The Arts

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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
lsa.umich.edu/astro/eventsoutreach/publicoutreach/angellhallopenhouses
Email: astroweb@umich.edu

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.

Phone: (734) 408-1581
Web: powwow.umich.edu/
Email: danceformotherearth@gmail.com

Art Exhibitions

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.

Phone: (734) 936-0671
Web: stamps.umich.edu/exhibitions/
Email: a&d@umich.edu

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.

Web: arts.umich.edu/
Email: arts-culture@umich.edu

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.

Phone: (734) 615-3658
Web: rackham.umich.edu/publicscholarship/
Email: contact-aoc@umich.edu

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.

Phone: (734) 764-0351
Web: ii.umich.edu/crees/events
Email: crees@umich.edu

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
Web: ii.umich.edu/lrccs/eventsprograms/chinesefilmpresentations
Email: chinese.studies@umich.edu

Costume Rentals

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.

Phone: (734) 763-7657
Web:music.umich.edu/departments/theatre/shops.htm
Email:theatre.info@umich.edu

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.

Phone: (734) 763-9047
Web: lsa.umich.edu/judaic/
Email: JudaicStudies@umich.edu

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.

Phone: (734) 205-0555
Web: fordlibrarymuseum.gov/
Email: ford.library@nara.gov

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.

Phone: (734) 764-9304
Web: lsa.umich.edu/kelsey/
Email: kelseymuse@umich.edu

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.

Phone: (734) 647-7600
Web: lsa.umich.edu/mbg/
Email: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/mbg/about/contact.asp

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.

Phone: (734) 647-4143
Web: ii.umich.edu/cmenas/
Email: cmenas@umich.edu

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.

Phone: (734) 764-0485
Web: lsa.umich.edu/ummaa
Email: Anthro-Museum@umich.edu

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.

Phone: (734) 764-0395
Web: umma.umich.edu/
Email: umma-tours@umich.edu

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.

Phone: (734) 975-3248
Web: umich.edu/~lowbrows/
Email: askthelowbrows@umich.edu

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.

Phone: (734) 647-7673
Web:lsa.umich.edu/pcap/
Email: pcapinfo@umich.edu

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

Phone: (734) 764-0583
Web: events.umich.edu/group/155
Email: rachaf@umich.edu

UMTV

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.

Phone: (734) 763-2000
Web: itcom.itd.umich.edu/umtv/
Email: itcom.umtv@umich.edu

University Library

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.

Phone: (734) 764-0400
Web: lib.umich.edu/
Email: contact-mlibrary@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.

Phone: (734) 764-2538
Web: ums.org/
Email: http://ums.org/about/contact/