DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT
The Department of Education and Public Engagement develops adventurous, multidisciplinary programming in which the museum and city of Detroit function as sites for investigation and experimentation.
MOCAD curators and invited guests work with international and local communities to produce events and projects that are fun, rigorous and innovative. The department aspires to support youth and adults in learning and growing as free thinkers, to be culturally inclusive, artistically forward-thinking and intellectually ambitious.
FAMILY DAY with CANVASXDETROIT
FAMILY DAY EXTRAVAGANZA
Saturday, April 2, 2016, noon-4pm
Admission: Free ($5 suggested donation)
Groove on down to MOCAD for some Motown Family Day fun, with the museum's largest all-ages program of the season. Brandon Christopher will lead hands-on activities and a video dance party focusing on Motown music and fashion for kids four and up. Christopher is the founder of CANVASxDetroit, a platform dedicated to creative literacy, artistic engagement, and solving social and civic problems via the arts. MOCAD Teen Council youth docents will help you gain fresh perspectives on the exhibitions. Café 78 will offer a special kid-friendly menu.
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MOCAD TEEN ARTS COUNCIL
About and Recognitions
MOCAD Youth Programs
Youth programs are graciously funded by the General Motors Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Neiman Marcus, the Applebaum Family Compass Fund and the Michigan Council for Art and Cultural Affairs.
Since its inception, the Museum has hosted more than 400 musical concerts, film screenings, lectures, readings, discussions, workshops and other events that feature guests from the region, across the states and overseas. See Upcoming Events for more information.
Education at MOCAD provides a point of access into contemporary art, contributing to a lifelong conversation with challenging ideas and exploratory creative practice. The Curator of Education leads in developing on and off-site curriculum for all ages, both related to exhibition programming and the expanded field of contemporary art and culture. DEPE responds to the challenges of local schools and values feedback; our approach is self-critical and audience-driven, redefining its ability to be of and by our community.
MOCAD offers guided group visits for all ages, backgrounds and interests. Museum educators promote discussion allowing visitors to make connections between art and everyday. Teachers are welcome to contact the education department if they wish to tailor their MOCAD experience to enhance their curriculum.
Please contact the museum by email or phone at 313.832.6622 to schedule a tour.
All MOCAD tours are free and open to the public.
Please check out all the amazing former DEPE Space artists, former public engagement programs and events hosted by the Department of Education and Public Engagement.