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April 25, 2019

Arts & Culture

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.

January 11, 2019

Professor emerita endows two gifts in LSA art history department

Two new gifts totaling $8.2 million to LSA from alumna and retired professor Ilene Forsyth will secure the future study of medieval art at the University of Michigan and provide educational and research opportunities for faculty and students.

January 14, 2019

Department of Dance presents annual concert, ‘Complex Rhythms’

The Department of Dance will present the annual ‘Complex Rhythms’ dance concert in the Power Center for the Performing Arts. Performances run from Feb. 7 through Feb. 10.

The concert will feature works by four choreographers who will draw from African and African-American aesthetic forms.

October 24, 2018

U-M, artists 'pave' Liberty Street with 10,000 illuminated books

After months of planning, the Institute for the Humanities presented "Literature vs. Traffic" on Tuesday. The one-night-only installation by Luzinterruptus, an anonymous art collective based in Spain, "paved" Ann Arbor's Liberty Street with more than 10,000 illuminated books.

August 23, 2018

SMTD to offer non-credit group piano lessons for adult beginners

A new program offered by the School of Music, Theatre & Dance will be the only one in the Ann Arbor community to provide group piano instruction for adult beginners.

“Time for Me: Beginning Piano for Adult” is open to adults in both the university community and the general public.

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