U-M Men’s Glee Club on two-week China tour

May 8, 2012


ANN ARBOR—The University of Michigan website Montage features the latest news and features about the arts, creative endeavors, collaborative projects and upcoming events.

This week’s top features on Montage (www.montage.umich.edu) include:

  • Gleefully eastward: Ten alumni are touring China with the U-M Men’s Glee Club through May 16. The choir group is on a 15-day, five-concert tour, performing in Beijing, Xian, Chongqing, Wuhan and Shanghai. See the Montage website for names and hometowns of members.
  • State of flux: A compelling overview of the offbeat and challenging Fluxus Movement. “Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life,” is in its final days at the U-M Museum of Art. Exhibit closes May 20.
  • Searching for the right key: A recent summit at U-M explored the changing role of American orchestras, and what must be done to reinvigorate a cultural landmark in many U.S. cities.
  • Dramatic education: U-M students reflect on their dramatic lessons from working alongside the world’s pre-eminent actors and directors during the Royal Shakespeare Company’s recent residency.
  • Evocative exhibits: Joanne Leonard’s photography exhibit and Joe Trumpey’s exhibit of illustrations are inspiring visitors to explore the veil between the public and private, and connections to the natural world.
  • Art at the intersection: Meet Gunalan Nadarajan, new dean of U-M’s School of Art & Design. The current vice provost for research and dean of graduate studies at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore has led his institution in several interdisciplinary collaborations on research and community projects. Nadarajan is the first senior academic leader dedicated to research appointed to head an art school in the United States.
  • Healing through art: A new interactive virtual online exhibit at the U-M Museum of Art seeks to promote healthy, respectful relationships. The exhibit, “Paths to Renewal: Teaching, Leading and Healing through Art,” is presented by U-M’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center.
  • Greater accessibility to cultural records: Learn about the HathiTrust, a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that cultural records are preserved and widely accessible in the digital age. U-M is among more than 60 HathiTrust partners worldwide. A newly named 12-member board of governors, including U-M’s Paul Courant, will lead the partnership.