Nights at the Museum 2017

September 15 - 23, 2017

UMMA will once again illuminate its facade with eight days of artwork, performances, and video during Nights At the Museum this September.

UMMA’s exterior media art initiative is free and open to the public, and will run September 15-22 from early evening to dawn along its South State Street-side facade, on the west side of the Maxine and Stuart Frankel and the Frankel Family Wing. 

Throughout Nights at the Museum, UMMA will showcase Chris Doyle’s video piece, In the Labyrinth, from 10 p.m. to dawn. The digital animation video features an imaginary landscape built as a repository for environmental and economic anxieties.

UMMA is once again collaborating with University of Michigan and community partners – including the University Musical Society, the U-M Bicentennial Office, School of Music, Theatre & Dance and Department of Screen Arts & Cultures, the Ann Arbor District Library, and the Neutral Zone – to display video performances and art throughout the event. 

Highlights include: a U-M Bicentennial documentary on September 15; Pixar’s WALL-E on September 16; Heart of Tones live dance event on September 17; a live simulcast of the New York Philharmonic performing Mahler’s 5th Symphony on September 19; and a screening of Robert Wilson and Philip Glass’s seminal opera Einstein on the Beach on September 22. 

UMMA encourages viewers to bring blankets and chairs to enjoy the performances on the lawn, and to send feedback using the #ummanights hashtag on social media sites. 

Download the full schedule (PDF).

Nights at the Museum is presented in partnership with the University Musical Society, the University of Michigan Bicentennial Office, School of Music, Theatre & Dance and Department of Screen Arts & Cultures, the Ann Arbor District Library, and the Neutral Zone.

Images

Photo courtesy of Leisa Thompson

Photo courtesy of Leisa Thompson

Photo courtesy of Jakob Skogheim

Photo courtesy of Leisa Thompson

Timeline

Program Timeline

Fri
Sep 15
Nights at the Museum | An Uncommon Education: Celebrating 200 Years of the University of Michigan
8:00pm9:00pm
Film / Special Events
Fri
Sep 15
Nights at the Museum | Big Ten Elite: 1997 Michigan Football Team
9:00pm10:00pm
Film / Special Events
Fri
Sep 15
Nights at the Museum | Digital art installation: In the Labyrinth by Chris Doyle
10:00pm7:00am
Special Events
Sat
Sep 16
Nights at the Museum | AADL Design Challenge
7:00pm8:00pm
Artmaking / Family / Special Events
Sat
Sep 16
Nights at the Museum | Wall-E
8:00pm10:00pm
Family / Film / Special Events
Sat
Sep 16
Nights at the Museum | Digital art installation: In the Labyrinth by Chris Doyle
10:00pm7:00am
Special Events
Sun
Sep 17
Nights at the Museum | SMTD@UMMA Performance: Heart of Tones
8:00pm9:00pm
Exhibitions Related / Performing Arts
Sun
Sep 17
Nights at the Museum | Digital art installation: In the Labyrinth by Chris Doyle
9:00pm7:00am
Special Events
Mon
Sep 18
Nights at the Museum | Digital art installation: In the Labyrinth by Chris Doyle
8:00pm7:00am
Special Events
Tue
Sep 19
Nights at the Museum | New York Philharmonic Live Simulcast - Mahler's Symphony No. 5 
7:30pm9:30pm
Film / Performing Arts / Special Events
Tue
Sep 19
Nights at the Museum | Digital art installation: In the Labyrinth by Chris Doyle
9:30pm7:00am
Special Events
Wed
Sep 20
Nights at the Museum | Student Films and Digital Art
8:00pm9:30pm
Family / Film / Special Events
Wed
Sep 20
Nights at the Museum | Digital art installation: In the Labyrinth by Chris Doyle
10:00pm7:00am
Special Events
Thu
Sep 21
Nights at the Museum | Video highlights from SMTD performances
8:00pm10:00pm
Film / Performing Arts
Thu
Sep 21
Nights at the Museum | Digital art installation: In the Labyrinth by Chris Doyle
10:00pm7:00am
Special Events
Fri
Sep 22
Nights at the Museum | US Premiere Screening: Einstein on the Beach
6:30pm11:00pm
Performing Arts / Special Events
Fri
Sep 22
Nights at the Museum | Digital art installation: In the Labyrinth by Chris Doyle
11:00pm7:00am
Special Events