All events are free and take place at UMMA unless otherwise noted.

Oct 28

Memory & Monuments Open House

How do we remember on this campus and beyond? At this afternoon-long open house, UMMA and our partners at Monument Lab and the U-M Arts Initiative, invite you to explore the ways memory takes shape through monuments, markers, and the stories we tell. 

Event highlights include:

In celebration of a year of examining the changing nature of monuments with Curator-in-Residence Paul Farber, Director of Monument Lab and the new exhibition You’re Welcome by Cannupa Hanska Luger.  

A partnership between UMMA, the Arts Initiative, Stamps Gallery, and “Under the Campus, the Land” series of conversations by Taubman College faculty Andrew Herscher.   

Related events & exhibitions:

Lead support for You're Welcome is provided by Teiger Foundation, the U-M Office of the Provost, the U-M Office of the President, Erica Gervais Pappendick and Ted Pappendick, the U-M Marsal Family School of Education, the U-M Institute for the Humanities, Michigan Humanities, and the U-M Arts Initiative. Additional generous support is provided by Melissa Kaish and Jonathan Dorfman. 

The Arts & Resistance Theme Semester, organized by UMMA and the U-M Arts Initiative, is generously supported by the U-M Office of the Provost, the U-M College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch, and Erica Gervais Pappendick and Ted Pappendick.

Special thanks to the Cheboiganing (Burt Lake) Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Margaret Noodin, and Richard A. Wiles, for their consultation on the State Historical Marker text; to Margaret Noodin and Michael Zimmerman, Jr. for translating the gallery texts into Anishinaabemowin; to James Horton and Fritz Swanson for generously producing the letterpress broadsides; to colleagues at the U-M Biological Station, U-M Museum of Anthropological Archaeology, U-M Clements Library, and U-M Clark Map Library. For more information on the Cheboiganing (Burt Lake) Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians visit 

Lead support for Future Cache is provided by Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch, Erica Gervais Pappendick and Ted Pappendick, and the U-M Office of the Provost.

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