University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor

University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor (must see)

The University of Michigan Museum of Art is one of the largest university art museums in the country. It holds over 20,000 works of art. The permanent collection in the museum includes pieces by Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, Franz Kline and James McNeill Whistler, to name a few. It also features glasswork from Tiffany & Co.

The museum was built in 1909 as a war memorial for alumni who fought and died in the United States Civil War. It was designed by architectural firm Donaldson and Meier in the Neoclassical style. The museum features a large bronze door flanked by two columns, which is indicative of Neoclassical architecture.

Along with the works inside, the museum has a number of outdoor art pieces. Sculptures by Mark di Suvero, Charles Ginnever, Beverly Pepper, Lucas Samaras, Erwin Binder and Michele Oka Doner can all be seen without entering the building.

The museum is open Thursdays from 9 AM to 8 PM and Friday through Sunday from 9 AM to 5 PM. Admission to the University of Museum of Art is free.

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Sight Name: University of Michigan Museum of Art
Sight Location: Ann Arbor, USA (See walking tours in Ann Arbor)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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Walking Tours in Ann Arbor, Michigan

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University of Michigan Walking Tour

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