Museum on the move
A team from Research Casting International of Toronto works to reassemble the Owosso mastodon in the Atrium of the Museum of Natural History, which will reopen in its new location, U-M’s new Biological Sciences Building, on April 14. (Photo by Michelle Andonian)
These Plexiglas-encased computer components are part of a new exhibition at the U-M Museum of Art that launches a tour of the first major thematic group exhibition in the U.S. to examine the radical impact of internet culture on visual art. “Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today” runs through April 7 and features 36 artists, collaboratives and collectives, and more than 40 works across a variety of media. A variety of related events are scheduled, including appearances by featured artist Julianna Huxtable today and Thursday. (Photo by Mark Gjukich)
In this video, President Mark Schlissel announces the formation of the President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality, and discusses the ways the university will work to find long-term, comprehensive measures to mitigate human-influenced climate change.
Two Brothers and Their Dog
This 1985 bronze sculpture by John W. Mills was a gift from Harry Towsley and is part of the Friends Meditation Garden on the north side of the Towsley Center for Continuing Medical Education. The Record periodically highlights pieces of public art at U-M. Learn more about this piece, or browse an online collection of public artworks.
With the excitement over autonomous vehicles comes speculation that crashes will be a thing of the past or that we might be able to nap during the ride. Not so fast, says Matthew Reed, Don B. Chaffin Collegiate Research Professor and head of the biosciences group at the U-M Transportation Research Institute. In this video, he explains why taking the driver out of the equation doesn’t mean an end to auto accidents.