Our Mission

MOCAD 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.

Our Space

Located on Woodward and Garfield between the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Detroit Institute of the Arts, Wayne State University and the College for Creative Studies, the museum is an innovative addition to Detroit’s vibrant Midtown neighborhood, and functions as a hub for the exploration of emerging ideas in the contemporary arts. The 22,000 square foot building, a former auto dealership, has been simply renovated to maintain its historic character. With its raw, flexible and cavernous spaces, the building is well suited to the exhibition of contemporary art. Our ambitious series of public programs includes lectures, musical performances, films, literary readings and educational activities for children.

Our Supporters

MOCAD Operations

MOCAD’s operations are supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, 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 Capital support is provided by Midtown Detroit, Inc. and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA).

MOCAD’s 2016-2021 Strategic Planning Initiative is funded in part by a generous grant from the Kresge Foundation.

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. Support for Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead is provided by the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts.

MOCAD would like to thank our Leadership Circle (Jennifer and David Fischer, Linda Dresner and Ed Levy, Marsha and Jeffrey Miro, Roz and Scott Jacobson, Danialle and Peter Karmanos, Sonia and Keith Pomeroy, Sandy Seligman and Gil Glassberg, and, Julie Reyes Taubman and Robert Taubman) for making these programs possible: Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead, Lectures, Poetry, Performance Art, Exhibitions, Film, DEPE Space, Music, Family Day, Public Programming, Education, Literature, and Museum Operations.

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Exhibitions + Programming

MOCAD exhibitions and public programs are supported by the Taubman Foundation.

MOCAD Operations are supported by Masco Corporation Foundation, Erb Family Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs, Quicken Loans, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

MOCAD’s 2016-2021 Strategic Planning Initiative is funded in part by a generous grant from the Kresge Foundation.

Architectural Imagination is supported by the US Department of State, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Log, Oldcastle Building Envelope, Princeton University School of Architecture, The Graham Foundation, Dassault Systèmes, AIA, Architectural Record, Knight Foundation, Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Shinola, Deshler, GS3, Global Transportation Management, Aperol, Microsoft HoloLens, The Westin, SCI-Arc, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and the University of Michigan Museum of Art.

DETROIT CITY funding is provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the Ric & Suzanne Kayne Foundation.

Funding to support the Susanne Feld Hilberry Senior Curator at Large, Jens Hoffmann, is provided by the Susanne Feld Hilberry Endowment for the Arts.

Curatorial support is provided by Noreen Khalid Ahmad.

The Ford Curatorial Fellows at MOCAD are supported by the Ford Foundation.

DEPE Space is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

MOCAD Capital support is provided by the Michigan Council for Art and Cultural Affairs.

The EB/SS Junior Docents and other educational programs are supported by the Edith S. Briskin/Shirley K. Schlafer Foundation.

MOCAD Youth Programs are graciously funded by the the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Neiman Marcus, the Applebaum Family Compass Fund, MGM Resorts Foundation, the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, the Michigan Council for Art and Cultural Affairs, and MGM Grand Detroit.

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. Support for the Mike Kelley Mobile Homestead is provided by the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts.

MOCAD would like to thank our Leadership Circle (Jennifer and David Fischer, Linda Dresner and Ed Levy, Marsha and Jeffrey Miro, Roz and Scott Jacobson, Danialle and Peter Karmanos, Sonia and Keith Pomeroy, Sandy Seligman and Gil Glassberg, and Julie Reyes Taubman and Robert Taubman) for making these programs possible: Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead, Lectures, Poetry, Performance Art, Exhibitions, Film, DEPE Space, Music, Family Day, Public Programming, Education, Literature, and Museum Operations.

Board of Directors

Burt Aaron
Maggie Allesee
Kate Beebe
Dr. Charles Boyd
Lynn Crawford
David S. DeMuth
Jessie Doan
Linda Dresner
Elle Elder
Leslie Lewiston Etterbeek
Matthew Ferrel
Jennifer Fischer
Elyse Foltyn — Co-Chair
Lynn Gandhi
Marc Gardner
Roz Jacobson
Danialle Karmanos

Derrick May
Mark Miller
Marsha Miro — President
Marisa Murillo
Kristin Nicholson
Carmen N’Namdi
Stuart Parr
Keith Pomeroy — Treasurer
Linda Powers — Secretary
Terry Rakolta
Terese Reyes
Teckla Rhoads
Sandy Seligman
Cate Strumbos
Shelley Tauber
Julie Reyes Taubman — Co-Chair

Advisory Commitee

International Advisory Board
Gavin Brown
Steve Shane
Gary Wasserman
Andrew Edlin
Todd Levin
Max Levai
Maggie Kayne
Cristina Gallegos
Jennie Lamensdorf

K-12 Advisory Council
Kendra Lincourt
Patrick Burton
Roberta Lucas
Ruth Goldfaden
Odette Duke
Katie Moore

