Recent Events

In AY (academic year) 2020-2021, many events, exhibits, and performances scheduled in the DC went virtual. You might have missed them, so we will be featuring those here (as well as in the page “Past Events 2020 – 2021” which will serve as the ongoing archive of those events). New AY 2021-2022 events will also be listed here as they take place.


  • North Campus Deans’ MLK Spirit Awards
    In honor of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., today we celebrate not only his leadership in advancing civil rights, but also the members of the North Campus community who work to achieve social and racial justice.   For many of our community members this is lifelong work. For others, it was the Movement […]

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  • Melissa Coppola: “Lights in the Sky”
    Melissa Coppola’s doctoral thesis “Lights in Sky”, a multimedia concert inspired by the cosmos, premiered Sunday, July 11, 2021, 2:30 PM at the Stamps Auditorium, Penny Stamps School of Art and Design on the U-M Ann Arbor Campus “In March 2020, COVID-19 forced me to cancel a space-inspired performance at the Planetarium & Dome Theater […]

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  • MDP Hammond Organ Project
    Students on the ArtsEngine Hammond Organ Project will create a media-integrative 21st century expressive instrument by re-imagining and re-designing a vintage analog musical instrument – a Hammond M3 organ. This project is in collaboration with the Duderstadt Center and the Multidisciplinary Design Program. Meet the team and see the work in progress. Videographer: Charles Wyson […]

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  • Melissa Coppola takes new Video Studio Steinway grand piano into the cosmos
    Update: Wednesday, July 8, 2021 Melissa Coppola’s doctoral thesis “Lights in Sky”, a multimedia concert inspired by the cosmos, premieres Sunday, July 11, 2021, 2:30 PM at the Stamps Auditorium, Penny Stamps School of Art and Design on te U-M Ann Arbor Campus “In March 2020, COVID-19 forced me to cancel a space-inspired performance at […]

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  • Meet the Microbes – a Zoom Webinar
    While many of us have been hunkered down at home, weird and wonderful microbes have been growing in our gallery! Next week, the Microbial Masterpieces team would like to introduce you to them and why this matters to you, and to the planet! You are invited to a Zoom webinar – When: May 19, 2021 […]

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  • Now online: Art by Michigan Prisoners 25th Annual Exhibition
    The 25th Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners has concluded its virtual events, but all 790 works exhibited are now available for online viewing in the program’s digital collection. Online exhibit launches March 16, 2021 The pandemic halted the 25th Annual Exhibition days before it was scheduled to open in March 2020. The Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP) is excited […]

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  • More than 1,500 register for XR Initiative’s virtual “XR@Michigan Summit”
    A virtual audience from all over the globe came together to hear from industry leaders and innovators talk about how extended reality technology is transforming their work at the first XR@Michigan Summit, organized by University of Michigan’s Extended Reality (XR) Initiative within the Center for Academic Innovation. The two-day virtual conference held in early April […]

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  • Microbial Masterpieces
    “Microbial Masterpieces”, the recipient project of the 2020 Experiments in Translation Grant, is a project devoted to helping people understand the importance of the microbial world through art and science communication.   Winogradsky Panel The project began with the construction a giant Winogradsky panel, an apparatus for culturing diverse communities of microorganisms from pond mud. Over […]

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