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Nov
27
Mon
Visiting Artist Feather Metsch Workshop @ Abrams Planetarium
Nov 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Visiting Artist Feather Metsch Workshop @ Abrams Planetarium  | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Monday, November 27th 4pm-6pm, Workshop on creating Fulldome Art, Abrams Planetarium

Feather Metsch will present techniques on creating immersive fulldome art for presentation in digital planetariums and similar venues

Feather Metsch (Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians) is a digital artist and researcher whose mediums vary across several fields of art, science and technology, but most often focus on site specific immersive and interactive performance and installation. Feather studied fashion at Parsons University before becoming more interested in the materials themselves, later transferring to The School of the Art Institute of Chicago to study in the Fiber and Material Studies program. She most recently graduated from the Institute for American Indian Arts in 2017, with a BFA in Digital Art. Feather will be attending a technology and art-based interdisciplinary Master’s program in the fall of 2018. Feather’s recent projects have examined the duality of being half Native American and adopted by a non-indigenous family. She explores issues through the complicated lens of blood quantum in her ongoing series Blood/Quantum/Physics, as well as another ongoing series, including Watercycles, where she explores the pervasive yet invisible role that water plays in our lives, something that resonates deeply for the artist, and how she was taught to speak to her ancestors. 

Her visit is made possible by the Abrams Planetarium, WKAR, American Indian and Indigenous Studies, Lyman Briggs College, and the Department of Art, Art History and Design.

Feb
15
Thu
MSU Film Collective: WAITING FOR GUFFMAN @ B122 Wells Hall
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm
MSU Film Collective: WAITING FOR GUFFMAN @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

2/15 Waiting For Guffman (Christopher Guest, 1996)

Presented by Dan Smith

This mockumentary follows the irrepressible Corky St. Clair as he writes and directs a musical extravaganza for the sesquicentennial of Blaine, Missouri. When he invites a New York agent to scout the show for a potential Broadway run, will the community rise to the occasion? Quirky characters tread on the edge of success and failure in a film at the edge of comedy and documentary, combining scripted and improvisational techniques.

Feb
22
Thu
MSU Film Collective: THE BIG LEBOWSKI @ B122 Wells Hall
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm
MSU Film Collective: THE BIG LEBOWSKI @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The Big Lebowski (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1998)

Presented by Justus Nieland

Jeff Bridges plays Jeff Lebowski who insists on being called “the Dude,” a laid-back, easygoing burnout who happens to have the same name as a millionaire whose wife owes a lot of dangerous people a whole bunch of money — resulting in the Dude having his rug soiled, sending him spiraling into the Los Angeles underworld.

Mar
28
Wed
James Naremore Lecture: “Charles Burnett: A Cinema of Symbolic Knowledge” @ B122 Wells Hall
Mar 28 @ 4:10 pm – 6:00 pm
James Naremore Lecture: "Charles Burnett: A Cinema of Symbolic Knowledge" @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

James Naremore is Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus at Indiana University, and the author of Charles Burnett: A Cinema of Symbolic Knowledge, the first book-length study of the director. His other books include More than Night: Film Noir in its Contexts, Acting in the Cinema, On Kubrick, The Magic World of Orson Welles, and An Invention without a Future: Essays on Cinema.

MSU Faculty Roundtable with Dr. Naremore to follow on Charles Burnett’s To Sleep with Anger, featuring Professors Tama Hamilton-Wray, Jeff Wray, and Ken Harrow.

Sponsored by the MSU Film Studies Program, with support from the Department of Screen Arts and Cultures at the University of Michigan.

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Oct
20
Sun
Shakespeare Under the Stars @ Abrams Planetarium
Oct 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

MSU College of Arts & Letters’ Department of Theatre in partnership with Abrams Planetarium presents…

Shakespeare Under the Stars

Directed by Deric McNish
Dramaturg & Adaptations by Taylor McPhail
Media Consultant – Alison Dobbins
Planetarium Director – Shannon Schmoll

Featuring stellar actors from Michigan State University’s Department of Theatre.


Listen to a live performance of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale while enjoying a star show on the Abrams Planetarium hemispherical projection dome.

The event will begin with a talk about astronomy and astrology in Shakespeare’s plays, during which the planetarium’s experts will use their powerful Digistar 6 star projector to provide demonstrations.

Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love.
Hamlet

Comets, importing change of times and states,
Brandish your crystal tresses in the sky,

And with them scourge the bad revolting stars.
Henry VI

The heavens themselves, the planets, and this center
Observe degree, priority, and place,
Insisture, course, proportion, season, form,
Office, and custom, in all line of order.
Troilus and Cressida

Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 5:30pm 
Location: The Abrams Planetarium Sky Theater
This is a FREE performance and is open to the general public.