MOCAD Woodward Ave. Exterior: NEKST Murals, 2013 by DONT, VIZIE, POSE, OMENS, REVOK, and SKREW. Photo by Colin M. Day
Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Friday, May 8, 6pm - 9pm
Join us as the teen council honors the Mexican-American tradition of Cinco De Mayo, MOCAD Style! It may be three days later, but it’s never too late to celebrate. Traditional Mexican music, food, and art making influenced by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.
Rob Pruitt The Obama Paintings
and The Lincoln Monument
: Greg Fadell
Music by Yoni Wolf, Serengeti, and Little Animal
Friday, May 15, 7pm
Admission: Free (Suggested $5 Museum Donation for non-members)
$10 Admission after 9pm
Free for MOCAD Members all night
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Tickets available here
6pm: Members-only preview featuring a Curator led tour with the artists
7pm: Exhibitions open to the public
9pm: Music starts with Little Animal
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Rob Pruitt: The Obama Paintings and The Lincoln Monument
On View: May 15 - August 2, 2015
Rob Pruitt’s The Obama Paintings
and The Lincoln Monument
will be presented to the public for the first time beginning May 15, 2015. Both works serve as monuments in themselves, as well as examinations of presidential monuments in general. The exhibition will spotlight how images of past presidents are disseminated and function in our society.
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Detroit based artist Greg Fadell will inaugurate the second set of the Detroit Affinities series of solo exhibitions, part of MOCAD's DETROIT CITY program. Ken Okiishi will be the other artist in this new pairing. These exhibitions mark the first solo museum exhibition for each artist.
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Parking and Directions to MOCAD
Detroit is getting a street car line, the M1 Rail! As such construction has made some areas of Woodward Avenue difficult to travel. For full lane closures and directions, check the M1 Rail's interactive map here.
Our parking lot is located off of Garfield St. We recommend taking John R to Garfield. If you are traveling from I-75 northbound take the exit at Mack Ave. to John R north. If you are traveling southbound on I-75, take the Warren exit west to John R south. Visitors traveling from the M-10 Lodge Freeway take the Forest Ave exit east to John R south.
Please call the Museum at 313.832.6622 if you need further assistance.
Exhibition programming support is generously provided by the Taubman Foundation.
MOCAD Operations are supported by Masco Corporation Foundation, Erb Family Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Erb Family Foundation approved unrestricted operating support for 38 cultural and arts organizations, including larger organizations that have had historical significance to the family and other organizations that are essential elements of a strong core central City and vibrant neighborhoods.
MOCAD's 2015-2020 Strategic Planning Initiative is funded in part by a generous grant from the Kresge Foundation.
DETROIT CITY funding is provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Kayne Foundation (Ric & Suzanne Kayne and Jenni, Maggie & Saree), Quicken Loans, Andre Sakhai, Liz and Jonathan Goldman, Jane Suitor, Scholar Property LTD, Jasmin Tsou, the Krawiecki Gazes Family, Kimberly Brown, and William Leung.
Detroit Speaks funding is provided by the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.
MOCAD Education + Public Programs
Additional funding for programming and educational initiatives is provided by the Edith S. Briskin/Shirley K. Schlafer Foundation.
MOCAD Youth Programs
Youth Programs are graciously funded by the General Motors Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Neiman Marcus, and MCACA, as well as with product donation support from Whole Foods.
Mike Kelley Mobile Homestead
The Mike Kelley Mobile Homestead is commissioned by Artangel in association with MOCAD, LUMA Foundation and Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts with the generous support of the Artangel International Circle.
Community programs in Mike Kelley Mobile Homestead are supported by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.