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.
Check out Arts Info, a weekly e-newsletter filled with upcoming arts events, contests and more! Sign up at www.arts.umich.edu
UMS -- University Musical Society -- They bring great concerts and performances to the University. They offer half–price student tickets and $10 rush tickets!
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.
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!
The School of Music Theatre and Dance stages dozens 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Gallery in the Duderstadt Center (Room 1019, Duderstadt Center) is run by the Library and 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.).
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.
Visiting UMMA, The Kelsey Museum, and The Exhibit Museum can bring you face to face with everything from fine art to ancient civilizations and even dinosaurs-- without ever leaving Central Campus!
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.
The Penny Stamps Lecture Series brings respected, emerging, and established artists/designers from a broad spectrum of media to give public lectures on their work.
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.