The above are only some of the motivations that attracted more than 40,000 people to participate in both formal and informal learning experiences at UMMA. From U-M class visits and student events, to concerts, gallery conversations and lectures or family oriented programming like Storytime or Family Art Studio, UMMA offers visitors of all ages inspiring ways to dive deeper, relax and de-stress, or take time to be curious and wonder about all that art offers.
"Over the last eight years I have become even more convinced of the value of arts and medicine for each other. Our explorations of art with Ruth Slavin and others have been fruitful for so many important discussions—what do you do when you don't understand or don't like a patient—or when you encounter difficult, hard to understand patients."
Joel Howard, physician, historian, and co-founder of the U-M Medical Arts Program.