Student Arts Checklist


You’ve heard that the University of Michigan offers a multitude of arts and cultural opportunities to experience, but where does one even start? Arts At Michigan is here to help you make the most of your student experience by connecting you to everything this campus and community has to offer in the arts! Use this Student Arts Checklist to get acquainted with some of the many arts opportunities available here at the University.

Arts Info

Arts Info

Arts Info is Arts at Michigan’s weekly newsletter for anyone interested in the arts! It includes events, exhibits, calls, advocacy, contests, and other interesting arts information. Get connected with the arts scene at Michigan and become a member of the Arts Info Newsletter today!



UMS -- University Musical Society -- They bring great concerts and performances to the University. They offer discount student tickets for $12 and $20!

Public Art

Public Art

The U-M campus is packed with great examples of Public Art. Find out where they are, who made them, and what their history is with the university.

Arts Ambassadors

Arts Ambassadors

Do you live in a Residence Hall or living community and have an interest in the arts that you want to share? Consider becoming an Arts Ambassador!

School of Music, Theatre and Dance

The School of Music Theatre and Dance stages hundreds of performances throughout the year. Find out what SMTD is working on!


UAC, University Activities Center, is a student–run programming organization. They host music and theatre performances, competitions and fun events. Their offerings span the arts–from dance to a capella. Come see what’s coming up next!

Confucius Institute

The goal of the Confucius Institue at the University of Michigan is to to build alliances and to share the lessons of Michigan's success as a great public research university as a model for Chinese higher education.

University of Michigan Museum of Art

One of the finest university art museums in the country, UMMA holds collections representing 150 years of art collecting. A dynamic schedule of special exhibitions and interpretative programs connects visitors with the rich artistic legacy of the past and today’s avant-garde.

Zell Visiting Writers Series

The Department of English and the Office of the Provost of the University of Michigan sponsors the Zell Writers Series, bringing contemporary authors to speak about their work. View the schedule of events here.

Penny Stamps Speaker Series

The Penny Stamps Speaker Series brings respected, emerging, and established artists/designers from a broad spectrum of media to give public lectures on their work.

Center for Campus Involvement

The Center implements over 300 co-curricular programs each year, including, cultural and educational programs, films, art exhibits, UMix Late Night, athletic/spirit activities and various performance groups and concerts.


ArtsEngine has a mission to integrate art–making and the arts into the life of the University, and to help the University community educate, create, and collaborate. They also offer courses on creative process.

Art Galleries Around Campus

Stamps Gallery

These galleries servea as a vital juncture between studio work and public dialogue, providing an important educational experience for students and a window for members of the University and local communities to become familiar with the work of students, faculty, staff and a broader community of creative practitioners.

Institute for Humanities' Gallery

Each exhibition in this space serves as a starting point for collaboration and critical inquiry, bringing new perspectives and actively engaging the community with the humanities. The gallery now also offers commissioning fellowships each year, providing artists the time and support to create new work while in short term residence.

Gallery DAAS

GalleryDAAS supports the mission of the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS) by exhibiting emerging and established artists from throughout the African Diaspora. The gallery is a catalyst for acknowledging the work of original art by artists of Africa and its diaspora, through exhibitions, artist residencies, and by encouraging unique teaching opportunities for DAAS and the U-M community.

The RC Art Gallery

Located in East Quad (701 E. University) and run by the Residential College, this gallery is approximately 500 square-feet and hosts two professional and one RC student exhibit in both the fall and winter semesters.

Gallery in the Duderstadt Gallery

The Gallery in the Duderstadt Center (Room 1019, Duderstadt Center) aims to exhibit the widest range of creative talents from within the university. Exhibits in the 2600-square-foot octagonal room range from two- or three-dimensional, from art to engineering products, or computer-based interactive displays.

Exhibition Spaces in the Unions

The Center for Campus Involvement offers exhibit space to student and non-student artists, student organizations, departments and staff in each of the three unions.

Lane Hall Art Gallery

The Institute for Research on Women and Gender and the Women’s Studies Department present art exhibitions in Lane Hall’s lobby, an intimate space, conducive to seeing, reflection, and study. Exhibitions feature works in a variety of media, by artists from near and far who are united in their exploration of topical issues and themes in the study of women and gender.

Library Galleries

There are numerous exhibition spaces tucked away throughout the various University of Michigan Library buildings. Check their listing of current exhibitions and go find some interesting art!

Taubman College Galleries

The Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning runs several spaces with exhibitions that are free and open to the public. Taubman College Gallery (room 2106 Art and Architecture Building) and the Liberty Gallery (305 W. Liberty St.).