•  – 9
  • University of Michigan Museum of Art

The University of Michigan Museum of Art, or UMMA, is one of the largest university art museums in the USA. Built as a war memorial in 1909 for the university’s fallen alumni from the Civil War, Alumni Memorial Hall originally housed U-M’s Alumni office along with the university’s growing art collection.

UMMA contains a comprehensive collection that represents more than 150 years at the university, with nearly 19,000 works of art that span cultures, eras, and media. The museum’s displays works by James McNeill Whistler, Franz Kline, Helen Frankenthaler, Pablo Picasso, Joshua Reynolds, Claude Monet, Max Beckmann, Walker Evans, Randolph Rogers, and Kara Walker, among many others.


Student Social Event

  •  – 10
  • Bill’s Beer Garden

Come to the SIGIR Student Social Event on Monday (7/9) night!  We welcome all SIGIR 2018 registrants to this event. Entrance is free for everyone. We will have a DIY-Taco bar and outside tables in Bill’s Beer Garden.

As there will be alcohol served, everyone needs to bring a passport or US driver’s license. We reserve an “Alcohol-free table,” and vegetarian/vegan tacos are also provided. Students will get one free drink ticket, and more drinks can be purchased on site.


Banquet Dinner

  •  – 11
  • The Henry Ford Museum

The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan, is an internationally recognized cultural destination that brings the past forward by immersing visitors in the stories of ingenuity, resourcefulness and innovation that helped shape America. A national historic landmark with an unparalleled collection of artifacts from 300 years of American history, The Henry Ford is a force for sparking curiosity and inspiring tomorrow’s innovators. More than 1.7 million visitors annually experience its four venues: Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village, Ford Rouge Factory Tour and the Benson Ford Research Center.