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In 1947 Doris Duke wrote an article “My Honolulu Home” for Town and Country, which was accompanied by a glorious suite of black-and-white photographs by Maynard Parker. Published as one of only four photo shoots of Shangri La that Duke permitted...>>
The zenith and subsequent decline of the British Empire in the later nineteenth century coincided with a unique and powerful convergence of cultural, technological, and economic forces. This era signaled the last great period of European exploration...>>
The artist’s domain is to make real things, originals. A remake typically doesn’t come close to the original—or so we think. In the realm of media art and its constant mediation of what is left of the thing, these clear-cut distinctions have long...>>
David Osler’s domestic, institutional, commercial, and civic buildings represent some of the most distinctive and recognizable modern architecture in Michigan, predominantly in Washtenaw County. Born in 1921, Osler is an Ann Arbor native and...>>
When Larry Cressman ( pictured left ), visual artist and Professor of Art in the Residential College and Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, first began to explore UMMA’s photography collection as guest curator for the second installment of...>>
Doris Duke's Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art On view at UMMA January 25-May 4, 2014 Doris Duke's Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art is the first exhibition to present Duke's five-acre Honolulu estate and its...>>
In conjunction with Doris Duke's Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art, on view at UMMA from January 25 to May 4, 2014. Symposium: Encounters with Islamic Art: Reception, Revival, and Response When: Saturday, February 1, 10am–6pm...>>
In an effort to connect visual art to performance art, UMMA and the U-M School of Music, Theatre, and Dance (SMTD) are partnering to offer an exciting line-up of performances for the 5th season of SMTD@UMMA . All performances are free and open to...>>
This large work on paper by Michele Oka Doner is a preparatory drawing for a public artwork commissioned by the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in 2009. After the completion of the new hospital building, the drawing was donated...>>
As part of UMMA’s phased efforts to incorporate more twentieth-and twenty-first century art and culture throughout the building, the Museum inaugurated in August its new Photography Gallery on the second floor of the Maxine and Stuart Frankel and...>>

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