With its first international juried exhibition, The Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography gives Detroiters an unprecedented view of the enigmatic world of modern photography. Guest Juror Nancy Barr commented, “In viewing such an amazing range of work, submitted without any prescribed theme or definable territory, I found that subjects, styles and interpretations relevant to contemporary photographic [...]
The Knight Arts program is now seeking grant opportunities in Detroit that can create transformational and sustainable change through artistic excellence and collective cultural experiences. If you’re interested in learning more about working with Knight in the arts, please contact Interim Program Director Meredith Hector.
By MOCAD Staff The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit is proud and excited to be celebrating the art and cultural hub that it has become in Detroit and Midtown in just five short years. On Friday, October 14th, MOCAD will be throwing a layered, artful and otherwise fun-filled party, inviting anyone and everyone who has [...]
By Gregory Lucas-Myers, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History You cannot describe a museum without the context of history. Go ahead, try… you can’t. When you get down to it, the duty of a museum is to make sure that the lessons of history are not only remembered, but also applied in the [...]
With the show “Scenes From Something Overlooked” at Center Galleries, part of the College for Creative Studies, featured artists Andrew Krieger, Michael McGillis and Clinton Snider revel secrets moments found in life, nature and the city of Detroit. The three artists, though exploring different mediums, have an overall aesthetic that references the sometimes-gritty realities of [...]
The symphony goes mobile today as the Detroit Symphony Orchestra releases DSO To Go, a free mobile app. Available for for iPhone, iTouch, iPad, Android and mobile web platforms, DSO To Go gives patrons a “handheld passport to all things DSO.” Think free access to “Live from Orchestra Hall” webcasts, direct links to Facebook & Twitter [...]
This past weekend, the steps of the Detroit Institute of Arts were transformed into an ethereal light environment communicating messages collected from Detroit residents entitled “Memory Cloud: Detroit.” The October weather provided enough of its own clouds that the piece almost did not happen. However, the artists pushed through and a crowd of happy onlookers [...]
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, a Knight Arts grantee, hit the road Sept 29 as Leonard Slatkin and the orchestra performed “Go Get ‘Em Tigers” at the Somerset Collection. Enjoy the video above!
The TAP Gallery, aka The Alley Project, consists of a garage that serves as a studio and gallery, as well as two lots fitted as common space for artists and neighbors and an alley that has been transformed into a walking gallery. TAP presents graffiti as art and gives producers safe and legal places to practice, [...]
By Toby Barlow, executive producer People Mover! Detroit “Whoever has the most fun wins.” is one of the mantras driving the resurgence of Detroit today. To celebrate the vivacity and the richness of the city, a group of musicians, cooks, dancers and singers took over Detroit’s downtown monorail for an entire day, with 24 performers [...]
Last Saturday night at the opening of Russell Young’s “American Envy III,” the premiere exhibition to take place at the brand new Long-Sharp | Curis Gallery for Modern + Contemporary Fine Art, was a very exciting night in the city of Detroit. The world-renowned British artist’s work is included in the collections of President Barack Obama, [...]