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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

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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Jamian Juliano Villani EXHIBITION TALK
Jamian Juliano-Villani in conversation with Jens Hoffmann
Saturday, February 7, 1pm
Admission: Free

Detroit Affinities artist Jamian Juliano-Villani and MOCAD Senior Curator at Large Jens Hoffmann discuss the artist's work the afternoon after the Winter Exhibitions opening.


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Teen Council

Young People's Biennial

January 9 - February 1, 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

Liz Magic Laser VDROME
On View January 29 - February 11, 2015

Liz Magic Laser
The Thought Leader
2015, Single-channel video, 9'22"

Introduced by Jens Hoffmann

In her latest work The Thought Leader (2015), a 10-minute single channel video, New York based artist Liz Magic Laser combines the format and particular uniformity of the TED conferences with Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s dark novel Notes from the Underground (1864). A young boy, Alex Ammerman, recites Dostoyevsky’s text speaking in the most cheerful way about an individual on the margins of modern society and the effects modern life has on the human condition.

September 12, 2014 - January 7, 2018


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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.