Arts & Culture

  1. April 8, 2022

    Arts Initiative seeks proposals for Arts + the Curriculum program

    The U-M Arts Initiative is accepting proposals from faculty and staff for projects that promote the integration of arts thinking, methodologies and practices into student learning.

  2. April 5, 2022

    SMTD launches Michigan Orchestra Repertoire for Equity

    The School of Music, Theatre & Dance has launched a 10-year project to commission 10 new orchestral works with the intention of diversifying the orchestral repertoire.

  3. April 3, 2022

    The fools are back

    Larger-than-life puppets, spring foolishness and smiling faces, young and old, returned to downtown Ann Arbor on April 3 with the 2022 parade of FestiFools.

  4. March 31, 2022

    FestiFools returns this weekend with more fools, new location

    After two years, FestiFools returns April 3. The fest’s signature larger-than-life papier-mâché puppets will parade along South State Street between William Street and South University Avenue.

  5. March 22, 2022

    Stamps has strong connection to 2022 Ann Arbor Film Festival

    The Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design is playing a prominent role in the 60th annual Ann Arbor Film Festival, which kicked off March 22 and runs through March 27.

  6. March 15, 2022

    Prison artwork in person again after pandemic limits

    U-M’s Prison Creative Arts Project presents the 26th annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners at the Duderstadt Gallery on North Campus from March 22-April 5.

  7. February 23, 2022

    U-M recruiting students across campus to fill arts internships

    The U-M Culture Corps is flipping the script on the traditional arts internship by recruiting students historically excluded from arts careers.

  8. January 31, 2022

    Project tackles issues of fair representation in arts and data

    A team of U-M researchers is using popular face-detection algorithms designed to distinguish a variety of factors — including gender and race — to analyze the entire collection at the U-M Museum of Art.

  9. January 26, 2022

    $12M calligraphy gift transforms UMMA’s Asian art collection

    The U-M Museum of Art has received a gift of Chinese calligraphy from the family of Lo Chia-Lun valued at more than $12 million — the largest gift of art in the university’s history.

  10. January 24, 2022

    New York native drums up performance, teaching career

    Ian Antonio, assistant professor of music in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, has played the drums since before he can remember and performed on four continents.