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Follow along with local artist, Habacuc S. Bessiake, as he demonstrates the basics of abstract art and then add your own spin to personalize your creation.(2/2)
Connect with the amazing abstract art on view in Ground Up: Reflections on Black Abstraction and get ready to paint! Register at forms.gle/7kgkDbNt2qPF2k… (1/2)
We'll be closing early on Sunday, May 15, 2022, at 3 PM. Doors will still open at 11 AM. The Café will be closed all day but it's a perfect time to stop by the Mike Kelley Homestead to see Sterling Toles’ exhibition, ‘S(h)elves’ – through June 12 📸:Clare Gatto 🎨:Sterling ToleR3
Freshwater is a short film by dream hampton about her disappearing Black city, flooded basements and the fluid nature of memory. We celebrate the exhibit opening TONIGHT at @MOCAD from 6-8! Honored to be part of this powerful personal piece along with a small + brilliant team.
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It's almost time! Join us for our opening reception at 6 PM.
TALK: Landback 101 starts now. Watch on zoom at us06web.zoom.us/j/89378444519
White text reads: “Exhibition, 'Freshwater', dream hampton. February 25 through June 12.” MOCAD logo shown. (5/5)
ID: dream Hampton, 'Freshwater' (video still), 2021. Courtesy of the artist. Brown-skinned person, pictured from the knees down, walks through murky, green-tinted waters. Their feet are submerged in mud and debris up to their ankles. (4/5)
'Freshwater' is a narrated tale of remembrance, flooding basements, and maintaining connections in the wake of climate catastrophe. dream hampton is an award-winning filmmaker and writer from Detroit. (3/5)
In this exhibition, hampton explores the duality of water as a force of both harmony and devastation. (2/5)
'Freshwater' is an experimental video short written and directed by the artist dream hampton. A meditation on Detroit, 'Freshwater' unveils the fluid nature of memory in familial and geographical legacies. visit bit.ly/moca_detroit for details (1/5)
MOCAD is hiring! We're looking for Event Production Assistants to help with set-up/teardown and run of show for public programs and rentals events at the Museum. 🔗 Check out the link in our bio for more info. Photo: Trista Dymondy
"Freshwater" is the name of a new short video by dream hampton, which explores themes of childhood, a warming climate and the life of Detroiters. The video will be screening today at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit through Aug. 14. buff.ly/37kk9gZ
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ID: A blue-filtered, distorted image of Sterling sits on a solid blue background with black text. The text reads, “Exhibition at Mike Kelly’s Homestead, April 15 - June 12. S(h)elves? Sterling Toles.” MOCAD logo pictured. (3/3)
Toles’ exhibition is the result of a six-week community-based activation, found objects, original music, and image-based works that explore the connection between matter and spirit as constituent parts of identity construction. (2/3)
s(h)elves? is the first museum solo exhibition of born-and-raised Detroit artist Sterling Toles. Toles’ practice defies categorization, melding sound, painting, sculpture, and lyricism to create a healing methodology to center his immediate community. (1/3)
White text reads: “Exhibition, 'Freshwater', dream hampton. February 25 through June 12.” MOCAD logo shown. (5/5)
ID: dream Hampton, 'Freshwater' (video still), 2021. Courtesy of the artist. Brown-skinned person, pictured from the knees down, walks through murky, green-tinted waters. Their feet are submerged in mud and debris up to their ankles. (4/5)
'Freshwater' is a narrated tale of remembrance, flooding basements, and maintaining connections in the wake of climate catastrophe. dream hampton is an award-winning filmmaker and writer from Detroit. (3/5)
In this exhibition, hampton explores the duality of water as a force of both harmony and devastation. (2/5)
Spring is a fresh start to bring brilliant ideas to life. Museums like @MOCAD and Ferndale's M Contemporary Art have an array of Spring and Summer art exhibitions to kick-start the season and spark your creativity. Read our list of open exhibitions here: detroitisit.com/5-spring-art-e…
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ID: Black text on a yellow background with a purple accent. Text reads: “Exhibition, Dozier Collection, Ground Up: Reflections on Black Abstraction, April 8 - August 14.” MOCAD logo pictured. (4/4)
Artists include Carole Harris, Shirley Woodson, Gilda Snowden, Charles McGee, Allie McGhee, and Harold Allen, among others. (3/4)
