OFFSITE TOUR: University of Michigan Museum of Art, 525 South State St., Ann Arbor
Enrollment: This tour is limited to 15 attendees. A waitlist will be available.
The University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA): Arts and Resistance
Explore the power of the arts to shape society through three temporary exhibitions: Hear Me Now: The Black Potters of Old Edgefield South Carolina; Cannupa Hanska Luger: You’re Welcome; and A Gathering. Each raises questions about what museums have historically collected and displayed, who makes those decisions, and how staff and visitors can shape a more just institution. We will also consider how artists use creative solutions to resist harmful systems. The tour will begin in the UMMA lobby next to the Shop. Tour route and restrooms are both accessible by elevator. Grace VanderVliet is the Curator for Teaching and Learning at UMMA. A former high school English teacher and art history instructor at Michigan State University, Grace has designed museum experiences for more than 6,000 visitors per year. Driving and parking information will be sent to registrants a few days before the tour.