Wednesday, March 18, 2009

U-M Museum of Art Reopening March 28th with Free 24-Hour Event

The University of Michigan Museum of Art on State Street in downtown Ann Arbor is set to open on March 28th with a free 24-hour public opening event.  UMMA Director, James Steward says "our aim is to be a bridge to the campus and community, breaking down traditional barriers between the museum space and the life that surrounds it."

After years of planning, fundraising, construction and reinstallation of artwork, from its 18,000 piece colleciton, UMMA will be open for 24 hours to the public from 6pm March 28 to 6 pm March 29th.  

The renovated museum is amoung the largest and most innovative of university museums in the country.  The new space, called the Maxime and Stuart Frankel Family Wing, isi named for the project's lead benefactors.

The $41.9 millian transformation more than triples the number of works from the collections on view, offers multiple classroom and event spaces, and creates an expansive venue for special exhibitions.

Read more at the University Record Online

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