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.
Iranian Medicinal plants; Leaf from an Arabic translation of the "De Materia Medica," by Dioscorides tempera on paper 11 3/4 in x 7 7/8 in (29.8 cm x 20 cm);11 9/16 in x 7 7/8 in (29.4 cm x 20 cm);19 5/16 in x 14 7/16 in (49.05 cm x 36.67 cm) Museum Purchase