Office of the VP for Communications – Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M

Arts & Culture

  1. A (tiny) face in the crowd

    How 50 years and one photo captured an icon’s essence, soothed an artist’s soul, and validated a family’s tall tale.

  2. Professor Emerita of Organ Marilyn Mason dies at 93

    The internationally acclaimed concert organist served on the SMTD faculty for 67 years, setting a record as the longest-serving faculty member in U-M’s history.

  3. 3,000 toe tags: 1 massive tragedy

    Anthropologist Jason De León humanizes undocumented migrants through art that confronts viewers with the actual names, dates, locations, and conditions of people who died attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border.

  4. Embracing Flint

    A new play by SMTD professor José Casas explores the embattled city and its people. Premieres in April at the Arthur Miller Theater on campus.

  5. Strike up the band

    Chances are good that if you or someone you know has taken a music class in Michigan in the last 70 years, your teacher was a U-M grad.

  6. Michigan state of mind

    The Rockettes have flipped the switch at NYC’s iconic Empire State Building, officially lighting up the 2018 holidays. But there would be no switch to flip, if not for a certain U-M alum.

  7. From stage to page

    Songwriting sensations Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (both BFA ’06) ‘democratize’ Broadway and turn their musical hit ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ into a poignant novel.

  8. That’s life

    In 1947, decades before social media connected us, Life magazine shared U-M Homecoming with Wolverines worldwide.

  9. One day in 'May'

    In 1970, aspiring engineer Gregg Powell, BS ’71, saw the Philadelphia Orchestra at U-M’s May Festival. And everything changed.