Arts & Culture
March 2, 2021
At first glance, artist Yasmine Nasser Diaz’s installation in the U-M Institute for the Humanities Gallery looks like a typical teenager’s bedroom. Look a little closer, and a more complex story emerges.
February 10, 2021
Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design students created Art Connects Kids, a website brimming with original art projects for families to do together at home.
February 2, 2021
Frederick Douglass once said: “Poets, prophets, and reformers are all picture-makers — and this ability is the secret of their power and of their achievements. They see what ought to be by the reflection of what is, and endeavor to remove the contradiction.” Douglass left ample proof of this belief, using the power of his…
February 1, 2021
Caroline Coade, an assistant professor of viola at the School of Music Theatre & Dance, is the third chair violist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. She’s also a competitive amateur ballroom dancer.
January 23, 2021
As visitors pass by the U-M Museum of Art, they’ll notice a stunning new installation on view through the front windows of the Stenn Gallery — Sophie/Elsie, by contemporary South African artist Mary Sibande.
December 5, 2020
UM-Dearborn faculty members Dale and Anne Thomson recently turned their northwest Detroit home over to a film crew that used it for scenes in Steven Soderbergh’s new movie.
November 12, 2020
The U-M Museum of Art permanently installed a 25-foot-tall sculpture by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa of an elongated human head with hands covering both eyes, a piece signifying deep reflection.
November 10, 2020
“Watch Me Work — Portraits of Self,” a new public art installation by Detroit artist Sydney James at U-M’s Institute for the Humanities Gallery, honors and celebrates the labor of Black women.
November 2, 2020
The U-M Museum of Natural History will welcome back faculty, staff and students beginning Nov. 8. At this time, children, family and members of the public without a valid Mcard will not be able to visit.
October 26, 2020
The presenters at U-M’s 2020 DEI Summit highlighted the intersection of art and social justice as they encouraged people to use their voices and talents as mechanisms for change.