Events and Education


January 26, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
4454 WOODWARD AVE. MI
Event Type: Talk

Artist Talk: Camilo Vergara: Detroit Is No Dry Bones

Join us for a conversation with photographer Camilo Vergara, who will discuss his Detroit photography collection. Over the past 25 years, Vergara has traveled annually to Detroit to document the city’s precipitous decline as well as how its residents have survived in that time. The photography in Vergara’s new book, Detroit Is No Dry Bones

January 28, 2017 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
4454 WOODWARD AVE. MI
Event Type: Community

DLECTRICITY Open Call Info Session

DLECTRICITY™ is back! On September 22 & 23, 2017, the heart of Midtown Detroit will be transformed by site-specific installations of light-based art including video, sculpture, performance, interactive design and more. The city landscape is your canvas–make buildings dance and turn the streets into a sea of light. From lasers to animation, robots to 3D

January 29, 2017 6:00 pm
4454 WOODWARD AVE. MI
Event Type: Community

Free Vinyasa Yoga

Join the Center For Yoga for a free one–hour yoga class on Sundays at MOCAD. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Bring your own mat.

February 4, 2017 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Event Type: Teen

TEEN WORKSHOP: Woodworking Workshop with John Rizzo

TEEN ART WORKSHOPS MOCAD offers free monthly workshops taught by creative professionals for teens looking to enhance their artistic skills in a variety of creative areas. . All supplies and snacks provided by MOCAD. For more information and registration for youth events contact Cam Brown at cbrown@mocadetroit.org Woodworking Workshop with John Rizzo Saturday, February 4,

February 10, 2017 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
1410 Gratiot Ave.
Detroit, MI 48207
Event Type: Talk

Architectural Imagination Community Talks

Admission: Free Join the architects of The Architectural Imagination for a lively discussion about the process and end results of the visionary architecture being explored in the exhibition. All talks are free and open to the community. Friday February, 10, 5:30pm Dequindre Cut Conversation at Inner State Gallery 1410 Gratiot Ave. Detroit MI 48207. Saturday,

February 11, 2017 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
4454 WOODWARD AVE. MI
Event Type: Talk

Architectural Imagination Community Talks

Admission: Free Join the architects of The Architectural Imagination for a lively discussion about the process and end results of the visionary architecture being explored in the exhibition. All talks are free and open to the community. Saturday, February 11, 11am Packard Plant Conversation at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Sunday, February 12, 11:30am Mexican

February 11, 2017 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4454 WOODWARD AVE. MI
Event Type: Opening

2017 Winter Season Opening

OPENING EVENTS Join us for the opening celebration of four new exhibitions: The Architectural Imagination, Detroit Affinities: Adriana Martínez, Five Rings: Dana Hoey, and HOME: Detroit Society of Women Painters and Sculptors. Saturday, February 11, 2017 Member Only Preview: 3-4pm Curators Talk: 4-6pm Opening Reception: 6-9pm Performance by The Black Opera: 9-10pm Admission before 9pm: Free

February 12, 2017 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
7752 West Vernor Highway
Detroit, MI 48209
Event Type: Talk

Architectural Imagination Community Talks

Admission: Free Join the architects of The Architectural Imagination for a lively discussion about the process and end results of the visionary architecture being explored in the exhibition. All talks are free and open to the community. Sunday, February 12, 11:30am Mexican Town Conversation at The Southwest Detroit Building, 7752 West Vernor Highway, Detroit. Sunday,

February 12, 2017 1:00 pm
Event Type: Talk

ARTIST TALK: Adriana Martínez

ARTIST TALK Adriana Martínez Sunday, February 12, 1pm Admission: Free ($5 suggested donation) Artist Adriana Martínez joins MOCAD’s Susanne Feld Hilberry Senior Curator at Large Jens Hoffmann for a discussion of her current Detroit Affinities exhibition. RSVP on Facebook

February 12, 2017 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
4454 WOODWARD AVE. MI
Event Type: Talk

Architectural Imagination Community Talks

Admission: Free Join the architects of The Architectural Imagination for a lively discussion about the process and end results of the visionary architecture being explored in the exhibition. All talks are free and open to the community. Sunday, February 12, 3pm Riverfront Conversation at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.

February 17, 2017 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Type: Film

FILM: The Unseen + All Ears

FILM: The Unseen + All Ears Friday, February 17, 6pm doors open, 7pm film begins Admission: $5 (free for members), buy advance tickets at mocadetroit.org By popular demand, we are re-screening Gus Sutherland’s seminal Detroit underground hip hop documentary, The Unseen, and adding an additional feature by the same director, the West Coast classic All Ears.

February 18, 2017 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Type: Community

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP: ​InsideOut Literary Arts Project

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP InsideOut Literary Arts Project Scratch the Page: Visiting Writer Series Master Class and Performance Saturdays, February 18, April 8, and May 27 1pm-5pm Admission: Free InsideOut Literary Arts Project presents Scratch the Page, a visiting writer series that welcomes renowned authors to facilitate a youth-serving master class and public performance. The workshops are

teen council

The Teen Council is a select group of young creatives from metro Detroit that come together to empower local youth and to provide safe space for other teens to have fun and explore the arts. With the help of museum professionals, these teens come together to plan and produce programming for youth and adults.

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depe space residency

The DEPE (Department of Education and Public Engagement) Space residency and exhibition series presents interdisciplinary art that serves as a catalyst for learning and transformative conversation about complex social issues. DEPE Space offers opportunities to reflect upon the personal relevance of these topics and how they relate to communities in Detroit and throughout the world.

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art as social force

Inspired by Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead, MOCAD has embarked on a multi-year examination of artists who seek to establish participatory and socially transformative art. Known primarily as social practice, its practitioners freely blur the lines among art making, performance, political activism, community organizing, environmentalism, and investigative journalism, creating a deeply participatory art that often flourishes outside the gallery and museum system.

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