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University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor

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4.4/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web
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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  • This was my first visit since the expansion. The new addition is wonderful and is able to display more the University's art collection at one time. 
  • This is a fine collection housed in a relatively newly expanded museum, the new wing of which is alone worth a visit. Exhibitions are generally interesting; for my money, the contemporary art collecti...  read more »
  • This museum is free and also worth the visit. Stop in if you are in the area. I was pleasantly surprised how extensive it is and wish I had actually planned my visit to allow more time. Really enjoyed...  read more »
  • Nice museum. Liked the art work. Glad I went.
  • Fantastic collection. A must-see place. Contemporary art here is very cool.
  • The UMMA is a free and interesting attraction I always take out of town guests to visit.
  • Small though excellent and well curated collection.
  • I remember come here with my mom and brother all TGE time it was fun
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