Museums & Cultural Attractions

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  1. Acacia Bench

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Unknown 1929; Limestone, Bronze; Artifact Central Campus; West of Hatcher Library Gift of the Acacia National Council. Acacia Fraternity was founded at Michigan on May 12, 1904, by fourteen Master… more

  2. Alpha Delta Pi Commemorative Bench

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Genesee Cut Stone 2002; Granite; Artifact Central Campus; Along sidewalk, southwest of Hatcher Library South Gift of the Beta Eta Chapter, chartered at the University of Michigan in 1929, in… more

  3. Alumni Memorial Hall

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Donaldson and Meier Architects 1910; Sandstone; Memorial Central Campus; Corner of State Street and South University Avenue Proposals for a dignified building to be placed on campus honoring university students… more

  4. American Eagle

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Marshall Fredericks 1950; Bronze; Memorial, Sculpture Ross Athletic Campus; Champions Plaza, SW entrance to Michigan Stadium Gift of the Board in Control of Intercollegiate Athletics as a memorial to men… more

  5. Anchor

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Unknown 1974; Steel, Wood; Artifact North Campus; Near southeast corner of Hayward and Draper Streets Acquired by the Quarterdeck Society of the Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. Dated… more

  6. Anchors

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Unknown ca. 1970; Iron, Wood; Artifact Central Campus; East University Walkway near C.C. Little – Dennison These anchors were found at the bottom of Lake Michigan during research expeditions led… more

  7. Angell Hall Facade Bas Reliefs

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Ulysses Ricci 1924; Limestone; Architectural Feature Central Campus; West facade, Angell Hall Flanking the main stairs are four reliefs with symbols of poetry, history, philosophy and art. The panel above… more

  8. Angry Neptune, Salacia, and Strider

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Michele Oka Doner (BS 1966 and MFA 1968) 2008; Bronze; Sculpture Central Campus; East side of Alumni Memorial Hall – Museum of Art Part of the collections of the University… more

  9. Armillary

    Gone

    Unknown 1997; Bronze; Sculpture Gone; Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Building in courtyard at Wave Field Gift of Albina du Boisrouvray, mother of Francois-Xavier Bagnoud. An armillary is a sun-dial. Around 2011, the… more

  10. Art & Environment Gallery

    Dana 440 Church St., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

    The Art & Environment Gallery, at the School of Natural Resources & Environment (SNRE), opened in February 2012 to draw more attention to the influence of art in shaping our… more

  11. Art, Architecture & Engineering Library

    Arts, Architecture & Engineering Library 2281 Bonisteel Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

    The University of Michigan’s Art, Architecture and Engineering Library provides a unique set of information commons resources to students and faculty in the Duderstadt Center. It provides easy access to… more

  12. Arthur Miller Theatre

    Walgreen Drama Center 1226 Murfin Ave., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

    When Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Arthur Miller was approached by his alma mater about a theater bearing his name, his response was a simple postcard. “The theater is a lovely idea,”… more

  13. Asia Library

    Hatcher Library South 913 University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

    As one of the largest East Asian language collections in North America, the Asia Library provides scholarly resources in various formats to patrons at both U-M and other institutions to… more

  14. Askwith Media Library

    Shapiro Library 919 University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

    The Askwith Media Library is a campus source for movies and TV shows. Visit us to find the perfect movie for your research, class project, or entertainment. Named in honor… more

  15. Beal Books

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Unknown ca. 1890; Limestone; Artifact Central Campus; Front lawn of Clements Library These “books” were once the stepping stones for carriages at the residence of Regent Junius Beal. When the… more

  16. Begob

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Alexander Liberman 1996; Steel; Sculpture North Campus; East side of Lurie Engineering Center Gift of the Engineering Class of 1945 and NROTC Classes starting 1942. The proportions of this piece… more

  17. Ben Franklin

    Gone

    Unknown 1870; Pewter; Sculpture Gone; West side of campus near old Law Building (old Haven Hall) In 1870 the class of that year purchased a statue of Ben Franklin, which… more

  18. Bent of Tau Beta Pi (Moore Memorial)

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Unknown 1980; Bronze, Stone; Artifact North Campus; South of H.H. Dow, near west entrance of EECS Gift of the Gamma Chapter (established at Michigan in 1906) of Tau Beta Pi,… more

  19. Bentley Historical Library

    1150 Beal Ave., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

    The Bentley Historical Library collects the materials for and promotes the study of the histories of two great, intertwined institutions, the State of Michigan and the University of Michigan. The… more

  20. Biological Station Library (Pellston)

    Biological Station 9133 Biological Road, Pellston, MI, 49769

    The Biological Station Library, located off campus at the Biological Station in Pellston, Michigan, has a collection of over 16,000 volumes and serves the students, faculty, and researchers who come… more

  21. Block M

    Ann Arbor, MI

    JJR, Inc. 2001; Granite; Artifact Ross Athletic Campus; Alumni Plaza, NE entrance to Michigan Stadium Gift of alumni Jagdish C. (’63) and Saroj (’68) Janveja. The 100,000-pound M is made… more

  22. Block M

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Cast by Visual Entities 2001; Bronze, Concrete; Artifact North Campus; Crosswalk east of Lurie Tower Gift of the Engineering Class of 2000, the M is a defining element which gives… more

  23. Block M

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Unknown 1953; Bronze; Artifact Central Campus; Diag The Block M was a gift of the Class of 1953 to U-M president Harlan Hatcher, and was placed in May 1953 at… more

  24. Buhr Remote Shelving Facility

    837 Greene Street, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

    The Buhr Shelving Facility supplements the storage capacity of library facilities, and prolongs the useful life of library materials in a preservation-sensitive environment. The Buhr Shelving Facility currently houses 2.5… more

