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Oct 19

The new UMMA exhibition titled “In Between the World of Dreams” by the artist Ibrahim Mahama and curated by LSA Institute for the Humanities’ lead curator Amanda Krugliak is an outstanding example of the power of outdoor public art.


Oct 13

Today is the seventh of ten Tuesdays leading up to the 2020 November general election. Each Tuesday until Election Day on November 3, we will be posting topics on democracy, voting, and justice in order to spark conversations about the upcoming election.


Oct 6

Welcome back, UMMA student blog readers, to the sixth of ten Tuesdays leading up to the 2020 November general election. Each Tuesday until Election Day on November 3, we will be posting topics on democracy, voting, and justice in order to spark conversations about the upcoming election.


Sep 29

We're halfway through the Ten Tuesdays leading up to the November election. Here's a quick roundup of all the opportunities for election engagement you can find around campus.


Sep 21

It’s National Voter Registration Day, UMMA student blog readers, and the fourth of ten Tuesdays leading up to the 2020 November general election. Each Tuesday until Election Day on November 3, we will be posting topics on democracy, voting, and justice in order to spark conversations about the upcoming election.


Sep 14

Happy Tuesday, UMMA Student Blog readers! Today is the third of ten Tuesdays leading up to the 2020 November general election. Each Tuesday until Election Day on November 3, we will be posting topics on democracy, voting, and justice in order to spark community conversations that will take center stage in the upcoming election. This week, we encourage all eligible voters to make a plan to vote early to ensure that your vote is counted this November!


Sep 11

This fall, Chiamaka “Chi-Chi” Ukachukwu advances into the 3rd year of her PhD program in Pharmacology at University of Michigan Medical School. Chi-Chi explains that while she always danced, it was not until college that she developed and elevated herself as an artist.


Sep 8

Happy Tuesday, UMMA Student Blog readers! Today is the second of ten Tuesdays leading up to the 2020 November general election. Each Tuesday until Election Day on November 3, we will be posting topics on democracy, voting, and justice in order to spark community conversations that will take center stage in the upcoming election. This week’s theme is registration, and asks the question, “Why vote?”


Sep 2

We are excited to announce that today begins the first of ten Tuesdays leading up to the 2020 November general election. Each Tuesday until Election Day on November 3, we will be posting topics on democracy, voting, and justice in order to spark community conversations that will take center stage in the upcoming election. 


Aug 24

It takes a unique group of people to run an art museum smoothly. Many employees with myriad professional backgrounds collaborate to ensure successful exhibitions, programs, acquisitions, and art conservation. From time to time, the UMMA student blog will be interviewing some of these staff members to share with you the wide range of experiences in the museum field.


Aug 12

The original title for this article was “Reconciling Morbidity and Creativity.” I formulated that theme one month after the U.S. entered lockdown to pacify the COVID-19 pandemic. Attending online class and spending hours indoors before spring stepped shyly into Michigan, my mind was speckled with nightmares and morbid visions. However, the coming of springtime brought no solace.


Aug 3

I called up Grammy Award-winning Jazz pianist, composer, professor, student, and everything in-between Brian Ward and asked him about his top 5 favorite records of all time.


Jul 27

In the midst of an ever-extended quarantine, I often find myself thinking back to the opening night of Bong Joon Ho’s 2019 film Parasite and the neglected promises of global Capitalism.


Jul 17

As the United States enters more than a month of anti-racist protests, the Black Lives Matter movement pushes on from the Netherlands to New Zealand. A global movement urging the U.S. government to fundamentally reconsider policing and the police’s relationship with Black communities following the death of George Floyd.


Jul 9

Victoria Rinaldi is nearing her final year of undergraduate study at the Stamps School of Art & Design amidst global uncertainty. Like many students planning to return to campus, her semester will be filled with unknowns.


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