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

  1. 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…?”

  2. Life, lessons, and lithography

    World-renowned visual artist Ruth Weisberg, BFA ‘63/MA ’65, visits the Stamps Print Media Studio: “Be true to your own aesthetic.”

  3. Prison arts work

    For 25 years, the Prison Creative Arts Project has inspired inmates statewide to mine fertile, creative territory and create bold, original work.

  4. Pacifist with a paintbrush

    World War I spanned just four years. But for 96-year-old emeritus art professor Bill Lewis, it’s provided inspiration for nearly a century

  5. The art of war and memory

    Past and present collide as photographer Jennifer Karady collaborates with veterans to create indelible images of a war carried home.