June 18, 2021

Arts & Culture

  1. February 10, 2021

    Students build online resource to help families get creative

    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.

  2. February 2, 2021

    Clements exhibition examines Black empowerment, resilience

    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…
  3. February 1, 2021

    Assistant professor shares her passion for music, dance

    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.

  4. January 23, 2021

    Installation reimagines story of South African domestic workers

    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.

  5. December 5, 2020

    Hollywood in the house: UM-Dearborn couple hosts film crew

    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.

  6. November 12, 2020

    Monumental outdoor sculpture to change face of UMMA

    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.

  7. November 10, 2020

    Mural, exhibition celebrates labor of Black women in America

    “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.

  8. November 2, 2020

    Museum of Natural History reopening to U-M community next week

    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.

  9. October 26, 2020

    DEI Summit speakers focus on role of art in social justice

    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.

  10. October 15, 2020

    Kelsey Museum to reopen to U-M community members

    The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology will reopen to U-M students, faculty and staff beginning Oct. 20. Admission is free but visits must be scheduled in advance, and a valid Mcard is required.