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Apr 5

The Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center’s (SAPAC) 16th annual art show, “rEVOLUTION: transformation” aims to serve as a space for UM student victims and allies to bring awareness to the effects of sexual assault and the difficult, but necessary process of healing through creative expression. I interviewed three artists featured in the art show on Thursday to understand their art and what this exhibition means to them. Each of their artworks vary in subject matter, but together they form a story of healing and reflection.


Mar 17

Mythology Connections is a series centered around mythology in UMMA’s collection. We all had at least one mythology phase- Greek, Roman, Egyptian, whatever struck your fancy. Books like Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians series definitely had a hand in that for some of us, and now Madeline Miller’s Song of Achilles has joined the ranks. This series seeks to reignite that phase, bringing us all back to our roots while making connections to the wonderful art in UMMA’s collection.


Mar 1

In honor of Black History Month (and continuing to celebrate Black history throughout the year), the UMMA Student Engagement Council would like to highlight African American artists in the UMMA collection. Black History Month shines a light on the history and experiences of African Americans. Through art, African American artists have and continue to share and explore their experiences and identities. As we reflect on Black History Month, we’d like to share some of our favorite African American artists and their works you can find at UMMA.


Feb 22

This text involves two voices: the first representing the third person, omniscient point of view and the second, first person point of view of Student A. The characters are nameless, representative of the two views I, the writer, have used to better understand the philosophical topic of ‘The real’.

 

Feb 12

The Muslim Creatives is a blog series that will highlight art made by Muslim creators at the University of Michigan. Themes of identity and community will be explored. The Muslim Creatives Collective on campus is where UMMA SEC Member Sehrish Hussain will be focusing on highlighting Muslim community members striving to learn, discuss, and challenge each other as creative thinkers and art makers.


Nov 20

Calling all student artists at the University of Michigan! December is HIV/AIDS Awareness Month and the UMMA Student Engagement Council would like to showcase student artwork surrounding the topic.


Nov 10

Owners of Sweet Pass Sculpture Park, Tamara Johnson and Trey Burns are selling a handcrafted urinal shaped dog bowl called ‘Our Mutt.’ If you’re acquainted with Marcel Duchamp’s readymades, the reference here is immediately apparent. Here I will debate the complexity of its commercial and conceptual value.


Oct 27

We’re almost at Election Day, UMMA student blog readers! Each Tuesday until Election Day on November 3, we have been posting topics on democracy, voting, and justice in order to spark conversations about the upcoming election. In anticipation, the UMMA Student Engagement Council gathered to discuss Get Out the Vote: Empowering the Women’s Vote, an exhibition available online and on display at the Stamps Gallery until December 5.


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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