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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  • Very nice, diverse Museum with a small, fine Tiffany exhibition. Modern art has a great significance here.
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  • We went here while walking around the campus with our daughter, who in grad school at U Mich. She never has time to visit the museum, she said, and was happy we visited and she actually found the time...  more »
  • My husband and I had a wonderful time at the museum of art. I had visited once before, but so long ago that I hadn't remembered ever being there. It's small and personable enough to do in less than a ...  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.

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