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Language Is a River

27 November 2021 – 15 January 2022

What if we turned our attention to language and used it to write ourselves differently? While indispensable as a system of communication, language is a tool that blunts with use and repetition. In its naming function, it can smooth over difference and, with habitual practice, becomes invisible. Read more


Information For Visitors

MUMA is excited to welcome you back to our galleries. We continue to implement our Covid-safety plan, which includes a variety of public health and physical distancing measures to keep our visitors safe. Read more


MUMA Screens #4: Gabriella Hirst

For the fourth episode in MUMA’s ongoing MUMA Screens Program, artist Gabriella Hirst and Shelley McSpedden, Senior Curator, Shepparton Art Museum, discuss Hirst’s video Force Majeure, 2016, in a pre-recorded conversation that precedes an online screening of the work. Find out more


Connecting the world through Sculpture

7 July – 13 November 2021

Part of our year-long program celebrating sixty years of the Monash University Collection, this exhibition of sculpture acquired across six decades will be curated by MUMA’s Director Charlotte Day and presented in three chapters: ‘From the Ground Up’; ‘The Sculptural Body’; and ‘Into the Air’. Read more


Celebrating 60 Years of Donors and Supporters

2021 marks the 60th year of the Monash University Collection. Since its establishment—in the year that the first students walked through Monash’s newly opened doors—this extraordinary collection has developed alongside the University itself and is widely recognised for its adventurousness and contemporaneity. Find out more

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Form x Content

Wednesday 4, 11, 18, 25 August
Wednesday 1, 8, 15, 22 September
Wednesday 6 October

Form x Content is a mix of fourteen live and pre-recorded events featuring the voices of renowned First Nations, Australian and international artists, designers, architects, curators and academics. Find out more

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Queer Readings of the Collection

‘Queer Readings of the Monash University Collection’ aims to diversify writing on the Collection and launches alongside our sixtieth anniversary program in 2021. For this project, a group of invited writers and artists contextualise a selection of works of art through the lenses of their experience and knowledge. Read more


2021 Margaret Plant Annual Lecture in Art History

Join us for Monash University’s annual Margaret Plant Lecture in Art History for 2021, ‘“Who Am I Here?”: Diasporic Reflections on Settler Colonialism, Nation and Planet’, presented by Ming Tiampo, Professor of Art History and co-director of the Centre for Transnational Cultural Analysis at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. Find out more

The Monash University Collection

The Monash university Collection began soon after the University opened in 1961. Inspiring audiences on and off campus, it is recognised nationally for showcasing Australia art since the 1960s, diverse media and artistic practices as they develop. Read more


Public Art on Campus

Works of art from the Monash University Collection are found across the University: inside buildings and integrated into the public realm. In a carefully curated campus experience, art is a constant revelation, inspiration and lively provocation to students, staff and visitors. Read more


MUMA Education engages students and teachers through tailored programs drawing on current exhibitions and the Monash University Collection. Trained educators and artists connect students to art in meaningful ways, promoting creative thinking and critical problem-solving skills. MUMA acknowledges the diversity of all children and provides a child safe environment. Read more


Monash University Museum of Art acknowledges the invaluable contributions  of artists, curators, lenders, donors, philanthropic partners, arts funding agencies, sponsors and community partners to everything we do. Read more

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MUMA is a site where contemporary art, art-led education and research are produced and explored. Situated within and responsive to its university context, MUMA is recognised for its progressive programs that engage diverse communities and foster critical and creative thinking. Read more