Arts & Culture

  1. September 28, 2023

    U-M Library offering free copies of banned books Oct. 3-5

    The U-M Library is offering 16 titles — almost 2,000 free books — that have been recently challenged or banned and that span themes, topics and depictions that are most often challenged.

  2. September 26, 2023

    Sustainable art practices bloom at new Stamps garden

    The Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design has taken a step toward campuswide carbon neutrality with the opening of the Stamps Sustainable Materials & Color Garden on the school’s grounds.

  3. September 25, 2023

    It Happened at Michigan — ‘They gave him ten for two’

    The concert was scheduled to end at midnight. But the 15,000 people crowded into Crisler Arena were content to hang around. John Lennon was worth the wait.

  4. September 21, 2023

    Little Amal, symbol of human rights, is heading to U-M

    Little Amal, a 12-foot puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee child, will be making her way onto the U-M campus this weekend as part of a 6,000-mile walk across the United States.

  5. September 18, 2023

    Artist ‘GIFT’s U-M campus with public art installation

    The experimental installation “GIFT” by Cannupa Hanska Luger is being created across the facade of the building that houses the U-M Museum of Art. It is part of an ongoing initiative to challenge university history and reexamine what gets memorialized.

  6. September 18, 2023

    Hospital arts coordinator collects, paints robots

    Elaine Reed, the arts programming coordinator with Michigan Medicine’s Gifts of Art Program, has a collection of more than 250 robot figurines.

  7. September 18, 2023

    It Happened at Michigan — ‘Jazz Goes to College’

    A University of Michigan audience helped make Dave Brubeck an icon of 20th-century jazz. Brubeck, a pianist, made national headlines in 1954 with the release of “Jazz Goes to College.”

  8. September 13, 2023

    Applicants sought for Respond/​Resist/​Rethink art exhibition

    Submissions are being sought from undergraduate and graduate students for the fourth annual Respond/​Resist/​Rethink student art exhibition, part of the Arts & Resistance theme semester. The deadline is Sept. 18.

  9. September 12, 2023

    Recording of two operas shines light on underrepresented work

    The first full recordings of two operas — “De Organizer” and “The Dreamy Kid” — performed in 2006 in Hill Auditorium were recently released.

  10. September 11, 2023

    Arts & Resistance sampler

    Here are few upcoming highlights from the Arts & Resistance theme semester.