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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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I had the privilege of joining a member of the DIA’s educational department for the Detroit Film Theatre’s first screening of the documentary National Gallery by filmmaker Frederick Wiseman. Wiseman was in attendance for a discussion following the three-hour film, which details the inner workings of London’s National Gallery. As a gesture to the relevance […]

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By Rich Fahle, Detroit Public Television The 31-year legacy of the Miami Book Fair International has played a key role in Miami’s continued cultural resurgence, and is perhaps the country’s most shining example of the power that books and literacy have to fuel urban renewal and community engagement. Detroit Public Television, recognizing the national importance […]

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Inside the “Hall of Wonders” at Cranbrook

Published on 20 January 2015 by in Detroit

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Cranbrook Art Museum has a stellar lineup this winter, including a new exhibit co-curated by Shelley Selim, a 2013–2015 Jeanne and Ralph Graham Collections fellow, and Laura Mott, curator of Contemporary Art and Design. The pair teamed up for “The Cranbrook Hall of Wonders: Artworks, Objects, and Natural Curiosities,” an inspired installation in the tradition […]

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Saturday, January 10th was the opening reception for Field Guide, a solo show by Susan Goethel Campbell at the Oakland University Art Gallery, which will run through February 22nd, with an artist talk on Wednesday, February 4th at 12 p.m. The show includes work that Campbell has done over the last several years, with the […]

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If you live in South Florida, Detroit, St. Paul, Minn., or Akron, Ohio, we hope you’re getting those ideas ready. The Knight Arts Challenge will open in those cities in coming months, and we’ll be looking for the best ideas for the arts. RELATED LINK “Join us South Florida to learn about the Knight Arts […]

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You can be reasonably assured that when an art show adopts the moniker of “the MUNDANE show,” you are likely walking into an environment that is anything but common, ordinary, banal or unimaginative. It is the natural tendency of creative people, when faced with artistic constraints like the theme of mundaneness, to wrestle innovation from […]

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Beginning on Friday, January 2nd, Cinema Detroit (a.k.a. The Burton Theater, a.k.a. Cass City Cinema) has been screening Citizenfour, the Laura Poitras documentary that exhaustively documents the circumstances surrounding the notorious leak of National Security Agency documents and practices by NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Over the course of the documentary, Snowden contacts various journalists, including Poitras and Glenn […]

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The Charles H. Wright Museum won a Knight Arts Challenge grant for a video installation project to illuminate Detroit’s streets with the faces of city elders. Here Jerrard Wheeler provides an update.  By Jerrard Wheeler, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History The Wright Museum will be shining a light on the rich and […]

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By Christopher Tiffany, University of Michigan School of Education The Mosaic Youth Theater of Detroit is helping high school students at the Detroit School of Arts (DSA) literally learn the nuts and bolts of theater production. Mosaic was founded in 1992 to bolster arts education in Detroit, and the program now serves more than 1,000 […]

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Happy New Year! Nothing helps to ease back into the workaday world of 2015 like a little laughter, and there were a lot of laughs to choose from on Friday, January 2nd, when a special Friday-night edition of Ray & Laura’s Comedy Showcase brought a whirlwind of short sets to Small’s in Hamtramck. With regular co-host […]

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