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Viewing Art from A Humanistic Perspective – An Exhibition Tour at the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA)   

T  Offsite Tour: University of Michigan Museum of Art, 525 South State Street, Ann Arbor
    Enrollment for this exhibition tour is limited to 10 attendees, a waitlist will be available.
    Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Humanism is a philosophy that emphasizes the value of the agency of humans, both as individuals and as part of a community. It diminishes the importance of religious beliefs and suggests that persons have the responsibility to create their own set of ethics that give meaning to their lives. Humanism was one of the five major themes of the Renaissance along with secularism, individualism, rationalism, and virtue. This tour will explore the relevance of the philosophy of humanism to the appreciation of selected objects (paintings and sculptures) in the museum collection. The goal of this tour is to explore humanism as a lens in order to help gain a broader and more nuanced art appreciation experience, as well as to evaluate its utility in deciphering the artist's message to us, the viewer. 

This tour will be guided by museum Docent Specialist Edythe Hough. Elderwise attendees should assemble at the Museum Shop in the new wing.