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Hidden treasures: Downtown Detroit sculptures often badly placed

Downtown Detroit sculptures often badly placed"Waiting" by KAWS in downtown Detroit is an example of a marvelously placed sculpture. But many other works of public art, most notably the Joe Louis "Fist," are sited so as to be nearly invisible.
  • Arts
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Arts

Designs for reimagining DIA grounds gets public presentation

Eight semi-finalists to present redesigns for DIA lawn, plazaThe semi-finalists will present their plans for reimagining the grounds surrounding the DIA to make it more inviting.
  • Arts
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Arts

Heroic Florida drama teacher to get special Tony Award

Heroic Florida drama teacher to get special Tony AwardMelody Herzfeld, the one-woman drama department at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, will receive the award onstage June 10
  • Arts
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Arts

Photographer captures Detroit at night

Photographer captures Detroit at nightThe book 'A Detroit Nocturne' by Dave Jordano presents nighttime portraits of Detroit neighborhoods far from downtown's new fizz and sparkle
  • Arts
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Detroit

8 finalists selected in Midtown design competition

8 finalists selected in Midtown design competitionPublic presentations in the DIA Plaza and Midtown Cultural Connections competition will be made June 13-14
  • Detroit
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Detroit

DIA given holograms by Louise Bourgeois

Detroit Institute of Arts given group of holograms by Louise BourgeoisThe 3D imagery highlights objects that illustrate a psychological portrait of Bourgeois’ youth and upbringing
  • Detroit
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Michigan

Meijer Gardens exhibition features sculptor Koorida

Meijer Gardens exhibition features sculptor KooridaThe exhibition titled “Masayuki Koorida: Beyond Existence “ features work never displayed in the U.S.
  • Michigan
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Life

Dinosauria is back at the Detroit Zoo

Dinosauria is back at the Detroit ZooDinosauria is back at the Detroit Zoo
  • Life
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Arts

Kool & the Gang, Morris Day to play GM River Days

Kool & the Gang, Morris Day to play River DaysThe annual riverfront festival in Detroit will be held June 22-24
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  • 4 weeks ago
Obituary

‘LOVE’ pop artist Robert Indiana dies at 89

‘LOVE’ pop artist Robert Indiana dies at 89The man behind the art grew up in a household where the word ‘love’was never spoken
  • Obituary
  • 4 weeks ago
Detroit

'Waiting' sculpture by Kaws, aka Brian Donnelly

Waiting’ sculpture by Kaws, aka Brian Donnelly'Waiting' sculpture by Kaws, aka Brian Donnelly
  • Detroit
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Detroit

Gilberts buy 17-foot-tall sculpture for Campus Martius

Gilberts buy 17-foot-tall sculpture for Campus MartiusDan Gilbert and his wife Jennifer Gilbert have chosen a 17-foot bronze statue by artist KAWS to be placed downtown
  • Detroit
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Arts

Taurus Burns makes trouble at Hatch Art

Troublemaker’ at Hatch Art by Taurus Burns"Troublemaker," a one-man show by Taurus Burns, was inspired by police killings of unarmed black men and is up through May 26
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  • 1 month ago
Michigan

UM plans new $19M dance school building

University of Michigan plans new $19M dance school buildingThe new dance school building would include a 100-seat performance venue
  • Michigan
  • 1 month ago
Entertainment

'Star Wars' costumes dazzle in DIA show

Star Wars’ costumes dazzle in DIA show'Star Wars: The Power of Costume' opens at the Detroit Institute of Arts May 20, and runs through Sept. 30.
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  • 1 month ago
Arts

DIA to open 'Star Wars' costume exhibit

DIA to open ‘Star Wars’ costume exhibitDIA to open 'Star Wars' costume exhibit
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  • 1 month ago
Arts

DSO announces conductors for three concerts

DSO announces conductors for three concertsSlatkin is recovering rom his unexpected May 8 heart bypass
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  • 1 month ago
Arts

‘The Summer King’ debuts at Detroit Opera House

‘The Summer King’ debuts Saturday at Detroit Opera HouseDaniel Sonenberg helped compose the anti-segregation opera that will be performed in only its second city
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Arts

The Henry Ford highlights work of Charles & Ray Eames

Designers Charles and Ray Eames are the subject of an exhibition at The Henry FordMuch modern furniture we use daily was designed by Charles and Ray Eames, the subject of a new show at The Henry Ford.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Arts

Grand Rapids to unveil rendering of LOVE sculpture

Grand Rapids to unveil rendering of famous LOVE sculptureThe artwork will be unveiled by members of the Frey family representing the Frey Foundation, which bought the sculpture
  • Arts
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Detroit

Immigration fears for Cinco de Mayo fest downplayed

Immigration fears for Cinco de Mayo fest downplayedSouthwest Detroit community says it won’t shy away from annual Mexican celebration this year
  • Detroit
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Detroit

Belle Isle Aquarium hosts Koi Festival on Saturday

Belle Isle Aquarium hosts Koi Festival on SaturdayFree event offers traditional Japanese games, origami, cultural performances
  • Detroit
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Arts

Murals and other public art focus of Cinco de Mayo

Murals and other public art focus of Cinco de MayoThis year’s Cinco de Mayo will focus in part on Mexicantown’s rich collection of outdoor artworks.
  • Arts
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
News

RoboCop statue

RoboCop statueGiorgio Gikas, President of Venus Bronze Works, Inc., and a sculptor conservator talks about the process of making the RoboCop statue.
  • News
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
News

Detroit Historical Museum exhibit wins national award

Detroit Historical Museum exhibit wins national award“Detroit 67: Looking Back to Move Forward" has received the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ National Medal
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Arts

Cranbrook Art Academy hosts Sunday open house

Cranbrook Art Academy hosts Sunday open houseVisit the ‘Graduate Degree Exhibition’ at the Cranbrook Art Museum; all Cranbrook institutions are free Sunday
  • Arts
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Life

Albert Kahn, Detroit's master architect

Albert Kahn, Detroit’s master architectAlbert Kahn, Detroit's master architect
  • Life
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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