Welcome to [art]seen!

Our [art]seen bloggers are University of Michigan students who review arts events on and around campus, sharing their thoughts and experiences on live music, film screenings, dance performances, theatre productions and art exhibitions. If you’re a U-M student interested in becoming a regular blogger, there may be a position available to get paid for your blogs! … Continue reading Welcome to [art]seen!

REVIEW: Chico MacMurtrie: Border Crossers

A gesture of peace — Chico MacMurtrie’s Border Crossers. Known for his amorphic robotic works, Chico MacMurtrie visits Ann Arbor to work together with a band of driven University of Michigan students hailing from every facet of the university — from the Stamps School of Art & Design, School of Engineering, Ross School of Business, … Continue reading REVIEW: Chico MacMurtrie: Border Crossers

PREVIEW: Porgy and Bess

Tonight in Hill Auditorium, the incredible culmination of years of research, hours of rehearsal, and the collaborative efforts of dozens of performers and world-class directors will be enjoyed by a completely SOLD OUT crowd. This is the premiere performance of the first-ever Critical Edition of the Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, brought into the world by … Continue reading PREVIEW: Porgy and Bess

REVIEW: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot

Have you ever had your stomach hurt from laughing so hard one second and then holding your breath, trying not to cry the next second? That was me Friday night as I sat in the Arthur Miller Theatre, a room completely tense and enraptured as it awaited the judgment on Judas Iscariot — a traitor, … Continue reading REVIEW: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot

PREVIEW: The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess

The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess can be considered the quintessential American opera of the 20th century. This particular performance is special, however, because it would be showcasing the fruits of the SMTD’s Gershwin Initiative for the first time. George Gershwin died prematurely at 38 and left a trail of hard-to-read handwritten scores that often led … Continue reading PREVIEW: The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess


College is a time for doing stupid things, they say. And having done more than my fair share of them myself, I can attest to the highs and lows of adulting. But at least I learned a little about myself in the process. That’s the feeling Pacek and Paul — Michigan students themselves when they … Continue reading REVIEW: Edges