MOCAD Events and Community News

MOCAD Events and Community News

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Here is a great article on The Hinterlands, MOCAD’s Artists in Residence, in Huff Post Detroit!
Read about Post-Industrial Complex and Vertical Urban Factory in Motown Review of Art!

PIC_1 2 VUF_1For more information on MOCAD’s current exhibitions, click here.


The Hinterlands close out our summer season with two not-to-be-missed events.FAMILY DAY 7_15_Hinterlands-FD 2
The Hinterlands’ Family Vaudeville Day!
Sunday, July 15, 12 to 4PM
Admission: Free

Spend an afternoon with The Hinterlands to uncover your own family vaudeville routine. Taking inspiration from classic vaudeville of the early 20th century, The Hinterlands will teach the basics of physical comedy, presentation, and style in this drop-in workshop.

The Hinterlands present Voice of the City
Saturday, July 21, 8PM Admission: $15/person

This Detroit-based physical theatre ensemble has been developing a new project that uses the tradition of vaudeville as a framework for community engagement. Their performance at MOCAD closes out their stay at the Museum before continuing the work at Alverno College in Milwaukee. In October, The Hinterlands present their work at the 2012 Shanghai Biennale as part of the Detroit pavilion presented by MOCAD.


FREE SWAP MEET rainbow_clothingSaturday, July 21, 1 to 3PM

Admission: Free

Upcycle! You’re invited to come get some new-to-you duds from this big
‘ol swap meet. The only thing missing is the price tags. Donate! Trade!
Collect! Unwanted clean clothing items
will be accepted from 12 to 2:30 PM the day of the event. Leftovers will
be donated to charity.

LECTURE 7_12_herronJerry Herron on Detroit: America’s First Un-City

Thursday, July 26, 7PM

Admission: Free

Jerry Herron is Professor of English and Founding Dean of the Irvin D.
Reid Honors College at Wayne State University. His publications include
two books, Universities and the Myth of
Cultural Decline,
and AfterCulture: Detroit and the Humiliation of History.
His essays and critical articles have appeared in South Atlantic
Quarterly, Raritan, Social Text, Representations, Georgia Review,
Antioch Review, and Harper’s. He has also written for the London Times
Higher Education Supplement, Detroit News, Hour Detroit, the MetroTimes,
and Playboy. He is currently finishing a book about Americans’ sense of
the past: Living With Detroit: An All-Purpose History of American Forgetting.

Herron was born in Abilene, Texas; he received his BA at the University
of Texas in Austin, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He holds MA and
PhD degrees from Indiana University. Since 1982 he has been a resident
of downtown Detroit, a city which has provided him with a great subject
to write about and an exceptional place to live.



In conjunction with a 2011 grant awarded to MOCAD by LINC and Ford Foundation, the Center for Creative Community Development has published a summary of the economic impact that MOCAD has had on Wayne County, Michigan:

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A critical issue in the upcoming fall election is the millage presented by the Detroit Institute of Arts.
The video above highlights some of the key issues. Support the arts in our community and don’t forget to vote on August 7!

More on voting:

Voter Information Center:


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Post-Indistrial Complex, photo by Corine Vermeulen.
Vertical Urban Factory, photo by Corine Vermeulen.
The Hinterlands, image by Carrie Morris, courtesy of PuppetArt and The Hinterlands.
Jerry Herron, image courtesy of the author.
Center for Creative Community Development logo.
Comcast Newsmaker, still taken from YouTube link.
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