September 30th, 2014

The jurors at this year’s ArtPrize have released their shortlist of artists and venues eligible to win four artist prizes and one venue prize.  Read more about the finalists here

September 30th, 2014

THIS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2: Fred Tomaselli at Penny Stamps


This week’s Penny Stamps lecturer is Fred Tomaselli, who has an exhibition, The Times, opening at UMMA this weekend, Saturday, October, 4th. 

Stamps Lectures start at 5:10 and take place at the Michigan Theater.  For more information, click here

September 30th, 2014

Check out these pictures from Dlectricity this past weekend from the Detroit Free Press!

September 29th, 2014

SAVE THE DATE: UMMA Fridays After 5

In response to recent visitor feedback, UMMA will stay open after 5pm on select Fridays over the upcoming months. All of UMMA’s galleries, including all special exhibitions, as well as the UMMA Store,will remain open on the following Fridays until 8pm:

  • October 31, 2014 
  • February 6, 2015
  • April 24, 2015
  • July 17, 2015

UMMA Fridays After 5 is generously supported by Comerica Bank.

September 29th, 2014

Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series and UMMA Present: Fred Tomaselli




Join us this Thursday, October 2, 2014 as artist Fred Tomaselli explores reality dislocation and the broken dreams of utopianism in colorful, complex works that utilize painting, photo collage, newsprint and unorthodox materials.

This event is presented with support from the UMMA, U-M History of Art, and the River Gallery, in conjunction with the UMMA’s exhibition Fred Tomaselli: The Times, on view October 4, 2014–January 25, 2015.

Unless otherwise noted, all programs take place on Thursdays at 5:10 pm at the historic Michigan Theater, located at 603 E. Liberty Street in downtown Ann Arbor, and are free of charge and open to the public.

September 29th, 2014

What’s that you say? UMMA is on Instagram! Follow us and don’t forget to tag your photos with #ummamuseum for a chance to be featured here and on our Facebook page!

Photo courtesy of our Instagram friend @daph2baph


September 29th, 2014

You’re Invited: UMMA After Hours!



UMMA invites you to join us for an evening of art, music, food, and exploration on Friday, October 10th from 7–10pm. Drop in during UMMA After Hours to discover the permanent collections galleries, including six new exhibitions. Enjoy live World Jazz music by Dave Sharp and the Secret 7 and curators’ conversations scheduled throughout the night.

THE MENU will feature “comfort food” favorites including BBQ chicken drum sticks, macaroni & cheese balls, caramelized onion dip and kettle chips, meat and potato sliders, and tomato basil bisque with mini grilled cheese sandwiches. For desert, you can expect coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and cupcakes. 

This event is FREE and open to the public. We hope to see you there!

UMMA After Hours is generously sponsored by Fidelity Investments. 

September 29th, 2014

Paramodel and the Japan Foundation New York

A big thank you to the Japan Foundation New York for their help funding Paramodel’s Paramodelic Graffiti exhibit currently at UMMA. Paramodel’s work is highlighted on their website’s main page. Come check out Paramodel’s exhibit in UMMA’s Stenn Gallery!

September 29th, 2014

Looking for more artistic inspiration? Flip through UMMA’s magazine, always available on our website, here.


September 28th, 2014

Help University of Michigan senior Charlie Engelman win the National Geographic Next Generation Explorer contest. Watch his video and vote—it is simple and easy: just CLICK HERE!

September 27th, 2014


Two free tours! 

This Sunday, September 28th:

It Wasn’t Art at the Start: Engaging with Art 1pm-2pm

UMMA docents will guide visitors through the galleries on tours as diverse as their interests and areas of expertise. Each docent plans a theme and includes a variety of styles and media to illuminate his or her ideas. Themes may be repeated but each docent’s approach and choice of objects is unique.

Artistic Impositions in the Photographic Portrait 2pm-3pm

The sixteen photographs included in this exhibition speak to an especially charged collaboration between photographer and model in that they are all portraits of artists. When a photographer’s subject is another artist, how might this impact the outcome of the portrait? In this suite of remarkable photographs, we witness different results ranging from the surreal to the seemingly straightforward. Docents will invite viewers to consider how the chemistry between photographer and artist-sitter affect the final picture.

September 26th, 2014

Sport and the University Video Contest

Do you participate in a sport on campus, either as an athlete or a fan? Maybe you participate in Intramural Battleship, play on the Rugby Team, or are an avid fan of Michigan Quidditch? However you are involved with sports at U-M, we’d like to see a video representing your experience! Cash prizes will be awarded to winning videos. Click here for more information.

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