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Art Outta Town

Art Outta Town is a program offering a number of off– campus trips each semester for a low student price which includes transportation, food, and tickets. These trips are a perfect way to explore arts and culture beyond the campus with your residence hall, student organization, or other campus groups, and to meet new people who love the arts.

Sweet Pea's Mama

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Detroit Repertory Theatre

Depart at 1:30pm

About the Trip: This Art Outta Town trip includes your ticket to the play and transportation for just $10! This trip is open to all current U of M students, but seating is limited, so register today!

About the Play: Each year, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we arrange an Art Outta Town trip. This year, we will be seeing the Detroit Repertory Theatre’s production of Sweet Pea’s Mama. In Sweet Pea’s Mama, Coralee is a maid for Abigail and her family. Among other things she cares for Georgie, Abigail's grown developmentally challenged son whom she affectionately calls Sweet Pea. On the day Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated, tragedy occurs in Abigail's home as well that has a devastating affect on everyone, including Coralee's angry young son, Jerome. In the end dignity and familial love are put to an ultimate test.

Located in the heart of Detroit, the Repertory has remained in the theatre vanguard by staunchly advocating interracial casting, creating novel audience development techniques, stressing theatrical relevancy, inventing an array of cultural and educational community services, and playing an active role in neighborhood revitalization.

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Detroit Gallery Crawl

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

11am-5pm

Detroit, MI

Want to get out of town? Sign up to join us as we explore some of Detroit's great art galleries!

About the Trip: This Art Outta Town trip includes your transportation to three different neighborhoods with art galleries for just $5! This trip is open to the whole U of M community, but seating is limited, so register today!

About the Gallery Crawl: We're organizing a trip to three different neighborhoods where you can walk between a handful of interesting art galleries showing a wide range of local, national and international art! In each neighborhood, we'll provide you with a map and information about what you might find at the various locations. Among the expected stops will be Red Bull House of Art, MOCAD, Scarab Club, Detroit Artists Market, N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art, and Detroit Contemporary... a great introduction to Detroit's art scene!

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ArtPrize 2014

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Saturday, October 4, 2014

9:45am-9pm

Grand Rapids, MI

Want to get out of town? Sign up for our annual trip to ArtPrize in Grand Rapids on Saturday October 4, 2014!

About the Trip: This Art Outta Town trip includes your transportation to the free event and a sack lunch for just $10! This trip is open to all current U of M students, but seating is limited, so register today!

About Art Prize: It’s a radically open art competition, giving away the world’s largest art prize! Part arts festival, part social experiment — this international art contest is decided by public vote. Over 1500 artists will their work in venues city-wide, hoping to get your vote. You can use your phone to text a vote for your favorite pieces. They’ll be narrowed down to 10 finalists, and then voters will pick the big winner! Spend the day looking at art all over the city, voting, and mingling with other voters.

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