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Current Exhibition

OPEN COMPETITION 2016

July 8 - August 25

Opening Reception: Friday, July 8, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Juror Frederick Birkhill will speak at 6:00 p.m.

Glass Cube, Clear and Red

John B. Wood, Mars From the Cubic Planet Series

The Alfred Berkowitz Gallery is proud to host its annual open competition. This exhibition showcases and celebrates Michigan artists and promotes the resources of the University of Michigan-Dearborn to diverse audiences. The competition is open to all media and artistic styles.

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  • Photograph of Chesapeake at Dusk

    Arnold Berkman, Chesapeake Dusk

  • Photograph of water under a bridge

    Sylvia Ford, Under the CR-510

Upcoming Exhibition  

FORBIDDEN ART:
Illegal Works by Concentration Camp Prisoners

September 18 - December 23

Figure of a prisoner carved in Auschwitz by an unknown artist
Figure of a prisoner carved in Auschwitz by an unknown artist
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Featured University Art Collection Piece

Featured collection glass artwork

Untitled, František Vizner (1936 - 2011), cast glass, n.d.
Gift of Robert Loeffler

This stunning, untitled, cast glass piece from the University of Michigan-Dearborn’s permanent art collection was created by František Vizner (1936 - 2011). Vizner, a world renowned, major Czech glass artist, was trained at the famous glassmaking schools in Nový Bor and Železný Brod before completing his studies at the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague. This work is a beautiful illustration of the artist’s passion for creating harmonious, geometric objects instilled with internal tension. His luminous art demonstrates elegance, simplicity, remarkable craftwork, and a deep admiration for the material. Vizner created his works on his own, without assistants, through a lengthy process of casting, sandblasting, acid-etching, and hand-polishing.

Vizner’s work is represented in public and private collections around the world including the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, N.Y., the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. This piece was generously donated to UM-Dearborn by Robert Loeffler.

---Laura Cotton, Art Curator and Gallery Manager

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