Art and Creativity

As one of Michigan’s cultural hotspots, U-M students can take advantage of film festivals, art fairs and award-winning theatre just minutes away from campus. Located in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor, the historic Michigan Theatre is a mecca of culture. You can catch organ performances, live speakers, current movies and concerts — plus the annual Ann Arbor Film Festival and TED talks.

Museums and art exhibits can be found all over southeast Michigan. A favorite first spot for students to explore is UMMA, home to collections of Western, African and Asian art, photography, design and contemporary art. UMMA also collaborates with student orgs on campus and frequently opens its doors after hours for free performances, exhibitions and public events. Explore the U-M Arts Portal.