  25. Bundle

    Gone

    Paul Flickinger (MFA ’97) 1997; Red Pine; Installation Gone; Formerly on knoll overlooking northwest curve of Bonisteel Boulevard, North Campus This 40′ x 8′ piece by then graduate student Paul… more

  26. Bust of Hippocrates

    Ann Arbor, MI

    John Nick Pappas 1994; Bronze; Sculpture Medical Campus; Plaza between Medical Science II, Taubman Medical Library, and MSRB III Gift of Greek-Americans of Michigan order of Ahepa, District 10. Nearby… more

  27. Carnegie Library and Frieze Building Artifacts

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Malcomson and Higginbotham 1956; Limestone; Artifact Central Campus; On and around North Quadrangle Artifacts from the former Ann Arbor High School and Carnegie Library grace the new North Quadrangle. In… more

  28. CC Little Building Facade Bas Reliefs

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Ulysses Ricci 1925; Limestone; Architectural Feature Central Campus; Front (west) facade of C.C. Little Building Flanking the front door are panels with mirror images of mermen, holding implements symbolizing medicine,… more

  29. Central Campus Flagpole

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Unknown 1898; Steel; Artifact Central Campus; North end of the Diag The flagpole was one of the items the university obtained from the World’s Columbian Exposition, held in 1893 in… more

  30. Circle of Champions (Varsity Colonnade)

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Johnson, Johnson & Roy, Inc. 1997; Concrete; Architectural Feature Ross Athletic Campus; Varsity Plaza, SE entrance to Michigan Stadium Teams and championship years are etched into the various columns. One… more

  31. Class of ’44E Flag Plaza

    Ann Arbor, MI

    None 1996; Steel; Artifact North Campus; Southwest corner of Media Union The plaza consists of three flagpoles, for the flags of the United States, State of Michigan, and University of… more

  32. Class of ’47E Reflecting Pool and Fred’s Fountain

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Johnson Johnson and Roy, Inc. 1997; Bronze, Concrete; Architectural Feature North Campus; Between Lurie Engineering, IOE, Lay Auto Lab, and Michigan Memorial Phoenix Project

  33. Class of 1862 Boulder

    Ann Arbor, MI

    None 1862; Stone; Artifact Central Campus; On front (west) lawn of C.C. Little, north of entrance doors The large boulder originally stood at the northwest corner of the original 40-acre… more

  34. Class of 1869 Memorial Rock

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Unknown 1869; Bronze, Stone; Artifact, Memorial Central Campus; Lawn on west side of Angell Hall, north of main entrance The Class of 1869 wanted a memorial of their own, so… more

  35. Class of 1901 Bench

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Unknown 1901; Limestone; Artifact Central Campus; West of Hatcher Library Gift of the Class of 1901.

  36. Class of 1956 Fountain

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Lane and Livingston Architects 1956; Concrete, Stone; Artifact Central Campus; Between Michigan Union and LSA Building Also called Michigan Union fountain, it was a gift of the Class of 1956.

  37. Class of 1966 Block ‘M’s

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Unknown 1970; Bronze, Granite; Artifact Central Campus; In loggia, under south stacks of Hatcher Graduate Library Gift of the Class of 1966, and installed following the completion of construction of… more

  38. Clements Library

    909 University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

    The Clements Library houses original resources for the study of American history and culture from the 15th through the 19th century. Its mission is to collect and preserve primary-source materials,… more

  39. Clements Library Facade Bas Reliefs

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Probably designed by Albert Kahn 1922-23; Limestone; Architectural Feature Central Campus; South facade, Clements Library Two inscriptions (either side of entrance loggia) were written by U-M professor Ulrich B. Phillips:… more

  40. Convergence

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Jon Rush 1990; Stainless Steel; Sculpture Central Campus; Thompson Street side of Institute for Social Research Made possible by a grant from the Michigan Commission on Public Art and gifts… more

  41. Daedalus

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Charles “Chuck” Ginnever 1977; Cor-Ten Steel; Sculpture Central Campus; Side lawn, south side of Alumni Memorial Hall (Museum of Art) The sculpture refers to the escape of the Greek hero… more

  42. Dance Cylinder

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Robert Graham 1980; Bronze; Sculpture Medical Campus; In front of Taubman Medical Library Gift of A. Alfred Taubman specifically for the library. Dance Cylinder conveys a “sense of movement, expressed… more

  43. Detroit Center Monts Hall Gallery

    Orchestra Place 3663 Wordward Ave., Suite 150, Detroit, MI, 48201

    Each year, the Lester P. Monts Hall at the Detroit Center features 10 exhibitions per year featuring university, local professional, and K-12 student artists. Along with an opening reception, each… more

  44. Detroit Observatory

    1398 Ann St., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

    The Detroit Observatory is adjacent to the University Hospital complex and Nichols Arboretum. Containing two telescopes, it was the first observatory in Michigan and the second in the Midwest, and… more

  45. Digital Media Commons

    Duderstadt Digital Media Commons 2281 Bonisteel Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

    As an interdisciplinary service facility, the UM3D Lab provides the entire University of Michigan community access to the tools, expertise, and collaborative opportunities needed to support cutting edge research, academic… more

  46. Doric Entry Portal

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Unknown 1930; Stone; Architectural Artifact Central Campus; Lawn, southwest side of Lorch Hall Acquired through the efforts of Emil Lorch, former dean of the College of Architecture. The Doric entrance… more

