Accolades Achievement in the Arts Awards

Photo of Yotonix performance
DESIGN LAB 1 Congratulations! to Accolades Achievement in the Arts Award winners Michigan Animation Club (Outstanding Achievement in Film & Video), Musket (Outstanding Achievement in Musical Theater) and Revolution Chinese Yoyo (Outstanding Achievements in Ensemble Dance and Cultural Arts Practice). We’re proud that each used Design Lab 1 for some


Photo from the Chimera video shoot.
RECENT VIDEO SHOOT: Video Studio Chimera is a movement-based, sound-optics-focused performance installation, in collaboration with AAPI (Asian American, Pacific Islander) Performance Collective IS/LAND, which was recorded in the Duderstadt Center’s Video Studio in April 2024. By definition, a chimera is ‘an organism composed of mixed genetic tissues’ and when applied

Sky Eye

Sky Eye Poster
BEYOND THE DUDERSTADT CENTER Sometimes our resources and expertise are needed beyond the Duderstadt Center. When Stamps School of Art Professor Melanie Manos needed a super projector and a collaborator with unique qualifications for a large-scale projection project, she connected with Converging Technologies Consultant Tom Bray. The resulting project Sky

Something Weird

CCA Student Gallery April 8 – 30, 2024 Something Weird will feature work from the Juno Collective, a student arts organization based in the Digital Media Commons. The exhibit will be on view from April 8-30, in the CCA Gallery. Located in the Central Collaboration Area. Contributors: Madison Dennis Hana

Living ArtsEngine Exhibition

RECENT EVENT: Duderstadt Center GalleryApril 6-11, 2024 UARTS 175 “Collaborative Creative Projects” brings interdisciplinary Living ArtsEngine teams together in the planning, creation and iteration of artistic, argument-focused creative projects. Teams employ the iterative design process to develop their projects in an efficient, feedback-informed fashion, culminating in this public exhibition.

Every Brilliant Thing

Every Brilliant Thing Graphic
RECENT EVENT – Duderstadt Center Video Studio March 15, 2024 7:00 p.m. You’re six years old. Mum’s in hospital. Dad says “she’s done something stupid”. She finds it hard to be happy. So you start to make a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world. Everything that’s worth living

Science as Art

Science as Art Poster
RECENT EVENT – CCA Student Gallery February 12 – March 7, 2024 Award Ceremony and Panel Discussion Friday, February 16, at 3:30 pm. The annual Science as Art competition features student artwork inspired by and demonstrating scientific ideas and principles. Awards are given for Best in Show and a range

“Pivot” a Virtual Reality Dance Gallery

Pivot Poster
RECENT EVENT: Duderstadt Center Gallery January 10-21, 2024 Opening Reception: January 14, at 12:00 p.m. The University of Michigan Department of Dance presents Bachelor of Fine Arts capstone project Pivot. The walk-through exhibit features choreography filmed for virtual reality by graduating senior Rileigh Goldsmith. Rileigh Goldsmith’s senior dance thesis project

Making Motanka-Ukrainian Guardian Dolls

RECENT EVENT: Design Lab 1 December 8, 4-6 p.m. Instructor: Barbara Melnik Carson. You are invited to learn the ancient art of making Ukrainian Motanka Dolls. Motanka-making is an ancient practice. Motanka knotted dolls are thought to carry the power of ancestors as guardians. They protect your home, and support

Guardian Passage

Guardian Passage Poster
GALLERY HIGHLIGHT: Duderstadt Center Gallery December 6 – 22, 2023 Opening Reception: Sunday, December 10, 2-4 p.m. In Guardian Passage: The Power of Ukrainian Cultural Memory in the Face of War, artists Irina Bondarenko and Katya Lisova employ the tools and imagery of traditional Ukrainian art forms to face down


DMC-Fest poster
September 6, 2023 3:00 – 6:00 pm Duderstadt Center Hunt for prizes, work with the DMC’s cool technology, and learn about everything you can make here. We’ll be showing off our Audio Studios, Video Studio, 3D printers, sewing machines, club spaces, VR gear and much more! Scan the QR code

Realities Unveiled: A Visual Exploration

April 19-30, 2023 Opening Reception: April 19, from 4:30-6:00 pm Duderstadt Center Gallery Join us for a journey through the art of perception versus reality. Curated by students in ARTDES 449: Gallery as a site for social change. The exhibition features the work of approximately 35 artists; art students both

Whoop House

Whoop House pic
Recent Exhibit: Duderstadt Center Gallery January 13-20, 2023 Friday, January 13, 6-9 pm Opening Reception (perform, watch, hang out, meet the artist) Starting Friday there is going to be an opportunity for students, faculty, and other community members to interact with a project called Whoop House, designed by UMS artist