Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at UMMA

The University of Michigan Museum of Art strongly supports the U-M's institutional commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and is dedicated to realizing these goals as a unique academic and cultural unit with an important role in teaching, learning, research, and service.

The near encyclopedic nature of the collection, including both the rich artistic legacy of the past and today’s avant-garde thinking, positions UMMA to be both a dynamic resource for teaching and learning and a resource for the people of the region, and well beyond. The Museum is always free and is fully ADA and U-M compliant with regard to accessibility.

UMMA organizes and presents 12-18 exhibitions per year. These along with programs that represent the full diversity of the world we live in, are relevant to today’s audiences and have the capacity to attract and serve our diverse campus and regional audiences as evidenced by the supporting data. Together, UMMA’s exhibitions, programs, and collections are resources for learning and conversation for the entire campus and the public.

UMMA's Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We commit to increasing diversity, which is expressed in myriad forms, including race and ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, language, culture, national origin, religious commitments, age, (dis)ability status, and political perspective.

We commit to working actively to challenge and respond to bias, harassment, and discrimination. We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status.

We commit to pursuing deliberate efforts to ensure that our campus is a place where differences are welcomed, where different perspectives are respectfully heard and where every individual feels a sense of belonging and inclusion. We know that by building a critical mass of diverse groups on campus and creating a vibrant climate of inclusiveness, we can more effectively leverage the resources of diversity to advance our collective capabilities. 

Read UMMA's entire Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategic Plan

Read UMMA's entire Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategic Plan

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