Exhibits

We are pleased to be collaborating with units across campus on a wide range of exhibitions, from Wild India to The South Asian Diaspora in American, to an exhibition at the Matthei Botanical Gardens. Please click on the links below to learn more about each exhibition.

    

Clark Library ExhibitionJanuary 16–April 22

     
An India map exhibit

Stephen S. Clark Library
Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library
913 S. University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190

The Garden of India:
How Plants Reveal a Country and Its CultureJanuary 25–March 9, 10am - 4:30pm daily

   
Conservatory Exhibit at the University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens

India is often identified by its arts and languages, its ethnic groups or geography. The Garden of India, the winter 2014 exhibit at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, takes its inspiration from this South Asian country’s amazingly diverse plant life. Plants native to India—many of them economically or culturally important throughout the world—will be featured in the exhibit. Also included in the exhibit will be interpretive stations and an exhibit of photographs of India by University of Michigan students.

The Matthaei Botanical Gardens are located at:

1800 N. Dixboro Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
734.647.7600

Snake vs. Dinosaur: Caught in the ActOpens February 16

 

 

On a rainy day 67 million years ago, a giant snake slithered into a nest of dinosaur eggs.  A baby dinosaur struggled to free itself from its shell, only to face the fearsome predator. But before the snake could strike, a mudslide covered the nest, freezing the scene for eternity.

This dramatic story is told by a remarkable fossil discovered in western India in 1981, but not fully studied until U-M paleontologist Jeff Wilson rediscovered it in a museum drawer some 20 years later.  Wilson commissioned Chicago artist Tyler Keillor to create a life-sized sculpture of this ancient encounter.  The sculpture and a cast of the fossil will be on long-term display in the Museum's Hall of Prehistoric Life.

Opens February 16, 2014

University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

Wild IndiaOpens March 14

    
The U-M Museum of Zoology holds an enormous collection from the Indian subcontinent.  Tens of thousands of study skins, skeletons and other specimens provide crucial evidence to scientists trying to understand evolutionary and ecological relationships among India's native species.  Some specimens in the U-M collections are the only evidence known to science of certain species' residence in India.

The exhibit will feature a selection of specimens, most never before put on public view, illustrating both India’s biodiversity and the collections-based research that allows us to better understand this fascinating corner of the world.

Opens: March 14, 2014

University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

A Place of One's Own: Exploring America's South Asian DiasporaMarch 17–April 21

    
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery, Room 100

This exhibition will explore signal events, processes, individuals, and institutions that constitute South Asian American history and diaspora--from the congealing of migration channels and emergence of community life in the early twentieth century, to the community’s contemporary presence in a radically altered epoch of American immigration and naturalization laws, capitalist globalization and post-colonial geopolitics. The exhibition will draw its material from the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA). In conjunction with the exhibit, please join us for a public talk given by SAADA’s Executive Director, Samip Mallick. He will speak about the pioneering efforts of his organization in the Hatcher Library Gallery on March 24 at 4:00pm.