The University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) participated in Art Night for the first time in 2001.The following year UMMA invited Rackham students to help celebrate Art Night with snacks and jazz in the galleries. One of the early years saw over 600 students in the main gallery in the original building. It has always been a festive night and we look forward to continuing the tradition.
While the original UMMA facility underwent an extensive expansion and restoration project, UMMA operated a temporary exhibition space called UMMA Off/Site at 1301 South University Avenue from mid-2006 through January 4, 2009. Located immediately adjacent to the University's Central Campus, the open 4,000-square-foot space presented temporary exhibitions devoted to American and international photography, film, and video. The Art Night events took place at UMMA Off/Site and returned to UMMA in December 2009.
Over the years, the event has drawn students and their friends and families to enjoy the gallery space and socialize with other students. This year’s event takes place tonight from 5:30-7:00 pm at UMMA. Students and their spouses/partners and children are invited to join fellow graduate students for a special evening to explore the galleries, enjoy desserts and refreshments, all set to lively music. Please register if you are able to join us!
About the Author
Lauren Harroun, Education Program Coordinator, University of Michigan Museum of Art
Published in: Resources and Events