A helping hand

The University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) has been a staple in Ann Arbor, offering creative inspiration, programming and events to residents for years. Now it's UMMA's turn to receive. Last month, UMMA received a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support and expand the Museum's initiatives toward collections-based learning and instruction. The 40-month grant, totaling $650,000, will invite guest faculty curators to challenge how all perceive the Museum's collections, deepen relationships with other Museums at the University of Michigan and establish new student programming. "UMMA is thrilled to have this opportunity to work closely with faculty and students on new projects that connect the diverse range of innovative scholarship generated by the University of Michigan," says Joseph Rosa, UMMA's Director.

For more info visit www.umma.umich.edu