Attend at home: Events + Exhibitions for the week of September 14th
Museums, galleries, and performance venues at the University of Michigan remain closed this week due to COVID-19 restrictions; however, there are plenty of online events, exhibitions, performances, and films that you can experience from home in the meantime. Here are recommended ways to virtually engage with U-M’s cultural community this week.
RESPOND / RESIST / RETHINK: A STAMPS POSTER & VIDEO EXHIBITION
Stamps Gallery is proud to kick-off the fall semester with Respond / Resist / Rethink: A Student Poster & Video Exhibition, which brings together powerful posters and playful videos made by the students of Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design.
When: Tuesday, Sept. 15–Saturday, Oct. 17
BEHIND THE SCENES: VIRTUAL Q&A WITH UMS PRESIDENT MATTHEW VANBESIEN
UMS Board member Versell Smith chats with Matthew VanBesien about UMS’s upcoming plans for the fall and how the organization continues to adapt to the current circumstances. Viewers will be able to submit questions.
When: Wednesday, Sept. 16, 5:30 p.m. EST
PRESIDENTIAL IMPEACHMENT, FROM JOHNSON TO TRUMP: WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED?
Join the University of Michigan Law School for U-M’s annual commemoration of Constitution Day. Professor Michael Gerhardt (UNC School of Law) and Professor Jonathan Turley (GWU Law School)- two of the four scholars who testified, one on each side, on constitutional standards for impeachment before the House Judiciary Committee during President Trump’s impeachment- will debate. MLaw Professor Rich Friedman will moderate.
When: Wednesday, Sept. 17, 4:10-5:30 p.m. EST
AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC CONFERENCE
Professor Emeritus Willis Patterson (MM ’59, BM ’58 voice) is the featured guest for the 2020 African American Music Conference. A joint celebration of his 90th birthday and his legendary career, the conference will feature events including a mixture of pre-recorded and live conversations and will explore his teaching, artistry, and impact on the fields of jazz and African American concert repertoire. More info.
When: Friday, Sept. 18–Sunday, Sept. 20
CSEAS VIRTUAL VIEWING: A THOUSAND CUTS
For a limited time, the Center for Southeast Asian Studies is sponsoring free access to this film’s virtual viewing. For instructions, please email email@example.com with the subject “Request to watch ‘A Thousand Cuts’”
When: Through Thursday, Sept. 17
Recurring Series Events
PENNY STAMPS SPEAKERS SERIES: NEW RED ORDER
The Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series is pleased to announce the Fall 2020 lineup, bringing respected leaders and innovators from a broad spectrum of creative fields direct to your screen of choice with the support of our streaming partners, Detroit Public Television and PBS Books. The New Red Order (NRO) is a mutable collective, a “public secret society,” facilitated by three core contributors — brothers Zack and Adam Khalil, who are Ojibway and grew up in northern Michigan, and Jackson Polys, who is Tlingit from Alaska.
When: Friday, Sept. 18, 8 p.m. EST
Next up: Dr. Kate Stone of Novalia
ZELL VISITING WRITERS SERIES: EDUARDO C. CORRAL
The Zell Visiting Writers Series is a reading series featuring writers from all over North America and from abroad, as well as from our Michigan community. Eduardo C. Corral’s latest book of poetry, Guillotine (Graywolf, 2020), gives voice and depth to undocumented immigrants, border patrol agents, and scorned lovers through dramatic portraits of contradiction, survival, and deeply human, relentless interiority.
When: Reading and Q&A on Thursday, Sept. 17, 5-6:30 p.m. EST. Craft Lecture: “Three Ways to Activate Attentiveness” on Friday, Sept. 18, 10–11 a.m. EST.
Next up: Author Tea Obreht
THE CLEMENT’S BOOKWORM: COLLECTORS CORNER WITH KEVIN HUGH LYNCH, “SHEET MUSIC FROM THE LYNCH ARCHIVES”
Graphics curator Clayton Lewis and collector/archivist Kevin Hugh Lynch will discuss one of the premier private collections of sheet music, the Lynch Archives (firstepoch.com), highlighting rare and unique music title-pages.
When: Friday, Sept.18, 10–11 a.m. EST
Next up: The papers of William H. Busbey, Civil War Soldier and Newspaper Editor
PERFORMING THE MOMENT, PERFORMING THE MOVEMENT: DR. OMI OSUN JONI L. JONES
In this new virtual series by the Center for World Performance Studies, performers and scholars reflect on how performance is being used to respond to the political, social, health and environmental crises that we face in this moment. Each guest will give a 30 minute presentation, and then engage in 30 minutes of Q&A. Omi Osun Joni L. Jones is an artist/scholar/facilitator who employs Black Feminist aesthetics in her performance work, her pedagogy, and her consulting.
When: Tuesday, Sept. 15, 6:30–7:30 p.m. EST
Next up: Marc Arthur, artist/scholar and Postdoc Fellow in Arts-based Social Justice Research and Practice at U-M
DPTV’S “ARTS ENGINES” WITH SMTD PROFESSOR AARON DWORKIN
Arts Engines highlights the perspectives of the thought leaders and game-changers who are creating a significant impact in the field of the arts. This week, listen to a conversation with Terri Lyne Carrington, Founder and Artistic Director of Berklee’s Institute for Jazz and Gender Justice.
When: Saturday, Sept. 19, 10:30 a.m. EST
Next up: Ken Fischer, president emeritus of the University Musical Society (UMS)
If you would like your event to be included in this week’s “Attend at Home” series, email firstname.lastname@example.org.