  47. Dream of the Young Girl and Dream of the Young Man

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Marshall Fredericks 1948; Bronze; Sculpture North Campus; North exterior wall of Bentley Historical Library, by courtyard These pieces were originally installed on the east side of the Literature, Science and… more

  48. Engineering Class Benches

    Ann Arbor, MI

    None 1909 – 1920; Wrought Iron, Wood; Artifact North Campus; Plaza near west end of Lay Automotive Lab Consists of four benches, gifts of the Engineering classes of 1909, 1911,… more

  49. Ferry Field Flagpole and Memorial Plaques

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Unknown 1919; Bronze; Memorial Ross Athletic Campus; East end of Ferry Field track, behind (south of) Intramural Building The flagpole and the original plaque (in the center) were placed by… more

  50. Ferry Field Gate

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Albert Kahn 1906; Wrought Iron; Architectural Artifact Ross Athletic Campus; State Street between Hartwig and Weidenbach Buildings Ferry Field was named for Dexter M. Ferry, who gave 17 acres of… more

  51. Figures of “Character” and “Friendship”

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Nellie Verne Walker 1928; Limestone; Architectural Feature Central Campus; West facade, top of center pavilion, Michigan League Designed by the architect of the League, Irving Pond, these larger than life-size… more

  52. Figures of “The Athlete” and “The Student”

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Michael Thomas Murphy 1918; Limestone; Architectural Feature Central Campus; Above, and flanking east entrance of Michigan Union Designed and donated by the architects of the building, brothers Irving and Allen… more

  53. Fine Arts Library

    Tappan Hall 855 University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

    The Fine Arts Library, on the 2nd floor of Tappan Hall, serves the students and faculty of the History of Art Department and the Visual Resources Collection, and helps support… more

  54. Flame of Wisdom

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Leonardo Nierman 2006; Stainless Steel; Sculpture Medical Campus; Northwest corner of Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building (southeast corner of Glen and Ann Streets) Gift of the Kaufman family. Regarding this… more

  55. Fox Memorial Window by Tiffany

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Louis Comfort Tiffany 1937; Glass; Architectural Feature, Stained Glass Central Campus; Second floor, north side of Newberry Hall (Kelsey Museum) Gift of brothers E. Crofton Fox (U-M student 1871–73) and… more

  56. G-2 (gee-minus-two)

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Jens Zorn 2004; Bronze, Stainless Steel; Sculpture Central Campus; Courtyard between Randall Laboratory and West Hall The creation of Physics Professor Jens Zorn, this piece commemorates the 50th anniversary of… more

  57. GalleryDAAS

    Haven Hall 505 State St., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

    GalleryDAAS supports the mission of the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS) by exhibiting emerging and established artists from throughout the African Diaspora. The gallery is a catalyst for… more

  58. Gathered Sounds

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Anne Kirby Rubin 2009; Bronze; Sculpture Medical Campus; In courtyard between Kellogg Eye Center and Brehm Tower (northeast side) Commissioned by the U-M Health System for the Kellogg Eye Center… more

  59. Gerald R. Ford Library

    Ford Library 1000 Beal Ave., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

    Part of the presidential libraries system of the National Archives and Records Administration, the Gerald R. Ford Library on North Campus collects and preserves a rich body of archival materials… more

  60. Gifts of Art Galleries

    University Hospitals 1500 Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

    One of the first and most comprehensive healthcare arts programs nationwide, Gifts of Art brings the world of art and music to the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS). During… more

  61. Glenn E. “Bo” Schembechler

    Ann Arbor, MI

    J. Brett Grill 2013; Bronze; Sculpture Ross Athletic Campus; Entrance plaza, North side of Schembechler Hall Gift of Robert W. Browne (‘48AB, ‘52DDS, ‘59MS), and commissioned as part of the… more

  62. Hamilton Fountain

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Albin Polasek 1919; Bronze; Fountain Central Campus; North University Avenue near corner of State Street Gift of Francis Hamilton, mayor of Ann Arbor 1905–07, who bequeathed money to City of… more

  63. Hatcher Graduate Library

    Hatcher Library South 913 University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

    The Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library is the University of Michigan’s primary research collection for the humanities and social sciences. Located on the Diag in the heart of Central Campus, the… more

  64. Hatcher Library Facade Medallions

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Ulysses Ricci 1918; Stone; Architectural Feature Central Campus; North facade, Hatcher Graduate Library There are 10 medallions representing religion and philosophy; law; earth; science; physical science; medicine; mathematics and engineering;… more

  65. Haven Elm Marker (Class of 1867 Memorial)

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Unknown Boulder 1867 (now gone), granite block 1907; Granite; Artifact, Memorial Central Campus; West side of Hatcher South The memorial began with a boulder obtained by the Class of 1867… more

  66. Henry Vaughan Building (SPH I) Bas Reliefs

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Lewis J. Sarvis (design); Indian Hill Stone Co. (execution) 1942; Limestone; Architectural Feature Medical Campus; In the frieze flanking the original west entrance pavilion of the Henry Vaughan Building (no… more

  67. Herbarium

    Varsity Drive Building 3600 Varsity Dr., Ann Arbor, MI, 48108

    The U-M Herbarium is home to some of the finest botanical collections in the world. The 1.7 million specimens of vascular plants, algae, bryophytes, fungi, and lichens combined with the… more

  68. Heroic Figure of Michigan

    Gone

    Randolph Rogers ca. 1886; Plaster; Sculpture Gone; Originally in Reading Room of the old General Library Building Randolph Rogers, famous sculptor of Rome, had spent his childhood in Ann Arbor… more

