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Love Art More

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Let's Talk About Art

Join us at Student Late Night at UMMA from 8-11pm on Thursday, April 10.  Interarts Performance students, Marisa Diamond and Nikki Horowitz invite you to talk about art.  

"We are interested in exploring why art museums are often very quiet places, and why people tend to keep their opinions and criticisms in their heads.  We will ask you questions like “Why do you love art?”, “What does art mean to you?”, “Why is art important?”, “What would make you love art more?” then photograph you with your written response. We want your help to un-silence art museums!"

Portrait of an Artist

Draw, paint, or sculpt a portrait of your favorite artist. Make a label containing biographical facts about the artist to display with your artwork. Submit a photo of your finished artwork on display along with a close-up photo of the label.

UMMA Doppelgänger

Check out UMMA's fashion. The paintings and sculptures at UMMA have some great clothes! Find one that stands out to you and see if you can mimic it. Get a photo of your ensemble and your UMMA doppelganger and submit them. UMS presents "The Suit" at the Power Center, Wednesday, February 19th through Saturday, February 22nd!

Bring Clothing to Life

Bring a piece of clothing to life. Try and animate a piece of clothing: a dress eating dinner, a sweater dancing, anything! Take a picture or make a short video of your illusion to submit. UMS presents "The Suit" at the Power Center, Wednesday, February 19th through Saturday, February 22nd!

Statue of a Stranger

Find a stranger in the library and ask them to pose like a statue. Take a picture and submit it. 

Take a Picture of the Sun

Take a picture of the sun. Just a picture of the sun, nothing extra or fancy. Please be careful not to look directly at the sun through your camera's viewfinder; looking directly at the sun could damage your eyes. If you need to, just point the camera towards the sun and shoot the photo. Submit your picture of the sun along with the date, time, and location where you were when you took it.

Acting Like Art

Recreate a work of art using other people or yourself as models. Take a picture of your updated artwork and Submit it. 

Selfie with a Stranger

Take a selfie with a stranger on the bus. Submit the photo.

Kid Art

Recreate a work of art that your mom kept from when you were little. Try to replicate it as closely as possible from memory. Submit a photo of the outcome along with a description of the original artwork, including your age when it was made.

Photograph a Stranger

Take a photograph of a stranger sitting on Shang – the large swinging sculpture by Mark di Suvero in front of UMMA. Be nice and ask them if it’s ok first. Submit the photo.

Ready-Made Art

Create a work of ready-made art – an everyday object selected and shown as a work of art. Submit a photo of your artwork on display along with the title of your artwork. Tell us where it was on display.

Recreate a Self-Portrait

Recreate a self-portrait by a famous artist using yourself as the subject. You could stage a photograph, create a collage, drawing, or painting, or use any other media you like. Submit an image of your artwork. Bonus points for a gold museum-style frame!