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“I guess I expected more.”

University of Michigan Museum of Art
Ranked #7 of 65 things to do in Ann Arbor
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Among the best university art museums in the U.S., this on-campus museum has a particularly fine collection of Asian art through the ages.
Reviewed 28 June 2018

I was a little underwhelmed by UMMA. I've walked by the beautiful old building many, many times and finally checked it out. I guess the majesty of the historic original building had me expecting more. There are some nice pieces for sure...but I had high expectations. I understand that the modern wing was an "add on" but I found the layout sort of confusing...lots of stairs and bridges. All in all....it's definitely worth checking out,but in my opinion far from great.

Date of experience: June 2018
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"permanent collection"
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"tiffany glass"
in 6 reviews
"varied collection"
in 4 reviews
"nice collection"
in 8 reviews
"new addition"
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"suggested donation"
in 7 reviews
"old masters"
in 3 reviews
"on display"
in 9 reviews
"special exhibit"
in 3 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 9 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 5 reviews
"gift shop"
in 7 reviews
"few hours"
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"street parking"
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"couple of hours"
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"picasso"
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

There are some beautiful pieces from Tiffany. There are solo pieces from Calder, Picasso and other historical figures. One intriguing piece is from a "Book of Hours." The page is small and double sided. These books were a best seller in Medieval times for the general populous. They listed feast days and other social and culture events. Very interesting.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

One of the best things about this collection is the beautiful building it is housed in on the downtown Ann Arbor campus. For a (voluntary) donation you can spend an hour, or maybe two, viewing the permanent collection comprising European and Asian art, and then there is the current exhibition.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

This is a gem of a museum. There are treasures in every room, from a Turner in a drawer to a Monet on a landing to a fabulous modern art exhibition. It is well worth a vist.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

This museum is located right on campus. There is a varied collection with something for everyone. Museum is not large and you can spend as much time as you want. There is no admission charge but a recommended $10.00 donation box st the entrance. Museum is worth a visit.

Date of experience: May 2018
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