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Attend at Home: Events + Exhibitions for the Week of May 24th

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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: MINDFULNESS IN THE MUSEUM

Have you ever wished you could have a more meaningful connection with art at UMMA? In this virtual experience, we will explore a more contemplative approach to looking at art with a variety of guided mindfulness practices. As we rest our attention on our breath, the body and heart relax while the mind quiets. We can experience what’s before with more spaciousness and also learn to trust our own experience. Led by meditation teacher and UMMA docent Laura Seligman. 

When: Monday, May 24, 10 a.m. EDT

U-M DEI: THE GEORGE FLOYD REMEMBRANCE AND REFLECTION FOR VICTIMS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT VIOLENCE

Join the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for opening remarks by Robert M. Sellers, Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer, carillon performance by Tiffany Ng, and  a moment of silence and remembrance for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tamir Rice, Sandra Bland, Philando Castile, Tony McDade and any person wrongfully harmed due to systemic racism.

When: Tuesday, May 25, 12 p.m. EDT

U-M PRESS: MEET THE AUTHORS: PASSION FOR PEONIES

Join David Michener and Robert Grese, editors of the book “Passion for Peonies: Celebrating the Culture and Conservation of Nichols Arboretum’s Beloved Flower,” to celebrate spring at the University of Michigan Press Great Lakes author event for May! Richly illustrated with hundreds of striking color photos, “Passion for Peonies” collects short essays that celebrate the story of the Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden as well as the rich social history of peony gardening.

When: Tuesday, May 25, 7 p.m. EDT

UMS: THEY STILL WANT TO KILL US

UMS and other arts institutions across the nation will premiere the short film “They Still Want To Kill Us,” an aria by composer and activist Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR), performed by mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges, and directed by filmmaker Yoram Savion, to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. It speaks truth to what transpired: an atrocity all but deleted from history until recently.

When: Tuesday, May 25, 8 p.m. EDT

SEEING CULTURES: COMPARATIVE WAYS OF SEEING IN ART, LANGUAGE, AND APPROACHES TO HEALTH

Join the Alumni Association, in partnership with the U-M Museum of Art (UMMA), for this online event on Wednesday, May 26, at 7 p.m. ET, featuring artworks from the museum’s collection of East Asian art. This lecture will explore how some cultures present the concept of “self” within art and how this approach has an effect on their reactions to the pandemic.

When: Wednesday, May 26, 7 p.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: Through, Saturday, June 26

 

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