UMMA + Chill serves up virtual social engagements with a side helping of art
Michigan is already a tough place to be during the winter. Double triple quadruply so when you can't go anywhere.
That's why the University of Michigan Museum of Art has created a series of online events that encourage you to travel the spaceways of your mind in order to deal with this oppressive season (and all the other things going on).
UMMA + Chill is a series of programs throughout February—and perhaps beyond since winter in Michigan usually ends in, what, mid-June?—that will allow you to connect with fellow art fans via group-chat Zoom tours of the museum's interior while accompanied by a drinks mixologist, in-person outdoor tours, music playlists, meditation sessions, poem writing, game shows, live performances, film screenings, luminary art-making, and 30-minute discussions with a chef, cultural curators, and more.
You'll have to register for the interactive sessions and discussions, but you can do that from the comfort of your couch (the same one where you'll be doing all the programs).
Christopher Porter is a library technician and the editor of Pulp.