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1972

Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw meet while undergraduates at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

1974

Jim Shaw earns his BFA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

1975

Cary Loren, Jim Shaw, Ron Asheton, Mike Kelley at the Second Chance, Ann Arbor (performance of New Order), 1975. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Cary Loren, Mike Kelley, John Reed, and Jim Shaw in the basement of God’s Oasis, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1975/2011. Gelatin silver print on fiber paper; 20 × 24 in. (50.8 × 61 cm). Photo courtesy of the artist.

1976

Photo of God’s Oasis in The Ann Arbor News, Wednesday, June 23, 1976. Pictured from left: Marju Nemvaltz, Rick Greenvald, and Jim Shaw on the porch; David Owen and Mike Kelley on lawn. Photo: Larry E. Wright. Image courtesy of the Ann Arbor District Library.

1976

Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw leave Ann Arbor for California to attend CalArts for their MFAs.

1976

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The original Destroy All Monsters members (Mike Kelley, Niagara, Cary Loren, and Jim Shaw) reunite for shows in the Detroit/Ann Arbor area.

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Catherine Opie has a solo exhibition at the MOCA Pacific Design Center titled 700 Nimes Road, which travels to the University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor.

Photo of God’s Oasis in The Ann Arbor News, Wednesday, June 23, 1976. Pictured from left: Marju Nemvaltz, Rick Greenvald, and Jim Shaw on the porch; David Owen and Mike Kelley on lawn. Photo: Larry E. Wright. Image courtesy of the Ann Arbor District Library.

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