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This large work on paper by Michele Oka Doner is a preparatory drawing for a public artwork commissioned by the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in 2009. After the completion of the new hospital building, the drawing was donated...>>
As part of UMMA’s phased efforts to incorporate more twentieth-and twenty-first century art and culture throughout the building, the Museum inaugurated in August its new Photography Gallery on the second floor of the Maxine and Stuart Frankel and...>>
UMMA’s third year of offering dynamic and thought provoking contemporary video, film, and time-based projects that complement its collections and extend its global contemporary reach will be presented not only in the Museum’s dedicated New Media...>>
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-...>>
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...>>

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