Institute for the Humanities

  1. September 27, 2021

    Detroit artist explores connections between Black men, rock pigeons

    The work of Detroit-based multidisciplinary artist Rashaun Rucker is featured  in “Never Free To Rest,” a new exhibition on view until Oct. 15 at the Institute for the Humanities Gallery.

  2. June 30, 2021

    ‘Daisy Chain’ explores artists’ post-pandemic perspectives

    “Daisy Chain,” a new video zine by the Institute for the Humanities Gallery, is presented as a compilation of short vignettes documenting the candid and illuminating perspectives of nine national and regional artists as the world opens back up.

  3. April 19, 2021

    Institute for the Humanities names fellows for summer and 2021-22

    Eight U-M lecturers and tenure-track faculty members have received 2021 summer fellowships at the Institute for the Humanities.

  4. April 1, 2021

    Poetry Blast includes outdoor exhibition, video readings, prompts

    Throughout April, the Institute for the Humanities is featuring “Poetry Blast,” a multi-platform celebration of poetry with outdoor displays, daily video poems, and the opportunity people to submit their own work.

  5. March 2, 2021

    Exploring ‘public,’ ‘private’ boundaries through a SWANA teen’s eyes

    At first glance, artist Yasmine Nasser Diaz’s installation in the U-M Institute for the Humanities Gallery looks like a typical teenager’s bedroom. Look a little closer, and a more complex story emerges.

  6. 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.

  7. September 27, 2020

    Ghanaian artist to blanket UMMA with jute sacks

    The U-M Institute for the Humanities will begin installing the work of Ghanaian artist Ibrahim Mahama, in the form of repurposed jute sacks, on the facade of the U-M Museum of Art Sept. 28.

  8. April 20, 2020

    Campus briefs

    Parking payroll deductions to be refunded Parking permit payroll deductions for faculty and staff will be suspended for the months of April and May, Parking Customer Services announced. Employees do not need to return their parking permits. Departmental university contributions will also be suspended for the same period. For active faculty and staff pay-in-full parking…
  9. April 16, 2020

    New livestream series features virtual studio visits with artists

    A new livestreaming video series, “House Calls: Virtual Studio Visits with Michigan Artists in a Pandemic,” will showcase 10 artists via video chat with Institute for the Humanities staff.

  10. April 12, 2020

    Institute for Humanities names faculty, graduate student fellows

    Eight U-M lecturers and tenure-track faculty members will be summer fellows at the Institute for the Humanities. Eight faculty members and eight graduate students will be fellows during the 2020-21 academic year.