The museum will host an exhibition of ‘ofrendas’ in celebration of Día de los Muertos.
MOCAD will host The Society for Illustrated Stories' comic swap complete with character-themed cocktails and do-it-yourself graphic buttons.
Celebrate Halloween early with a monster-themed art show and concert
The exhibition will take place in a repurposed bank and will feature film, dance, art and poetry.
Former WSU law student, Dessi Terzieva is now an international artist weaving her mark on Winder Street.
The Red Bull House of Art will open its doors on October 22 for a conversation with the three artists in residence.
Adjunct WSU and CCS professor Stephen Schudlich curated a printmaking exhibition called the Printer's Devil, which featured Detroit printmakers, WSU faculty and alumni.
Eastern Market After Dark will feature 23 vendors, local artists and designers to promote their businesses, work and crafts.
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.
Dally to return with 34 acts. Electronic stage replaced with ambient corner.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit unveiled the new spring/summer 2016 exhibit May 6.
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.
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.”
The Detroit Institute of Arts is introducing a new exhibition, "Dance! American Art 1830-1960."
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.”
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.
The Detroit Artists Market opened their Annual Scholarship Awards and Exhibition with pieces from twelve Wayne State students March 4.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Detroit Institute of Arts will be co-hosting the annual traveling Banners and Cranks Festival from Nov. 19-22.
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.
“United States of Latin America,” an exhibition that launched in mid-September, is in full swing at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Filmmaker Heidi Ewing visited Wayne State University to discuss some of her noteworthy projects Oct. 1 in the Community Arts Building.
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.
It has taken nine months of searching and deliberating to name Salvador Salort-Pons as the Detroit Institute of Arts’ 11th director. In preparation for former DIA Director Graham W. J. Beal’s retirement on June 30 of this year, the DIA orchestrated a competitive international search for his replacement. On September 16, Eugene A. Gargaro, Jr., chair of the DIA board and search committee, officially introduced Salort-Pons to the media.
A. Alfred Taubman's art collection found a temporary home at the Detroit Institute of Arts, but after his death, several key pieces in his collection will be auctioned off.
Going green doesn’t simply apply to a certain lifestyle; it’s a culture—it’s art. Culture Lab Detroit presented “Architecture and Nature: Designing for Today’s Urban Landscape” on Sept. 11.
Detroit International Jazz Festival celebrates 36 years
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