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MMA?Exhibit: ‘Jonathan Thunder: Maamawi’

The Michigan Museum of Art is hosting the exhibit Jonathan Thunder: Maamawi through January 8.

Thunder creates paintings and animated films that speak to popular culture, modern society, and his Ojibwe heritage, exploring the ongoing contrasts and fractures in our society. Inspired by imagery from media, cartoons, entertainment, and Ojibwe traditions, he offers his own unique, often surreal take on the “good side and less than pristine side of the human journey.”

“Maamawi” is the Ojibwe word for “together,” and addresses shared humanity.

Jonathan Thunder is a member of the Red Lake Ojibwe Nation. His paintings and films were included in the 2020-2021 exhibition The Art of People: Contemporary Anishinaabe Artists by Muskegon
Museum of Art and Grand Valley State University Art Gallery (with guest curator Jason Quigno).


The Legacy and Memory of Emmett Louis Till

The story of Emmett Till was silenced for over 50 years after his brutal murder on August 28, 1955. Since 2005, new information has been discovered. Presenter, Jim Herm, will share his research into the Post Civil War South, the legacy of Emmett Till, and the start of the Civil Rights movement.

The event is set 6 to 7 p.m., Jan. 18 at the Norton Shores Branch. To register, visit https://madl.evanced.info/signup/Calendar.


Mozart &?Haydn Concert set for March 3

The West Michigan Symphony will present ‘Mozart &?Haydn,’ 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 3, in the Frauenthal Theater, with conductor Scott Speck and Njioma Grevious on violin.

Visit https://westmichigansymphony.org/events/mozart-and-haydn/