UpstART 200 is composed of examples from our art, design and architecture collections, holdings and history here at the University of Michigan. They form the basis for inspiring our students and alumni to make their own creative projects – connecting them more personally to our knowledge community. This archive is the foundation on which UpstART 200: A UM Bicentennial Project of Student Reflection and Making is based, and will serve as a permanent archive along with the connected student and alumni works long after the end of the UM Bicentennial celebration.
Student and alumni-generated response pieces will be collected and exhibited online through the University Library system throughout the Bicentennial period as well as at events and in exhibition spaces, with the best juried pieces curated permanently in a final print and digital publication, Student and Alumni Reflections from the U-M Bicentennial, Winter 2018.
Curated by ArtsEngine, supported by the North Campus Schools and Colleges (A&D, Architecture, Engineering, SMTD), University Library, Alumni Association of the University of Michigan, Arts at Michigan, The Detroit Center, Office of Communications / Arts & Culture, University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA), University Musical Society (UMS)