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Café 78 will close early in preparation for a private event on Saturday, April 18, at 3pm. The Museum galleries will remain open as normally scheduled until 5pm.

On Saturday Saturday April 25, MOCAD will extend gallery hours for Art X Detroit until 8pm.

Please visit ArtXDetroit.com for more information.

MOCAD Woodward Ave. Exterior: NEKST Murals, 2013 by DONT, VIZIE, POSE, OMENS, REVOK, and SKREW. Photo by Colin M. Day

Upcoming Events

Write A House ART X DETROIT 2015
Events at MOCAD
Ongoing, April 9 - 26, 2015
Admission: Free

Artist Conversation: Value Making Ceremony
Friday, April 17, 5:30 - 8pm
More information is available here.

Artist Talk: 2014 Kresge Eminent Artist Bill Rauhauser
Sunday, April 19, 2:30 - 4pm
More information is available here.

Artist Talk: A Requiem for Douglass
Friday, April 24, 8 - 10pm
More information is available here.

Panel Discussion: The Art of Food Sovereignty
Saturday, April 25, 12 - 2pm
More information is available here.

Concert: New Detroit Sounds
Saturday, April 25, 4 - 6pm
More information is available here.

Interactive Installation: Windbag for Thirty-Six Sets of Lungs
Saturday, April 25, 6:30 - 7:30pm
More information is available here.

Literary Arts: Dunya Mikhail: Poetry and Music From Iraq
Saturday, April 25, 7 - 9pm
More information is available here.

AXD is presented by The Kresge Foundation and produced by Midtown Detroit, Inc. AXD partners include: Kresge Arts in Detroit, College for Creative Studies, Creative Many, and MOCAD.

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Current Exhibition


April 9 - April 26, 2015

Taking the form of a biennial, ArtX at MOCAD returns for the third time with the work of fifteen recent Kresge Arts Fellows. Dealing with themes such as domesticity, memory, memorial, and a changing community, the exhibition will fill all galleries at MOCAD. Many of the artists involved have created new works that expand on their existing bodies of work while utilizing new techniques and materials.

Learn more here

Upcoming Exhibition

Rob Pruitt brings The Obama Paintings and The Lincoln Memorial to MOCAD

Rob Pruitt's The Obama Paintings and The Lincoln Monument will be presented to the public for the first time in an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), opening May 15, 2015.

Learn more here.

Press Release

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.

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MOCAD Operations
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.​

MOCAD Exhibitions

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, and Neiman Marcus, 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.