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  • During the recent economic downturn, Detroit acquired the reputation as having perhaps the worst rate of home foreclosures of any city in the nation. Officials estimated that one third of Detroit’s houses, roughly 80,000, were abandoned. What to do...>>
  • Even if you know UMMA's collection well, you may be surprised to learn that the Museum has assembled a choice group of domestic design objects thanks to two recent, generous gifts. Consisting primarily of works of iconic twentieth-century furniture...>>
  • UMMA among first university art museums to join Google Art Project; aim to improve access to art, cultural literacy The potential impact might not be so farfetched: In a matter of several years, Google Art Project could have the type of effect on...>>
  • In 2011, the Museum of Art received the gift of an important panel painting by the Dutch painter Caspar Netscher (born Germany, 1639?-1684). This very fine work is an important addition to UMMA's holdings in Dutch painting and represents a genre not...>>
  • In October, UMMA sent out a call for participation to all filmmakers, artists, writers, photographers, storytellers and arts enthusiasts interested in making a movie with the Museum. UMMA invited 12-16 individuals to create 2-3 minute videos in...>>
  • With UMMA’s expanded ability to showcase its until now largely hidden array of Tiffany objects, Ann Arbor has become one of three must-see sights—in addition to the Metropolitan Museum in New York and the Morse Museum in Florida—on any Tiffany...>>
  • This year the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center at the University of Michigan celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary. Director Holly Rider-Milkovich approached UMMA to collaborate in bringing to life the messages of teaching, leading,...>>
  • A conversation between UMMA Director Joe Rosa and philanthropist, collector, and UMMA lead benefactor Maxine Frankel on the occasion of the Museum’s special exhibition Mark di Suvero: Tabletops , on view through February 26, 2012, which features...>>
  • One afternoon early this winter, visitors at UMMA could hear a tour group softly singing, their voices trailing from the balcony near the Joan and Bob Tisch Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art. Led by UMMA docents in front of Sol Le Witt's series...>>
  • Come to UMMA on a Friday afternoon and you may find a UM student leading a tour in the galleries. This is not a student working on a class project, but a member of UMMA's volunteer Student Docent Program. In addition to leading "Lunchtime Tours" and...>>

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