Museum Design

UMMAUMMA

Curious about the big hole at the corner of State and South University (across from the Michigan Union)?

It’s a much anticipated addition and restoration of the University of Michigan Museum of Art.

Expected to reopen early 2009, here is what we know about the project.

Not coincidentally, the selection of the architect, Brad Cloepfil for this project has generated much enthusiasm among the museum community, and has already won a major national architectural award for its design. Just yesterday, the New York Times published an extensive article on Mr. Cloepfil and his controversial and brilliant restoration of yet another major museum -- the “Lollipop” building at 2, Columbus Circle (in Manhattan), new home for the Museum of Arts and Design.