Palmer Commons is looking for student art to fill our buildings! If you are interested in showing your work in a Palmer Commons space, or have other art-based ideas for any of the spaces, please apply below! Acceptance is rolling, and open to a wide variety of medium, so submit anything you're passionate about and we'll be in touch!
See What University of Michigan Artists Create
Palmer Commons is home to a large permanent collection of University of Michigan student artwork. We firmly believe that art is the soul of our vibrant Michigan community and are extremely proud to be able to support our local artists and provide a home for some of the incredible creative endeavors that are happening all around us. Our collection is composed of many different kinds of work but mainly focuses on paintings and other two-dimensional work.
The plaza level of Palmer Commons is a popular spot for many people to pass by, study and attend events each day. The "What Are You Hopeful For?" exhibition is intended to give these passerbys a chance to take a moment and reflect on something positive as well as allow others to take in the positivity. This tree was designed to mimic a Japanese wishing tree, where people can interact with the piece and contribute their own "wishes" to it. The more contributors, the more colorful and beautiful the tree will become!