  69. Hill Auditorium

    825 University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

    Hill Auditorium is the largest performing arts venue on campus and one of the jewels of the U-M. Since its opening in 1913, the impressive structure, known for its superb… more

  70. Historical Circle

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Richard Hunt 1975; Cor-Ten Steel; Memorial, Sculpture North Campus; Courtyard, north side of Bentley Historical Library Gift of Hobart Taylor, Jr., in memory of his father, Hobart Taylor, Sr. Commissioned… more

  71. Hob Nob

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Clement Meadmore 2007; Aluminum; Sculpture North Campus; Lawn on west side of Space Research building Gift of Jagdish C. (’63) and Saroj (’68) Janveja. Hob Nob was fabricated in 2007… more

  72. Holocaust Memorial

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Leonard Baskin 1994; Bronze; Memorial, Sculpture Central Campus; Raoul Wallenberg Plaza, east side of Rackham Gift of the Ann Arbor Holocaust Memorial Foundation, as a memorial to the six million… more

  73. Horner McLaughlin Woods

    Located a few miles north of the Botanical Gardens, Horner McLaughlin Woods is a 90-acre site that was donated to the U-M by the Michigan Botanical Club in 1964 as… more

  74. Impressions

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Jun Kaneko 2013; Painted Bronze and Stainless Steel; Sculpture North Campus; In front (west side) of Earl V. Moore Building Gift of Clarence L. (’51) and Ruth M. Roy. The… more

  75. Indexer II

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Kenneth Snelson 2002; Stainless Steel; Sculpture North Campus; South end of Reflecting Pool, on west side of Cooley Building Gift of the Engineering Class of 1950. “Snelson…discovered certain relationships governing… more

  76. Ingalls Mall

    881 N. University, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

    Ingalls Mall is in front of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies on Washington Street, near the Burton Memorial Tower. It is the home of a fountain by… more

  77. Institute for the Humanities Gallery

    202 S. Thayer St. 202 Thayer St., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

    The gallery at the U-M’s Institute for the Humanities is a meeting place for the exchange and interchange of ideas. Each exhibition serves as a starting point for collaboration and… more

  78. Isotactic Symmetry

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Gerome Kamrowski 1997; Mosaic; Mosaic North Campus; Courtyard on east side of the Art and Architecture Building Made up of six separate but related panels of 36″ wide x 60″… more

  79. Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

    434 State St., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

    The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology houses a collection of more than 100,000 ancient and medieval objects from the civilizations of the Mediterranean and the Near East. The Kelsey also offers… more

  80. Kindred

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Bill Barrett (MFA ’60) 2002; Bronze; Sculpture Central Campus; Along sidewalk on west side of School of Social Work Commissioned by the School of Social Work and made possible by… more

  81. Koszonom (Thank You) Raoul Wallenberg

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Jon Rush 1995; Steel, Granite; Memorial, Sculpture North Campus; Front lawn (north side) of Art & Architecture Building On October 26, 1995, sixty years after Raoul Wallenberg’s graduation from the… more

  82. Kresge Business Administration Library

    Kresge Business Library 703 Tappan St., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

    The Kresge Library serves the business research needs of students, faculty, and staff at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, the University of Michigan, and the surrounding community. Kresge… more

  83. Lane Hall Gallery

    Lane Hall 204 State St., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

    The Institute for Research on Women and Gender and the Women’s Studies Department present a regular schedule of art exhibitions in Lane Hall’s lobby, an intimate space, conducive to seeing, reflection,… more

  84. Law Library

    Cook Legal Research Library 801 Monroe St., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

    The Law Library’s reading room is located within the Law Quadrangle on central campus. Designed in the English Gothic style, it is one of the most recognizable buildings on campus…. more

  85. Law Quad Flagpole and Marker

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Unknown 1943; Granite; Artifact Central Campus; Inside the Law School Quadrangle Flagpole a gift of the Judge Advocate General’s School, and the granite marker a gift of its Ninth Class.

  86. Law School Architectural Figures (Corbels)

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Ulysses Ricci and Angelo Zari 1923-1924; Limestone; Architectural Feature Central Campus; Three passageways, north side of Law Quad (Lawyers’ Club) leading from South University into the Quad The twelve corbels… more

  87. Liberation

    Ann Arbor, MI

    David Barr 2009; Granite; Sculpture North Campus; Near the entrance to building B018 of the North Campus Research Complex, and scattered around ponds north and west of building B016 Acquired… more

  88. Lorch Column

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Unknown 1930; Steel, Marble; Architectural Artifact North Campus; North side of Art & Architecture building Acquired through the efforts of Emil Lorch. The Corinthian column was made for the Home… more

  89. Lorch Hall Bas Reliefs and Decorative Details

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Probably Emil Lorch 1927; Limestone; Architectural Feature Central Campus; Façades of Lorch Hall These bas reliefs consist of several elements. Along the east side of the building are medallions featuring… more

  90. LSA Building Facade Bas Reliefs

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Marshall Fredericks 1948; Limestone, Aluminum; Architectural Feature Central Campus; Facades of the Literature, Science and Arts Building The subjects of the seven stone reliefs are Naturalist, Adventurers, Scientists, Musicians, Hiawatha,… more

  91. Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre

    Mendelssohn Theatre 911 University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

    Located within the Michigan League on Central Campus, Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre is an intimate, shoebox theater seating nearly 600. Decorated with solid oak paneling that creates an atmosphere of elegance… more

  92. Mardigian Library (Dearborn)

    Mardigian Library 4901 Evergreen Rd., Dearborn, MI, 48128-2406

    The Mardigian Library is an independent University of Michigan library that supports the teaching and research needs of the students, staff, and faculty of the University of Michigan Dearborn campus…. more

