Arts & Culture

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. January 17, 2022

    Filmmaker got their start early with VHS camcorder

    Charli Brissey, assistant professor of dance in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, has worked at U-M since 2018 teaching film, composition and technique classes in the dance department.

  5. December 2, 2021

    ‘Unseen Worlds’: Exploring microorganisms through art

    Through the artistry of Jim Cogswell, professor of art, microorganisms can now be seen in a colorful mural on the windows of U-M’s Museum of Natural History.

  6. November 15, 2021

    NSF grant to aid research on technology and artisan communities

    A U-M research team has received a $1.55 million grant from the National Science Foundation to focus on how technology can be used by artisans to empower, not replace, their labor.

  7. October 25, 2021

    Matthaei Botanical Gardens debuts robotically fabricated timber structure

    A new robotically fabricated pavilion at Matthaei Botanical Gardens brings leading-edge fabrication research to the public space, and explores new responsible and precise methods of construction.

  8. October 11, 2021

    Stamps lecturer puts love of art, skateboarding on display

    David Flaugher, a lecturer I in the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, at one time considered a career as a professional skateboarder. He instead pursued a career teaching and creating art.

  9. September 30, 2021

    Art project invites audience to dive into complex subjects

    “Realm of the Dead,” an autobiographical project that uses self-referential theater as a vehicle for self-healing and advocacy, will be on view Oct. 4-17 in the Lower Level Atrium at the School of Social Work.

  10. September 27, 2021

    Detroit artist explores connections between Black men, rock pigeons

    The work of Detroit-based multidisciplinary artist Rashaun Rucker is featured  in “Never Free To Rest,” a new exhibition on view until Oct. 15 at the Institute for the Humanities Gallery.