Art Program

Opening Reception

May 16 2024 • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM UM Staff Hour
North Campus Research Complex | 2800 Plymouth Rd | Ann Arbor, MI | 48109

Please join us for a reception to celebrate and mingle with the artists | Enjoy complimentary refreshments & hors d'oeuvres


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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.

Art Program

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

Questions or Comments: Contact Grace Serra, Medical School Art Coordinator -

NCRC Exhibitions

Bill Jackson
NCRC, Building 18 Lobby, Rotunda Gallery
April 16, 2024 to August 02, 2024
Please join us for an artist reception in the Building 18 Lobby: Thursday, May 16 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM UM Staff Hour, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Public

Bill Jackson often quipped that he and his camera “ auditioned the world , looking for just the right blend of the everyday and the unexpected, sparse indications of what might be, without the certainty of what is.”

A 1960’s graduate of Monteith College at Wayne State, Bill saw himself not as a storyteller nor a documentarian, but as a photographer seeking images with the power and creativity of late 20th...

Enna Diddio
NCRC, Building 18 Tunnel, Connections Gallery
April 16, 2024 to August 02, 2024
Please join us for an artist reception in the Building 18 Lobby: Thursday, May 16 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM UM Staff Hour, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Public

Enna Diddio was born and raised in Detroit. She is a multimedia artist with a newfound attachment to printmaking. A recent Wayne State Fine Arts graduate, with a major in Drawing, Diddio’s work is versatile and inquisitive. She is a strong proponent of City of Detroit, with a strong sense of community, craftsmanship, and creativity. They have created as space between traditionally taught skills and the contemporary methods to apply them and I desire to...

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...