  93. Mark Chesler Library

    1214. S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI, 48104

    The Mark Chesler Library Collection connects the university community to more than 1200 books, films, and journals on a wide range of topics related to social identity, multiculturalism, intergroup relations,… more

  94. Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    1800 N. Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor, MI, 48105

    Matthaei Botanical Gardens is a 350-acre site that offers an indoor plant conservatory, classroom and meeting spaces, greenhouse, and outdoor sites for research, display gardens, native plant gardens, natural areas,… more

  95. MedFlight Memorial

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Unknown 2009; Bronze, Stone; Memorial North Campus; Near 1600 Huron Parkway entrance to eastern section of the North Campus Research Complex Acquired in 2009 when the university purchased the property… more

  96. Michigan Memorial Phoenix Project

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Cornelius Gabler, Architect 1955; Concrete, Brick, Glass; Memorial North Campus; 2301 Bonisteel Boulevard The Michigan Memorial – Phoenix Project operated the laboratory building of the same name and the former… more

  97. Michigan Stadium

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Bernard Green (1891E), Osborn Engineering 1927; Concrete, Stone, Steel, Brick; Memorial Ross Athletic Campus; South Campus, Main Street at Stadium Boulevard At first playing home games at the Ann Arbor… more

  98. Michigan Theater

    603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, MI, 48104

    Ann Arbor’s historic Michigan Theater is home to the Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series and many other U-M sponsored events and performances, including the Cinetopia International Film Festival and the… more

  99. Mud Lake Bog

    Administered by the Botanical Gardens, the Mud Lake property includes a trail that leads across a field and descends into an extensive swamp forest. During wet periods the swamp may… more

  100. Museums Library

    Alice Lloyd 100 Observatory St., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

    The Museums Library serves the principal literature needs of curators and researchers in the museums of Anthropology, Exhibits, Paleontology, and Zoology, and the University Herbarium. The Library collections of 130,000+… more

  101. Music Library

    Music School 1100 Baits Dr., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

    Recognized as one of the world’s major music collections, the U-M Music Library supports the performance, teaching, and research activities of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance. Located in… more

  102. Nichols Arboretum

    Nichols Arboretum Residence 1827 Geddes Ave., Ann Arbor, MI, 48104

    Nichols Arboretum—also referred to as “The Arb”— is a 123-acre site near Central Campus that provides a unique opportunity to explore the ongoing interaction of humans and the natural world…. more

  103. Off-Axis Holography

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Jens Zorn 2013; Stainless Steel; Sculpture North Campus; Plaza between the Engineering Research and Gerstacker Buildings This piece is intended to celebrate U-M’s achievements in holography.  The essence of holography… more

  104. Old Main Hospital Arch

    Gone

    Albert Kahn (designer); sculptor unknown 1925; Limestone; Architectural Artifact Gone; Originally on front (south) side of Old Main Hospital’s Administration Wing Designed by noted Detroit architect Albert Kahn, the new… more

  105. Onus

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Jon Rush 1966; Bronze; Sculpture North Campus; East side of Pierpont Commons Gift of the Class of 1961. A professor of sculpture at U-M’s School of Art & Design from… more

  106. Orion

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Mark di Suvero 2009; Steel; Sculpture Central Campus; West lawn of Alumni Memorial Hall / Frankel Family Wing of the Museum of Art Created 2006. On loan to the Museum… more

  107. Painted Steel

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Bill Barrett (MFA ’60) 1994; Steel; Sculpture North Campus; Courtyard between Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Building and G.G. Brown Lab Gift of Alice Simsar. Barrett is also the sculptor… more

  108. Peregrine Section

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Richard Hunt 1975; Cor-Ten Steel; Sculpture North Campus; Courtyard, north side of Bentley Historical Library Gift of Hobart Taylor, Jr., in memory of his father, Hobart Taylor, Sr. Commissioned for… more

  109. Planetarium

    Natural History Museum 1109 Geddes Ave., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

    Since 1958, the Planetarium, located at the U-M Museum of Natural History, has been a community astronomy resource. Shows include seasonal star talks about the current night sky and programs… more

  110. Portia

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Attilio and Furio Piccirilli 1918; Marble; Architectural Feature Central Campus; In niche above front entrance of Martha Cook Residence Portia was Shakespeare’s greatest lawyer (from Merchant of Venice). At the… more

  111. Positron

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Michele Oka Doner (’66 & ’68 MFA) 1996; Bronze, Stone; Sculpture Central Campus; In front (east side) of Randall Laboratory Gift of the Physics Department in memory of Professor Art… more

  112. Power Center

    121 Fletcher St., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

    The Power Center is U-M’s most technically sophisticated performance space. A fully functioning theater, it also hosts sales meetings, product rollouts, and corporate presentations. The theater was made possible by… more

  113. Professors’ Monument

    Ann Arbor, MI

    William Peters 1846; Limestone, Marble; Artifact Central Campus; SE corner of Hatcher Graduate Library Erected by the regents in 1846 following the death of Professor Joseph Whiting (1845); with panels… more

  114. Pumas

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Carleton Watson Angell 1940/2007; Bronze; Sculpture Central Campus; Flanking front entrance of Ruthven Museums Building Alexander Ruthven, director of the Natural History Museum when this building was constructed in 1928,… more

  115. Rackham (Detroit) Façade Bas Reliefs

    100 Farnsworth St, Detroit, MI, 48202

    Marshall Fredericks 1941; Bronze, Marble; Architectural Feature Other; Façades of Rackham Educational Memorial, 100 Farnsworth, Detroit This building in downtown Detroit, close by the Detroit Institute of Arts and the… more

