University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor

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The University of Michigan Museum of Art, or UMMA in Ann Arbor, Michigan with 94000sqft is one of the largest university art museums in the USA. Built as a war memorial in 1909 for the university's fallen alumni from the Civil War, Alumni Memorial Hall originally housed U-M's Alumni office along with the University's growing art collection.UMMA contains a comprehensive collection that represents more than 150 years at the University, with nearly 19,000 works of art that span cultures, eras, and media. The Museum's displays works by James McNeill Whistler, Franz Kline, Helen Frankenthaler, Pablo Picasso, Joshua Reynolds, Claude Monet, Max Beckmann, Walker Evans, Randolph Rogers, and Kara Walker, among many others.In the spring of 2009, the Museum reopened after a major $41.9 million expansion and renovation designed by Brad Cloepfil and Allied Works Architecture, which more than doubled the size of the Museum. The museum comprises the renovated Alumni Memorial Hall with 41000sqft and the new 53000sqft Maxine and Stuart Frankel and the Frankel Family Wing. The Museum's current director is Joseph Rosa, who was appointed in 2010.
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  • For a University museum the collection is quite diverse. Since the expansion of the exhibition space a few years back, the shows have been more broadly displayed and much of the archived material is n...  more »
  • This well kept medium sized museum has a bit of all gentries of art in its galleries. From ancient to modern and far east to west. A few well know artists are displayed. Look for the cabinets that hav...  more »
  • The UMMA is located in downtown Ann Arbor and has a collection of over 20.000 artworks. After their renovation, the galleries are showing more of their collection in beautiful displays. My favorites w...  more »
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  • I went there on a field trip and all the pieces were very nice and enjoyable.
  • Great educational programs for students of all ages. Great professional development programs for teachers,too !
  • Great museum with a wonderful variety of artists, regions, styles, mediums and periods. May be a little boring for smaller children as there are no hands on or children geared exhibits, just a well designed gallery. Suggested donation for admission is currently $10 per person and is matched by a donor. The jewelry and artwork for sale in the gift shop are to die for. See more pictures on Traveling Martinezes.
  • Cute little gallery. I liked the different areas you could go to. You think it's just one room until you really start walking around. They really do have a lot of galleries. Nice stuff!
  • Very affordable in price and they offer many different discounts too.

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