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  • The University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) has again achieved accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the highest national recognition for a museum. Accreditation signifies...>>

  • On view October 17, 2015–January 31, 2016

    Come as You Are: Art of the 1990s provides a fresh look at the art of the pivotal decade between the fall of the Berlin Wall and 9/11. The exhibition, whose...>>


    The University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) has received a $150,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The grant will support UMMA’s Engaged Learning Collections Access Project, an effort to...>>

  • On view August 22, 2015–January 3, 2016

    The Heidelberg Project has been the life’s work of artist Tyree Guyton. It is one of the largest, best-known, and longest-running site-specific art installations in the country. Occupying more than...>>

  • On view 
    July 5–September 27, 2015

    Julian Schnabel provides a major entry into work created by the painter celebrated for a visual language that brings together unexpected materials and radically...>>

  • Come cool off at UMMA for a special Art Fair edition of Fridays After 5 on Friday, July 17! Not only will UMMA’s galleries and special exhibitions remain open until 8pm, there will be a free screening at 5:30pm of the 1996 film Basquiat ...>>

  • In 1984-85 a young and eager group of new Dance faculty converged at U-M. They founded Ann Arbor Dance Works as a resident professional dance company of the University of Michigan Department of Dance in order to make, perform, and tour new work....>>

  • UMMA is delighted to offer these activities highlighting the outstanding collection of Japanese art on view in our galleries and study cases in conjunction with U-M Center for Japanese Studies’ Ann Arbor Japan Week!


  • Students clamor off the bus and into the museum for a school tour with world-class art and astute and friendly docents. In the 21st century, field trips at UMMA offer more than an enriching day away from school. Docents encourage students to look...>>

  • During a 20-year period from 1986 to 2007, Lynn Davis photographed Jakobshavn Glacier facing Disko Bay in Greenland, trying to capture what she calls the “changing alchemy of ice and water that created such monolithic forms.” In her evocative...>>