Attend at Home: Events and Exhibitions for the Week of November 23rd
Many of the museums, galleries, and performance venues at the University of Michigan remain closed this week due to COVID-19 restrictions; however, there are plenty of online events, exhibitions, performances, and films that you can experience from home in the meantime. Here are recommended ways to virtually engage with U-M’s cultural community this week.
“A village where women, children, and elderly reside. Men leave nine months of the year for Russia to work. Women and men find intimacy in the coldness of winter, hence, women give birth in October and November. Fathers meet their children in December. Preparations start early to welcome men. Waiting is long and tiring.” The film will be available for you to watch on your own from November 27 to December 2.
When: Friday, Nov. 27–Wednesday, Dec. 2
UMS DIGITAL PRESENTATION: JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA SEPTET WITH WYNTON MARSALIS: THE DEMOCRACY! SUITE
This digital presentation will feature the premiere of The Democracy! Suite, a new Marsalis composition written during the ongoing Covid-19 crisis as a response to the political, social, and economic struggles facing our nation. The Democracy! Suite is a swinging and stimulating instrumental rumination on the issues that have recently dominated our lives, as well as the beauty that could emerge from a collective effort to create a better future.
When: Friday, Nov. 27–Sunday, Nov. 29
Artists Sunday is an art shopping movement with more than 3,000 artists, local arts agencies, cities, counties, state agencies, chambers of commerce, and organizations coming together to encourage consumers to shop with their favorite local artists and craftsmen during the holiday season. Artists Sunday takes place the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Think of it like Black Friday or Small Business Saturday but for the arts. The Arts Alliance is a proud partner of Artists Sunday.
When: Sunday, Nov. 29
Results or Roses: New and Assorted Works is an exhibition of new and collected fiber-based works by artist and writer Sarah Rose Sharp. Sharp’s fiber art incorporates salvaged and found bits of cultural and fiber art that, as she explains, “forms a discourse that is physical rather than textual.”
The Stamps School’s annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition is a showcase of the best work produced by Stamps undergraduate students. In 2020, the Undergraduate Juried Exhibition shifts from its traditional format to a “digital first” exhibition featuring photo documentation and video artist statements of student work online.
U-M Library photographer Randal Stegmeyer has long served as photographer of choice for the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology. Randal’s images feature prominently in their publications, electronic media, and promotional material and have come to shape how our artifacts are seen by scholars, students, and a wider public. On the occasion of Randal’s retirement, the Kelsey presents an overview of his career in photography.
This fully illustrated exhibition describes a wide selection of manuscripts from our collections that contain texts of the three Abrahamic faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. It includes extraordinary jewels of a centuries-long textual and artistic tradition, such as a tenth-century manuscript of the Pentateuch, papyrus leaves with the earliest known copy of the Epistles of St. Paul, and a selection of exquisitely illuminated manuscripts of the Qur’an.
CLEMENTS LIBRARY: “NO, NOT EVEN FOR A PICTURE”: RE-EXAMINING THE NATIVE MIDWEST AND TRIBES’ RELATIONS TO THE HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Early American photographers sought images that recorded the people and events of this new frontier, which could be sold within an expanding market eager for those stories. This exhibition examines the photographic styles and practices that recorded the people, activities, stereotypes, and myths of this important time, focusing on the Anishinaabe people of the Great Lakes region and beyond.
RECURRING SERIES EVENTS
Until we can be physically together again, The Ark presents the Ark Family Room Series.
- Friday 11/27, 8 p.m. EST: Matt Watroba, streaming live from The Ark
- Saturday 11/28, 8 p.m. EST: Mr. B with special guest Julian VanSlyke, streaming live from The Ark
- Sunday 11/29, 1 p.m. EST: Gemini
Arts Engines highlights the perspectives of the thought leaders and game-changers who are creating a significant impact in the field of the arts. This week, listen to a conversation with Mark Williams, Chief Artistic Officer of Cleveland Orchestra.
When: Saturday, Nov. 28, 10:30 a.m. EST
Next up: Lisa Richards Toney, President and CEO of the Association of Performing Arts Professionals.
If you would like your event to be included in this week’s “Attend at Home” series, email email@example.com.