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Angell Hall Observatory
Public open houses are held September through April at the Angell Hall Observatory. The open houses are sponsored by the Student Astronomical Society and take place rain or shine.
Phone: (734) 764-3440
Ann Arbor Pow Wow
Skyline High School comes alive with songs, sights and sounds at the annual Pow Wow. Sponsored by the Native American Students Association and the Office of Multi-ethnic Student Affairs, the Pow Wow traditionally draws thousands to campus.
The School of Art and Design presents art exhibitions in public sites throughout the area to humanize the environment and offer visual excitement and stimulation to the general public. Arrangements also can be made for hosting exhibits at local facilities.
Arts & Culture
The Arts & Culture website provides information and links to dozens of resources available to the public such as performances & events, cultural attractions, academic programs and more.
Rackham Program in Public Scholarship
Formerly called Arts of Citizenship, The Rackham Program in Public Scholarship helps University of Michigan graduate students with scholarly and creative endeavors that give them opportunities to collaborate with the community in the work of the university. We provide students with the opportunity to develop collaborative projects with community partners that address real-world challenges and enhance students' professional development and career opportunities.
Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies Lecture Series
The Center organizes public lectures, conferences, films, minicourses and symposia and provides instructional and informational services to Michigan and Midwestern schools and colleges, news media and businesses.
Chinese Film Series
The Center for Chinese Studies offers a student-run, free Chinese film series throughout the academic year. Films produced in the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan are shown with English subtitles as part of the Center's ongoing efforts to introduce Chinese society, history and culture to the community.
Chinese Studies Noon Lecture Series
Pack your lunch and learn more about one of the world's super
powers. This free lecture series, offered by the Center for
Chinese Studies, is open to the public. Lectures include a wide
range of topics, including the arts, politics, literature and culture of the Chinese society.
Phone: (734) 764-6308
University Productions, which is part of the School of Music, has an extensive array of costumes available for rental to outside groups. Contact Renae Skoog.
Frankel Center for Judaic Studies Colloquium
The Center offers an ongoing colloquium series covering a wide range of Judaism-related topics. This includes recent and historical happenings in Jewish communities around the world and emerging academic interpretations of those happenings.
Gerald R. Ford Library
The presidential library on North Campus holds more than 20 million documents related to the presidency of Gerald R. Ford, a University alumnus. These records are open to the public for research. The Library also hosts public events and a small lobby exhibit.
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
The Museum is an internationally recognized center for the study of the ancient Mediterranean world, with its collections, research programs, library and archives serving students, faculty, scholars and the public around the world. It is home to more than 100,000 objects, some dating back to 4000 BC, extensive excavation records and a large photographic archive.
Matthaei Botanical Gardens
Situated on 350 acres of diverse plant life, the Gardens offer outdoor nature trails winding through various habitats native to Michigan. The grounds also include a variety of formal gardens. The indoor conservatory presents exhibits of plant life from around the world. The Gardens sponsors classes, lectures and special events for all ages.
Middle East Distinguished Lecture Series
The series offers lectures presented by distinguished scholars from around the world on a variety of Mideast-related issues. Topics include history of art, Islamic history, women's studies, Ottoman history, anthropology, sociology, business, Islamic law, political science and Central Asia.
Museum of Anthropology
The Museum's web site makes available to the general public images of and information about its collections and publications. Also included is a listing of archaeological sites for Michigan counties. A form is available for directly searching collection documentation records, including the recently completed Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act inventory.
Museum of Art
The Museum houses one of the finest university art collections in the country and the second largest art collection in Michigan. Visitors enjoy a rich and diverse permanent collection plus a full complement of interpretive programs, including lectures, symposia, gallery talks by artists and curators, family programs, chamber concerts and multimedia performances. School and group tours are available September through May.
Peach Mountain Observatory
Amateur astronomers gather at the Peach Mountain Observatory for open houses hosted by the University Lowbrow Astronomers. Peach Mountain is located within Stinchfield Woods near Dexter. Open houses take place Saturday evenings before and after the new moon.
Prison Creative Arts Program
Preparing to enter its second decade, the project is committed to producing original works of art in Michigan correctional facilities and juvenile detention centers. Projects have included art, creative writing, dance and staging of original plays.
Public Musical Performances/Music at Michigan Calendar of Events
Many concerts by U-M faculty and students, as soloists or in ensembles, are open to the public, frequently at no cost. The Calendar of Events is mailed four times during the school year and details specifics on the University's concerts, stage productions, special events and activities is available free to residents within a 100-mile radius of Ann Arbor
Programming from UMTV, the campus television system, is available through MediaOne on Cable Channel 22. UMTV programming includes live campus events, student productions, innovative technology demonstrations and historical programming from University archives.
Americana, law, medicine, film, Michigan history - these are just a few of the collections within the University's vast system of libraries. Books, magazines, newspapers, microfilms, photographs and videos are available through one of the largest academic libraries in the nation. An on-line catalog is available at mirlyn.web.lib.umich.edu.
University Musical Society
UMS brings to the community an ongoing series of world-class artists representing today's live performing arts world. Programs include renowned recitalists and orchestras, dance and chamber ensembles, jazz and world music performers, opera and theatre. UMS hosts more than 70 performances and more than 150 educational events each season.