Arts & Culture

  1. April 8, 2024

    Where’s Alice? The case of the missing statue

    When U-M alumna Sheryl Szady stumbled across a bust sculpture in an Observatory Lodge Building conference room, she suspected it could be the culmination of a search that began three years earlier.

  2. April 8, 2024

    Foolishness on parade

    These photos capture some of the giant puppets and fun that were on display April 7 at FestiFools.

  3. April 8, 2024

    It Happened at Michigan — The ‘harrowing experience’ of meeting Robert Frost

    Robert Frost came to campus in the fall of 1921 to be U-M’s inaugural Creative Fellow in the Creative Arts, an experiment carried out by President Marion L. Burton.

  4. March 28, 2024

    Mural project offers arts access to science students

    A unique collaboration between students, faculty and local artists is bringing a vibrant mural related to the field of nuclear engineering to the Ann Arbor campus this spring.

  5. March 26, 2024

    Prestigious Chinese object program moving to UMMA

    The U-M Museum of Art has been selected as the new home institution for the renowned Chinese Object Study Workshops, which offer a vital platform for training graduate students.

  6. March 14, 2024

    Artist perspectives break free in Michigan prison art exhibition

    The Annual Exhibition of Artists in Michigan Prisons, put on by U-M’s Prison Creative Arts Project, runs March 19-April 2 and will feature 750 works of art by 490 artists.

  7. March 7, 2024

    Transforming trauma into healing power through the arts

    Composer and lecturer Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra has co-created a trailblazing world premiere production, “Ni une más,” to tell the stories of those who have survived gender-based violence.

  8. March 6, 2024

    ISR to host artist residency in partnership with Arts Initiative

    The Institute for Social Research will host Houston-based artist Rick Lowe as part of the U-M Arts Initiative’s Creators on Campus program.

  9. March 4, 2024

    Librarian sees beauty in tools of the trade

    Paul Schaffner manages the creation of electronic texts as well as the revision and upkeep of the university’s 90-year-old Middle English Dictionary.

  10. February 23, 2024

    OVPR, Arts Initiative grants awarded to 14 research teams

    The Arts Research: Incubation & Acceleration grant program and the Creativity Lab research development program have funded projects that center the arts in research and creative practice.