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Penny Stamps Speaker Series

Chico MacMurtrie

Border Crossers: Part 2

February 16, 2018

Chico MacMurtrie

Special Event: Friday, February 16 at 5:30 pm / Helmut Stern Auditorium, UMMA, 525 S State St, Ann Arbor 48109

Chico MacMurtrie is an award-winning artist, renowned internationally for his large-scale sculptures, whose work combines materiality and robotics. MacMurtrie is currently focusing on the development of new work for Border Crossers, a collection of robots that will eventually be transported and deployed at the border between the United States and Mexico. As part of the Border Crossers project, cross-disciplinary U-M student teams will make and design a robot and an autonomous vehicle, representing all that can be achieved through working together, overcoming roadblocks, and creating solutions for the future. A performance of the student-made robot and vehicle will take place in front of UMMA at 4:30 pm, before the presentation. Border Crossers installation will be on view at the Institute for the Humanities Gallery from February 16 - March 23 with an opening reception and additional performance there immediately following the speaker series talk.

Presented in partnership with the Institute for the Humanities, with support from the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA).

Unless otherwise noted, all programs take place on Thursdays at 5:10 pm at the historic Michigan Theater, located at 603 E. Liberty Street in downtown Ann Arbor, and are free of charge and open to the public.