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UM Students: Recent Competitions

1 Year, Many Voices
April 1, 2010

Since our reopening in March 2009, thousands of you have visited UMMA and helped to make it one of the most well attended and dynamic university art museums in the country. You’ve come for lectures, to meet with friends, to hear concerts, and to explore the collections—and it is this last experience that we are most interested in now.

Working from the belief that the more we look, the more we feel, the Student Programming and Advisory Board recently collected students’ responses to single works of art from UMMA’s Collections. The board chose a selection of the responses to be showcased by the Museum and we celebrated all of the selections and a year of student engagement at a special event at the Museum on Thursday, April 1, 2010.

1 Year, Many Voices

UM Student T-Shirt Design Competition

UMMA’s Student Programming and Advisory Board sponsored a t-shirt design competition to celebrate the reopening of the Museum of Art. The winning design, by John Johnson, class of 2010, A. Alfred Taubman School of Architecture and Urban Planning, is for sale exclusively in the Museum Store.

Congratulations to John, and thanks to all who participated.

Student Preview Attendance Contest

Two UM student organizations tied for first place in the attendance contest at the student preview celebration March 24. 109 members of ACCESS came to the Museum and signed in. And F.O.K.U.S. (a multicultural arts organization) brought out 100% of their group's members. Both organizations will receive a cash donation from the Museum.

Representation at Student Preview

47 states and 50 countries were represented among the 5,500 students who attended the student preview. Each student who signed in as the first person to represent their state or country received a $50 Zingerman's gift certificate. This is believed to be a record-breaking figure for a museum opening, and a great representation of the global reach and diversity of UM. Not to mention the powerful draw of free Zing...