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  • This work, a fragment of what was certainly a full length Schöne Madonna, or “beautiful Madonna,” recently came to the Museum as a gift from a private donor. An example of the late International Gothic style in sculpture, it ranks as one of the most...>>
  • Technologies of copying, editing, and distributing have profoundly changed how artists process and use information as material for their own work. “Collage” and “montage” are key terms of that history from Dada and Surrealism to avant-garde film and...>>
  • 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...>>
  • 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...>>
  • 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...>>