That oh-so-fresh museum scent
If you’re curious what a brand-new museum looks and perhaps smells like, make your plans now to take a look at the newly expanded Museum of Art on campus. The fun begins with a special preview for students only from 8 p.m.-midnight on Tuesday, March 24. Then, a Grand 24-Hour Community Reopening starts at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 28 and runs through — you guessed it — 6 p.m. Sunday, March 29. The event is in celebration of the expansion and remodeling of the museum, at State Street and South University Avenue, which has doubled the size of the building. The museum staff say you can check out the new views and the restored apse, stroll the galleries, and generally share in this historic moment.
If you’re a donor to the museum at the Friend level, you can get a members-only preview from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 28 that includes a first look at the Maxine and Stuart Frankel and the Frankel Family Wing. Included are tours of the new collections galleries and exhibitions, entertainment, light refreshments, and an unhurried opportunity to get to know Ann Arbor’s new meeting place for the arts before it reopens to the public. You can join now if you want to be among the first to see the museum. If you’re already a Friend, send your RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re really into art, consider attending the Gala Reopening Celebration. This black-tie, ticketed event will be from 7-11 p.m. Friday, March 27. Reopening Co-Chairs are Jan Brandon and museum Director James Steward, Complimentary valet parking is included; reservations are required. For more information or to purchase your tickets, contact Amee Spondike at (734) 647-0516 or by E-mail to email@example.com.
Support for UMMA’s public reopening has been provided by the University of Michigan Health Systems, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, Michigan Radio, the U-M Office of the Vice President for Communications, the Japan Business Society of Detroit Foundation, the Main Street Area Association, and the State Street Area Association.Explore posts in the same categories: Events
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