In Curriculum / Collection, an incredible variety of University of Michigan courses take material form. Collected for each course are objects that address the nature of reality, imagination, and vision in relation to politics, social action, science, mathematics and more.
Working in collaboration with University faculty, the works in this exhibition were selected for their capacity to provoke engagement with the guiding questions and themes of their specific courses, while also offering students material and inspiration for research projects in their areas of study. The exhibition demonstrates some of the diverse and creative ways art plays a central role in learning across the disciplines. It also asks us to consider what we can learn from art objects across an infinite variety of specialties and subject matter.
A. R. Penck Middle East Complexities, from the portfolio "Expedition to the Holyland" aquatint and engraving on Arches vellum paper 29 5/8 x 41 7/8 in. (75.2 x 106.3 cm);33 7/8 x 46 5/16 in. (86.04 x 117.48 cm) Museum purchase made possible by a gift from Helmut Stern
Ben Shahn Martin Luther King wood engraving on paper 26 1/4 in. x 22 1/4 in. x 3/4 in. ( 66.68 cm x 56.52 cm x 1.91 cm ) Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins
Ben Shahn Thou Shalt Not Stand Idly By photo-offset reproduction on paper 28 1/4 in. x 24 1/4 in. x 3/4 in. ( 71.76 cm x 61.6 cm x 1.91 cm ) Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins