Attend at home: U-M events and exhibitions for the week of April 27 | Arts & Culture

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: U-M events and exhibitions for the week of April 27

Attend at home: U-M events and exhibitions for the week of April 27

The Clements Library staff will be showcasing photographic items online from the Clements Collections.

Taubman Launches Annual Student Show Online

The Annual Student Show is an exhibition held in the spring by the Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning that features faculty-selected projects representing the best work from the prior fall and winter semesters. Each year, a panel of diverse Taubman College alumni and distinguished professionals convene to judge the show, awarding cash prizes to the most accomplished projects. View all the work from participants and the winners online.

When: Anytime

Where: Online at

U-M SMTD Faculty Curate Playlists for Social Distancing

In this time of social distancing, faculty at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance are finding new and creative ways to keep the performing arts alive and accessible to everyone. Their most recent project is a series of music playlists called SMTD Mixtapes. Faculty members from across the School curate new playlists each week that showcase facets of the fields of music, theatre, and dance in 10-15 tracks on Spotify and SoundCloud.

When: Weekly

Where: Online at

Discover Photography with the Clements Library

Join the Clements Library staff online as they showcase photographic items from the Clements collections. The Graphics Division will share a range of images as they explain the evolution of techniques used throughout the decades and answer your questions in this virtual presentation and discussion series. This series will occur every Wednesday at 4 pm Eastern Time throughout the month of May. This week’s session will be on the Origins of Photography (May 6th).

When: Wednesdays in May, 4 pm Eastern Time

Where: Online at (Register to join the online meeting via Zoom)

      • Origins of Photography – May 6
      • Copies & Manipulations in 19th-century Photography – May 13
      • Misidentifications in the Pohrt Collection of Native American Photography – May 20
      • Photography Collectors and their Collections – May 27

House Calls: Virtual Visits with Michigan Artists in a Pandemic

The Institute for Humanities’ new live-streaming video series, “House Calls: Virtual Studio Visits with Michigan Artists in a Pandemic,” will showcase 10 artists across the state via video chat with the staff of the University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities. Read more here

When: Wednesdays until June 17th

Where: Online at

Penny Stamps Speaker Series + Detroit Public Television Present Master Bladesmith Bob Kramer

Keeping the community curious, engaged, and connected, the Penny Stamps Speaker Series is teaming up with Detroit Public Television to stream select Penny Stamps Speaker Series talks from the archive on Fridays at 8 pm. This Friday at 8 pm, tune in at for a presentation by master bladesmith Bob Kramer.

When: Friday at 8 pm

Where: Online at

Don’t miss future presentations from:

      • May 8 – Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Turnley
      • May 15 – Author and illustrator Brian Selznick