Arts & Culture

  1. June 24, 2024

    U-M staffer is highlighting Ann Arbor, from A to Z

    Bettina Senga, communications manager for the Center for Global Health Equity, is using relief printmaking to illustrate an alphabet book highlighting Ann Arbor’s gems.

  2. June 20, 2024

    Arts Initiative names Mark Clague inaugural executive director

    Mark Clague, professor of music and associate dean for collaborations and partnerships in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, has been named inaugural executive director of the U-M Arts Initiative.

  3. June 13, 2024

    Couple’s $5M gift to UMS is largest in its history

    With a gift of $5 million, U-M alumna Eileen Weiser and her husband, Richard “Dick” Caldarazzo, have established the Weiser Caldarazzo Iconic Artists Endowment Fund at the University Musical Society.

  4. June 12, 2024

    UMS residency features Yo-Yo Ma, international artists, students

    The University Musical Society hosted a special large-scale collaborative project this month that brought together musicians of differing levels and backgrounds for a weeklong residency.

  5. May 22, 2024

    OVPR, Arts Initiative award funding to seven teams

    The Arts Research: Incubation & Acceleration grant program has awarded its second round of funding to seven arts-based research projects, led by teams from across the Ann Arbor and Dearborn campuses.

  6. May 21, 2024

    Artists selected for summer residencies at Biological Station

    The U-M Biological Station in northern Michigan has selected an illustrator Vera Ting and poet Madeleine Wattenberg to explore their creative freedom through the 2024 Artist in Residence Program.

  7. May 20, 2024

    Professor channels passion for history through blacksmithing

    Thomas Henthorn, professor of history at UM-Flint, was introduced to blacksmithing while exploring historic sites. He now considers it a hobby and began teaching classes on blacksmithing in Flint.

  8. April 29, 2024

    Stamps senior channels her passion through art

    After graduating, Ikalanni Jahi plans to pursue a career in arts administration. Her dream is to own a gallery space or work as a museum curator.

  9. April 29, 2024

    Obituary — Marvin G. Parnes

    Marvin G. Parnes, who served a variety of administrative roles at U-M, died March 13 at age 74 after a prolonged illness.

  10. April 24, 2024

    Four from U-M to join American Academy of Arts and Sciences

    Faculty members James Joyce, Webb Keane, Alexandra Killewald and John Vandermeer have been selected to join the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for their contributions in scholarly and professional fields.