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April 1, 2021

Check out our latest Spotify playlist and rediscover musical acts who have performed at UMMA

March 30, 2021

UMMA Fellow Interviewed About Upcoming Oh honey... Exhibition

March 30, 2021

Michigan alum Ayoinmotion returns for live performance, Q+A

January 26, 2021

UMMA's director, Christina Olsen, recently moderated the panel "Public Monuments and Our Histories: Reframing the Memories of Our Nation."

January 8, 2021

“Draw a line that represents progress.” That was the first prompt for students when Cameron Gibelyou’s Applied Liberal Arts class Predicting the Future met with UMMA this fall. Curator for University Learning and Programs David Choberka introduced this simple art-making prompt as a way to start students thinking about how progress and the future can be visually represented.

December 17, 2020

The latest UMMA quiz will help you select the perfect museum movie for a cold winter’s night.

December 2, 2020

Many local artisan holiday markets featuring hand-made gifts have gone online this year in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, so we’ve rounded up the virtual bazaars from our local community organizations and partners and organized the vendors here.

November 9, 2020

The University of Michigan Museum of art is permanently installing a 25-foot-tall sculpture by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa of an elongated human head with hands covering both eyes, a monumental piece signifying deep reflection.

The sculpture, Behind the Walls, was acquired through a gift from J. Ira and Nicki Harris, long-time University supporters. Ira is a 1959 U-M alumnus; he received an honorary doctor of laws degree in 2012.

September 21, 2020

All moved into your new place and faced with blank white walls?

September 17, 2020

If you’ve ever spent time around elementary school students, then you know they often have wildly active imaginations. 

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