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Monday 01/23/2017
WSU alumni-run cafe combines food and art
Updated: January 24, 2017 - 10:49 am

The Oloman Cafe, run by Zlatan Sadikovic, his wife and two sons, who are both WSU alumni, opened on Dec. 5.

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Friday 12/16/2016
Food history to be served at DIA
Updated: December 23, 2016 - 11:15 am

The Edible Monument: The Art of Food for Festivals features the history of European food sculptures. The exhibit runs from Dec. 16 to April 16. 

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Monday 11/21/2016
"Light as a Feather" falls from McGregor Memorial's ceiling
Posted: November 21, 2016

Thousands of tar dipped white feathers exhibit traumatic experiences of the massive, growing numbers of displaced populations; their losses and sufferings in the eyes of artist Beili Liu.


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Friday 11/18/2016
Wayne State art therapy program sets students up for success
Posted: November 18, 2016

The program was ranked #28 in the country by Best Counseling Degree's site. 

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Thursday 10/20/2016
Scarab Club hosts annual photography exhibit
Updated: October 29, 2016 - 8:12 pm

Nearly 40 photographers will be featured in the annual event.

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Tuesday 10/18/2016
DIA celebrates Day of the Dead
Updated: October 21, 2016 - 8:48 am

The museum will host an exhibition of ‘ofrendas’ in celebration of Día de los Muertos.

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Monday 10/17/2016
MOCAD hosts SFIS comic swap
Updated: October 21, 2016 - 8:48 am

MOCAD will host The Society for Illustrated Stories' comic swap complete with character-themed cocktails and do-it-yourself graphic buttons. 

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Friday 10/14/2016
UFO Factory presents scary art show
Updated: October 17, 2016 - 10:57 am

Celebrate Halloween early with a monster-themed art show and concert

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Tuesday 10/11/2016
Macro Micro Art Biome show opens in Detroit
Updated: October 17, 2016 - 10:58 am

The exhibition will take place in a repurposed bank and will feature film, dance, art and poetry.

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Friday 10/07/2016
Former WSU law student makes a statement at Murals in the Market
Updated: January 01, 2017 - 12:00 pm

Former WSU law student, Dessi Terzieva is now an international artist weaving her mark on Winder Street.

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Monday 10/03/2016
Sit down with new residents of Red Bull House of Art
Updated: October 09, 2016 - 10:21 pm

The Red Bull House of Art will open its doors on October 22 for a conversation with the three artists in residence.

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Friday 09/30/2016
Printmaking takes hold in Detroit
Updated: October 06, 2016 - 1:08 pm

Adjunct WSU and CCS professor Stephen Schudlich curated a printmaking exhibition called the Printer's Devil, which featured Detroit printmakers, WSU faculty and alumni. 

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Wednesday 09/21/2016
Eastern Market After Dark celebrates Detroit's creativity
Updated: September 28, 2016 - 12:36 pm

Eastern Market After Dark will feature 23 vendors, local artists and designers to promote their businesses, work and crafts. 

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DIA Documenting Detroit event to showcase local photographers
Updated: September 25, 2016 - 9:15 pm

The DIA's "Facing Change: Documenting Detroit" is a photography exhibit that chronicles daily life, social issues, triumphs and cultural treasures in the Motor City to raise public awareness and promote positive debate.

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Saturday 09/03/2016
Calling WSU students to congregate at Cass Corridor's 39th Dally in the Alley
Updated: September 16, 2016 - 3:33 pm

Dally to return with 34 acts. Electronic stage replaced with ambient corner.

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Friday 08/05/2016
MOCAD launches “Essay’d: 30 Detroit Artists,” a WSU Press publication
Updated: August 27, 2016 - 1:30 am

The book launch for “Essay’d: 30 Detroit Artists,” a Wayne State University Press publication, was held at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit on August 4.

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Friday 07/29/2016
Former WSU student’s mural canceled following Populux tweet and public backlash
Updated: August 27, 2016 - 1:30 am

Before the recent closing of Populux, a mural was planned to be painted in a series on the back wall of The Majestic by Detroit-born artist and former WSU student Marlo Broughton during Midtown Getdown.

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Tuesday 07/19/2016
WSU master’s student leads writing circle at correctional facility
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 6:04 pm

Leah Ouellet, a Wayne State criminal justice master’s student, has brought together activism and creativity by facilitating a writing circle for prisoners as a part of the Prison Creative Arts Project. The organization seeks to create a space for art and activism for those who are incarcerated.

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Monday 06/20/2016
WSU sculptures on campus
Updated: June 27, 2016 - 11:38 am

While rushing from class to class, it is easy to take the sculptures on display around Wayne State for granted. Twenty-seven sculptures are scattered throughout the main and medical campuses, but their history remains a mystery to most passersby. 

