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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...>>
UMMA’s third year of offering dynamic and thought provoking contemporary video, film, and time-based projects that complement its collections and extend its global contemporary reach will be presented not only in the Museum’s dedicated New Media...>>
Kabuki, a popular type of Japanese theater, originated in the early seventeenth century, developing into a sophisticated, highly choreographed form in subsequent centuries. Still wildly popular in contemporary Japan, kabuki is characterized by all-...>>
One of nearly twenty works by French Romantic painter Eugène Delacroix in UMMA’s collection, Lycurgus Consulting the Pythia will be a part of a special exhibition titled Delacroix and the Matter of Finish . The exhibition will be on view at the...>>
One of the founding members of the Abstract Expressionists, Adolph Gottlieb (1903-1974) was an important presence in the artistic life of New York from the 1930s until his death. Artists in the United States working between the two World Wars found...>>

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