While UMMA is closed to the public, explore the many ways you can engage with the Museum, our collections, our experts, and our programs from your home. Check back often for new and updated activities and resources.
Explore our collection of ready-to-go online activities and academic resources, or get in touch to work with us on a custom learning engagement.
See some examples of UMMA-designed activities and discussion guides for a variety of university classes as well as past course collections and student research.
Virtual Class Example
Students in SEAS explored the vast power of landscape during a recent virtual class visit with UMMA. Hear about their experience and explore the artwork they discussed.
Browse more than 50 curated collections of UMMA artwork, organized around academic themes.
Study Days w/UMMA
Online resources created and curated by Michigan students to keep your mind active and your body relaxed.
Our team can work with you to develop custom, guided exploration activities that will take your students deep into our collection to provide new perspectives on topics you're discussing in class. Check out some recent examples.
Explore our lesson plans and activities built around a diverse set of subjects and discover the perfect way to engage your student(s) in the world of art.
This collection includes lesson plans, images, and enrichment activities that can be used in the virtual classroom, or at home.
Virtual Field Trips
From Cats and Dogs to art that makes you do a double take, four new virtual field trips will take you on explorations across the museum's collections. Tours range in grade-level appropriateness from Kindergarten to fifth grade.
Follow along during a step-by-step art making project following multicultural traditions of using plant matter as a medium for art making. You will use collected plant matter (leaves, grass, flowers, weeds) to form patterns and images on paper.
Sculpture & Yoga
Introducing “UMMA Sculpture and Yoga” — a unique way to explore the University of Michigan Museum of Art’s outdoor public art collection while moving your body and centering your mind … without leaving the house!
Sight & Sound
Explore our exhibition Collection Ensemble while listening to music inspired by it, created by students in the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance.
Browse our collection of more than 20,000 works, dive deep into a single topic, or even get pieces delivered directly to your email.
Browse The Exchange
Here you can explore UMMA's Collections and discover Learning Resources created by scholars, experts, and other visitors. Use the Collections and Learning Resources created and housed in the Exchange for research, teaching, learning and fun.
Medicine @ The Museum
Explore our global pandemic through the lens of UMMA's collection, and examine the history of medicine and the ways we comfort, protect, and repair ourselves.
Art In Your Inbox
Sign up and we'll send images of select works of art from UMMA's collection directly to your inbox once or twice a week.
Many Voices Project
Filmmakers, artists, writers, photographers, storytellers, and arts enthusiasts created 2-3 minute videos in response to works of art in the museum's collection. The result is over an hour of powerful responses to some of UMMA's most popular works.
UMMA Coloring Pages
Color in scenes from across UMMA and images from our collection — it's a great way to spend some quality time with works of art, while creating a masterpiece all your own.
Answer a few questions to find out which UMMA art collection can help inspire you during self-isolation, or which UMMA location best represents your personality. Check back soon for more!
This short film about Willow Run was screened as part of the 2017 UMMA exhibition "Ernestine Ruben at Willow Run: Mobilizing Memory."
You still crave a connection with your community, and art has a great way of bringing us together, even virtually. Here are some of the other things we've been loving in our local arts community recently.
Watch this conversation between UMMA Director Tina Olsen and artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby, 2017 MacArthur Genius Grant recipient. The conversation was part of the Penny Stamps Lecture Series.
From the U-M Institute for the Humanities, House Calls are virtual studio visits with michigan artists. Ep 2 features Sajeev Visweswaran, a regular facilitator of UMMA's Family Art Studio events.
"ArtBox is the next level of creative exploration for kids of all ages—developed by the professional, enthusiastic, and talented team at the Ann Arbor Art Center."
UMMNH at Home
You can explore U-M Museum of Natural History exhibits and enjoy some behind-the-scenes images right from your home or phone!