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

Arts & Culture

  1. Heart and Antiques

    Wondering if that antique in your attic is trash or treasure? Dr. Lori Verderame, BA ’87, will know. See her on the Discovery Channel’s “Auction Kings.”

  2. Love and Honor = Maize and Blue

    Summer. Ann Arbor. 1969. The Vietnam War is raging. That’s the backdrop for Love and Honor, a new movie rich with maize and blue talent.

  3. Move Over, Rodgers & Hammerstein

    To say that wunderkind songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul ended the year 2012 on a high note is a bit of an understatement. Just six years after graduation, the longtime partners wrapped their first foray on Broadway with the music and lyrics for A Christmas Story, based on the 1983 film.

  4. From the crossroads to the classroom

    As a professor, musician, and founding curator at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Bruce Conforth has established an award-winning career sharing his passion for performance and American culture.

  5. Let's Hear It for the Band

    Enjoy this video of a special group of Wolverines who represent a proud tradition in Ann Arbor: The Alumni Marching Band.

  6. Burning Man

    Come ride along on this journey of radical self-expression and self-reliance.

  7. Hill marks magnificent centennial

    Hill Auditorium has mesmerized artists and audiences for 100 years. Everyone from Vladimir Horowitz to Bob Marley has graced its stage.

  8. U-M now home to world's most extensive Orson Welles archive

    “Hollywood, as I predicted, is not a nice place to go out in.” So wrote Orson Welles upon moving from New York to Los Angeles in 1939. Welles’ original correspondence to his first wife is part of a recent acquisition by the University’s Special Collections Library. U-M is now home to the most extensive international archive on the filmmaker, actor, director, and writer, who is perhaps best known for the movie Citizen Kane.

    Related: View a Slideshow of Images from the Collection

    Related: The War of the Worlds Letters: Orson Welles, Fake News, and American Democracy in the Golden Age of Radio

  9. Creativity personified

    The University’s Board of Regents in September approved the renaming of the art-and-design school to the Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design.