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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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  • The University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) is recognized as one of the finest public university museums in the nation. Admission is suggested and there are special exhibits throughout the year. T...  more »
  • I can't remember every part of it, but I highly recommend at least one visit if you live in Ann Arbor. If you are visiting, come see a great small museum of art. There is a lot of carefully assembled ...  more »
  • This is the 200th anniversary of the University! The museum asked Alumni to loan some of their private art-- Picasso, Warhol , etc! The docents are fantastic and really add to the tour  more »
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  • 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!
  • This is a wonderful museum, which usually has interesting temporary shows, as well as a good permanent collection. We very much enjoyed the exhibit of Japanese wood block prints, and, as always, liked the Havemayer collection of Tiffany glass.
  • One of my favourite places in central campus. Occasionally events are held there with food provided. Enjoy free food and drink in a room full of oil paintings. I saw Monet's painting there and Tiffany's glass decorations.
  • This was a beautiful museum! We spent hours exploring.