display in When Art Works: African Utilitarian Objects from the Faxon Collection. The objects featured were once used in African homes, workshops, and religious shrines. Through Feb. 8.
480 W. Hancock, Detroit; 313-993-7813; art.wayne.edu/jacob_gallery.php.
Flint Institute of Arts
• Around the World with 80 Objects features rarely seen items that transcend time and space. Through Aug. 11.
• American political cartoons in the 19th and 20th centuries are explored in Worth a Thousand Words: American Political Cartoons. Through Jan. 6.
• Six pieces from Michael Dunbar’s collection of sculptures are on display for Explorations in Space. The meticulously crafted objects, made of bronze and steel, resemble machines waiting to be set in motion. Through Sept. 1.
Admission: $7 adults; $5 seniors; under 12 free. 12-5 p.m. Mon.-Wed. and Fri.; 12-9 p.m. Thurs.; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sun.
1120 E. Kearsley St., Flint; 810-234-1695; flintarts.org.
Grosse Pointe Art Center
The Holiday Shop offers handmade gifts from local to international artists. ThroughJan. 7.
16900 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe; 313-821-1848; grossepointeartcenter.org.
Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum
Famed and obscure photographs from the Second World War are on display in Memories of World War II: Photographs from the Archives of the Associated Press. View familiar scenes such as British and U.S. soldiers hitting Normandy beaches and marching through Paris on D-Day, or Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. Some images in the 126-photo collection have not been seen since the war. Through Jan. 19.
7400 Bay Road, University Center; 989-964-7125; marshallfredericks.org.
Toledo Museum of Art
• Museum People: Faces of TMA features hundreds of headshots of community members. Through Jan. 10.
• Manet: Portraying Life features about 40 portraits by Édouard Manet from 25 museums around the world. Through Jan. 1.
• An exhibit focusing on the stars, sets, and scenes created by the American film industry, Made in Hollywood: Photographs from the Kobal Foundation, is full of photographs from the major Hollywood Studios from 1920-1960. Through Jan. 20.
• Leslie Adams: Drawn from Life exhibits approximately 20 works from the Toledo-based artist. Through Jan. 13.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Thur.; 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.
Detroit — Put the World on Wheels: The Art of Leona Webb captures Webb’s specific understanding of Detroit through a series of photographs featuring the city’s architecture and the automobile. Jan. 7-31.
100 Townsend St., Birmingham; 248-642-7900; townsendhotel.com.
• African Art and the Shape of Time explores the multiplicity of time in Africa through a collection of more than 30 pieces. On display through Feb. 3.
• Benjamin West: General Wolfe and the Art of Empire features West’s famous painting, The Death of General Wolfe, along with multiple other depictions of General Wolfe. Through Jan. 13, 2013.
525 S. State St., Ann Arbor; 734-764-0395; umma.umich.edu.
Wayne State University Art Department Gallery
The Graduating Seniors Exhibition features various works of graduates from Wayne State University’s college of fine and performing arts. Jan. 11–Feb. 15.
150 Art Building, Detroit; 313-993-7813; art.wayne.edu/communityartsgallery.php.