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Attend at Home: Events + Exhibitions for the Week of January 11th

Attend at Home: Events + Exhibitions for the Week of January 11th

"Some Old Black Man," starring UMS Digital Artist Residency actor Wendell Pierce and Charlie Robinson, is a play that was filmed in Fall 2020 for a UMS Digital Presentation premiering on January 15.

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.

U-M LIBRARY PRESENTS: AFTER HOURS: NEW ACQUISITIONS OF MANUSCRIPTS AND RARE BOOKS

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: ART, FOOD, AND POLITICS OF RACE IN THE AGE OF AMERICAN EXPANSION

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

UMS PRESENTS: SOME OLD BLACK MAN

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

THE ARK PRESENTS: PETER ROWAN FOR THE ARK FAMILY ROOM SERIES

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

DPTV’S “ARTS ENGINES” WITH SMTD PROFESSOR AARON DWORKIN

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.

KERRYTOWN CONCERT HOUSE PRESENTS: MARION HAYDEN, A JAZZ TRIBUTE TO DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

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 arts-culture@umich.edu.