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UMMA Appoints Robin K. Williams as Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art
Feb 23, 2024
The University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) today announced the appointment of Robin K. Williams as Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art.
Blogs
Introducing Tyler Dunston as the 2023-24 Public Humanities and Museum Pedagogy Intern
Feb 13, 2024
As a member of the University Learning team, Tyler has designed and led UMMA course visits for university classes, selected works of art to discuss in collaboration with instructors, and prepared resources for classes.
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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. A welcoming, open, community space where you can surround yourself with rare works, thought-provoking exhibitions, and unexpected moments of profound impact and joy. And always for free. 
Blogs
New In-Gallery Experience at UMMA Brings an Exhibition’s Story to Life
Dec 11, 2023
Hear the story that inspired Future Cache in Anishinaabemowin and English.
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UMMA to Open Exhibition Exploring Innovations and Turning Points in Cambodia’s Art Through 80 Historic and Contemporary Works
Nov 15, 2023
UMMA will open Angkor Complex, an expansive exhibition exploring the art of Cambodia and its diaspora through 80 works, created from the 12th century to the present day.
Blogs
Autumnal Art at UMMA!
Nov 6, 2023
Ten artworks in the UMMA collection to help you hang on to the last bit of fall.
Blogs
Silent Disco: Two Works in Conversation by Alexandra Collins
Nov 5, 2023
Board Member Alexandra Collins Discusses her recent exhibition on campus.
Blogs
Kate Tremel Invites Us to Breathe
Nov 2, 2023
Kayla Turner describes her experience at Kate Tremel's "Breathe".
Blogs
A Night of Love and Loss: P Meets a Friend
Oct 17, 2023
Pretzel is back and trying to process some new experiences.
News
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.
Blogs
"GIFT" painted on UMMA's historic facade
Artist Cannupa Hanska Luger Paints “Gift” on UMMA’s Historic Facade in Early Hours of the Morning
Sep 18, 2023
Cannupa Hanska Luger's installation applied on the exterior of UMMA's historic wing.
News
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.
Blogs
A Grab-Bag of Fun: UMMA’s New Self-Guided Tour Inspires Curiosity
Jul 24, 2023
UMMA's new self-guided tour can help level-up your experience.
Blogs
Book Recommendations Based on Your Favorite Piece of Art at UMMA
Jul 17, 2023
Six book recommendations based on art at UMMA.