What is art but a way of seeing?

Thomas Berger  
We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.

Winston Churchill  
Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting with the gift of speech.

Whoever said money can't buy happiness simply didn't know where to go shopping.
Bo Derek  
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Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve me, and I’ll understand.
Native American saying

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The Student Programming and Advisory Council (SPAC) serves as a direct link between UM students and UMMA. It is dedicated to helping support UMMA's mission of commitment to students and engagement with the arts. Check out our blog, The Annex!

Graduate and undergraduate students are welcome. Applicants must be able to serve for three semesters. Please send a resume and letter of interest to

Many Voices

If you could give any artwork in the world to someone else as a gift, what would it be? Who would you give it to? And what would you write in the card?

Have you ever tried to recreate a work of art that your mom kept from when you were little - replicating it as closely as possible from memory?

If you could have dinner with any artist, living or dead, who would it be? What would you eat? And what would you talk about?

What if you made a banner encouraging others to LOVE ART MORE? -- Would it work? Would you be willing to give it a try?

LOVE ART MORE is an ongoing participatory project inviting U-M students to explore, animate and broaden their relationship to art and to UMMA. We’ve created a series of simple prompts for things to make and do – and everyone is invited to get involved!

Click here to learn more about LOVE ART MORE.

New UMMA-SAPAC website collaboration

Check out the new online exhibition and website developed by the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center at the University of Michigan in partnership with UMMA to celebrate the center's 25th anniversary.

Cosponsorship of UM student events

Hold your next student event at UMMA. You could qualify for cosponsorship, which includes FREE rental!


UMMA's Student Programming and Advisory Council members interview contemporary artists. Listen to interviews with artists whose installations were recently on view at UMMA.