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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. 

July 22, 2020

This is a response to UMMA's collection of Danny Lyon's documentary photographs taken during the Civil Rights movement protests in the 1960s. UMMA’s May 29 edition of Art In Your Inbox included a photograph from the collection showing a protester being violently pulled from a peaceful crowd by law enforcement. 

June 24, 2020

With a lot of free time during the social distancing and lock down era of the Covid-19 pandemic, young children across the country have been hard at work on artistic masterpieces.

May 27, 2020

The month of May is Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month.

May 21, 2020

Our visitors aren’t the only ones missing the galleries and experience of walking the halls of UMMA. After 10+ weeks of working from home during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, the mood of the UMMA staff can best be described as: “we miss the art.”

April 13, 2020

While stay at home orders are in effect for many U.S. states (through April 30 in Michigan at the time of this posting), one of the few reasons people are allowed to leave their homes during the global pandemic are outdoor activities and exercise. 

April 7, 2020

Several years ago, UMMA sent out a call to filmmakers, artists, writers, photographers, storytellers, and arts enthusiasts to create 2-3 minute videos in response to works of art in the Museum’s collection. 

Seventeen participants were ultimately selected, including high school and undergraduate students, UM alumni, musicians, teachers, and community leaders. 

March 25, 2020

Whether it's providing perspective or prompting moments of peace and reflection, art has an incredible way of helping us understand our experiences. 

February 27, 2020

February is Black History Month, the celebration of the accomplishments and contributions of African Americans.

Highly accomplished editor, author, and historian, Dr. Carter G. Woodson started the celebration in 1926 as a way to encourage all Black Americans to know and be proud of their heritage, and so that other Americans would acknowledge their history and contributions as well. 

February 10, 2020

On February 15, the University of Michigan Museum of Art will open Witness Lab, a courtroom installation and performance series created by artist Courtney McClellan.

February 3, 2020

More than 41 percent of the University of Michigan student population voted in the 2018 midterm elections in the United States — a huge increase from 14.3 percent who voted in the 2014 midterms — thanks to the Ginsberg Center's Big 10 Voter Challenge, UMMA's Vote!2018 initiative, and the work of other campus organizations.

January 29, 2020

In advance of the 2020 U.S. election, UMMA begins a year-long investigation into the practices, threats to, and performance of democracy and the law in a series of exhibitions and programs

January 20, 2020

Ann Arbor, MI — The University of Michigan Museum of Art is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works by abstract painter, Cullen Washington, Jr. The show, Cullen Washington, Jr.: The Public Square, is on view from Jan. 25th to May 17th, 2020 in the A. Alfred Taubman I Gallery. 

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