Join the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit for the second annual Interchange Art + Dinner Series summer fundraiser. Detroit's most avid art collectors and supporters are opening their homes for a range of exclusive evenings that will combine food, drink, and art to create truly unique experiences. This array of individual and diverse events will unite like minded members of the community to benefit MOCAD and the ever thriving creativity in the city of Detroit.
Proceeds from the Interchange Art + Dinner Series aid in funding MOCAD's commitment to the presentation of forward thinking art and cultural events.
Tickets are available on a first come first serve basis.
For more information please call the Museum at 313.832.6622 or email email@example.com.
TALK (DETROIT SPEAKS) Laura Mott
Wednesday, July 8, 7pm
Laura Mott, Curator of Contemporary Art and Design at Cranbrook Art Museum, will be joined in conversation with MOCAD Curator of Public Programs Greg Baise, who will interview her about her discoveries in and explorations of the Detroit art world since her arrival at Cranbrook in November 2013.
MOCAD TEEN NIGHTS 80's Throwback Night
Thursday, July 9, 6-9pm
Take a trip back to a time of big hair, bright colors, new wave, b-boys, and more!
Music, games, food, prizes for best 1980's outfit.
These fun multidisciplinary art events are designed and hosted by MOCAD’s Teen Council, a select group of young creatives from the metro Detroit area who come together to plan, and, with the guidance of museum professionals, produce programming for youth and adults at the MOCAD.
MOCAD Youth Programs are generously funded by the General Motors Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Neiman Marcus, and the Michigan Council for Art and Cultural Affairs.
Installation detail from The Obama Paintings. Courtesy of the artist, Gavin Brown enterprise, and MOCAD.
Rob Pruitt: The Obama Paintings and The Lincoln Monument
On View: May 15 - August 2, 2015
Rob Pruitt’s The Obama Paintings and The Lincoln Monument will be presented to the public for the first time beginning May 15, 2015. Both works serve as monuments in themselves, as well as examinations of presidential monuments in general. The exhibition will spotlight how images of past presidents are disseminated and function in our society.
Detroit based artist Greg Fadell will inaugurate the second set of the Detroit Affinities series of solo exhibitions, part of MOCAD's DETROIT CITY program. Ken Okiishi will be the other artist in this new pairing. These exhibitions mark the first solo museum exhibition for each artist.
Currently On View:
Melanie Bonajo Night Soil / Fake Paradise
June 17 - 30, 2015
2014, HD video, 32’ 40”
Introduced by Natasha Ginwala Baldon
Can ayahuasca have the same significance for our day as LSD had for the 1960s? Exploring this question Night Soil / Fake Paradise presents an amalgama of personal accounts on the spiritual and bodily experiences with the Amazonian substance, giving particular weight to the feminine voice and point of view, traditionally neglected in psychedelic research.
Detroit is getting a street car line, the M1 Rail! As such construction has made some areas of Woodward Avenue difficult to travel. For full lane closures and directions, check the M1 Rail's interactive map here.
Our parking lot is located off of Garfield St. We recommend taking John R to Garfield. If you are traveling from I-75 northbound take the exit at Mack Ave. to John R north. If you are traveling southbound on I-75, take the Warren exit west to John R south. Visitors traveling from the M-10 Lodge Freeway take the Forest Ave exit east to John R south.
Please call the Museum at 313.832.6622 if you need further assistance.
Matana Roberts: detail from “the ties that bind...” (watercolor, india ink, charcoal, collage on found materials, 2013)
Exhibition programming support is generously provided by the Taubman Foundation.
MOCAD Operations are supported by Masco Corporation Foundation, Erb Family Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Erb Family Foundation approved unrestricted operating support for 38 cultural and arts organizations, including larger organizations that have had historical significance to the family and other organizations that are essential elements of a strong core central City and vibrant neighborhoods.
MOCAD's 2015-2020 Strategic Planning Initiative is funded in part by a generous grant from the Kresge Foundation.
DETROIT CITY funding is provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Kayne Foundation (Ric & Suzanne Kayne and Jenni, Maggie & Saree), Quicken Loans, Andre Sakhai, Liz and Jonathan Goldman, Jane Suitor, Scholar Property LTD, Jasmin Tsou, the Krawiecki Gazes Family, Kimberly Brown, and William Leung.
Detroit Speaks funding is provided by the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.
MOCAD Education + Public Programs
Additional funding for programming and educational initiatives is provided by the Edith S. Briskin/Shirley K. Schlafer Foundation.
MOCAD Youth Programs
Youth Programs are graciously funded by the General Motors Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Neiman Marcus, and MCACA, as well as with product donation support from Whole Foods.
Mike Kelley Mobile Homestead
The Mike Kelley Mobile Homestead is commissioned by Artangel in association with MOCAD, LUMA Foundation and Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts with the generous support of the Artangel International Circle.
Community programs in Mike Kelley Mobile Homestead are supported by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.