Inspiring Creativity

The extensive UMFA and Marriott collections are a source of inspiration and creativity. Whether an assemblage of archival photos in the Marriott’s Special Collections, or a painter’s story on canvas at the UMFA, the holdings in the museum and library have given creatives of all persuasions stirring material for creating their own work. The UMFA and Marriott are proud to support the creative, innovative thinkers who bring new contexts and meanings to the University’s collections.

Discover how the UMFA and Marriott collections inspire creatives:

  • Lunchtime Learning Series. Watch the series below. 


Lunch Time Learning I features presentions by Emily Larsen, Al Denyer, Andy Hoffmann, Samyak Shertok, and Emily Tipps.


Lunch Time Learning II featured presentions by Lisa Swantsrtom, Yevette Mylett, and Max Schleicher; Cody Fitzgerald, Kiki Karahalios, and China Mauck; Elisabet Curbelo, Amin, Christopher Newman, and Zheng Zhou; Adrian Vilami Bell, and Julie Huddleston.

Lunch Time Learning III featured presentions by Joshua Graham, Jaclyn Wright, Steven Chodoriwsky, Crystal Rudds and Elisabet Curbelo, Sarah Hollenberg, Michael Abrahamson