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UMMA: University of Michigan Museum of Art

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525 S State St., Ann Arbor,
(734) 764-0395(734) 764-0395

The University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) is one of the finest university art museums in the country, UMMA holds collections representing 150 years of art collecting at the University, while its dynamic schedule of special exhibitions and interpretative programs connects visitors with the rich artistic legacy of the past and today’s avant-garde. In 2009, UMMA opened a landmark addition, named the Maxine and Stuart Frankel and the Frankel Family Wing for its lead benefactors, and a major restoration of its historic Beaux-Arts home, Alumni Memorial Hall. Thanks to this major transformation, UMMA not only more than doubled the space available for collections display, temporary exhibitions, programs and educational exploration, but also fulfilled the Museum’s mission to bridge visual art and contemporary culture, scholarship and accessibility, tradition and innovation. We look forward to your visit!

UMMA’s 2013 season is supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts. 

Tours and Class Visits


Lively and engaging conversation and active looking are features of UMMA public tours. Docent-led tours of current exhibitions and the permanent collection galleries are offered regularly. Curator and artist talks and other programs are also available, so please check current program and tour listings for details. Tours are free of charge, are available on a drop-in basis, and last between 45 and 60 minutes. View Program Calendar.

Adult groups of 10 or more are invited to select from a menu of special guided tours. In addition to the collections-based tours, architecture tours highlighting the story of the Museum’s recent transformation as well as its history are available. Advance notice of three weeks is recommended. Please note we ask for a donation of $25 per docent for the docent program. To learn more about class visits and teaching at the Museum, please select one of the following:

To schedule a tour or visit please click here: Submit a Request.

If you have questions, please contact us at umma-tours@umich.edu.

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