We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

University of Michigan Museum of Art

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 525 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109B
Phone Number: 734 764 0395
Website
Improve this listing
Today
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Among the best university art museums in the U.S., this on-campus museum...
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 123 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Impressive university collection

The museum is large with lots of spacious rooms displaying very different types of art. I appreciated the diversity of periods and cultures covered. The layout is a bit confusing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Turtleliving
Add Photo Write a Review

123 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
113 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The museum is large with lots of spacious rooms displaying very different types of art. I appreciated the diversity of periods and cultures covered. The layout is a bit confusing, but there are museum maps to help guide you. I recommend allocating 1-1.5 hours for the visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Level Contributor
36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The University of Michigan Museum of Art is definitely worth a visit if you are near campus. One would not expect such an extensive collection on a university campus. This museum is as good as or better than many in larger towns and cities. The beauty of the interior of the buildings as also a surprise as can be seen... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Palo Alto, California
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This is a nice stop. Some original work by Picasso and Monet are on display. Also some educative art covering the settlement period portraying the colonization of the native Americans.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Knoxville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

What an incredible university museum! Great works of art,It is free but make sure to donate. I loved it and so did my family. Take your time if you can. Don't miss it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Level Contributor
55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

If you only have a limited amount of time on the UM campus as we did and want to see something it has to offer, this is a good attraction to take advantage of. It has works by Tiffany, Monet, Picasso, Warhol and others. It is conveniently located directly across from the university union. A great way to spend an... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Edmore, Michigan, United States
Level Contributor
77 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Don't be silly and walk past without going in. This is a beautiful, calm respite from the pace of the world. Get in there and soak in the beauty of man's creation.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a small but very nice museum with a good Asian art collection. The new wing is designed for browsing, and from any gallery, you can see things in others that look interesting. Children will be intrigued by the peace sculpture made of guns. They can also swing on the sculpture near the ground level door.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New York, NY
Level Contributor
438 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

With the exception of the new contemporary galleries, I found this to be only an "average" museum -- not up to the very high ratings given by others. We spent about an hours there and left. The Picasso's are really incredible! Don't devote hours to spend here if you're visiting. Hope this review helps you plan your trip.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ann Arbor
Level Contributor
114 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This place is located right in the middle of the central campus of the University of Michigan, right across from the Michigan Union building. The best part is that no admission is charged, although donations are always welcomed. If you have visited large art museums in other cities, (e.g. NYC or Chicago) the collection will seem extremely small and limited.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toledo, Ohio
Level Contributor
59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This museum has a great collections of exhibits covering many different styles of art. The best part is that it is free.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed University of Michigan Museum of Art also viewed

 

Been to University of Michigan Museum of Art? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of University of Michigan Museum of Art and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
San Diego, California
1 month ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from University of Michigan Museum of Art staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?