Art Program

Art Program

In keeping with the spirit of the NCRC, we aim to generate an environment of innovation and inspiration through the display of art and through arts programming.  Scientists and artists share a common ability – abstract thinking.  Developing a dialog between the two is our main objective.

The intention of the art program is to introduce visual and performing arts in the form of educational experiences that are dynamic and thought provoking for the members of the NCRC community, as well as the larger U-M community and general public.  Students and visitors will be invited to participate in programs that reach beyond the realm of art, with topics that include science, social commentary and technology.  Fresh ideas, or living arts, will be highlighted through interactive programs offered by visiting artists who share their process creating works on-site, as well as through talks and exhibition.

The ideas and works of art by U-M students and faculty, as well as Michigan-based and internationally known artists will be featured.

More Information

If you would like to stay informed of future exhibitions and events, please send an email to Grace Serra, NCRC Art Coordinator - serrag@med.umich.edu with the subject line "NCRC Art e-mail list."

NCRC Exhibitions

8 NIGHT LEAVES DANCE
Stephanie Sarris

NCRC, Building 18 Tunnel, Connection Gallery

October 15, 2021 to December 10, 2021

Stephanie Sarris earned M.F.A. Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills--Drawing and Painting and B.F.A. & B.A.E. University of Michigan. Her artist training includes studies at Eastern Michigan University, Florence, Italy, University of Michigan, Dearborn and Wayne State University, Detroit.

Sarris has exhibited her work extensively throughout the Detroit Metropolitan area, and is included in the permanent collections of Neiman Marcus, Somerset Collection/Troy, Michigan; Tysons II/ McClean, Virginia; Dallas, Texas;Fort Worth, Texas; Las Vegas,...

Untamed
Sandra Osip
NCRC, Building 18 Lobby, Rotunda Gallery
October 15, 2021 to December 10, 2021

Sandra Osip was born in Detroit, Michigan and earned Bachelor of Science from Wayne State University, and Master of Fine Arts from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She has received two Michigan Council of Arts awards and a public art commission titled “Progression” for the Detroit People Mover “Art in the Stations”project, in the Fort/Cass Station.

Osip’s artwork has been included in exhibitions at the Hill Gallery in Birmingham, Michigan, Wasserman Project, Detroit, Michigan and Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago, Illinois; and it can be found in many permanent art collections including the...

Digital Exhibition
This exhibit is on permanent display.

Smartphone Virtual Photo Exhibition Submission

April 15 th – May 14 th , 2021

“Looking for the Silver Lining: Art in the time of COVID” Smartphone Virtual Photo Exhibition is designed as a way for us to come together and to share the things that have uplifted us and carried us through these very challenging and unprecedented times.

Even through social distancing and “work from home” orders may mean we are farther apart physically, we can use our smartphone to bring us closer together, by sharing our happy memories during this pandemic...

Tattered Moon Sculpture by Jim Pallas
Jim Pallas
The sculpture is located within the Buildings 100-400 courtyard
This exhibit is on permanent display.

NCRC is the recipient of a generous donation of art. Jim Pallas, a Detroit-based artist known for inventive, kinetic, thought-provoking and oftentimes humorous work, created the sculpture Tattered Moon . This piece is thematically reminiscent of the David Barr granite and marble sculpture series on the grounds west of Huron Parkway, which illustrate the birth of an idea. As described by Jim Pallas, “ Tattered Moon is a metaphor for the process of bringing a dream to life. Sometimes a dream can become tattered. As it is, it is brought to reality. Even when tattered, a...