13 Artists Compete To Immortalize New Michigan Ross Building


This summer, the Ross School of Business challenged U-M students, faculty, staff, and community members to develop a work of art to commemorate the opening of the new, state-of-the art Ross complex.

Artists were asked to create a rendition of the facility that reflected the Ross School buildings, was complementary to the look, feel, and tone of the Michigan Ross brand, and was tasteful, thoughtful, creative, and appealing to a broad audience.
The stunning new buildings were officially inaugurated this past weekend, and the 13 finalists were on display during the ribbon cutting. Gina Canter, BFA ‘17, developed the winning submission and created 25 original copies of her work, which were given to the donors who generously funded this historic project.
Here’s Gina’s piece, along with the 12 other finalists on display last weekend:


Gina Canter, BFA ‘17

“Inspired by the French Impressionist Monet’s Rouen Cathedral series, this painting depicts the Ross School of Business at different times of the day. As morning turns to afternoon, and afternoon turns to evening, the changing light emphasizes the importance of time to the success of the school and the many hours that the Ross community spends in the buildings.

Each person experiences Ross differently, whether it be faculty and staff arriving early and preparing for the day ahead, or students putting in long hours through the night. Collectively, the painting represents the tradition of excellence at the school over time: The legacy of the past, the success of the present, and the potential of the future.”

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