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Detroit-based architect Catie Newell wants to capture her city’s darkness before it’s all gone. Once the worst in the nation, Detroit’s streetlights are being replaced by thousands of LEDs in a $185 million infrastructure project. Before all the...>>
Since the reopening of UMMA in 2009, we have been delighted to be the home of the Zell Visiting Writers Series that hosts emerging and established authors. Olivia Postelli (OP) , an LSA senior from St. Joseph, Michigan, studying English and creative...>>
A docent is a teacher, guide, and interpreter. That definition doesn’t begin to explain, however, the many exciting and satisfying components of the docent program. Docents talk with each other and patrons about art and life, they inquire into the...>>
A docent is a teacher, guide, and interpreter. That definition doesn’t begin to explain, however, the many exciting and satisfying components of the UMMA docent program. Docents talk with each other and patrons about art and life, they inquire into...>>
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...>>
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...>>
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