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  • Kabuki, a popular type of Japanese theater, originated in the early seventeenth century, developing into a sophisticated, highly choreographed form in subsequent centuries. Still wildly popular in contemporary Japan, kabuki is characterized by all-...>>
  • UMMA’s Instagram account has taken off in recent months, gaining over 4000 followers and nearly 600 tags of photos taken in and around the Museum! Here are some of our favorite fan photos from the month of October. Follow us at @ummamuseum , and/or...>>
  • One of nearly twenty works by French Romantic painter Eugène Delacroix in UMMA’s collection, Lycurgus Consulting the Pythia will be a part of a special exhibition titled Delacroix and the Matter of Finish . The exhibition will be on view at the...>>
  • One of the founding members of the Abstract Expressionists, Adolph Gottlieb (1903-1974) was an important presence in the artistic life of New York from the 1930s until his death. Artists in the United States working between the two World Wars found...>>
  • 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...>>

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