  116. Rackham Auditorium

    Rackham 915 Washington St., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

    Rackham Auditorium has been the site of many numerous notable lectures, performances, and academic symposia in the 60-plus years since its opening. Horace H. Rackham was a Detroit lawyer whose… more

  117. Rackham Building Facade Bas Reliefs

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Corrado Parducci 1938; Limestone; Architectural Feature Central Campus; Front (south) facade of Rackham The five panels contain figures depicting various areas of study: Social Sciences; Physical Sciences; Languages and Literature;… more

  118. Rampant Unicorn

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Berthold “Tex” Schiwetz 1992; Bronze; Sculpture Central Campus; Garden, east side of Michigan League Gift of Charles Dybvig (‘31) & Dorothy Dybvig. Schiwetz was a student of Carl Milles’s at… more

  119. RC Gallery

    East Quad 701 University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

    The Residential College (RC) Art Gallery is located in the East Quad Residence Hall. The approximately 500-square-foot exhibit space hosts two professional and one RC student exhibit in both the… more

  120. Regeneration of Time

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Louis Marinaro 1996; Bronze; Sculpture Medical Campus; SE corner of the Glen Avenue Parking Structure The piece depicts a man and a woman carrying a child toward the hospital and… more

  121. Relief Sculpture IV

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Jan Peter Stern 1965; Bronze Alloy; Sculpture North Campus; Courtyard, east side of Engineering Research Building Commissioned as part of the construction of this building complex (formerly called the Institute… more

  122. Requiem

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Erwin Binder 2004; Bronze; Sculpture Central Campus; In east court between Alumni Memorial Hall and the Frankel Wing of the Musuem of Art Part of the collections of the University… more

  123. Robert Brackett Memorial

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Unknown 1966; Bronze, Concrete; Artifact, Memorial Central Campus; Along sidewalk, southwest of Hatcher Library South Gift of Sigma Rho Tau “In memory of Prof. Robert Brackett—National Director and Founder of… more

  124. Rotations

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Douglas Hollis (BFA 1970) 2009; Stainless Steel; Sculpture Medical Campus; Courtyard near main entrance to University Hospital, northeast side of building Commissioned by the University of Michigan Health System as… more

  125. Ruthven Museums Facade Bas Reliefs

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Carleton Watson Angell 1928; Limestone; Architectural Feature Central Campus; West, east and north facades of the Museums Building In the third floor spandrels there are bas reliefs representing pioneer American… more

  126. Saginaw Forest

    Saginaw Forest is a nearly 80-acre parcel of land comprising roughly 55 acres of plantations, lakes, and wetlands. The property, a gift to the U-M in 1903 by timberman and… more

  127. SAI Sundial

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Richard C. Hill 1971; Bronze; Artifact North Campus; Next to the pond at the Moore School of Music Gift of Sigma Alpha Iota, an international music fraternity for women. Sometimes… more

  128. Salinger Library

    202 S. Thayer St. 202 Thayer St., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

    The Martin Salinger Learning Resource Center, located on the third floor of the Thayer Building, was established in 1985. It includes a non-circulating reference library and a reading room.(An additional… more

  129. Scabbard and Blade Marker

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Carleton Watson Angell 1925/2011; Bronze, Stone; Artifact Central Campus; Base of Central Campus Flagpole Gift of the Michigan Chapter of the Scabbard and Blade, a Tri-Service military honor society, in… more

  130. Science Benches

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Michele Oka Doner (’66 & ’68 MFA) Two in 1990 and a third in 1995; Bronze; Artifact Central Campus; Ingalls Mall between Kraus and Chemistry Buildings Made possible by a… more

  131. Sea Nymph

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Clivia Morrison 1938; Ceramic; Sculpture Central Campus; Garden, east side of Michigan League Designed by Gerald Mast and executed by Clivia Morrison (formerly Calder) as part of the Federal Arts… more

  132. Shang

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Mark di Suvero 2009; Steel; Sculpture Central Campus; In west court between Alumni Memorial Hall and the Frankel Family Wing of the Museum of Art Created in 1984–85. On loan… more

  133. Shapiro Science Library

    Shapiro Library 919 University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

    The Shapiro Science Library provides services and resources to support research, teaching, and scientific inquiry in the fields of astronomy, biology, chemistry, geological sciences, mathematics, natural resources and environment, physics,… more

  134. Shapiro Undergraduate Library

    Shapiro Library 919 University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

    The Shapiro Undergraduate Library (UgLi) provides services, spaces, and collections tailored to undergraduate students. Bert’s Cafe is located in the foyer of the Library allows for ease of access to… more

  135. Sindecuse Museum of Dentistry

    Dental School 1011 University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

    The Sindecuse Museum of Dentistry, housed within the School of Dentistry, is one of a handful of museums throughout the world devoted to preserving and exhibiting the history of dentistry…. more

  136. Spanish Mortar

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Unknown 1899; Bronze; Artifact, Memorial Central Campus; West side of Hatcher Library South This mortar was cast in Seville, Spain in 1724 and later used in Cuba. It was one… more

  137. Special Collections Library

    Hatcher Library South 913 University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

    The Special Collections Library is home to some of the most historically significant treasures at U-M and includes in its holdings some 275,000 published volumes, about 6,500 linear feet of… more

  138. Spectrum/Jim Toy Library

    Michigan Union 530 State St., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

    The Jim Toy Library (JTL) currently hosts a collection of 1,500+ titles, including books, videos, and magazines. Many books have been donated by community members over the last 40 years;… more

  139. Stamps Auditorium

    Walgreen Drama Center 1226 Murfin Ave., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

    This smaller auditorium that seats approximately 445 hosts many lectures and performing arts events for the U-M School of Music, Theater & Dance.

