January 25, 2023
Arts Initiative receiving $20M to boost campus, regional efforts
U-M will allocate $20 million over five years for its Arts Initiative to expand access with new programs and projects to engage university audiences, bring more artists to campus, and support and amplify the arts more broadly.
September 20, 2021
Yo-Yo Ma collaboration offers a blueprint for healing
“A Travel Guide for Talking Hearts” is a project inspired by creative explorations undertaken with longtime U-M collaborator and cellist Yo-Yo Ma that features a virtual event at 7 p.m. Sept. 23.
August 2, 2021
Professor emerita Ilene Forsyth gives $6.25M to expand art history studies
LSA is expanding U-M’s global footprint in art history studies with the announcement of a new $6.25 million gift from Ilene Forsyth, professor emerita of history of art and a U-M alumna.
April 28, 2021
$5M gift expands UMMA’s Chinese art, creates endowment
U-M alumnus and longtime U-M Museum of Art supporter William Weese has given a gift of art and endowment with a combined value of about $5 million that will expand the museum’s Chinese ceramics collection.
February 1, 2021
Assistant professor shares her passion for music, dance
Caroline Coade, an assistant professor of viola at the School of Music Theatre & Dance, is the third chair violist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. She’s also a competitive amateur ballroom dancer.
November 10, 2020
Mural, exhibition celebrates labor of Black women in America
“Watch Me Work — Portraits of Self,” a new public art installation by Detroit artist Sydney James at U-M’s Institute for the Humanities Gallery, honors and celebrates the labor of Black women.
October 28, 2019
Art professor explores intersection of power, labor and consumerism
Rebekah Modrak, a professor of art and design, explores the intersections of power, labor and consumerism to examine the rights of communities and workers in society.
October 21, 2019
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October 7, 2019
Residential College lecturer uses art as a therapeutic tool
Deborah Gordon-Gurfinkel founded Telling It, which uses the arts to help promote literacy and help students open up about their life experiences and traumas.
October 3, 2019
Campus arts initiative to ‘unleash imagination and creativity’
President Mark Schlissel has announced a comprehensive presidential arts initiative designed to “unleash imagination and creativity” across U-M.