Celebrating Michigan Rich Cultural Heritage

Programs

The Michigan Humanities Council brings scholars and the public together to create enlightening programs that help us better understand our nation, our state, our community and ourselves.

The Great Michigan Read

The Michigan Humanities Council’s Great Michigan Read is a community reading program for the entire state. The program encourages Michiganians to learn more about their state, their history and their society by focusing on a single work of Michigan literature.

Arts & Humanities Media Project

The Michigan Humanities Council and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs partner with Michigan Public Media to create and broadcast radio and television reports exploring the importance of arts and culture in Michigan life.

Arts & Humanities Touring Program

The Arts & Humanities Touring Program, provides Michigan nonprofits with a wide variety of cultural programming including dance, music, storytelling, theater, tradition bearers and visual arts. A joint project of the Michigan Humanities Council and Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

Poetry Out Loud

Poetry Out Loud embraces the resurgence of poetry as an oral art form, encouraging youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance. The program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage. Poetry Out Loud is a partnership of the Michigan Humanities Council, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Poetry Foundation, and Michigan Youth Arts..

PRIME TIME Family Reading Time®

PRIME TIME®is a humanities-based family program focusing on reading, discussion, and storytelling that takes place in public libraries. This six- to eight-week program helps parents and children become better readers and active public library users. PRIME TIME® is a partnership with the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, American Library Association, and Grand Haven Area Community Foundation - W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

The Way We Worked

The Way We Worked is a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit that explores the importance of work in American culture by tracing the many changes that affected the workforce and work environment over the past 150 years.

 

 

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The Great Michigan Read
Arts & Humanities Media Project
Arts & Humanities Touring Program
Poetry Out Loud
PRIME TIME Family Reading Time®

Arc of Justice

Arc of Justice, by Kevin Boyle, is the 2011-12 Great Michigan Read.

Arts & Humanities Touring Program

The Arts & Humanities Touring Program features cultural performers and presenters.

Poetry Out Loud finalists

2011 Poetry Out Loud finalists, left to right, Kelly Stec, Champion Harron Atkins, Brittni Eller and Anna Dowsett.

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