The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit is where adventurous minds encounter the best in contemporary visual, literary, music, and performing arts. A responsive center for diverse audiences, MOCAD presents art that contextualizes, interprets, educates and expands culture, pushing us to the edges of contemporary experience.


4454 Woodward Ave
Detroit MI, 48201
Tue/Wed/Sat/Sun 
11 am 5 pm
Thu/Fri 
11 am 8 pm

UPCOMING EVENTS


MUSIC: HVOB

HVOB (Her Voice over Boys) create beautifully emotive minimalist electronic dance music. The Austrian duo of Anna Müller and Paul Wallner are acclaimed for their live show, with Rolling Stone naming HVOB “one of the best live acts in the world”. This concert is presented in partnership with MeanRed Productions.

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THICKET: MELANIE JANISSE-BARLOW, with special guests LYNN CRAWFORD, ANNA VITALE + LETO RANKINE

Thicket is a masterful book. Stories, images, dreams, ideas, and elements of dailiness weave through and nestle within Janisse-Barlow’s gorgeous, and absorbing, stanzas. I read and re-read these poems, finding something new each time. As the poet herself observes: ‘Pass us over and we can slip back and forth unannounced.

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Performance: Martin Creed

PERFORMANCE — Martin Creed: Getting Changed

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RUDEBOY Detroit premiere screening and Q+A with DON LETTS

Combining archive footage, interviews, and drama, RUDEBOY tells the story of Trojan Records by placing it at the heart of a cultural revolution that unfolded in the council estates and dance floors of late 60’s and early 70’ Britain, and how that period of immigration and innovation transformed popular music and culture.

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