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Reflecting on three years at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

Detroit // May 17, 2011

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By Luis A. Croquer, Director + Chief Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit When I moved to Detroit in 2008 to head the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), I was fascinated by the potential of our building to be not only a place for display of challenging and world-class artwork, but also a space […]

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Random acts surprise Eastern Market visitors

Detroit, Uncategorized // May 17, 2011

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Flower Day, the annual floral extravaganza that takes place in Detroit’s Eastern Market, was unseasonably cold and rainy this year. The dreary weather didn’t keep thousands of metro-Detroiters from the bustling market on Sunday, though, and some lucky attendees were rewarded for being there with a few Random Acts of Culture. The Knight Foundation’s Random […]

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What’s the impact of a community-wide arts contest?

KAC Miami, KAC Philadelphia // May 17, 2011

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By Mayur Patel, Knight Foundation In 2008, Knight Foundation launched the Knight Arts Challenge in Miami, a five-year, $40m initiative to support the most innovative and transformational arts ideas in South Florida.  Since then, 78 grants have been awarded to a range of projects, everything from live concerts to ballet, film festivals and opera performances.  […]

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Bugs Bunny joins the Charlotte Symphony in a performance for all ages

Charlotte, Music // May 16, 2011

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For just a moment, go back to your childhood. Close your eyes and try to remember watching cartoons on Saturday mornings. (I am referring to the classic cartoons that were not necessarily politically correct, but supremely creative and funny, like Bugs Bunny.) What made these cartoons great was the art (incredible hand-painted scenes, cartoon-like, but […]

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Stokeswood: In the Field of the Vibrations

Miami, Music // May 16, 2011

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This Saturday, May 21st at 10 p.m., Stokeswood returns to Miami to launch their second album, In the Field of the Vibrations, and they will perform at the The Stage in the Design District. The Atlanta-based electro-acoustic band was formed in 2004 by lead vocalist and acoustic guitar player Adam Patterson and lead electric guitarist Mark […]

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Congrats to the 56 finalists in the Knight Arts Challenge Miami

KAC Miami, Miami // May 15, 2011

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Last fall, we asked for the best ideas for the arts in South Florida. We received more than 1,300 ideas, and today we’re happy to announce the 56 finalists for the Knight Arts Challenge Miami. We hope you’re as inspired as we were by these innovative ideas for bringing people together through the arts. Read […]

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El Knight Arts Challenge ha destinado millones de dólares a las artes en el sur de la Florida.

Miami // May 15, 2011

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Creemos en el poder que tienen las artes de unir a la comunidad, avivar el alma y ayudarnos a imaginar nuestro potencial colectivo. Todos los años, el Knight Arts Challenge le pregunta a la comunidad: ¿Cuál es su mejor idea para las artes en el sur de la Florida? Las respuestas no dejan de inspirarnos. […]

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South Florida students compete at Essentially Ellington 2011

Miami // May 13, 2011

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By Tatiana Hernandez, Knight Foundation Two South Florida schools were selected to compete at the 16th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition and Festival in New York City. The two-day event runs Friday, May 13 – Saturday, May 14th. Our own Dillard High School and New World School of the Arts are among the […]

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Sebastian Spreng’s lively produce

Miami // May 13, 2011

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  Everyone knows the difference between good salad bars and terrible ones. The latter are limp, wilted, depressing. The former are fresh, filled with color and taste. The “Salad Bar“ that just opened at the Kelley Roy Gallery is the best kind, just delicious. The 250 mostly small oil paintings that make up Sebastian Spreng‘s […]

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A walk in Detroit’s Scripps Park

Detroit // May 13, 2011

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There’s an outdoor art exhibition opening in Detroit this Saturday that will demonstrate not only the talent of participating local artists, but also the spirit of cooperation and community engagement that distinguishes so much grassroots work in this city. Access Arts Detroit, which hosted four outdoor art exhibitions on Belle Isle in recent years, partnered […]

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