  140. Stamps Gallery

    201 S. Division Street, Ann Arbor, MI, 48104

    The Stamps Gallery is the Stamps School of Art & Design’s new exhibition space in downtown Ann Arbor, located at 201 S. Division Street on the first floor of the… more

  141. Statue of Claude Shannon

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Eugene Daub 2001; Bronze, Granite; Sculpture North Campus; West entrance to Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Building Gift of the College of Engineering. Called the “Father of Information Theory,” Claude… more

  142. Stephen S. Clark Library

    Hatcher Library South 913 University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

    The Stephen S. Clark Library combines the University of Michigan’s map collection, government information center, and spatial and numeric data services. It is a rich and unique resource, where students… more

  143. Stiff Box No. 12

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Lucas Samaras 1997; Cor-Ten Steel; Sculpture Central Campus; In east court between Alumni Memorial Hall and the Frankel Family Wing of the Museum of Art Part of the collections of… more

  144. Summaries of Arithmetic Through Dust, Including Writing Not Yet Printed

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Alice Aycock 1992; Steel, Aluminum; Sculpture North Campus; South side of H.H. Dow Building Gift of Engineering Class of 1933. Aycock described her piece: “The elements are taken from various… more

  145. Sunday Morning in Deep Waters

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Carl Milles 1940; Bronze; Sculpture, Fountain Central Campus; Ingalls Mall between the Michigan League & Burton Tower The figures depict Father Triton and his sons on a holiday excursion. Gift… more

  146. Sunstructure

    Matthaei Botanical Gardens Ann Arbor, MI

    Jon Rush 1987; Cor-Ten Steel; Sculpture Other; Matthaei Botanical Gardens, north side of Willow Pond The sculpture functions as a sundial. A professor of sculpture at U-M’s School of Art… more

  147. Tappan Oak and Marker (Class of 1858 Memorial)

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Unknown Tree before 1858; boulder ca. 1883; plaque 1904; Bronze, Stone; Artifact, Memorial Central Campus; West side of Hatcher Graduate Library In the spring of 1858, as a tribute to… more

  148. Taubman Architecture Liberty Annex

    Liberty Street Annex 305 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, MI, 48103

    The 19,000-square-foot Liberty Research Annex is an open-plan facility on Ann Arbor’s Old West Side. The Annex provides space for students and faculty to collaboratively take on full-scale material assemblies,… more

  149. Taubman Health Sciences Library

    1135 Catherine St., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

    The newly renovated A. Alfred Taubman Health Sciences Library delivers high-quality health and biomedical information services to the University of Michigan’s academic health sciences schools, basic and clinical research, bioinformatics… more

  150. Ternary Marker

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Beverly Pepper 2003; Bronze; Sculpture Central Campus; East side of Alumni Memorial Hall/Museum of Art and north of Tappan Hall Part of the collections of the University of Michigan Museum… more

  151. The Audubon Gallery

    Hatcher Library South 913 University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

    The Audubon Room provides an accessible, secure, dedicated space for some of the greatest treasures from the Library’s collections. In fact, the Library marks its formal beginning with the purchase… more

  152. The Cube “Endover”

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Tony Rosenthal 1968; Cor-Ten Steel; Sculpture Central Campus; Regents’ Plaza Gift of the Class of 1965 and the artist, who was a U-M alumnus (‘36). Although seemingly massive and immovable,… more

  153. The Diag

    Diag 913 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

    “The Diag” is a large open space in the middle of Central Campus. Originally known as the “Diagonal Green,” the Diag derives its name from the many sidewalks running near… more

  154. The Duderstadt Gallery

    Duderstadt Center 2281 Bonisteel Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

    The mission of the Duderstadt Gallery is to exhibit the widest range of creative talents from within the University. Exhibits may be either two- or three-dimensional, from art to engineering… more

  155. The Grove

    1230 Murfin, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

    The 4-acre area surrounding the Lurie Bell Tower on North Campus is referred to as “The Grove.” The Regents approved plans calling for a new central plaza, new walkways, and… more

  156. The Lady of the Garden

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Paul Suttman 1967; Bronze; Sculpture Central Campus; In the Garden, east side of Martha Cook Residence Commissioned by alumnae and friends of Martha Cook Residence for the residence hall’s 50th… more

  157. The Order of Spheres

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Roberto Juarez 2010; Fabric; Architectural Feature North Campus; Dome of the Aerospace Engineering Wind Tunnel Commissioned by the College of Engineering. The mural was painted in October 2010 on the… more

  158. The Short, Rich Life of Positronium

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Jens Zorn 1999; Bronze; Sculpture Central Campus; Coutryard between Randall Laboratory and West Hall Gift of the Department of Physics, University Administration, and family and friends of Arthur Rich. Professor… more

  159. Thompson Library (Flint)

    Thompson Library 303 E. Kearsley St., Flint, MI, 48502

    The Frances Willson Thompson Library is an independent University of Michigan library that supports the teaching and research needs of the students, staff, and faculty on the UM-Flint campus. The… more

  160. Three Part Form

    Ann Arbor, MI

    James C. Myford 1997; Aluminum; Sculpture Other; West side of Arbor Lakes complex in courtyard near building 1 Commissioned by Manufacturing Data Systems for their building complex and installed in… more

  161. Tilted Donut with S, 2006

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Fletcher Benton 2007; Cor-Ten Steel; Sculpture North Campus; South lawn of Lurie Biomedical Engineering Building Gift of Engineering Class of 1956. “Building reminiscences of collapse and chaos into his sculptures,… more