Program Committee
Cezanne Charles – Creative Many
Aaron Barndollar – Compas
Terry Blackhawk – InsideOut Literary Arts Project
Janice Freij – Arab American National Museum
Chrisstina Hamilton – University of Michigan
Sarah Turner – Cranbrook Academy of Art

Maggie Allesee University Advisory Council
Jeffrey Abt
Dora Apel
Tom Berding
Colin Blakely
Tom Buerding
Chris Burnett
Brian Carpenter
John Corbin
Kevin Corcoran
Ed Corle
Milton Curry
Dick Goody
Mary Lou Greene
Alvin Hill
Osman Khan
Chris McNamara
Charlie Michaels
Charlie O’Geen
Michelle Perron
Thomas Pyrzewski
Mysoon Rizk
Lee Rodney
Katerina Ruedi-Ray
Robert Schefman
Sigi Torinus
Barrett Watten
Barry Whittaker
Karin Zitzewit

Family Day

MOCAD Education + Public Programs

Additional funding for programming and educational initiatives is provided by the Edith S. Briskin/Shirley K. Schlafer Foundation.

Teen Council

MOCAD Youth Programs

Youth programs are graciously funded by the General Motors Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Neiman Marcus, the Applebaum Family Compass Fund, MGM Resorts Foundation, and the Michigan Council for Art and Cultural Affairs.

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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. Support for Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead is provided by the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts. Carlos Rolón’s Vintage Voyages and Atomic Memories is supported by Nancy Rogers, and Neiman Marcus.

Community programs in Mike Kelley Mobile Homestead are supported by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.

Thank You to Our Generous Supporters

MOCAD would like to thank our Leadership Circle for making these programs possible:

Leadership Circle

Additional Supporters

MOCAD is also supported by individuals, additional foundations, and galleries. We thank these $500+ and Annual Fund donors:

Donor list updated December 31, 2014 and all donations received in the previous 12 months. We thank all previous donors to MOCAD.

If we have made any errors regarding your annual listing please contact the Museum at info@mocadetroit.org or by phone at 313.832.6622.
Thank you!

Burt Aaron, Maggie Allesee, Janet Ankers, Lisa Applebaum, Pamela Applebaum, Ralph Basile, Berman Foundation, Christopher Bloodworth, Liz Boone, Julie Borman, Dr. Charles Boyd , Gavin Brown, Jean Casey, Daniel Caudill, Karen Christlieb, Liz Cohen, Lynn Crawford, Paula Crown, Zac Cruse, Lauren Daitch, Ethan D. Davidson, David DeMuth, Donald Dipace, Robert DiPilla, Linda Dresner, Elle Elder, Nicole Eisenberg, Leslie Lewiston Etterbeek, Greg Fadell, Jennifer Fischer, Elyse Foltyn, Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation, Henrietta Fridholm, Lynn Gandhi, Marc Gardner, Eugene Gargaro, Jr., Charles Gelfond, Monica George, Ralph Gerson, Dan Gilbert, Katherine Briggs Goldberg, David Goldburg, Liz and Johnathan Goldman, Jennifer Hermelin, Ilitch Holdings, Karen Jacobson, Michelle Jacobson, Roz Jacobson, Emily Janz, Juliette Jonna, Bruce Kahn, Steven Kalczynski, Danialle Karmanos, Michael Kramer, Ian Krawiecki Gazes, Dave Kwiatkowski, Dr. Myron Laban, Jennie Lamensdorf, Max Lepler, Stephen J. Leslie, Steven Levine, Steven Lewis, William Leung, Todd Levin, Molly Limmer, Robert Littman, Marsha Miro, Marisa Murillo, Carmen A. N’Namdi, Michelle Nelson, Kristin Nicholson, Michelle Perron, Keith Pomeroy, Linda Powers, Fair Radom, Lori Rapp, Caroline Reid, Michael Stone-Richards, Katherine Rines, Aimee Roberts, Amy Roemer, Richard Rollins, Justine Russo, Jonsara Ruth, Howard Rosenberg, Andre Sakhai, Salvador Salort-Pons, Dr. Glenn Saperstein, Allison Sarofim, Linda Schafer, Bluma Schechter, Jeremy Scholar, Jane Schulak, Marc Schwartz, Devin Scillian, Sandy Seligman, Sarai Brachman Shoup, Mary Clare Stevens, Cate Strumbos, Jane Suitor, Shelley Tauber, Julie Reyes Taubman, William Todd, Jasmine T Tsou, Rodger Wasserman, Thomas Wilczak, Lawrence Wolf, Walter Wolpin, Carol Ziecik

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Financials

Click below for each year’s respective audit financials:
2014
2013
2012
2011

CDP Annual Report
2014
2013
2012

Strategic
Plan

Click below for a downloadable PDF of the Executive Summary of MOCAD’s Strategic Plan.

Press

For press inquiries, contact:

Elysia Borowy-Reeder
Executive Director

313.832.6622

eborowy@mocadetroit.org

4454 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201

Rentals

Our 22,000 square foot historic venue is available to host just about any occasion.