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

Arts & Culture

  1. Pride and publishing

    As a gay youth, Edmund White, BA ’62, bemoaned the dearth of books that reflected his experience. So, he wrote his own. Today he holds the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction.

  2. All in the family

    When the U-M Museum of Natural History reopens in 2019, visitors will come face to face with a hyperrealistic reconstruction of an extinct human relation.

  3. Winging it

    U-M partners with Destination Ann Arbor, Downtown Development Authority to commission interactive mural at Maynard and William streets to ask, “What lifts you?”

  4. Just humor me

    Campus unrest often erupts at times of social unrest. But what about campus humor? Some say it’s at its best when times are not.

  5. Confronting the Gershwins' 'Porgy and Bess'

    New critical edition of iconic folk opera addresses its complex place in American history.

  6. Soldier, prisoner, lexicographer

    ‘Hereward Thimbleby Price’ may sound like a character in a cozy English tale, but real life took him from Madagascar to Michigan.

  7. Music and the games people play

    Video game audio has progressed so much that artists and orchestras now contribute interactive, complex scores to the experience.

  8. Take a giant step outside your mind

    Award-winning author/illustrator Chris Van Allsburg, BFA ’72, (‘Jumanji,’ ‘The Polar Express’) relies on a simple prompt to activate his creativity: “What if…?”

  9. From Moog to Mannheim

    ’Tis the season for Mannheim Steamroller’s Chip Davis, BMus ’69, and his ‘18th-century classical rock’ renditions of holiday hits.