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Saturday 06/11/2016
DIA celebrates legacy of Prince
Updated: June 18, 2016 - 8:21 pm

The Detroit Institute of Arts paid tribute to the musical legend and icon, Prince, on Friday, June 10. Leaving this world far too soon, the world mourned his loss on April 21. Thousands have paid tribute to celebrate the life of the legend himself, and Friday night the DIA held a party fit for a prince.

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Friday 06/10/2016
DIA presents new exhibit 'The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip'
Updated: June 18, 2016 - 8:22 pm

“The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip” drives into the Detroit Institute of Arts to explore the story of the American photographic road trip from June 17 to September 11.

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Tuesday 06/07/2016
10 Detroit galleries near WSU
Updated: June 13, 2016 - 12:46 pm

Detroit has always been an underground art oasis with art galleries all over the city. There are dozens of art spaces to check out this summer from the usual front runners of high art like the Detroit Institute of Arts to the small enclaves of community art like the Live Coal Gallery. Here are ten exhibits to get lost in this summer, all within four miles or less from Wayne State.

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Friday 05/27/2016
Wayne State dancers fundraise to perform at national festival in D.C.
Updated: June 10, 2016 - 11:38 am

Wayne State students performing with the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance will be traveling to D.C. for the American College Dance Association’s 2016 National Festival taking place on June 11 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

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Monday 05/09/2016
MOCAD unveils new spring/summer exhibition
Updated: May 26, 2016 - 4:03 pm

The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit unveiled the new spring/summer 2016 exhibit May 6.

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Tuesday 05/03/2016
DIA celebrates 79th annual student exhibition
Updated: May 29, 2016 - 2:17 pm

The Detroit Institute of Arts is showcasing original artwork, including drawings, paintings, photography, sculptures and more, from Detroit Public Schools students for its 79th annual Detroit Public Schools Student Exhibition.  Open to the public, the free exhibition features more than 270 pieces, according to the DIA’s website.  

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Friday 04/22/2016
WSU exhibits thriving 'As Above, So Below' gallery
Updated: April 22, 2016 - 10:54 am

At the Elaine L. Jacob Gallery in Old Main, visual artist Kimia Ferdowsi Kline’s works are on display to the public from now until June 24. The community responded with a large positive response to the exhibit, “As Above, So Below.”

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Friday 03/18/2016
DIA presents new exhibit "Dance! American Art 1830-1960"
Updated: March 18, 2016 - 4:29 pm

The Detroit Institute of Arts is introducing a new exhibition, "Dance! American Art 1830-1960."

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Wednesday 03/09/2016
DIA hosts nationwide exhibition marking 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death
Updated: March 09, 2016 - 2:27 pm

Now through April 3, the Detroit Institute of Arts will be the Michigan host site for a national travelling exhibit called “First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare.”

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Sunday 03/06/2016
DSO’s Classical Roots Celebration honors WSU’s late Dr. Silas Norman and Jessye Norman
Updated: March 07, 2016 - 8:44 pm

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra celebrated its 38th annual Classical Roots Concert and 16th annual Classical Roots Celebration on Saturday, March 5. Performing for the night were African-American legends: soprano Laquita Mitchell and Branford Marsalis, a National Endowment for the Arts jazz master and saxophonist.

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Detroit Artists Market features WSU students
Updated: March 06, 2016 - 1:47 pm

The Detroit Artists Market opened their Annual Scholarship Awards and Exhibition with pieces from twelve Wayne State students March 4.

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Friday 02/26/2016
WSU hosts lecture series and exhibition discussing all things Shakespeare
Updated: February 29, 2016 - 10:17 am

As part of the Knowledge on Tap speaker series, Kenneth Jackson, chair of WSU’s Department of English, delivered a lecture about William Shakespeare at HopCat Feb. 25.

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Wednesday 02/03/2016
DEEP DESIGN exhibit shows WSU students the work of modern art
Updated: February 03, 2016 - 6:23 pm

The multimedia exhibit DEEP DESIGN: Pace, Place and Personhood includes projects from designers, architects, artists and urbanists who are working in ways that reflect strong commitments to people and places.

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Monday 01/18/2016
Former DIA volunteer, DPS teacher leaves $1.71 million to DIA
Posted: January 18, 2016

The Detroit Institute of Arts received a bequest of $1.71 million from former museum shop volunteer and Detroit Public Schools art teacher Elizabeth Verdow, 86, who died in June 2014. The conditions of her will orders that $1.26 million should be used for contemporary art acquisitions of painting and sculpture, and $450,000 toward the museum’s operating endowment, according to the DIA’s press release.

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Thursday 01/14/2016
From traditional to performance pieces, MOCAD celebrates Winter 2016 Opening
Updated: January 14, 2016 - 2:00 pm

The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit is kicking off the new year with four new exhibitions during their Winter 2016 Exhibition opening, taking place Friday, Jan.15.

