Here’s a challenge for you: Try to Stump UMMA.
We recently launched a TikTok account for UMMA with a planned series of videos where viewers (like you!) suggest topics that Dave Choberka, Curator for University Learning and Programs, can’t find related art for in the UMMA collection.
A social media ghost trend? There’s art for that. Zoom happy hours? Art for that. [Your suggestion here]? Yeah, there’s art for that, too.
Watch the intro:
UMMA (@ummamuseum) has created a short video on TikTok with music original sound. | Welcome to UMMA's first tiktok. How are we doing? Happy to launch our first #stumpumma episode! Can you stump Dave? #fyp #arttiktok #museum #UMMA | Wait, now I'm recording | Okay. It's good I checked.
The series was started in connection with the Museum’s Curriculum / Collection exhibition, a show that brings together works of art from the Museum’s collection that speak to a wide, and surprising, variety of topics — ranging from architecture and artificial intelligence to medicine and metaphysics.
Collected for each course are objects that aid students as they address the nature of reality, imagination, and vision in relation to politics, social action, science, mathematics and more.
The TikTok series takes the thinking behind the exhibition to the next level by attempting to prove that there is art that can speak to any topic you can imagine.
Watch first attempt:
UMMA (@ummamuseum) has created a short video on TikTok with music original sound. | First prompt: #ghosttrend by @jackjanson88 We can't, but can YOU stump Dave? #stumpumma #halloweenlook #WellDone #fyp #arttiktok #museumtiktok #art | Hello, everybody! | My name is Dave Choberka.
The series will be presented on the UMMAMuseum TikTok channel, reposted to Instagram and archived on the Museum website as part of the Curriculum / Collection exhibition. To participate, think of the weirdest topic imaginable, follow UMMAMuseum on TikTok, and try to stump us.
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