MUMA presents exhibitions of contemporary art by Australian and international artists. Focusing on curatorial research and commissioning, the program includes significant solo artist projects, thematic responses to current issues and exhibitions that contribute to shaping the recent history of art.
The Monash University Collection was established after the University opened in 1961. Inspiring audiences on and off campus, it is recognised nationally for showcasing Australian art since the 1960s, diverse media and new artistic practices as they develop.
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.
Public Programs include lectures, talks, workshops, symposia, screenings and events presented for students and the wider community, connecting people, art and ideas. Varied programs bring audiences into closer contact with artists and researchers, creating spaces for discussion and participation.
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.
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We are grateful to our partners and donors who support MUMA to commission new work and programs connecting art and audiences. There are many ways you can give to MUMA.
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.