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Now through the fall, Detroit will become the backdrop for artist Nick Cave’s most ambitious project to date, including seven months of events and his first solo exhibition at Cranbrook Art Museum, all funded by the Knight Arts Challenge. Here Cranbrook Curator Laura Mott writes about Cave’s first stop in the city, where he travelled […]

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A diverse audience was gathered at the N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art on Thursday, April 16th, for the final installment of a three-part panel series on gentrification–this one on the subject of “Gentrification and Urban Development.” The panel was moderated by Stephen Henderson of the Detroit Free Press, and comprised of Malik Yakini, founder and […]

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By Michael Stone-Richards, Founding Editor Detroit Research I moved to Detroit after living for a number of years in Brooklyn Heights, New York. I came to teach critical theory and visual studies in the department of Liberal Arts at the College for Creative Studies, but one of the attractions for moving here rather than to […]

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By Ryan Myers- Johnson, Sidewalk Festival of Performing Arts On August 1st, 2015 Sidewalk Festival of Performing Arts returns for its 3rd annual event. Sidewalk Festival of Performing Arts (SFPA) is an outdoor celebration of performance and installation art in the heart of Detroit’s Old Redford and Brightmoor Neighborhoods. The celebration can be described as […]

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On April 4th, a powerful group exhibition, “The place where things happen for the second time,” opened at 9338 Campau. Its theme? “The unspeakable complexities of remembering and forgetting,” in the words of gallerist Steve Panton. Featuring contributions by Sandra Cardew, Ulysses Spencer, Andrew Krieger, John Richardson and others, the show explores memory through visual art. […]

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By Mary Chapman, Detroit-based freelance writer The Knight Arts Challenge Detroit is accepting applications through 11:59 p.m. tonight, April 13, for the best local ideas for the arts. Here, writer Mary Chapman caught up with past winners of the electro band ADULT. Detroit, with its vast stretches of quietude, is decidedly unshowy. But looks, as they say, are […]

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By Christopher Tiffany, University of Michigan School of Education For the past several months, University of Michigan School of Education staff members have been working with Michael Ibrahim, Founder and Director of the National Arab Orchestra, to create and develop an afterschool program for band, orchestra, and vocal students at Detroit School of Arts (DSA). […]

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Saturday, March 28th was an evening of hard-hitting and hilarious performances by some of Detroit’s most dynamic spoken-word performers–all in the name of raising funds for the Radical Librarianship track of the upcoming 2015 Allied Media Conference. Held every summer in Detroit, the Allied Media Conference is “a collaborative laboratory of media-based organizing strategies for […]

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Artist Clinton Snider is best known for his moody landscapes and portraits—blue/green toned images that overlap the whimsy of children’s book-style illustrations, a cadre of offbeat characters, and the poignancy of vacant landscapes. In “Sleeping Potential,” a new collection of work will be on display at Popps Packing through April 11, Snider reveals some of […]

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By Julie Edgar, Detroit-based freelance writer The Knight Arts Challenge Detroit is now accepting applications for the best local ideas for the arts. Here, writer Julie Edgar catches up with past winner Detroit Fiberworks. Like so many others who see Detroit as a wide-open frontier, Mandisa Smith and Najma Wilson are pushing against urban blight […]

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