Attend at Home: Events + Exhibitions for the Week of April 19th

Attend at Home: Events + Exhibitions for the Week of April 19th

This weekend, student-run musical theatre organization MUSKET will present a virtual production of Bright Star. Photo Courtesy of MUSKET.

Many of the museums, galleries, and performance venues at the University of Michigan remain closed due to COVID-19 restrictions; however, there will still be plenty of online events, exhibitions, performances, and films that you can experience from home. The following is a curated list of events and exhibitions occurring this week, along with some recurring series events.

U-M HUMANITIES INSTITUTE PRESENTS: 2021 POETRY BLAST!

April is National Poetry Month, the largest literary celebration in the world. This year the U-M Humanities Institute will be joining the tens of millions of readers, students, teachers, librarians, booksellers, publishers, families, and, of course, poets, in marking poetry’s important place in our lives. Every weekday at noon in April, their YouTube channel will feature a U-M faculty member reading one of their poems. There will also be a daily April poetry challenge and “pop-up poems” across campus.

U-M ARTS INITIATIVE FUTURE OF ART SERIES: TECHNOLOGY AND THE FUTURE OF ART

Join American Artist and Salome Asega, artists whose work explores themes of art, technology, and activism in conversation with Marisa Olson, a fellow practitioner and Executive Director of the University of Michigan Digital Studies Institute. They will discuss the role of the arts in framing and producing social justice commentary and the ways in which they use technology to both critique and intervene in the problems often posed by technology. 

When: Monday, Apr. 19, 4–5:10 p.m. EDT

U-M LIBRARY PRESENTS: THE LITERARY WORLDS OF THE SPANISH PHILIPPINES

This virtual exhibit about the history of translation in Filipino literature in Spanish coincides with the 500th anniversary of the Magellan-Elcano voyage, the first recorded journey around the world (1519-1522).

When: Through Friday, Apr. 30

DEPARTMENT OF DANCE PRESENTS: INTERIOR CASTLE, THE DANCE

Interior Castle: the dance is an interactive and site-specific dance experience created by MFA candidate Melissa Brading. Beginning in the historic Ypsilanti Freighthouse and traveling through nearby parks, themes of humility, surrender, pain and pleasure will be explored through movement and sound. Interior Castle: the dance will be presented on April 21 and 22 at 6:00pm at Ypsilanti Freighthouse, 100 Market Pl, Ypsilanti, MI 48198. Admission is free. Space is limited. Reservation required.

When: Wednesday, Apr. 21–Thursday, Apr. 22

UROP PRESENTS: 2021 SPRING RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM 

The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program’s Annual Research Symposia are the culminating events for all students participating in UROP Programs. The event celebrates the partnerships created between students and research mentors, and serves as a conference where students present their research project and learn about the research their fellow UROP students have worked on throughout the program.

When: Thursday, Apr. 22, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. EDT

CLEMENTS LIBRARY PRESENTS: THE BOSTON MASSACRE, A FAMILY HISTORY

The story of the Boston Massacre is familiar to generations. But from the very beginning, most accounts have obscured a fascinating truth: the Massacre arose from conflicts that were as personal as they were political. In her book, Serena Zabin draws on original sources and lively stories to follow British troops as they are dispatched from Ireland to Boston in 1768 to subdue the increasingly rebellious colonists. 

When: Thursday, Apr. 22, 7–8:30 p.m. EDT

MUSKET PRESENTS: BRIGHT STAR, WINTER 2021 FILMED PRODUCTION

BRIGHT STAR tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina in the 1920s and ’40s. When successful literary editor Alice Murphy meets an ambitious young soldier just home from World War II, their connection inspires Alice to confront her past. Together they discover a stunning secret with the power to transform their lives. MUSKET will be presenting BRIGHT STAR: THE CONCERT VERSION in a filmed format to be streamed through BookTix.

When: Friday, Apr. 23–Sunday, Apr. 25

 

If you would like your event to be included in next week’s “Attend at Home” series, email arts-culture@umich.edu.