Attend at Home: Events + Exhibitions for the Week of July 26th

Attend at Home: Events + Exhibitions for the Week of July 26th

John Widmann, City Carillonneur of the City of Frederick, MD, performs this week at Burton Memorial Tower.

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 a mix of virtual and in-person following selection of events, exhibitions, performances and films. 

At Home Events:

SHRINKING CITIES IN THE US AND CHINA: CHALLENGES AND RESPONSES 

In this joint event organized by LRCCS, USHCA, and Taubman College, we have invited the leading experts on shrinking cities to explore the lessons learned from the post-industrial shrinking cities in both the U.S. and China and how both countries are learning to help the communities that are left behind in the face of technology and global changes.

When: Monday, July 26, 8–10 p.m. EDT

U-M LIBRARY AND U-M PRESS: MEET THE AUTHOR, MAKING WAVES

Join U-M Library and the University of Michigan Press in celebrating the history of boat building on the Great Lakes! Scott M. Peters, author of “Making Waves: Michigan’s Boat-Building Industry, 1865-2000” will share intriguing stories of people, processes, and products in this industry that evolved in Michigan but changed boating across the world. The talk will be followed by a Q&A.

When: Wednesday, July 27, 7–8 p.m. EDT

U-M STUDENT PROJECT: “COMMEMORATING THE GREEK WAR OF INDEPENDENCE”

This online exhibit created by two undergraduate students, Quinn Byington and William McClelland, under the mentorship of Zachary Quint, commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Greek War of Independence in 1821. It examines the war from the international perspective of 19th century European politics, the origins of nationalism and the modern nation-state, philhellenism and the Greek diaspora.

When: Available for viewing on the U-M Library Online Exhibits website. 

In-Person Events:

OUTDOOR EXHIBIT AT MATTHAEI BOTANICAL GARDENS: A GARDEN OF EARTHY DELIGHTS 

Matthaei Botanical Gardens teamed up with the Ann Arbor Potters Guild to present a series of monumental, multi-piece sculptures inspired by nature and in celebration of the Guild’s 70th anniversary. The exhibit, “A Garden of Earthy Delights,” is located in the Great Lakes Gardens at Matthaei.

When: The Gardens are open to the public through scheduled visits.

U-M SMTD: SUMMER “7 AT 7” CARILLON CONCERT SERIES, JOHN WIDMANN

The Summer Carillon Series offers audiences a socially distant activity each Monday through August 9 and features performers from Michigan and around the U.S. playing at either Burton or Lurie Tower. John Widmann, City Carillonneur of the City of Frederick, MD, performs the fourth concert of the series at Burton Memorial Tower. His program ranges from original compositions for carillon to classical transcriptions to movie themes.

When: Monday, July 26, 7 p.m. EDT

THE ARK SUMMER CONCERTS

Michigan’s nonprofit home for folk and roots music, The Ark presents live music over 300 nights each year in one of the best listening rooms in Ann Arbor.

  • Wednesday, July 28, 8 p.m. EDT: The High Kings, Postponed from 2020
  • Thursday, July 29, 8 p.m. EDT: Kim Richey, Postponed from 2020

 

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