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The University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) celebrated its docent program this past May for 40 years of research, outreach, and community-based learning. The official docent anniversary celebration took place at a private event on Sunday, May 15...>>
Increasing numbers of university instructors are integrating UMMA's collection into their courses in exciting and creative ways. Instructors and students tell us what it's been like. With the beginning of a new term at the University, UMMA enters...>>
Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3 On view at UMMA May 24–September 14, 2014 Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3 explores the work of contemporary artists of Native North American origin working in both traditional and new media,...>>
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...>>
Since the reopening of UMMA in 2009, we have been delighted to be the home of the Zell Visiting Writers Series that hosts emerging and established authors. Olivia Postelli (OP) , an LSA senior from St. Joseph, Michigan, studying English and creative...>>
A docent is a teacher, guide, and interpreter. That definition doesn’t begin to explain, however, the many exciting and satisfying components of the docent program. Docents talk with each other and patrons about art and life, they inquire into the...>>
Longtime UMMA supporters Helmut and Candis Stern have made a $1.5 million gift to establish and endow a new curatorial position in African art. With UMMA’s holdings in African art considered among the finest in North America, the Helmut and Candis...>>
A docent is a teacher, guide, and interpreter. That definition doesn’t begin to explain, however, the many exciting and satisfying components of the UMMA docent program. Docents talk with each other and patrons about art and life, they inquire into...>>
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...>>

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