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Let's Talk About Art

Join us at Student Late Night at UMMA from 8-11pm on Thursday, April 10.  Interarts Performance students, Marisa Diamond and Nikki Horowitz invite you to talk about art.  

"We are interested in exploring why art museums are often very quiet places, and why people tend to keep their opinions and criticisms in their heads.  We will ask you questions like “Why do you love art?”, “What does art mean to you?”, “Why is art important?”, “What would make you love art more?” then photograph you with your written response. We want your help to un-silence art museums!"

UMMA Doppelgänger

Check out UMMA's fashion. The paintings and sculptures at UMMA have some great clothes! Find one that stands out to you and see if you can mimic it. Get a photo of your ensemble and your UMMA doppelganger and submit them. UMS presents "The Suit" at the Power Center, Wednesday, February 19th through Saturday, February 22nd!

Hungry for Art

Chose any piece of art at UMMA that "makes you hungry" and see if you can create or think of a recipe that reminds you of that artwork. Submit the recipe along with an image of the artwork (include title and artist of artwork).

Art Rendezvous

Spend a loooong time with one artwork at UMMA, like at least 15 minutes. Pay close attention to your physical and emotional responses. Write about the experience (be sure to include the title of the artwork and name of the artist). Submit an image of the artwork with your written response.

Find a Friend

Find a friend who has never been to UMMA and take them to the Museum. Interview them about their visit. Ask things like: What did you enjoy most about your visit? What was your favorite work of art? What was your least favorite work of art? Will you go back?  – and anything else you can think of. Your interview can be written, or conducted via audio or video. Submit your interview along with a photo of your friend at the museum. 

Make a Mixtape

Make a mixtape or playlist of ten songs that you would enjoy listening to while browsing the galleries at UMMA, then visit the Museum and listen to your mix. Submit your playlist and tell us about your experience. Be sure to include which galleries you were in, or if your songs relate to any specific artworks.

This prompt is proudly sponsored by our friends at WCBN 88.3FM Ann Arbor