Establishing a collection across multiple disciplines and generations of artists, Dozier’s collection is activated as a time capsule that highlights the creativity in our local landscape. (2/4)
“Ground Up: Reflections on Black Abstraction” showcases pieces from the collection of arts patron James Dozier. The works presented draw inspiration from the artists’ experiences as Black people growing up in a city rooted in industry. (1/4)
John Kørner: Cosmopolitan Super Fruits opens next week at Victoria Miro — private view: Thursday 7 April, 6–8pm. Following Kørner's recent exhibition at @MOCAD, this exhibition builds on themes of consumerism, globalisation, and networks of distribution: victoria-miro.com/exhibitions/59…
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ID: Text reads: “Music, Kristin Hersh with Fred Abong, Wednesday, June 15, 8 PM.” MOCAD logo pictured (5/5)
MOCAD reserves the right to adjust pandemic-related entry requirements at any time in response to changes in the current conditions and/or guidance from health authorities. Image credit: Courtesy of Kristin Hersh (4/5)
COVID-19: attendees must provide proof of vaccination and boost or a negative PCR test received within 48-72 leading up to the event. (3/5)
MOCAD members are eligible for a $5 discount on the ticket price. Please contact [email protected] to receive the promo code. (2/5)
Kristin Hersh and Fred Abong performing live at MOCAD on June 15 at 8 PM. Tickets on sale now at is.gd/miW4AF (1/5)
Pronounced "ket-zuhl-kuh-wah-tuhl"
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ID: Text reads: “MOCAD Annual Teen Exhibition, April 8. Exhibition Title: Where Do We Go From Here? MOCAD Teen Council logo pictured. @MOCAD_TC (3/3)
These young artists explore notions of reality and life as an out-of-body experience, resulting in multifaceted visual responses from the ideal to the surreal. (2/3)
The MOCAD Teen Council proudly presents the exhibition: Where Do We Go from Here?, featuring artwork created by teens from the greater Detroit area. (1/3)
Yesterday Dr. Ryzewski @KrystaRyzew & Dr. McCullen @GLEthnohistory & the @MOCAD Teen Council came together in the @GrosscupMuseum archaeology lab to process artifacts we excavated at the MoCAD site last fall. So much fun & creative energy! @RebeccaSGraff @WayneStateCLAS
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The films Cyphers, Parties, and Synergy give insight into their work and vision, offering some of the most important minds in the Southeastern Michigan region a chance to speak. (3/3)
In a series of videos entitled A Look At, audiences get a glimpse into the collective's community-based programming and the multi-disciplinary creatives that deliver them (2/3)
Now Playing: Daily Rush presents the video work of Detroit artist collective, Stableheed at dailyrush.us. Cyphers is the first of three films from Stableheed coming to Daily Rush this season (1/3)
Join us for a virtual discussion with Sterling Toles as he explores the concepts and creative process behind S(h)elves, his first solo exhibition. Visit mocadetroit.org/live at 6 PM EST (1/2)
S(h)elves questions the degree to which we define who we are by trauma and limiting beliefs held by containers of selfhood and the impact of our reluctance to change what rests on these shelves of identity. (2/2)
OPEN CALL: MOCAD Teen Council is calling ages 12-19 to submit poetry, sculptures, fashion, and all other expressions of art. Show us how life often feels like an out of body experience and answer: Where Do We Go from Here? Visit mocadetroit.org to learn more.
The upcoming Parquet Courts show has been moved to the Magic Stick! All MOCAD tickets will be honored. Thank you for your support & see you at the show!
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We are gearing up for the Spring/Summer season and there are several events and announcements that we’ll be sharing. Go to our page @MOCAD and tap the 🔔 to turn on your notifications so you don’t miss out! Or visit us atmocadetroit.orgeq
Welcome and congratulations to our new Executive Director, Dr. Cara Courage and newly promoted Deputy Director, Marie Madison-Patton! We are happy to have you with us!
Tonight at MOCAD: Screening + talk with exhibition artist Tali Keren. Learn more at mocadetroit.org/event/2021-07-…
Today at MOCAD! Bryce Detroit with the Sharing Table. Learn more at mocadetroit.org/event/2021-07-…
Did you know MOCAD is now open on Wednesdays? We're here from 11am-5pm with new exhibitions, MOCAD Café, the MOCAD Store and more. Stop by today.
MOCAD will be closed on July 4 and our offices will remain closed on Monday, July 5. Have a great weekend everyone!
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