Art and Culture

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Stephanie Dinkins

On Love & Data

Art’s power to challenge inequities and build inclusive dialogues

Cinema Ann Arbor

How Campus Rebels Forged a Singular Film Culture

A fascinating journey into the DIY spirit of a highly influential film community

Guardians of Michigan

Architectural Sculpture of the Pleasant Peninsulas

Preserving Michigan’s architecture through photos and stories

Michigan's Capitol

Construction and Restoration

A history of the building and restoration of one of the nation's most prominent capitols.

Michigan One-Room Schoolhouses

A look at Michigan's lovely one-room schoolhouses

Everybody In, Nobody Out

Inspiring Community at Michigan's University Musical Society

A reflection on the power of the performing arts to engage and enrich communities

I Hear a Symphony

Motown and Crossover R&B

Investigates how the music of Motown Records functioned as the center of the company’s creative and economic impact worldwide

Butch Queens Up in Pumps

Gender, Performance, and Ballroom Culture in Detroit

20 years after Paris Is Burning, a rare look at Ballroom culture—from the inside


The Life and Music of Tadd Dameron

The first authoritative biography of jazz great Tadd Dameron

The Unreal Estate Guide to Detroit

A guide to the emergence of alternative urban cultures in the wake of Detroit's economic decline

Michigan's County Courthouses

A guide to the lore and architecture of every county courthouse in the Great Lakes State

Grit, Noise, and Revolution

The Birth of Detroit Rock 'n' Roll

A narrative history of the birth of rock 'n' roll in Detroit

Rhythms of the Afro-Atlantic World

Rituals and Remembrances

Collected essays exploring the origins and evolution of music and dance in Afro-Atlantic culture

Michigan Family Farms and Farm Buildings

Landscapes of the Heart and Mind

A window into the roles and construction of Michigan family farms

Soul Music

Tracking the Spiritual Roots of Pop from Plato to Motown

A meditative exploration of the essence of soul in popular music

Guitars, Bars, and Motown Superstars

Inside stories of the pop-music scenes of the 60s and 70s from one of the fathers of the Motown sound

Domino's Farms

The fascinating story of the tenacity and talent that transformed a Michigan farmstead into America’s most innovative office park


The Life and Music of Lee Morgan

The story of one of the most individual jazz stylists of his time

Fascination with Fiber

Michigan's Handweaving Heritage

The first comprehensive look at handweaving in Michigan from the pioneer log cabin to digital computer-aided looms

Monte Nagler's Michigan

Stunning black-and-white photographs by a master landscape photographer reveal the beauty of Michigan

One Nation Under A Groove

Motown and American Culture

How Motown changed the landscape of American popular culture

Aspirations for Excellence

Alexander Jackson Davis and the First Campus Plan for the University of Michigan, 1838

Alexander Jackson Davis and his role in the University of Michigan's early architectural development

Before Motown

A History of Jazz in Detroit, 1920-60

The history of Detroit jazz comes alive with remarkable photographs, advertisements, and interviews

Flowers in the Dustbin

Culture, Anarchy, and Postwar England

Explores the connection between high literary culture and popular culture and argues for cultural anarchism as a form of creative resistance.