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3rd Floor Mardigian Library

 Today's Hours: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Upcoming Hours

The gallery is located on the 3rd floor of the Mardigian Library, 4901 Evergreen Road, Dearborn, MI 48128

Gallery Hours

Sun, Dec 10, 20171:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Mon, Dec 11, 20179:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tue, Dec 12, 20179:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wed, Dec 13, 20179:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thu, Dec 14, 20179:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Fri, Dec 15, 20179:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sat, Dec 16, 20171:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Directions

  • From the north

    Take Southfield (M-39) south to Ford Road (M-153) and exit west. Follow Ford Road about one mile to Evergreen Road and go south. We are on the west (right) side of the road, immediately south of Henry Ford Community College. Turn right into the northern entrance of the campus. Turn left onto Richard Drive. The library is the 3rd building on the right.

  • From the south

    Take Southfield (M-39) north to Michigan Ave. (U.S. 12) and exit west. Take Michigan Ave. to Evergreen. Turn right, merging into traffic from the east. Follow Evergreen past Hubbard Road and turn left around the island. Move immediately into the right lane and turn right into the northern entrance of the campus. Turn left onto Richard Drive. The library is the 3rd building on the right.

  • From the east

    Take I-94 west to Michigan Ave. (U.S. 12) and exit west. Take Michigan Ave. to Evergreen. Turn right, merging into traffic from the east. Follow Evergreen past Hubbard Road and turn left around the island. Move immediately into the right lane and turn right into the northern entrance of the campus. Turn left onto Richard Drive. The library is the 3rd building on the right.

  • From the west

    Take I-94 east to Southfield (M-39) and exit north. Follow Southfield to Michigan Ave. (U.S. 12) and exit west. Take Michigan Ave. west to Evergreen. Turn right, merging into traffic from the east. Follow Evergreen past Hubbard Road and turn left around the island. Move immediately into the right lane and turn right into the northern entrance of the campus. Turn left onto Richard Drive. The library is the 3rd building on the right.

Parking

A large student parking lot is directly across from the library. Visitors may park in this lot after 6 p.m. Additional visitor parking is available in the campus parking structure. Follow signs at the campus entrance to the parking structure on Monteith Blvd.

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Featured University Art Collection Piece

Featured collection glass artwork

Soft Cylinder, Dale Chihuly (b. 1941), blown glass, 1984.
Gift of Edward C. and Mary Ellen Wall, Collection of UM-Dearborn (2009.024),
Photograph by Kip Kriigel


Highly esteemed American glass artist Dale Chihuly (b. 1941) is widely acknowledged for his role in promoting the recognition of studio glass as a fine art form. With this work, Chihuly returned to his “pick-up drawing” technique used previously in his Basket series. This time, Chihuly and his team used shard drawings to obtain more colorful compositions and intricate design patterns. The process begins with blowing a bubble and breaking it into shards. Glass threads are fused to the shard pieces with a torch in designs reflecting Navajo Blanket patterns. The detailed shard piece is then surrounded by additional glass threads and laid out on a steel table called a marver. A molten glass form on a blowpipe is then rolled over the shards and threads fusing the pieces together to form the end result, a Soft Cylinder.

---Laura Cotton, Art Curator and Gallery Manager

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