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Public programs facilitate dialogue between academics and professionals, informing scholarship and strengthening practice.

Multiple day conferences, year-long colloquia, individual lectures, “conversations” between individuals, hands-on workshops, and Museums at Noon talks featuring our graduate students all contribute to the remarkable richness of MSP offerings.

Video recordings of some MSP lectures are archived for viewing in our Media Gallery.

Afterthought – Remembering a Pandemic

Rackham Graduate School 915 E. Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Five events comprise a special program spotlighting COVID commemoration as a form of political resistance. This program offers interactions with commemorative art, invites students and visitors to think about art as a form of political and social action, and includes multiple opportunities to interact...

Tour of “Narrating Nubia: the Social Lives of Heritage”

Duderstadt Center (2281 Bonisteel)

North Campus Duderstadt Gallery (2281 Bonisteel) Join Bailey Franzoi (MSP21), Shannon Ness (MSP15 ), and Geoff Emberling (Research Scientist, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology) for a tour of “Narrating Nubia: the Social Lives of Heritage.”  “Narrating Nubia” is a project funded by the UM Humanities...

From the Ballroom to the Museum: Celebrating Black Resistance in the Graystone Collection

The Jam Handy 2900 E. Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI, United States

Location: The Jam Handy (2900 E Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202) Date/time: November 9th from 5pm to 9pm For nearly fifty years, the Graystone Ballroom was the beating heart of Detroit’s vibrant music scene. In 1974, the Graystone International Jazz Museum opened its doors...

Virtual Open House for prospective students

February 2, 2024 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm The Museum Studies Program invites students enrolled in any graduate program at the University of Michigan to apply for the Fall 2024 cohort.  This multidisciplinary graduate certificate program draws on ideas from the arts, humanities,...

Application deadline

Applications for the Fall 2024 cohort are due by February 23, 2024.  Application information can be found here.

“Too Jewish or not Jewish Enough” book launch with author Jeffrey Abt

Frankel Center for Judaic Studies 202 S. Thayer Street, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

This is a celebration of Jeff Abt's newly published book "Too Jewish or not Jewish Enough: Ritual Objects and Avant-Garde Art at the Jewish Museum of New York" (2024).  Join the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies for a panel discussion of the new book...

The Legacy of Art and the Nazis Before and After the Holocaust

Please join SHARE for its final evening of the 2024 Conference, for which we are excited to present University of Michigan History of Art Professor Shelley Perlove. Professor Perlove specializes in Italian and Dutch art of the seventeenth century. Her scholarly interests include art and...

The Museum as Kaleidoscope: On Plantations Past and Present in Louisiana

School of Information 105 S. State Street, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

3:00 - 4:15 pm Ehrlicher Room (3100 North Quad) and online. What do we see when we look at a museum? Jarrett Martin Drake will attempt a response to this question by carefully considering the Angola Museum outside of the Louisiana State Penitentiary. His...