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March 20

Special Event

Sunday, March 20, 10 am - 4:30 pm
Helmut Stern Auditorium
Advance registration required. Please register by emailing artsandenvironmentcolloquium@umich.edu.
For further details, please contact Sara Adlerstein at adlerste@umich.edu.

This is day two of a colloquium designed to facilitate dialogue about the role of the arts in environmental education and stewardship. Participants from a wide variety of disciplines and perspectives will look at bridges that have been built across the divide of the arts and the environment and will imagine others that might be created. The colloquium will connect individuals interested in the arts and the environment both within the university and the larger community. Out of such communication could come new works of art, new ways of understanding environmental issues, and possibly ways of influencing public policy. Participation is invited from diverse disciplines—engineers, dancers, designers, painters, photographers, architects, poets, ecologists, filmmakers, community organizers, climate change scientists, musicians, and more.

For information on the keynote addresses and performance, please visit the Arts and Environment Colloquium website.


This colloquium has received generous support from the Office of the Vice President for Research, the Department of English’s Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing, Department of Dance, and the University of Michigan Museum of Art.


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Guided Tour

Sunday, March 20, 1 pm - 2 pm

Join the docent-led tour, "The Collector's Eye," to hear great stories about the people who made transformative gifts of art to the Museum. Who were they and why did they collect?

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours



Guided Tour

Sunday, March 20, 2 pm - 3 pm

Explore two extraordinary UMMA collections on extended view—the Robert M. and Lillian Montalto Bohlen Collection of Wood Art and the Daniel and Harriet Fusfeld Folk Art Collection.

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours