May 18, 2021

U-M Museum of Art

  1. 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.

  2. January 23, 2021

    Installation reimagines story of South African domestic workers

    As visitors pass by the U-M Museum of Art, they’ll notice a stunning new installation on view through the front windows of the Stenn Gallery — Sophie/Elsie, by contemporary South African artist Mary Sibande.

  3. November 12, 2020

    Monumental outdoor sculpture to change face of UMMA

    The U-M Museum of Art permanently installed a 25-foot-tall sculpture by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa of an elongated human head with hands covering both eyes, a piece signifying deep reflection.

  4. October 20, 2020

    University to launch several new anti-racism initiatives

    U-M will launch several new anti-racism initiatives, and enhance a number of existing ones, as part of a national reckoning on race and as deep-rooted structural inequities in American life have been magnified.

  5. October 15, 2020

    U-M satellite clerk’s office has registered thousands to vote

    The newly opened Ann Arbor City Clerk satellite office at the U-M Museum of Art has been registering between 150 and 200 students per day, thanks to a team of 40 students working to support the satellite office.

  6. October 8, 2020

    U-M Museum of Art announces commitment to anti-racist action

    A banner featuring the words Black Lives Matter will welcome faculty, staff, students and other campus visitors at the front of the museum’s Alumni Memorial Hall entrance of the U-M Museum of Art. 

  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. September 21, 2020

    UMMA to serve as city clerk’s satellite office through Nov. 3

    Several units at U-M have partnered with the city of Ann Arbor to transform gallery space at the U-M Museum of Art into the state’s first satellite city clerk’s office located on a university campus.

  9. September 1, 2020

    Arts Initiative announces first round of Exploration Pilot Grants

    Eight Exploration Pilot Grants of between $7,000 to $17,000 have been awarded to staff, faculty and students as part of the presidential Arts Initiative, announced by President Mark Schlissel last fall.

  10. April 27, 2020

    Looking at the future of museums during and beyond COVID-19

    As cultural institutions try to fulfill their missions under the restrictions of COVID-19, U-M Museum of Art Director Tina Olsen talks about their future and the importance of art in times of crises.