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July 18, 2019

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January 11, 2019

Professor emerita endows two gifts in LSA art history department

Two new gifts totaling $8.2 million to LSA from alumna and retired professor Ilene Forsyth will secure the future study of medieval art at the University of Michigan and provide educational and research opportunities for faculty and students.

January 14, 2019

Department of Dance presents annual concert, ‘Complex Rhythms’

The Department of Dance will present the annual ‘Complex Rhythms’ dance concert in the Power Center for the Performing Arts. Performances run from Feb. 7 through Feb. 10.

The concert will feature works by four choreographers who will draw from African and African-American aesthetic forms.

October 24, 2018

U-M, artists 'pave' Liberty Street with 10,000 illuminated books

After months of planning, the Institute for the Humanities presented "Literature vs. Traffic" on Tuesday. The one-night-only installation by Luzinterruptus, an anonymous art collective based in Spain, "paved" Ann Arbor's Liberty Street with more than 10,000 illuminated books.

August 23, 2018

SMTD to offer non-credit group piano lessons for adult beginners

A new program offered by the School of Music, Theatre & Dance will be the only one in the Ann Arbor community to provide group piano instruction for adult beginners.

“Time for Me: Beginning Piano for Adult” is open to adults in both the university community and the general public.

August 3, 2018

U-M Library gets filmmaker Jonathan Demme’s personal archive

The University of Michigan Library will welcome the archive of the late award-winning director, producer and screenwriter Jonathan Demme.

The donation from the Demme family was announced Friday at the Traverse City Film Festival ahead of a special screening of “Swimming to Cambodia,” a 1987 film directed by Demme.

July 19, 2018

Regents approve alumnus David Gier to be dean of SMTD

David A. Gier, professor and director of the University of Iowa School of Music, has been appointed dean of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance.

His appointment, approved July 19 by the Board of Regents, is effective Oct. 1 and runs through Sept. 30, 2023.

July 2, 2018

Ann Arbor Art Fair bringing to town four fairs in one July 19-22

A variety of activities await those planning to attend the four-day Ann Arbor Art Fair.

The celebration, which runs July 19-22, consists of four fairs in one event:

• The Original Ann Arbor Street Art Fair (on East Washington Street, North University Avenue and Ingalls Mall).

• The State Street Art Fair.

May 23, 2018

Bloom season underway at arboretum's historic peony garden

The Nichols Arboretum peony garden begins its annual transformation from green shoots to waves of white, pink and red this week as it bursts into nearly 10,000 blooms.

+ if you go

Where: Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor

April 23, 2018

Research initiative seeks to connect music and big data

From digital analysis of Bach sonatas to mining data from crowdsourced compositions, researchers at the University of Michigan are using modern big data techniques to transform how we understand, create and interact with music.

April 20, 2018

Cube access to be closed off during Michigan Union renovation

After a half-century of spinning, the University of Michigan's iconic Cube sculpture is taking a sabbatical.

Construction crews will need to close Regents' Plaza to help stage construction for the Michigan Union renovation project. Part of that work includes enclosing the Cube for protection.

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