Curriculum / Collection
Curriculum / Collection
Online: Starting Summer 2020
In Gallery: October 2020–June 2021
Andrew W. Mellon Curator for University Learning and Programs
Explore the Infinite Value of Art In Shaping Our Understanding of … Well, Everything
In Curriculum / Collection, an incredible variety of University of Michigan courses take material form. Collected for each course are objects that address the nature of reality, imagination, and vision in relation to politics, social action, science, mathematics and more.
Working in collaboration with University faculty, the works in this exhibition were selected for their capacity to provoke engagement with the guiding questions and themes of their specific courses, while also offering students material and inspiration for research projects in their areas of study. The exhibition demonstrates some of the diverse and creative ways art plays a central role in learning across the disciplines. It also asks us to consider what we can learn from art objects across an infinite variety of specialties and subject matter.
As classes begin in Fall of 2020, you’ll be able to use this page to explore the collections designed for each course, dive into the works themselves, and hear from the professors and students about how they are engaging with art and objects in new ways. Who knows, maybe you’ll learn something surprising along the way, too.
Featured Exhibition Story
Float Away On the Wind of This Tadashi Nakayama Woodcut
Afternoon (Flowers, Girl and Butterfly) is a 1972 woodcut piece by Tadashi Nakayama, and is included in the Florilegium section of Curriculum/Collection. Click through this interactive version to learn more about Tadashi's artistic process, and well as the symbolism of the flowers in his work.
Click through an interactive version of Nakayama's woodcut to zoom into the details.Zoom into image
Other Recent C/C Stories
Watch Curriculum/Collection Professor Larry Gant and Dave Choberka at UMMA’s Connecting with the Curriculum Event
Courses Included in Curriculum / Collection
Lead support for this exhibition is provided by the University of Michigan Office of the Provost, Erica Gervais Pappendick and Ted Pappendick, the Eleanor Noyes Crumpacker Endowment Fund, and P.J. and Julie Solit.
UMMA Digital Initiatives are supported by the Sandra and Louis Grotta Fund.