Art Program

Art Program

In keeping with the spirit of the NCRC, we aim to generate an environment of innovation and inspiration through the display of art and through arts programming.  Scientists and artists share a common ability – abstract thinking.  Developing a dialog between the two is our main objective.

The intention of the art program is to introduce visual and performing arts in the form of educational experiences that are dynamic and thought provoking for the members of the NCRC community, as well as the larger U-M community and general public.  Students and visitors will be invited to participate in programs that reach beyond the realm of art, with topics that include science, social commentary and technology.  Fresh ideas, or living arts, will be highlighted through interactive programs offered by visiting artists who share their process creating works on-site, as well as through talks and exhibition.

The ideas and works of art by U-M students and faculty, as well as Michigan-based and internationally known artists will be featured.

More Information

If you would like to stay informed of future exhibitions and events, please send an email to Grace Serra, NCRC Art Coordinator - serrag@med.umich.edu with the subject line "NCRC Art e-mail list."

NCRC Exhibitions

Carole Harris
NCRC, Building 18 Lobby, Rotunda Gallery
May 05, 2017 to August 23, 2017

Carole Harris is a fiber artist, working primarily in the art of quilt medium. Her work has extended the boundaries of traditional quilting. Her process is improvisational. She lets the fabric and color lead her on a rhythmic journey, using combinations of commercially printed cottons, silks, linen, hand dyed, hand painted, vintage fabrics and paper thrown in. These materials are cut up, overlaid, hand stitched, burned, painted, repositioned, until she knows that she has arrived at her destination of a densely layered composition. Her work is included in many private and institutional...

Jeremy Thacker-Mann
NCRC, Connections Gallery, NCRC Building 18
May 05, 2017 to August 23, 2017

Jeremy Thacker-Mann is an emerging artist and graduate of College for Creative Studies. His work has been featured at the Detroit Artist Market, 555 Gallery, 101 and up, Cass Café, Motor City Brewery, Detroit Medical Center, Bohemian National Home, Artist Among Us, Our Town and Gualan Biennial, Bao’an District in Shenzhen, China.

Jeremy’s paintings are two-dimensional works of art, that are felt. Both figuratively and literally. He uses dried paint scraps, excavated from old palettes, to "build" his paintings into non-objective displays of contrasting colors, textures and finishes...

Tattered Moon Sculpture by Jim Pallas
Jim Pallas
The sculpture is located within the Buildings 100-400 courtyard
This exhibit is on permanent display.

NCRC is the recent recipient of a generous donation of art. Jim Pallas, a Detroit-based artist known for inventive, kinetic, thought-provoking and oftentimes humorous work, created the sculpture Tattered Moon . This piece is thematically reminiscent of the David Barr granite and marble sculpture series on the grounds west of Huron Parkway, which illustrate the birth of an idea. As described by Jim Pallas, “ Tattered Moon is a metaphor for the process of bringing a dream to life. Sometimes a dream can become tattered. As it is, it is brought to reality. Even when tattered...