Posted on Mar.25, 2009, under Ann Arbor, Architecture, Michigan, University of Michigan

(Olympus E-3, 14-54mm at 42mm (2x crop factor), ISO 100, exposure 1/320 sec @ f/8)

This is a shot of the entrance to the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA). The building was originally built as Alumni Memorial Hall. A Beaux Arts style building completed in 1910, the building was built as a tribute to University of Michigan graduates who had died or were wounded in the Civil War, the Mexican-American War, and the Spanish-American War. The building became home to the museum in 1946. A new addition to the museum opens this weekend and architecturally is a dramatic contrast to the original structure (but in a good way.)

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