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MOCAD Woodward Ave. Exterior: NEKST Murals, 2013 by DONT, VIZIE, POSE, OMENS, REVOK, and SKREW. Photo by Colin M. Day

Upcoming Events

Opening Show and Tell and Tea
Sunday, January 25, 2pm - 5pm
Admission: Free

Bring your quilt to show and tell us your story. Learn new skills and put them into action. Enjoy tea and conversation with new friends as you learn more about this historical, creative pastime.


Luc Sante
Wednesday, February 4, 7pm
Admission: Free (Suggested $5 Museum Donation)


2015 Winter Opening EXHIBITION OPENING
Winter 2015 Opening with music from Protomartyr and Double Winter
Friday, February 6, 7pm
Admission: Free for MOCAD Members, $10 for non-members after 9pm

Schedule for the evening
MOCAD Member preview: 6 - 7pm
Gallery talk: 6:15pm
Public preview: 7 - 9pm
Music performance by Protomartyr and Double Winter beginning at 10pm
Galleries close: 10pm

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Teen Council

Young People's Biennial

January 9 - January 25, 2015

In keeping with the collaborative spirit of the People's Biennial 2014, the MOCAD Teen Council will present an exhibition of art produced while under the tutelage of artistic mentors. Each teen council member is paired with a creative professional, who through workshops, talks, and individual critiques, helped to guide the creation of the work in this exhibition.

Participating Teen Artists and Mentors:

Izora Roach mentored by Troy Rushing
Miles Kemp mentored by Sydney James
Charlisa Mayes mentored by LaShaun pheonix Moore
Lawrence Johnson, Judah Johnson, and Naomi Cook mentored by Tylonn J. Sawyer
Kidane Johns mentored by Greg Fadell
Trevon Stapleton mentored by Kamau Pendergrass
Xaw Yang mentored by Mister Demaggio
Leoni Leslie mentored by Sydney G. James

Jonas Mekas VDROME
On View January 19 - 28, 2015

Jonas Mekas
"Sleepless Nights Stories"

Introduced by Hans Ulrich Obrist

"Memories, they say my images are my memories. No no no! These are not memories: this is all real what you see - every image, every detail, everything is real, everything is real and it’s not a memory, it has nothing to do with my memories anymore. Memories are gone, but the images are here, and they are real! What you see, every second of what you see, here, is real. Is real. Right there in front of your eyes, what you see, it’s real. There, in front of you. Yes, from that screen, it's all real." JM

This screening is presented in collaboration with RE:VOIR

September 12, 2014 - January 7, 2018


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Exhibition programming support is generously provided by the Taubman Foundation. Additional funding for programming and educational initiatives is provided by the Edith S. Briskin/Shirley K. Schlafer Foundation.

MOCAD is supported by the​ ​Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.

DETROIT CITY funding is provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Kayne Foundation, Quicken Loans, Jane Suitor, Scholar Property LTD, Jasmin Tsou, Liz and Jonathan Goldman, and the Krawiecki Gazes Family.

DETROIT SPEAKS funding is provided by the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.

MOCAD Youth​ ​Programs are graciously funded by the General​ ​Motors​ ​Foundation and the​ ​John S. and James L.​ ​Knight Foundation.

Parking and Directions to MOCAD

Detroit is getting a street car line, the M1 Rail! As such construction has made traveling Woodward Ave difficult in areas. For full lane closures and directions you can check out the M1 Rail's interactive map here.

For your convienence we've made a directions and parking map. Our parking lot is off of Garfield and we recommend taking John R to Garfield. If you are traveling from I-75 Northbound please exit at the Mack Ave exit to John R north, if you are traveling southbound on I-75 please take the Warren west exit to John R south, and visitors traveling from the M10 Lodge Freeway please take the Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd exit across to John R north.

Please call the Museum at 313.832.6622 if you need further assistance

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2015 Winter Program Guide
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Cover Art: Ragnar Kjartansson, The End (2009). Courtesy of the artist, Luhring Augustine, New York, and i8 Gallery, Reykjavik.