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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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  • An introduction to the Museum shop. Close to downtown, take a tour. State University looks into the art, owned by the replica, but the work of artists who were in good standing.
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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 de...  more »
  • Nice little art museum on the University of Michigan campus. Not too big or ostentatious, and a good place to spend a couple of hours. A good collection of American and European art (paintings, sculpt...  more »
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  • This is one of the best university art museums I have ever visited. They have a broad ranging collection with pieces by important artists in all of their galleries. I have also found their rotating exhibits to well curated and executed. On top of their high quality collection and exhibits, UMMA hosts many high quality free public events. Most notable are their Fridays After 5, and UMMA After Hours series, where the museum remains open late to make their exhibits more accessible for people with restricted schedules.
  • Came for the art... Stayed for the air conditioning. Love, Student Housing Resident
  • Amazing collection of late 16th and 17th century works
  • Elegant building, welcoming staff, and some rare old pieces. I'll be coming back!
  • Fantastic collection. A must-see place. Contemporary art here is very cool.