MOCAD Opening Night: 4 New Exhibitions + Hip-Hop Performance by the Black Opera

OPENING EVENTS
Join us for the opening celebration of four new exhibitions: The Architectural Imagination, Detroit Affinities: Adriana Martínez, Five Rings: Dana Hoey, and HOME: Detroit Society of Women Painters and Sculptors.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Rock City Eatery aims to grow up in Midtown

By Chris Hughes

Tagged: Medical Center North Cass

By: Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press

(Excerpt)

Like an angsty teenager’s bedroom, the first sign of rebellion at Rock City Eatery is on the walls. Or, rather, it’s the walls themselves.

One might expect the distressed brick, exposed ductwork and lighting fixtures that epitomize restaurant interiors aiming for a certain postindustrial aesthetic.

But plywood? That’s, well… different.

Rainbow to build child care center in Midtown

By Chris Hughes

Tagged: Brush Park Medical Center

By: Sherri Welch, Crain's Detroit

(Excerpt)

Rainbow Child Care Center plans to construct a new site in Detroit's Midtown neighborhood to meet rising demand from families living and working in the area.

Detroit City/Detroit Affinities: Matthew Angelo Harrison Artist Talk at MOCAD

Harrison is a native Detroiter. He grew up Grosse Pointe and is no stranger to the complicated discussions around class and race that are pertinent to the city's history and current realities. While he sees his work as firmly part of conversations around African and African American experience, the work simultaneously has qualities that are universal, and that have the potential to creep into many other cultural spaces. Harrison sees race as peripheral to human experience and is interested in finding a way to make art that can transcend it.

Detroit City/Detroit Affinities: Matthew Angelo Harrison at MOCAD

Harrison is a native Detroiter. He grew up Grosse Pointe and is no stranger to the complicated discussions around class and race that are pertinent to the city's history and current realities. While he sees his work as firmly part of conversations around African and African American experience, the work simultaneously has qualities that are universal, and that have the potential to creep into many other cultural spaces. Harrison sees race as peripheral to human experience and is interested in finding a way to make art that can transcend it.

Sanford Biggers Artist Talk at MOCAD

About Sanford Biggers
Sanford Biggers is a visual artist producing paintings, sculptures, immersive installations and video. Biggers also creates multimedia musical performances with his collective Moon Medicin. He combines each of these media into compelling, sensual and witty works that are platforms from which to discuss challenging and far-ranging topics such as hip hop, Buddhism, politics, identity, pop culture, and American and art history while offering new perspectives and associations for established symbols.

Sanford Biggers: Subjective Cosmology at MOCAD

About Sanford Biggers
Sanford Biggers is a visual artist producing paintings, sculptures, immersive installations and video. Biggers also creates multimedia musical performances with his collective Moon Medicin. He combines each of these media into compelling, sensual and witty works that are platforms from which to discuss challenging and far-ranging topics such as hip hop, Buddhism, politics, identity, pop culture, and American and art history while offering new perspectives and associations for established symbols.

Allie McGhee “Then Again” at N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art (Black Box Gallery)

'Essay'd VI' at N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art

 


Essay’d VI
July 16 – Sept. 3, 2016

Essay'd flyer
Installments #51-60

MOCAD: FILM Wall Writers

FILM
Wall Writers
Wednesday, September 28, Doors open at 7pm, Film begins at 8pm
Admission: $5 (free for members)

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