The University of Michigan Museum of Art repositions Africa and its artists at the center of complex cross-cultural exchange for centuries with the new exhibition Beyond Borders: Global Africa, opening this month.
July 26, 2018
The University of Michigan Museum of Art has appointed Vera Grant to deputy director of curatorial affairs and curator of modern and contemporary art.
July 17, 2018
This fall, UMMA Deputy Director for Education Ruth Slavin sat down to talk about art and medicine with her long-time teaching partner, Dr. Joel Howell, a physician and historian. Slavin and Howell have worked together since 2009 in the Medical Arts Program, a Medical School Program co-founded by Howell that brings together medical students, residents and attending physicians for shared arts and humanities experiences, dinner, and discussion. More recently, Slavin and Howell have been working with medical students in the Medical School’s Path of Excellence in Medical Humanities, along with Path Director Dr. Mary Blazek and other core faculty.
July 12, 2018
This past January, people gathered at UMMA to enjoy a unique performance: Out of the Silence, A Narrated Concert to Honor Black Classical Musicians of the Past. Presented on the occasion of the University of Michigan’s 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium, the evening featured a mix of spoken narrative and live music curated by two University of Michigan graduate students who study, perform, and program works by black classical musicians: Leah Claiborne, D.M.A candidate, Piano Performance and Pedagogy, and Austin Stewart, PhD Candidate in Historical Musicology.
July 12, 2018
UMMA’s commitment to student engagement is one of the reasons it is such a unique part of the campus community. Students who come from diverse backgrounds have the opportunity to create relationships with the Museum, its staff, and other students, by participating in the Student Engagement Council (SEC) and participating in events that are geared toward the student body.
April 19, 2018
This spring and summer, UMMA is replacing much of the building’s interior lighting with LED lamps, a move that lowers greenhouse emissions, cuts energy costs, and improves the overall visitor experience.