The University of Michigan Museum of Art—a meeting place for the arts situated at the heart of a great university. With the addition in 2009 of the 53,000 square foot Maxine and Stuart Frankel and the Frankel Family Wing and the restoration of historic Alumni Memorial Hall, UMMA ushered in a new era, a reimagining of the university art museum as a new “town square” for the 21st century. With dramatic new galleries highlighting works drawn from the Museum’s collections of more than 18,000 artworks (representing over 150 years of collecting at the University) special exhibition spaces that soar with new life, “open storage” galleries, and a range of lively educational and event spaces, UMMA is committed to making this your museum. Meeting spaces for campus and community organizations, new programs in the visual, performing, and literary arts, a new UMMA Store, and new spaces to relax—all these enhancements seek to place the arts at the center of public life. Whether you’re here for a moment of quiet contemplation, a lively debate about the meaning of art, a performance, class, or event, or just a little down time, we hope you’ll make UMMA a habit.
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