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Attend at Home: Events + Exhibitions for the Week of August 16th

By Lilian Varner

Scythian Media

Many of the museums, galleries and performance venues at the University of Michigan are reopening while others remain closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. This week, enjoy the following selection of events, exhibitions, performances, and films—most remain virtual, while some can now be enjoyed safely in-person:

AT HOME EVENTS:

CLEMENTS BOOKWORM: “MICHILIMACKINAC: WHERE ARCHAEOLOGY AND HISTORY MEET” WITH LYNN EVANS OF MACKINAC STATE HISTORIC PARKS

The Clements Webinar Series features panelists and guests to discuss a variety of history topics. In this episode, Lynn Evans, Curator of Archaeology for Mackinac State Historic Parks, will discuss the history of the Fort Michilimackinac project highlighting how archaeology and history are used together to gain a more complete picture of life on the eighteenth-century fur trade frontier.

When: Friday August 20, 10–11 a.m. EDT

KELSEY MUSEUM VIRTUAL SATURDAY SAMPLER TOUR: HIGHLIGHTS OF THE KELSEY MUSEUM 

Join the Kelsey Museum’s virtual Saturday Samplers to enjoy the museum from home. The theme of this week’s tour is “Highlights of the Kelsey Museum.”Have you always wanted to learn more about Roman frescoes? Or maybe our cat mummy fascinates you. On this docent-led tour, you will be introduced to some highlights of the Kelsey’s Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and Near Eastern collections.

When: Saturday August 21, 2–3 p.m. EDT

 

IN-PERSON EVENTS:

U-M SMTD: SUMMER “7 AT 7” CARILLON CONCERT SERIES, JENNA MOON

This weekly series takes place at 7 PM on Mondays from June 21 to August 9, featuring performers from Michigan and around the U.S. playing at either Burton or Lurie Tower. HyoJin (Jenna) Moon (DMA ’21) performs the fifth of the “7 at 7” Monday night carillon concerts. Her program “Classic and New Voices” foregrounds music by women composers from Florence Price to Hyo Won Woo to her own Korean-inspired compositions.

When: Monday, August 16, 7 p.m. EDT

OH, HONEY: A QUEER READING OF UMMA’S COLLECTION 

What makes a work of art, or a space, queer? Who decides? In the first “queer art show” at UMMA, student fellow Sean Kramer presents an exhibition of art in UMMA’s collection, curated from his unique lens as an LGBTQ+ graduate student at U-M.

When: In Gallery Saturday, August 21

WE WRITE TO YOU ABOUT AFRICA 

Doubling the space dedicated to African art at UMMA, this exhibition explores the ways in which Africa and the art of the African diaspora has been treated in the Global North. Newly acquired works from contemporary African artists, scholars, and curators will be displayed alongside handwritten notes from the artists, in their first languages

When: Opening Saturday, August 21

WISH YOU WERE HERE: AFRICAN ART AND RESTITUTION

In this exhibition, UMMA will host an in-public investigation into 11 works of African art in the Museum’s collection. Visitors will have access to documents, photographs, and correspondence that are being used by UMMA to develop a better understanding of each object’s history. 

When: Opening Saturday, August 21

 

 

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