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University of Michigan Museum of Art Amplifying Black Art and Culture with 2024 Event Series
Jun 28, 2024
Events Presented in Conjunction with “Silver Linings” Exhibition Showcasing 100 Years of Black Art Collecting by Spelman College.
UMMA Leads Coalition of Art Museums Across the Country in Unprecedented Civic Engagement Campaign Ahead of 2024 Election
Apr 29, 2024
As reported recently in the New York Times, a coalition of 10 art museums, all on public university campuses, are set to play a crucial role in the 2024 U.S. presidential election season.
Prestigious Chinese Object Study Program Moves to University of Michigan Museum of Art, Builds on the Museum’s Strength in Chinese Art
Mar 19, 2024
Supported by the Kingfisher Foundation, the Chinese Object Study Workshops will transition to UMMA—first program scheduled for 2025
UMMA Appoints Robin K. Williams as Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art
Feb 23, 2024
UMMA announced the appointment of Robin K. Williams as Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art.
A new era of UMMA is here
UMMA launches a refresh featuring an updated look, new website, and redesigned visitor lobby
Jan 29, 2024
Welcome to a new era of UMMA — a gathering place for education, creativity, dialogue, and inspiration.
UMMA to Open Exhibition Exploring Innovations and Turning Points in Cambodia’s Art Through 80 Historic and Contemporary Works
Nov 15, 2023
Guest curated by Nachiket Chanchani, an associate professor in the Department of the History of Art at the University of Michigan.
The University of Michigan Announces New Curator of Art in Public Spaces
Oct 16, 2023
Jennifer Carty announced as Curator of Art in Public Spaces.
UMMA Announces New Acquisitions, Including Major Works by McArthur Binion, Mel Bochner, Catherine Opie, Willie Cole, and Jarod Lew
Jul 25, 2023
UMMA announced today that it has acquired a major work by acclaimed artist McArthur Binion.
University of Michigan Museum of Art Awarded Grant As Part of Teiger Foundation’s Inaugural Call for Proposals
Apr 5, 2023
UMMA in partnership with Teiger Foundation, announced that it is among the 39 recipients of a new grant program.
University of Michigan Museum of Art Announces New Acquisitions, Including Works by Andrea Carlson, Suchitra Mattai, and Matthew Angelo Harrison, Among Others
Feb 27, 2023
UMMA announced a selection of recent acquisitions that capture the Museum’s collecting priorities.
Acclaimed artist Cannupa Hanska Luger to create major site specific installation at University of Michigan Museum of Art
Jan 12, 2023
UMMA in partnership with Monument Lab, announced that artist Cannupa Hanska Luger will create a site-specific installation on the exterior of Alumni Memorial Hall.
A call to bravery: in new op-ed UMMA Director outlines five lessons for more courageous museums
Jul 19, 2022
In an op-ed published by ArtNet News, UMMA Director Christina Olsen makes the case that art museums need to be braver.
$12M gift of Chinese calligraphy transforms Asian art collection at U-M Museum of Art
Jan 26, 2022
UMMA has received a gift of Chinese calligraphy from the family of Lo Chia-Lun valued at more than $12 million.
Five Million Dollar Gift Expands U-M Museum of Art’s Chinese Ceramics Collection, Creates Weese Program In Ceramic Art
Apr 21, 2021
Alumnus William C. Weese MD has given a gift of art and endowment that will expand the museum’s Chinese ceramics collection.