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See what's inside the Museum of Art at the University of Michigan

ANN ARBOR – Located on State Street on the central campus of the University of Michigan, is the University of Michigan Art Museum.

During the school year, students can be seen running every day beyond the majestic building to come and go from their classes.

But have you ever been inside?

If you're in Ann Arbor, it's a must-see for art, architecture and design lovers.

Here's why:

The museum is free and open to the public and hosts an impressive number of more than 20,000 objects, 10 percent of which are on display.

Its large rooms are works of art in themselves; The building itself, built in 1910, is a remarkable architectural structure.

With more than 160 years of art collecting, the university began the art gallery years before the civic art museums of Detroit, Chicago, and Toledo were established.

Being a museum of the university, one of its main priorities is the education. It houses several "open storage galleries", conservation laboratories and study rooms so that visitors can see the art more closely and see how conservation work is carried out.

It has five gallery spaces, each with a distinctive feel and design.

As for the art itself, according to the museum's website:

"The UMMA collections are particularly strong in European Renaissance art until the 19th century, Chinese and Japanese art from antiquity to the 19th century, African art from the 19th and XX and American art since the nineteenth century from the century to the present The works of Whistler and Picasso, the Chinese and Japanese paintings and ceramics, and the sculptures of Central Africa are among the best in North America. "

Hours of the gallery:

  • From Tuesday to Saturday, from 11am at 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, 12 p.m. at 5 p.m.
  • The museum is closed on Mondays

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For more information about the museum, visit

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