Events

All events are free and take place at UMMA unless otherwise noted.

Sat
Feb 22
2020

Radio Campfire: Town Square -- stories that unfold in public places

Radio Campfire and UMMA present Town Square -- audio stories that unfold in public places
 
Set to the backdrop of artist Cullen Washington’s large scale abstract Agoras paintings, this Radio Campfire event will feature a series of creative audio stories, soundscapes, and sonic postcards that, like Washington’s paintings, tell us stories about the places where civic life ensues.  

Radio Campfire is a community listening event series based in southeast Michigan. Going to a Radio Campfire is “like going to the movies for your ears.” We gather, we dim the lights, and listen to a specially curated selection of creative audio stories on a theme. If you like podcasts, you’ll love Radio Campfire.
 
Inspired by the UMMA exhibition Cullen Washington, Jr.: The Public Square (on view through May 17, 2020), Radio Campfire: Town Square will be hosted and produced by Stephanie Rowden and Juliet Hinely.
 
The event begins at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. The gallery is located on Floor 2 of the Alumni Memorial Hall building.
  
UMMA is wheelchair accessible.
 
This event is best for ages 14+

Lead support for this exhibition is provided by the University of Michigan Office of the Provost, Michigan Medicine, Erica Gervais Pappendick and Ted Pappendick, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, and the Institute for the Humanities. Additional generous support is provided by the University of Michigan Department of History of Art, School of Education, School of Social Work, and Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.