Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) museums and galleries are closed, and various events and exhibitions have either moved online or have been postponed. For U-M’s guide to living, learning and working together safely, please visit Campus Maize & Blueprint.

Attend at Home: Events + Exhibitions for the Week of May 3rd

Attend at Home: Events + Exhibitions for the Week of May 3rd

Stamps student Coyne Gatto in front of his artwork at Zingerman's Greyline, which is part of "The Art of Queer Health Sciences" exhibition. Photo by Eric Bronson.

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:

THE ART OF QUEER HEALTH SCIENCES OUTDOOR EXHIBITION

This exhibition, which is on view on the windows of several downtown Ann Arbor businesses, is a result of a collaboration between the Center for Sexuality and Health Disparities and the Stamps School of Art and Design. Students, faculty and staff came together to translate queer health sciences into art pieces that would speak to the masses. The project was funded by the U-M Arts Initiative as part of their “exploration pilot grants” awarded in September 2020. 

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN GILBERT & SULLIVAN SOCIETY PRESENTS: COX AND BOX & TRIAL BY JURY

The University of Michigan Gilbert & Sullivan Society proudly presents its first online productions, a double bill of Cox and Box, written by F.C. Burnand and Sir Arthur Sullivan, and Trial By Jury, by Sir William Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan. Be a part of a groundbreaking new performance endeavor by the oldest student run Gilbert & Sullivan Society in the U.S. 

When: Friday, May 7–Sunday, May 9

NEW PRESENTS: CENTERING JUSTICE, UNBUILDING RACISM

NEW’s Centering Justice Series is a monthly gathering space, which centers the wisdom of leaders of color as we imagine new ways of being, leading, and change-making in our community. This session, Unbuilding Racism, will feature Ozi Uduma, UMMA’s Assistant Curator of Global Contemporary Art, alongside designers and artists Deanna Van Buren (Designing Justice + Designing Spaces) and Linette Lao (Invisible Engines).

When: Wednesday, May 5, 12–1:30 p.m. EDT

U-M DEPARTMENT OF DANCE PRESENTS: DANCE DESPITE COVID

Featuring new works by three faculty members and one alumna (under the artistic direction of Associate Professor Judy Rice), DANCE DESPITE COVID celebrates the ingenuity, tenacity, and talent within the Department of Dance as they create beautiful movement together despite the challenges of a pandemic.

When: Wednesday, May 5, 8 p.m. EDT

U-M DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE & DRAMA PRESENTS: ROMEO & JULIET

This modern take on Shakespeare’s most beloved tragedy–led by Sam White from Shakespeare in Detroit–leans into the parallels between our divisive era and the period during which Shakespeare wrote the play originally, pandemic and all.

When: Friday, May 7, 8 p.m. EDT

KELSEY MUSEUM PRESENTS: FLASH TALK | FRAGMENTATION AND FRAGILITY AT THE ORIGINS OF ROME

Archaeology is radically changing our understanding of the origins of Rome (and other Iron Age Italian states). The highly centralized foundation narratives based on the written sources are being replaced by a picture of fragmentation, in which elite groups diffidently came to live together on future city sites. Kelsey Museum Flash Talks are 15-minute Zoom lectures followed by 15 minutes of Q&A.

When: Friday,  May 7, 12–12:30 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.