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

Memory & Monuments Open House

University of Michigan Museum of Art


How do we remember on this campus and beyond? At this afternoon-long open house, UMMA and our partners at Monument Lab and the U-M Arts Initiative, invite you to explore the ways memory takes shape through monuments, markers, and the stories we tell. 

Event highlights include:
Regional memory practitioners, including The James and Grace Lee Boggs Center, the Detroit Sound Conservancy, Gidinawemaaganinaanig: Endazhigiyan (All My Relations: The Place Where We All Grow), and Mt. Pleasant Indian Industrial Boarding School (MIIBS) will share their work and prompt us to consider what’s worthy of a monument and whose history gets to be included.  Flower-making for all ages with Monument Lab partner Aubree Penney. Live recording of the podcast Broken Boxes by Ginger Dunhill and Cannupa Hanska Luger, with artists Andrea Carlson and Matika Wilbur, 3-4 p.m. in the UMMA Auditorium. snacks by Indigenous chef Kirby Shoote (Tlingit).
In celebration of a year of examining the changing nature of monuments with Curator-in-Residence Paul Farber, Director of Monument Lab and the new exhibition You’re Welcome by Cannupa Hanska Luger.  

A partnership between UMMA, the Arts Initiative, Stamps Gallery, and “Under the Campus, the Land” series of conversations by Taubman College faculty Andrew Herscher.   

Related events & exhibitions:
October 26, 5:30 p.m. Cannupa Hanska Luger: How Do We Remember? A conversation with Monument Lab Co-Founder Paul Farber, Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor, MI Oct 27-28: Under the Campus, the Land, UMMA and Stamps Gallery October 28, 3-4 p.m. Live podcast recording of Broken Boxes by Ginger Dunnill and Cannupa Hanska Luger, with artists Andrea Carlson and Matika Wilbur, UMMA October 28, 6-8 p.m. Matika Wilbur Artist Talk and Book Signing, Stamps Gallery, 201 S. Division, Ann Arbor, MI On-going: Andrea Carlson Future Cache, UMMA On-going: Cannupa Hanska Luger You’re Welcome, UMMA

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. 

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.

Special thanks to the Cheboiganing (Burt Lake) Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Margaret Noodin, and Richard A. Wiles, for their consultation on the State Historical Marker text; to Margaret Noodin and Michael Zimmerman, Jr. for translating the gallery texts into Anishinaabemowin; to James Horton and Fritz Swanson for generously producing the letterpress broadsides; to colleagues at the U-M Biological Station, U-M Museum of Anthropological Archaeology, U-M Clements Library, and U-M Clark Map Library. For more information on the Cheboiganing (Burt Lake) Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians visit 

Lead support for Future Cache is provided by Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch, Erica Gervais Pappendick and Ted Pappendick, and the U-M Office of the Provost.

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