This is where creativity comes to life

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Each fall, Arts at Michigan and the U-M Museum of Art celebrate Welcome Week by introducing more than 3,000 incoming U-M students to the wide array of possibilities for arts participation on campus at an event called Artscapade! an evening of art, live music, dance and poetry, games and prizes.

In every imaginable way

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School of Music, Theatre & Dance students take part in a motion study at the Duderstadt Center video studio on North Campus. Research collaboration between schools and colleges is regularly encouraged at U-M to develop creative new solutions.

Transforming the landscape

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BEGOB Alexander Liberman 1996; Steel; Sculpture North Campus; East side of Lurie Engineering Center There are more than 120 works of public art around campus. The collection includes both permanently installed and temporary artworks across a range of media. Visitors can plan their own public art tour by browsing the Google maps provided on U-M's public art site.

Performances & Events

Bringing communities together

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Each January, U-M's Art in Public Spaces class begins the process of making their three-dimensional kinetic sculptures for the Festifools parade, one of Ann Arbor's most beloved traditions. By the time they march through the street of downtown in April, most students have spent more than 80 hours on their creations that float 15-20 fee above the crowds. The event has become so popular that many community members and local children are inspired to create their own sculptures and march with the students.
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