Arts Initiative

  1. April 29, 2024

    Obituary — Marvin G. Parnes

    Marvin G. Parnes, who served a variety of administrative roles at U-M, died March 13 at age 74 after a prolonged illness.

  2. April 15, 2024

    Arts Initiative announces 2024 Creative Careers Residents

    The Arts Initiative has announced three master’s degree-level residents — Leah Crosby, Sara Faraj and Kara Roseborough — for its Creative Careers Residency.

  3. April 15, 2024

    Ukraine’s devastation manifested in statistician’s ceramic art

    Irina Bondarenko, a statistician lead for the biostatistics department in the School of Public Health, grew up in Ukraine and has created works of art inspired by her homeland.

  4. April 8, 2024

    Foolishness on parade

    These photos capture some of the giant puppets and fun that were on display April 7 at FestiFools.

  5. March 28, 2024

    Mural project offers arts access to science students

    A unique collaboration between students, faculty and local artists is bringing a vibrant mural related to the field of nuclear engineering to the Ann Arbor campus this spring.

  6. March 7, 2024

    Transforming trauma into healing power through the arts

    Composer and lecturer Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra has co-created a trailblazing world premiere production, “Ni une más,” to tell the stories of those who have survived gender-based violence.

  7. March 6, 2024

    ISR to host artist residency in partnership with Arts Initiative

    The Institute for Social Research will host Houston-based artist Rick Lowe as part of the U-M Arts Initiative’s Creators on Campus program.

  8. February 14, 2024

    Mini-course allows students to delve into the art of anatomy

    Two School of Kinesiology faculty members created a seven-week mini-course that challenged students to revisit their preconceptions about both art and the body.

  9. February 2, 2024

    School of Social Work to host featured artist residency

    The School of Social Work, in partnership with the U-M Arts Initiative, has announced the selection of the Pan-African Creative Exchange as the featured artist residency for 2024.

  10. January 9, 2024

    Annual report highlights ‘remarkable and transformational year’

    An expansion of the health care system and new initiatives to promote the arts and enhance school safety are among the many notable achievements featured in U-M’s annual report.