Attend at Home: Events + Exhibitions for the Week of January 11th
As we enter the winter 2021 semester, many of the museums, galleries, and performance venues at the University of Michigan will continue to be closed this semester due to COVID-19 restrictions; however, there will still be plenty of online events, exhibitions, performances, and films that you can experience from home. Here are recommended ways to virtually engage with U-M’s cultural community this week.
Special Collections Research Center staff are re-launching, online, the popular monthly series Special Collections After Hours—an open house display of highlights from the library’s unique historical collections. The first in this series will be dedicated to recent acquisitions of medieval manuscripts and early printed books, in an informal conversation with Curator Pablo Alvarez. Please register at the event link.
When: Tuesday, Jan. 12, 4–5 p.m. EST
The Clements Bookworm is a webinar series in which panelists discuss history topics. This book talk will address Shana Klein’s new book, “The Fruits of Empire,” and her research on representations of food to understand how they reflected and shaped conversations about race and national expansion in the United States.
When: Friday, Jan. 15, 10 a.m. EST
For three weeks in Fall 2020, the creative team for this digital theater production quarantined in Ann Arbor, rehearsing and putting together this production under strict coronavirus safety protocols. This play features actor Wendell Pierce from the UMS Digital Residency Artist and Charlie Robinson, framing racial prejudice with a bold probity rarely confronted and dramatized.
When: Friday, Jan. 15, 7 p.m. EST
Grammy Award-winner Peter Rowan is a singer-songwriter with a career spanning over five decades. From his early years playing under the tutelage of Bluegrass veteran Bill Monroe, to his time in Old & In the Way and his breakout as a solo musician and bandleader, Rowan has built a devoted, international fan base through a solid stream of recordings, collaborative projects, and constant touring. Ark Family Room shows are free and streamed to The Ark’s Facebook page.
When: Friday, Jan. 15, 8 p.m. EST
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 Trey Devey, president of Interlochen Arts Center.
When: Saturday, Jan. 16, 10:30 a.m. EST
Next up: Joe Conyers, founder and executive director of Project 440.
On the eve of MLK Day, bassist Marion Hayden honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the House in a musical exploration of Dr. King’s life and work, highlighting themes of civil rights, social justice, voting rights and Black Lives Matter. Join us January 17th for this meaningful and compelling program featuring some of Southeastern Michigan’s prominent jazz artists.
When: Sunday, Jan. 17, 4:15 p.m. EST
If you would like your event to be included in this week’s “Attend at Home” series, email email@example.com.