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We Have Moved!

The Arts at Michigan office, along with the Office of New Student Programs, has officially moved to the Student Activities Building at 2011 SAB, 515 E. Jefferson St. Come by and see us!

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The Ark; Friday, October 20, 8pm

PigPen Theatre Co. began creating their unique brand of theatre, music, and film as freshmen at the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama in 2007. Their debut album, “Bremen”, was named #10 album of the year in The Huffington Post’s 2012 Grammy preview sending PigPen on tour playing to sold-out crowds across the country.

Don't have the cash for a student ticket? Did you know that an Arts At Michigan Passport voucher can get you FREE and DISCOUNTED student tickets to great events like this one? Learn more here!

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Trotter Multicultural Center; Thursday, October 19, 6-8pm

Trotter's Third Thursdays also known as Paint No Pour are inspired by national heritage months, student interests, and social concerns. Each month allows for participants to widen their cultural lens, expand their worldview, tap into their creative selves and participate in multicultural celebration, education, and recognition. Trotter encourages all members of the U-M Campus Community to come and share in these amazing experiences. Paint No Pour is free of charge, and Trotter provides all paint supplies.

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Hill Auditorium; Sunday, October 22, 4-6pm
(This event can also be attended with a Passport to the Arts)

Forever valiant, victors for Michigan celebrate being all about blue for 200 years! The Michigan Marching Band, Concert, and Symphony Bands present this bicentennial musical review of U-M favorites, fall halftime highlights, and a variety of works demonstrating the tremendous talent of today’s students.

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Stamps Gallery; October 20-November 3

Processes of Making is an undergraduate group exhibition featuring works in a variety of medias. True creative inquiry is a process. At the Stamps School of Art & Design, undergraduate students explore a curriculum designed to support the development of a rich creative practice. Cumulatively, undergraduate projects create a thorough understanding of process and provide students with the dexterity they need to take their thinking from the conceptual to the tangible. This exhibition illuminates key moments of discovery for Stamps students through a broad overview of course projects. Works on view include both current students and class of 2017 graduates.There will be an exhibition reception on Friday, October 20 from 6-8 pm. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

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Vote for your favorite 'Michigan in 200 Words' submission! Michigan in 200 Words

The finalists have been selected from all the submissions we received from students writing about their Michigan experiences, using 200 words or less. That means it's time to cast your vote! You can vote by clicking here and using your UMID. Voting runs until noon on Friday, October 27, and first prize includes a $200 gift card to Literati Bookstore! Vote now and help the best submission win!

Submit Your Drawing to the As I See It Drawing Competition! Pops Orchestra Image

Arts at Michigan is seeking student drawings for our As I See It Drawing Competition! All drawing media are accepted-- pencil, charcoal, comic, digital drawing, watercolor, etc. Share your artistic genius with us and you could win great prizes, like an iPod Touch! Deadline for submissions is Thursday, October 26 at 10pm.

Click here to learn more and submit!

Student Arts Organization Feature: D/ART (Art on the Diag)

D/ART is a platform for the students of the University to showcase their creative abilities in a public setting right on the Central Campus Diag. D/ART facilitates the interaction between the students on central campus at the University of Michigan and student-designed art installations. Through integrating student art into campus life, D/ART challenges social and cultural perspectives in Ann Arbor by voicing our concerns with topical and/or historical conversations.

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Want to share your own poetic genius? Submit a haiku to It’s easy — 5 syllables, then 7, then 5!

Check out our past Haikus on the archive page!

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art[seen] blogger Abby Z reviewed the premiere of the film Maddman: The Steve Madden Story. Read the full review »

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arts, ink columnist Corrina Lee explored the portrayal of Hollywood in films vs. reality. Read the full entry ››

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