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Friday 01/08/2016
Review: Best Detroit exhibits of 2015
Updated: January 08, 2016 - 12:22 pm

The Detroit Institute of Arts: “Vulnerable Heritage: Protecting the Cultural Artifacts of Syria and Iraq”

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Monday 12/07/2015
DIA art workshops feature luminaries
Updated: December 07, 2015 - 11:15 am

Free with museum admission, the Detroit Institute of Arts hosts drop-in workshops every weekend. On Friday, Dec. 4, museumgoers were treated to an easy, yet beautiful project: luminaries. This specific workshop will be held on Dec. 11 and Dec. 18 from 6-9 p.m.

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Friday 12/04/2015
Painting with a Twist opens downtown location
Updated: December 04, 2015 - 12:11 pm

Looking for a fun activity to do with loved ones? Painting with a Twist recently opened up a new downtown Detroit location at 1420 Washington Blvd.

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Tuesday 11/24/2015
Wild Lights lets WSU students see the Detroit Zoo in a whole new light
Posted: November 24, 2015

Wild Lights brings more than five million LED lights that let Wayne State see illuminate trees, buildings and more than 100 animal sculptures throughout the Detroit Zoo.

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Thursday 11/19/2015
Banners and Cranks Festival at DIA
Updated: November 19, 2015 - 4:08 pm

The Detroit Institute of Arts will be co-hosting the annual traveling Banners and Cranks Festival from Nov. 19-22.

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Wednesday 11/18/2015
To Sangana African Dance Company tells ‘Stories of the Ancestors’
Posted: November 18, 2015

To Sangana African Dance Company’s performance of “Stories of the Ancestors” delivered excitement for all ages with a drum jam session from the DNC 2400: Introduction to African Dance course students and an African marketplace shopping experience.

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Tuesday 11/03/2015
MOCAD exhibit sheds light on life in Latin America
Updated: November 05, 2015 - 12:29 pm

“United States of Latin America,” an exhibition that launched in mid-September, is in full swing at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.

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Monday 11/02/2015
Review: The Neighbourhood’s “Wiped Out!” is a soothing end to the day
Updated: November 05, 2015 - 12:48 pm

Rating: 7.5/10

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Thursday 10/29/2015
DIA holds Day of the Dead exhibition
Updated: November 02, 2015 - 12:02 pm

The DIA is currently holding a Day of the Dead exhibition until Nov. 1. In partnership with Detroit’s Mexican Consulate, local artists created 28 ofrenda, or offering, altars that are on display remembering lost loved ones during the Day of the Dead celebrations.

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DIA versus street art: Which tells a deeper story?
Updated: November 03, 2015 - 12:49 pm

Powerful murals around campus are sparking questions about the value the Detroit Institute of Arts pieces have compared to the graffiti and murals on the streets of Detroit.

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Tuesday 10/27/2015
Library Street Collective debuts new HENSE exhibition
Posted: October 27, 2015

The downtown Detroit art gallery Library Street Collective began its new exhibit featuring Alex “HENSE” Brewer’s latest solo collection, “MATERIAL” HENSE is an internationally-recognized public artist and an award-winning painter who typically uses wooden shapes to create his works. For him, the different art materials are “an important part” in his creative process. “MATERIAL” is a collection of abstract, mixed media paintings that stays true to HENSE’s signature of being bright and eye-popping.

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Friday 10/23/2015
DIA exhibit explores the American experience through contemporary art
Updated: November 04, 2015 - 3:14 pm

One of the first paintings at the Detroit Institute of Arts newly arrived 30 Americans exhibit is a portrait of a naked African-American man. Barkley L. Hendricks’ subject in "Fast Henry" fills the space, staring back clad in a do-rag and silver jewelry. It's jarring, but not because the man has no clothes. The DIA is full of nude paintings around every corner, but very rarely is a canvas dedicated to honoring the black man’s physique in such a straightforward way. The painting sets the tone for the wide range of themes the exhibit explores. It doesn't just present something new, it points a massive arrow at what has always been missing.  

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Friday 10/16/2015
Scarce Ancient Middle Eastern Empire Statues and Art at the DIA
Updated: October 16, 2015 - 7:34 pm

The Detroit Institute of Arts hosted a lecture titled “Vulnerable Heritage: Protecting the Cultural Artifacts of Syria and Iraq” on Oct. 11 to accompany its expanded Ancient Middle East gallery.

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Tuesday 10/06/2015
Filmmaker Heidi Ewing discusses new films and Detroit growth
Posted: October 06, 2015

Filmmaker Heidi Ewing visited Wayne State University to discuss some of her noteworthy projects Oct. 1 in the Community Arts Building.

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Wednesday 09/23/2015
Sculpture X Symposium features WSU students’ artwork across campus
Updated: September 23, 2015 - 10:38 pm

Noticed new artwork around campus? The artwork is part of a competition presented by the Sculpture X Symposium, which is taking place on campus Oct. 9-10.

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