UMMA Reactivation Campaign


Renew your love for art. Respond to the needs of the moment.
Help us Reactivate UMMA. 

The pandemic has affected every aspect of our lives—including the Museum’s work. The UMMA Reactivation Campaign is focused on campus reactivation through a lens of accessibility to support three critical areas of need.

Make Your Gift Online

Your Support Makes Possible:

Your gift will propel our mission and deepen our ability to thoughtfully engage our publics during these challenging times.

Join us and support this meaningful work. You can help position UMMA as a truly welcoming, accessible, and creative home.

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Jaume Plensa, Behind the Walls, 2018. Polyester resin and marble dust, 750 x 278 x 310 cm. Museum purchase made possible by J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family. 2020/2.1. Photography: Patrick Young

Thank you to our Lead Ambassadors!


Lisa Applebaum
Candy and Michael Barasch
Peter Benedek
Catherine Glynn Benkaim and Barbara Timmer
Stephen and Faith Brown
Bill Heidrich

Paola Luptak and Markus Jakobson
Catherine and Charles Schwartz
William Susman and Emily Glasser
Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch
Bruce and Stephanie Germain Vinokour

Areas of Need

Online and Onsite Exhibitions

Support UMMA’s core mission to engage and inspire visitors near and far. Your gift will help drive research, collaborations across diverse disciplines, and the enjoyment of a broad array of special exhibitions, both at the museum and digitally.

Check out how support of UMMA’s exhibitions have brought recent projects to life:

New Digital Initiatives

Further UMMA’s ability to stay connected. Whether through dynamic Art In Your Inbox emails, virtual field trips, videos, or hands-on activities for K-12 students and families — your help strengthens our expansive offerings and makes engagement with the arts accessible for all.

Recent digital initiatives from UMMA include:

Student Experiences

Your gift will benefit student internships for undergraduate and graduate students, UMMA’s Student Engagement Council, and other student programs, helping us create inviting spaces for U-M students to engage with the arts, study, or just relax when they need a break from the day.

How students have engaged with UMMA this year thanks to generous support from our donors:

Your Support Helps Reactivate UMMA

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With questions or to make your gift by phone, please contact:
Laura Yoo, Associate Director of Development, Major Gifts