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University of Michigan Museum of Art Amplifying Black Art and Culture with 2024 Event Series
Jun 28, 2024
Events Presented in Conjunction with “Silver Linings” Exhibition Showcasing 100 Years of Black Art Collecting by Spelman College.
UMMA Blog
Art Sparks Hundreds of One-of-a-Kind Adventure Stories Written by Third Grade Students at UMMA
May 6, 2024
Program with 826michigan and Ypsilanti Public Schools celebrating its sixth year.
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UMMA Leads Coalition of Art Museums Across the Country in Unprecedented Civic Engagement Campaign Ahead of 2024 Election
Apr 29, 2024
As reported recently in the New York Times, a coalition of 10 art museums, all on public university campuses, are set to play a crucial role in the 2024 U.S. presidential election season.
Student Blog
Hello Spring: Upcoming Events to Look Out for Near You
Apr 17, 2024
For those who enjoy admiring art, watching films, and listening to engaging stories, here is a list of some great events happening near you this spring!
Student Blog
A Graffiti Tour of Italia!
Apr 12, 2024
Italy is covered in graffiti, in every place you can imagine. From train station walls to the sides of historical ruins, the graffiti game in Italy is next level.
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Art Abroad: Featuring Inji Elnadi
Apr 8, 2024
During my trip in Turkey, I had the opportunity to become acquainted with Inji, an artist who has been traveling the world for years.
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Lamp Listeners’ Art Odyssey: Exploring UMMA’s Vibrant Collection
Apr 1, 2024
Today, I'll guide you through UMMA artwork that resonates with the ethereal essence of Lamp's music.
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Prestigious Chinese Object Study Program Moves to University of Michigan Museum of Art, Builds on the Museum’s Strength in Chinese Art
Mar 19, 2024
Supported by the Kingfisher Foundation, the Chinese Object Study Workshops will transition to UMMA—first program scheduled for 2025
Student Blog
The Convergence between Fashion and Visual Arts: Aya Takano x Issey Miyake Fashion Show
Mar 18, 2024
AW 2004 fashion show of Issey Miyake and Aya Takano, where fashion seamlessly merged with visual art.
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SAB Goes Abroad: Rotterdam’s Destroyed City Memorial
Mar 18, 2024
As a SAB member, I will dive into some history of Rotterdam’s Destroyed City Memorial, a massive sculpture I had the opportunity to visit.
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UMMA Appoints Robin K. Williams as Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art
Feb 23, 2024
UMMA announced the appointment of Robin K. Williams as Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art.
UMMA Blog
Introducing Tyler Dunston as the 2023-24 Public Humanities and Museum Pedagogy Intern
Feb 13, 2024
Tyler has led course visits for university classes, selected works of art to discuss 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.
UMMA Blog
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
Guest curated by Nachiket Chanchani, an associate professor in the Department of the History of Art at the University of Michigan.