Arts & Culture

  1. January 25, 2023

    Arts Initiative receiving $20M to boost campus, regional efforts

    U-M will allocate $20 million over five years for its Arts Initiative to expand access with new programs and projects to engage university audiences, bring more artists to campus, and support and amplify the arts more broadly.

  2. January 25, 2023

    XR technology team to serve 2023 Taubman artist residency

    Gibson/Martelli, a London-based team specializing in extended-reality technology, will be the 2023 artists in residency at the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

  3. January 24, 2023

    First-ever AR art exhibition on view at Humanities Gallery

    An augmented reality art exhibition, “Traces,” from Camila Magrane, is on view at U-M’s Institute for the Humanities Gallery, using cell phones or tablets to explore the full story of the art on the gallery walls.

  4. January 23, 2023

    Exhibit features harvested trash in store of single-use plastic

    The Plastic Bag Store, a public art installation and immersive film experience at U-M through Feb. 5, highlights the enduring effects of single-use plastics by filling an entire grocery with items made out of plastic trash.

  5. January 16, 2023

    Paint parties, murals allow designer to share love of art

    DaJaniere Rice, a multimedia graphic designer at LSA Advancement, shares her passion for the mental and spiritual therapeutic potential of art through paint parties and murals.

  6. January 12, 2023

    Showcasing student talent to inspire democratic engagement

    Five student acts will vie for prizes at a free, festival-style concert at Hill Auditorium on Jan. 21 in a performance that celebrates the grand finale of the Songs for Democracy competition.

  7. January 9, 2023

    Artist’s shredding technique makes deep observations on history

    Titus Kaphar’s work largely delves into history, but he does not consider himself a historian. Kaphar, an artist born and raised in Kalamazoo, uses a unique shredding technique on his paintings and the result offers deep commentary on the subject. His painting “Flay (James Madison)” showcases his shredding technique, and the work is the centerpiece…
  8. October 31, 2022

    Small observation helps lead to big break

    Jonathan Smith, percussion program manager at U-M, has performed nearly 200 shows for “Aladdin” on Broadway since 2014 as the designated sub for the musical’s full-time percussionist.

  9. October 24, 2022

    ‘For Whom the Bell Polls’ uses music to promote the vote

    In preparation for Election Day, U-M community members are invited to vote for the music they want played that day from the carillons in Burton Memorial Tower on Central Campus and Lurie Tower on North Campus.

  10. October 10, 2022

    Stamps professors transform U-M gallery spaces into election hubs

    Two installations at the Duderstadt Gallery and the U-M Museum of Art intend to make the voting process clear, welcoming and delightful for students on both Central and North Campus this fall.