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Attend at Home: Events + Exhibitions for the Week of May 17th

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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. Even with the school year behind us, enjoy the following selection of events and exhibitions in a safe and socially distant manner:

UMMA: UNEARTHING TULSA, 100 YEARS LATER | A CONVERSATION WITH BRENT STAPLES, FRED CONRAD, AND SCOTT ELLSWORTH

In this program, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Brent Staples and U-M alumnus Fred Conrad will be joined by U-M professor, best-selling author, and historian Scott Ellsworth, author of newly published book The Ground Breaking: An American City and Its Search for Justice, who will facilitate a conversation that will expand our understanding of what has been involved in making the history of Tulsa more visible and, by extension, illuminating the ever-present reality of racial terror and the resiliency of Black communities in our country.

When: Monday, May 17, 4 p.m. EDT

MICROBIAL MASTERPIECES: MEET THE MICROBES 

The recipient of the Experiments in Translation grant, Microbial Masterpieces is a continuously evolving project aiming to communicate the importance of microorganisms to humanity and the planet. In this presentation, the team will share beautiful images and time lapses of their main feature, the Winogradsky Panel located in the Duderstadt Center gallery, which houses a brightly colored, continuously changing biofilm. They will discuss the science underlying the Panel, and reflect on the importance of art in science communication.

When: Wednesday, May 19, 3:30 p.m. EDT

PCAP: MINIATURES 2021, RESISTING THE CONFINES OF QUARANTINE 

The pandemic halted the in-person artwork selection typical of Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP) exhibits. As an adaptation, PCAP invited artists incarcerated in Michigan state prisons to create small-scale artwork and send their entries by mail. The exhibit includes 141 artworks, featuring a diversity of both artists and artistic choices.

When: Wednesday, May 19–Thursday, May 27

U-M DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE & DRAMA STUDIO: PLAYFEST

Associate Professor Jose Casas, himself an award-winning playwright, leads the playwriting students in this showcase of original works, all directed by fellow students. These plays may contain adult themes, and viewer discretion is advised.

When: Wednesday, May 19, 8 p.m. EDT

THE DETROIT CENTER: 15TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL

The Detroit Center will be celebrating its impact on the University of Michigan and Detroit communities during their 15-year history in the city. Join them as they discuss the past, present, and future of the University of Michigan engagement with the city of Detroit.

When: Thursday, May 20, 6 p.m. EDT

THE CLEMENTS BOOKWORM: STORIES OF MARITIME HERITAGE IN THE GREAT LAKES REGION

Inspired by the traditional Clements Library researcher tea time, William L. Clements Library invites you to pull up a chair at their [virtual] table. Panelists and featured guests discuss history topics in this webinar series. Recommended books, articles, and other resources are provided in each session. Live attendees are encouraged to post comments and questions, respond to polls, and add to our conversation and camaraderie.

When: Friday, May 21, 10 a.m. EDT

THE GUILD OF ARTISTS & ARTISANS WITH GUTMAN GALLERY: YOU ME US

The Guild of Artists & Artisans (The Guild) is excited to announce You Me Us, an all media exhibition in Gutman Gallery themed around identity and self expression. Juried by Ann Arbor artist and founder of the Ann Arbor Free Little Art Gallery, Marie McMahon Parmer, You Me Us features 31 works from 23 artists. The exhibition runs May 21 – June 26, and Gutman Gallery is open Wednesday – Saturday 11am-5pm.

When: Friday, May 21, 4 p.m. EDT

U-M DEPARTMENT OF MUSICAL THEATRE: GODSPELL

Broadway actor Telly Leung directs for the first time as he leads the Musical Theatre students in this fresh interpretation of this iconic show. Featuring such showtune standards as “Turn Back, O Man,” “Day by Day,” and “Learn Your Lessons Well”, Godspell is a tribute to vaudeville, breathing parable, and protest piece all at the same time. Prepare ye for the Godspell you know and love from 50 years ago, but told through the perspective of these incredible young theater-makers.

When: Friday, May 21–Thursday, May 27, 8 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.