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Presented By: University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA)

You're Welcome – Curator Tour with Ozi Uduma

Forum / University of Michigan Museum of Art

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Please join Ozi Uduma, Assistant Curator of Global Contemporary Art, for an introduction to You’re Welcome–from artist Cannupa Hanska Luger. You’re Welcome is a three-part installation and dynamic intervention that exposes the histories and narratives of the land occupied by the University of Michigan and UMMA’s neoclassical building, Alumni Memorial Hall. The project asks the campus and community to reconsider the memories molded into the Museum’s stone — the perspectives that shaped those traditions and the stories that remain unseen in our facade. This artistic interrogation dissects colonialist norms of monument-making, explores the roles of buildings in upholding selected cultural systems, and develops new forms of memorials that center Indigenous perspectives and collaboration to tell fuller stories and histories. 

We will gather in UMMA’s Forum before the tour begins (directly through the doors next to the large white sculpture).

The Arts & Resistance Theme Semester, organized by UMMA and the U-M Arts Initiative, is generously supported by the U-M Office of the Provost, the U-M College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch, and Erica Gervais Pappendick and Ted Pappendick.

Lead support for this project is provided by Teiger Foundation, the U-M Office of the Provost, the U-M Office of the President, Erica Gervais Pappendick and Ted Pappendick, the U-M Marsal Family School of Education, the U-M Institute for the Humanities, Michigan Humanities, and the U-M Arts Initiative. Additional generous support is provided by Melissa Kaish and Jonathan Dorfman. 

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