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August 19, 2019

Arts & Culture

July 10, 2019

Ann Arbor Art Fair heading to town July 18-21

Art lovers will wind through downtown Ann Arbor and parts of the U-M campus later this month during the four-day Ann Arbor Art Fair.

The festival, which runs July 18-21, consists of four fairs in one event:

• The Original Ann Arbor Street Art Fair (on East Washington Street, North University Avenue and Ingalls Mall).

June 28, 2019

Teach-out moves to Instagram to consider arts and technology

Art and technology.

Not two words we usually think of together. Or if we do, the images that might come to mind are songs played on some kind of portable device, an instrument tethered to an amplifier, or a graphic illustration created on computer for a print publication.

June 20, 2019

$10M estate gift to support efforts at LSA, Ross School of Business

The Patricia W. Mitchell Trusts have made a combined $50 million gift to three universities, including the University of Michigan, to ensure that future generations of students will be prepared creatively, financially and ethically to lead the industries that will comprise the media landscape of the future.

May 21, 2019

Town hall to focus on integration of arts, humanities and STEMM

The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities, in partnership with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, will host a town hall meeting at the University of Michigan on May 28 to discuss unique opportunities for arts integration on campus.

May 16, 2019

Schematic design approved for new dance building

Plans for a new dance building within the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre & Dance continue to move forward, as the Board of Regents approved the schematic design for the building Thursday.

May 16, 2019

Tisch gift strengthens UMMA exhibitions, names central gallery

Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch, a couple committed to higher education and advancing the arts, have donated more than $2.8 million to the U-M Museum of Art to enhance and develop its exhibitions program, ensuring that UMMA can continue to be a center of ambitious exhibition-making and interdisciplinary thinking.

April 18, 2019

‘Orion’ to be reinstalled at UMMA ahead of sculptor’s appearance

After a yearlong hiatus, an iconic work of public art — along with the artist who created it — will return to the University of Michigan’s Central Campus next week.

Mark di Suvero’s 53-foot high, 21,220-pound steel sculpture “Orion” will be reinstalled in front of the U-M Museum of Art on Tuesday.

April 8, 2019

SEAS research scientist aims to unite art and science

From an early age, Sara Adlerstein understood that her passion for art was not limited to painting.

“I was into so many things,” said Adlerstein, associate research scientist in the School for Environment and Sustainability. “Dancing, drawing, cooking, writing poetry. Anything about expressing and connecting.”

February 28, 2019

Musician Yo-Yo Ma reflects on the impact of life’s variations

Life, like music, is based on themes and variations, experiences and experiments that shape who we are and who we’ll become, ultimately providing the knowledge and understanding to relate to other cultures, learn from each other and evolve.

February 6, 2019

U-M to unveil new home for Museum of Natural History April 14

The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History has announced it will reopen to the public April 14 in a brand-new building.

Favorite displays and specimens will mix with new exhibits in a state-of-the-art learning facility that combines billions of years of natural history with cutting-edge scientific research.

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