  162. Tools + Fire

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Jim Dine 2012; Bronze; Sculpture North Campus; South side of Beyster Building Fabricated in 2010; gift of an anonymous donor. As a Pop artist, Jim Dine turns objects and images… more

  163. Triad Ritual

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Beverly Pepper 1993; Cast Iron; Sculpture North Campus; Plaza north of the Duderstadt Center – Pierpont Commons Connector Gift of the Engineering Class of 1937 and the artist. Pepper changed… more

  164. Trio

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Gerome Kamrowski 1993; Mosaic; Mosaic North Campus; Plaza wall, west of EECS and south of H.H. Dow Gift of the Engineering Class of 1942. Three separate but related panels of… more

  165. Two Brothers and Their Dog

    Ann Arbor, MI

    John W. Mills 1985; Bronze; Sculpture Medical Campus; Friends Meditation Garden (north side of Towsley Center) Gift of Dr. Harry Towsley. In 2001, the original Towsley Garden was remodeled into… more

  166. Two Open Triangles Up, Gyratory II

    Ann Arbor, MI

    George W. Rickey 1982; Stainless Steel; Sculpture North Campus; Courtyard, east side of Ford Library Gift of Verna and Kelly Goss and dedicated by former President Gerald R. Ford in… more

  167. U-M Museum of Art

    525 State St., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

    The U-M Museum of Art (UMMA) is one of the oldest and largest university art museums in the country. Built as a war memorial in 1909 for the university’s Civil… more

  168. U-M Museum of Natural History

    Natural History Museum 1109 Geddes Ave., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

    The Museum of Natural History provides creative educational programs and exhibits for the benefit of the university community, school groups, and the general public. Exhibits include displays on prehistoric life… more

  169. UMTRI Library

    UMTRI 2901 Baxter Rd., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

    The U-M Transportation Research (UMTRI) Library houses one of the world’s most extensive collections of literature on traffic safety, including information on biomechanics, lighting, vehicle dynamics, driver behavior, and injuries… more

  170. Untitled

    Gone

    William Dennisuk 2010-2011; Iron, Bronze, Stone, Stainless Steel, Rubber; Gone; Formerly in the Reflecting Pool on North Campus This sculpture, says William Dennisuk, “raises subtle questions about our interaction with… more

  171. Untitled (“I will exercise my art solely for the good of my patients”)

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Yitzhak Assour 2009; Bronze; Sculpture Medical Campus; In courtyard on west side of the Frankel Cardiovascular Center Gift of D. Dan and Betty Kahn. The sculpture represents two physicians deeply… more

  172. Untitled (Tooth Fairy)

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Bill Barrett (MFA ’60 ) 1971; Aluminum; Sculpture Central Campus; Dental School Courtyard Gift of the Dental Class of 1944. Barrett is also the sculptor of both Painted Steel and Untitled #29 on North… more

  173. Untitled #29

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Bill Barrett (MFA ’60) 1994; Steel; Sculpture North Campus; Courtyard between Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Building and G.G. Brown Lab Gift of Alice Simsar. Barrett is also the sculptor… more

  174. Veltman’s Diagram

    Ann Arbor, MI

    2014; Bronze; Central Campus; Courtyard between Randall Laboratory and West Hall This art work celebrates the award of the 1999 Nobel Prize to Martinus Veltman, U-M professor emeritus, and his… more

  175. Vulcan’s Anvil

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Unknown 1951; Bronze, Stone; Artifact North Campus; West of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Building and south of H.H. Dow Building Engraved “Vulcan 1904” for the Engineering honor society, it… more

  176. Wave Field

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Maya Lin 1995; Earth, Grass; Earthwork North Campus; Courtyard, SE side of Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Building Commissioned by the Association FXB in memory of Francois-Xavier Bagnoud (‘82 Aerospace Eng.), and gift… more

  177. Wave Maker

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Louis Marinaro 1988; Bronze; Sculpture Ross Athletic Campus; Plaza behind (south of) Physical Properties Building This piece represents an evergreen tree and its reflection in water, as a female figure… more

  178. Whalen Memorial Bench

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Peter Osler 2004; Stainless Steel; Artifact, Memorial Central Campus; North side of Business School in the courtyard by Kresge Library In memory of Meredith Whalen, Business School class of 2000,… more

  179. Willoughby D. Miller Memorial

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Samuel Adolph Cashwan 1940; Marble; Memorial Central Campus; In front of Kellogg-Dental on North University Avenue side The left image represents progress of scientific research, and the right image represents… more

  180. Winged Victory of Samothrace

    Gone

    Unknown 1910; Plaster; Sculpture Gone; Alumni Memorial Hall (Museum of Art); later in the School of Education Building In 1910, the noted Detroit art collector Charles Lang Freer offered to loan… more

  181. Wolverine

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Ben Foster 2002; Bronze; Sculpture Ross Athletic Campus; Wolverine Plaza, NW entrance to Michigan Stadium Gift of alumni Jagdish C. (’63) and Saroj (’68) Janveja. Wolverine is eight feet tall… more

  182. Wolverine

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Dan Heikkinen (’81) 2001; Bronze, Stone; Sculpture North Campus; On knoll at northwest end of Reflecting Pool Gift of the Engineering Class of 2001. A similar wolverine, also by Heikkinen,… more

  183. Xi Psi Phi Dental Fraternity Bench

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Unknown 1939; Limestone; Artifact Central Campus; West side of Hatcher Library Gift of Xi Psi Phi. Placed on campus on the 50th anniversary of the founding of Xi Psi Phi… more