Experiment|Experience: Campus Art Museums in the 21st Century

Feb 9, 2023 5:30pm Eastern, University of Michigan Museum of Art (In Person)

Experiment|Experience: Campus Art Museums in the 21st Century

Thursday, February 9 at 5:30 pm

Helmut Stern Auditorium, UM Museum of Art


  • Christina Olsen – Director, Museum of Art, University of Michigan
  • Maurita Poole – Director, Newcomb Art Museum, Tulane University
  • Anne Goodyear – Director, Museum of Art, Bowdoin College


  • Ferran Barenblit – Visiting Professor, STAMPS, University of Michigan


  • Kerstin Barndt – Director, Museum Studies Program, University of Michigan

What sets university and college art museums apart from other art institutions? What is the responsibility of art in shaping our institutional and political futures in higher ed and beyond?  With their engaged audiences and potential for dialogue across diverse fields of knowledge, university museums can play a distinct societal role. In this panel discussion, three museum directors will consider these questions by presenting initiatives and exhibition projects that have challenged the status quo of art museums – on and off campus.