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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 Detroit Program Director Katy Locker.

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Public Pool hosted a playful investigation of several hallmarks of traditional masculinity with “Beer, Bacon and Bullets,” a three-man show featuring the work of Alexander Buzzalini, Angelo Conti and Matthew Hunt. Hunt was the primary contributor on the subject of beer, with multimedia pieces featuring live six packs (one of which was being emptied and […]

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By Christopher Tiffany, Detroit School of Arts This fall, the Detroit School of Arts (DSA) began the school year with a burst of music. Through a program funded in part by the Knight Foundation, the DSA is able to bring in artists and groups from around the region to provide concerts, master classes, and one-on-one […]

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MIT Media Lab composer Tod Machover. Photo by Priska Ketterer. What does Detroit sound like? Today, Knight Foundation is announcing a new partnership with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Composer Tod Machover of MITto find out by creating a collaborative symphony by, for and with the people of Detroit. Below, Machover writes about the process that will be […]

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There’s a new must-read for anyone with their finger on the quickening pulse of the Detroit art scene: ZIPR Magazine. The Zenith Index of Public Record (ZIPR) will debut with its inaugural issue this Friday, November 22nd, which includes an extensive Gallery Guide and map of Detroit art spaces, scorching photography, and profiles on some of […]

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This Saturday, November 15, from 6-8 p.m. at the Cass Café will be the release party for the latest issue of “Infinite Mile.” Issue #11 features contributions by Katherine Craig, Colin Darke, Clara DeGalan, Christina deRoos, Alex B. Hill, and Matthew Piper. ∞ mile (“Infinite Mile”) is a monthly online art journal based in Detroit. […]

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In an opening at Popps Packing designed to confound and delight, artists Ben Hall and Andrew Mehall teamed up for a massive installation that hopped the banks of Popps’ main gallery, parking up the street outside, and crossing St. Aubin to continue in locations in and around Mehall’s residence. The work, which bore some of Hall’s signature […]

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Dave Eggers took Detroit by storm this week, with a presentation at the 2014 Richard C. Van Dusen Urban Leadership Forum at Wayne State University, titled “Buccaneers, Robots, Yetis, and Other Agents of Social Change.” The title of the presentation refers to the eclectic storefronts that act as an interface between the public and the […]

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Halloween and Dia de los Muertos both took place this weekend, October 31–November 2, with traditional celebrations including a procession to Clark Park, where neighbors built a community ofrenda, sponsored by the DIA and open to the public from 12-4 p.m. on Sunday, November 2nd. This public installation is tied to the special exhibit of […]

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Kitty-corner from each other on an unassuming stretch of Willis between Trumbull and Lincoln, the low-key art outpost Alley Culture and “Detroit’s sexiest anarchist collective,” known as Trumbullplex, have been coalescing talent and embracing alternatives since the early ’90s. Founded in 1995 by Sherry Hendrick and her husband, Alley Culture has quietly thrived off a […]

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“20,000 Days on Earth,” a highly-staged documentary that follows the quasi-fictional persona of the real musician Nick Cave through a day or so of  his various experiences, raises the question of whether legends are born or made. It seems that from the start, Nick Cave was convinced of the inevitability of his stardom, such as […]

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