Attend at Home: Events + Exhibitions for the Week of June 21st

Attend at Home: Events + Exhibitions for the Week of June 21st

"Considering Matthew Shephard" performed by Conspirare | A Company of Voices, is one of the performances streaming this week as part of the new UMS Digital Pride.

Many of the museums, galleries, and performance venues at the University of Michigan remain closed due to COVID-19 restrictions; however, there are still plenty of online events, exhibitions, performances, and films that you can experience from home. If you find yourself looking for something to do, enjoy the following selection of events and exhibitions in a safe and socially distant manner:

UMS DIGITAL PRIDE SHOWCASE 2021

Explore the University Musical Society’s first-ever Digital Pride, which features three digital presentations, two lectures, a special Performance Playground unit for middle and high school students, and blog content released throughout the month of June.

When: Free Digital Presentations and Lectures run through Tuesday, July 6.

ANN ARBOR SUMMER FESTIVAL (A2SF) AND THE ARK CONCERT SERIES

Alongside A2SF’s virtual and in person events this summer, Ann Arbor Summer Festival (A2SF) and The Ark are pleased to announce a new partnership that will bring live outdoor concerts and exciting performances to Fuller Park in Ann Arbor

  • Monday, June 21, 7 & 9 p.m. EDT: Theatre in Quarantine, a performance streamed live from New York City and simultaneously performed live from the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) by a local Michigan music artist.
  • Friday, June 25, 8 p.m. EDT:  Kishi Bashi (Duo), a Live Outdoor concert 
  • Saturday, June 26, 4 p.m. EDT: Laith Al-Saadi Trio, a Live Outdoor concert
  • Saturday, June 26, 8 p.m. EDT: The War And Treaty, a Live Outdoor concert

U-M SMTD: CARILLON STUDENT & ALUMNI SHOWCASE

Students and recent alumni Kevin Lieberman, Abigail Findley, and Xiaoying Pu perform the first summer concert of 2021 at the Burton Memorial Tower to kick off the 2021 concert series, held this year in memory of Ray McLellan. Bring your picnic blanket to Ingalls Mall!

When: Monday, June 21, 7 p.m. EDT

ANTI ASIAN HATE & THE MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES

As anti-Asian hate crimes continue to surge in the US, higher education institutions are uniquely positioned to provide support for Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) students, and become spaces for AAPI wellness. Join the LSA National Center for Institutional Diversity for a live Zoom discussion with experts from Asian American Studies, University Counseling Services, and Higher Education Administration.

When: Tuesday, June 22, 1–2:30 p.m. EDT

ARTS AND THE PUBLIC GOOD: THE RESILIENCE OF CREATIVITY AND COMMUNITY IN DETROIT PART 1

Musicians, actors, artists, and institutions have had their ability to practice, perform and exhibit severely impeded by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the challenges, many have developed creative ways to stay active with their craft and engage the community. Join the U-M Detroit Center for an interactive discussion via Zoom of the various ways artists and institutions in the Detroit area have persevered and even thrived during the COVID-19 pandemic. This will be the first half of a two-part Town Hall focusing on both the Visual and Performing Arts.

When: Thursday, June 24, 4 p.m. EDT

U-M STAMPS GALLERY TALK: CAMPUS CAMPAIGNS

This webinar/​virtual gallery talk will focus on the work of Mus­lim stu­dent activists at the University of Michi­gan-Ann Arbor. Anis Rah­man, Jumanah Saadeh, and Zeina Reda will sit down for a con­ver­sa­tion, mod­er­ated by Halal Metrop­o­lis Project Man­ager Asma Baban, on the power of stu­dent activism within the uni­ver­sity sys­tem, the role of stu­dent lead­ers, and the spe­cific cam­paigns that ani­mate their col­lab­o­ra­tions on campus.

When: Thursday, June 24, 7-8:30 p.m. EDT

BLACK & FREE: EXPLORING LIBERATION AND FREEDOM IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Join the National Center for Institutional Diversity and LSA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the 2nd Annual NCID Juneteenth Event where they take a different approach in acknowledging the numerous perspectives and ways of imagining and working towards a free and liberated world for Black people.

When: Friday, June 25, 10–11 a.m. EDT

KELSEY MUSEUM VIRTUAL SATURDAY SAMPLER TOUR: THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF DAILY LIFE

The theme of this week’s tour is “The Archaeology of Daily Life.” Through study of the material remains of past human societies, archaeology helps us understand how ancient peoples lived. This tour will explore some items in the Kelsey’s collection to demonstrate how this works.

When: Saturday June 26, 2 p.m. EDT

 

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