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Host Your Event at UMMA

The University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) is a 93,000 square-foot facility located at the center of campus. UMMA features a variety of both spacious and intimate event spaces for receptions, wedding ceremonies, entertainment, student events, multimedia presentations, corporate events and more. There are a number of diverse venues available in the Museum's Alumni Memorial Hall and the Maxine and Stuart Frankel and the Frankel Family Wing.

UMMA Facility Rentals

Availability

UMMA's spaces are available for events after Museum hours, on weekday and weekend evenings. The Multi-Purpose Room and the Commons are also available during the day. To ensure that you will be able to enjoy your special event at UMMA, we recommend making reservations well in advance.
Please note: UMMA does not permit the use of its spaces for fundraising purposes.

Facilities

  • Apse
    The elegant sophistication of the Apse makes it an ideal location for dancing, dinner, or a large reception. Housed in the Alumni-Memorial Hall section of the building, guests are greeted by luxurious marble floors and a soaring 50-foot ceiling ballroom adorned with works of art from our permanent collection. The Apse can accommodate 275 guests for seated dinners and up to 500 for standing receptions.

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    Available for rental:
    • Tuesday — Sunday: after 5:30 pm through midnight
    • Monday: 8:00 am through midnight

  • Helmut Stern Auditorium
    If you are looking for a facility to hold a performance, lecture, or symposium, UMMA's auditorium is both comfortable and beautiful. This space can accommodate 185 guests and can meet your A/V needs. Technical support must be provided by LSA-ISS. No food or drink is permitted in the auditorium. No admission may be charged for events in this space. They must be free to all attendees.

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    Available for rental:
    • Monday — Thursday: 5:30 pm through midnight
    • Friday — Sunday: 8:00 am through 10 pm
    • Rental of this space requires A/V support from LSA-ISS with additional charges.

  • Classroom
    For the smallest of groups, UMMA's Classroom is great for small lectures, forums or meetings. The room comes equipped with A/V capabilities, moveable tables and chairs, and a whiteboard. No food or drink is allowed in the Classroom and maximum capacity is 30.

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    Available for rental:
    • Monday — Thursday: 5:30 pm through midnight
    • Friday — Sunday: 8:00 am through 10 pm
    • Friday: 8:00 am through midnight

  • Commons
    Filled with natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows, the Commons is located on the farthest eastern end of the Frankel Family Wing looking onto the Diag. Some chairs and tables are available in this space and can accommodate 65 for seated dinners and 120 for a standing receptions.

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    Available for rental:
    • 8:00 am — midnight

  • Forum
    The Forum is a modern space with natural light and a wonderful space for events. It is located in the Frankel Family Wing adjacent to the Museum Store. The Forum can hold up to 100 guests for seated dinners and up to 175 guests for standing receptions.

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    Available for rental:
    • Usually available after 5:30 pm through midnight

  • Multi-Purpose Room
    Housed in the Maxine and Stuart Frankel and the Frankel Family Wing of the building the Multi-Purpose Room is a crisp, contemporary space great for private meetings or intimate functions and can accommodate as many as 60 guests for seated dinners and 100 for standing receptions.

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    Available for rental:
    • Monday — Sunday: 8:00 am through midnight

  • Tappan Court
    UMMA's only rentable outdoor space serves as a nice accompaniment to our indoor spaces. Tappan Court can accommodate up to 250 guests for seated dinners and up to 350 for standing receptions. Requires the use of a tent. No alcohol is allowed.

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    Available for rental:
    • Monday — Sunday: 8:00 am through midnight

Galleries

UMMA's galleries displaying hundreds of pieces of art may be open for all or part of your after-hours event. Additional costs will apply for security.

Catering

All events must be catered using a vender from UMMA’s list of approved caterers. Click here to download.

Alcohol Policy

UMMA has a strict policy regarding serving alcoholic beverages and must comply with all rules and regulations of the State of Michigan's Liquor Control Commission.

Contact

To learn more about event options, pricing, and availability please fill out the events inquiry form