Award-winning actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith will bring her singular brand of performance to the Michigan Theater Sept.11. This lecture will launch the 2014-15 Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series, and the 20th-anniversary celebration of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender.
Laurie Baefsky has assumed the role of executive director for the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) and ArtsEngine.
Each year, Gifts of Art presents an exhibition of artwork by U-M Health System faculty, staff, students, volunteers and family members. It showcases the talent, creativity and accomplishments of artists in the UMHS community.
The exhibit "Ancient/Modern, The Design of Everyday Things" through Sept. 7 at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology examines objects that inhabitants of the ancient Mediterranean and Near East used that sometimes resembled, and other times differed, from those used by contemporary Americans.
University of Michigan dance professor Robin Wilson — tonight a performer — licks her index finger and then lifts it to check the imaginary wind's direction. This opening gesture is symbolic of the issue being explored during a special Ann Arbor Dance Works preview of a performance called "Into the Wind."
The U-M Chamber Choir, led by Jerry Blackstone, director of choirs and chair of the conducting department at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, will embark on a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand beginning July 4.
Free live music and movies are back as the Top of the Park series returns to Ingalls Mall June 13-July 6 as part of the 31st Ann Arbor Summer Festival.
But music and film are only part of the show, attracting more than 75,000 annually.
Some things get better upon closer inspection and the Michigan League is one of them, with its beautiful rooms and artwork.
Perhaps more than any modern filmmaker, John Sayles personifies American individualism. From his 1979 directorial debut "Return of the Secaucus 7" to his 2013 release "Go for Sisters," he has thrived outside the Hollywood mainstream, using his films to explore such complex, nuanced themes as race, class and gender identity.
Matthaei Botanical Gardens hosts two plant sales this month: The Mother’s Day Plant Sale & Fundraiser from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. May 10-11, and the Kitchen Favorites Plant Sale & Fundraiser from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. May 17-18.
The student-researched exhibit “Sayles Pitch: John Sayles, Author, Auteur, Independent,” features photographs, storyboards, scripts, props and more from the archives of the director of such films as “Lone Star,” “Matewan” and “Brother from Another Planet.”
History records that Betty Ford and Eleanor Roosevelt often spoke bluntly on issues they championed with a candor that sometimes made the White House senior staff recoil, pundits leap for their pens, and citizens discuss issues they usually chose to ignore.
Once federally protected and now hunted, wolves in Michigan have been called fascinating and controversial.
Michigan Opera Theatre will present the Michigan premiere of Professor Emeritus William Bolcom's internationally acclaimed opera, "A View from the Bridge," with an opening night gala and performance to honor President Mary Sue Coleman at the Detroit Opera House.
Some view the past in hues of black and white. But the past was filled with color, says Steven Fine, professor of Jewish history at Yeshiva University in New York.
The Prison Creative Arts Project invites the public to an opening reception from 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, to celebrate the 19th Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners, through April 9 at the Duderstadt Center Gallery on North Campus.
Midwestern author celebrates regional literature
Curtis Sittenfeld, New York Times best-selling author, is keynote speaker for “Voices of the Middle West: A Celebration of Writers and Independent Presses” festival from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. March 22 in the Residential College.
The university launched its biggest-ever presence at the South by Southwest festival this week, featuring eight U-M speakers in four separate conferences, a prominent booth in the exhibit hall, a party that drew hundreds of area alums and a daylong pitch competition for students.