Events and Education


February 23, 2017 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Event Type: Film

FILM: The Storyteller. After Walter Benjamin

FILM The Storyteller. After Walter Benjamin Thursday, February 23, 7pm doors open, 8pm film begins Admission: $5 (free for members), buy advance tickets at mocadetroit.org Following Walter Benjamin's description of a storyteller and the vanishing oral form of storytelling as outlined in his 1936 essay, this film explores the storyteller of today. The selected protagonists

February 24, 2017 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Type: Teen

TEEN NIGHT

TEEN NIGHTS Friday, February, 24 and Friday, March 24, 6pm-9pm Admission: Free with registration. Contact Youth Program Producer, Cam Brown at cbrown@mocadetroit.org. These fun multidisciplinary art events are designed and hosted by MOCAD’s Teen Council—a select group of young creatives from metro Detroit and the surrounding areas who come together to plan and produce programming

February 25, 2017 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Event Type: Talk

TALK: The History of the Detroit Society of Women Painters Sculptors

TALK The History of the Detroit Society of Women Painters Sculptors  Saturday, February 25, noon-3pm Dive into the fascinating history of the Detroit Society of Women Painters and Sculptors with society president, Jackie Rybinski.   PROGRAMS In association with the HOME exhibition, the Detroit Society of Women Painters and Sculptors (DSWPS) members will use Mike

February 26, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Event Type: Talk

ARTIST TALK: Dana Hoey, Anthony Geathers, and Michelle Keim

ARTIST TALK Dana Hoey, Anthony Geathers, and Michelle Keim Sunday, February 26, 1pm Admission: Free ($5 suggested donation) DEPE Space artist Dana Hoey discusses the Five Rings exhibition in conversation with photographers Anthony Geathers and Michelle Keim. Learn what sparked their interest in photography, the different ways they chose to pursue it, and what it

March 1, 2017 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Event Type: Film

FILM: Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future

FILM Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future Wednesday, March 1, 7pm doors open, 8pm film begins Admission: $5 (free for members), buy advance tickets at mocadetroit.org Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future explores the life and visionary work of Finnish-American modernist architectural giant Eero Saarinen (1910-1961). Best known for designing National

March 4, 2017 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Event Type: Upcoming

WORKSHOP: Ink and Gouache Resist with Jackie Rybinski

WORKSHOP Ink and Gouache Resist with Jackie Rybinski Saturday, March 4, noon-3pm Beloved by cartoon illustrators, this classic fine art technique can seem like a trick of magic. Jackie Rybinski will show you how it’s done. Make your own ink and gouache painting to take home. PROGRAMS In association with the HOME exhibition, the Detroit

March 8, 2017 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Type: Film

FILM: Born in Flames

FILM Born in Flames Wednesday, March 8, 7pm doors open, 8pm film begins Admission: $5 (free for members), buy advance tickets at mocadetroit.org Born in Flames rocked the foundations of the early indie film world. This raw, provocative, thrilling, and still-relevant classic is a science-fiction fantasy of female rebellion set in the United States ten

March 9, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Type: Talk

TALK: Mike Kelley: The Return of the Past with Laura López Paniagua

TALK Mike Kelley: The Return of the Past with Laura López Paniagua Thursday, March 9, 6pm doors open, 7pm talk begins Admission: Free ($5 suggested donation) Artist and author Laura López Paniagua completed the first PhD study on Mike Kelley in 2015 (Universidad Complutense, Madrid and Freie Universität, Berlin). Her work received support from institutions

March 11, 2017 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Type: Art as Social Force

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: Art + Feminism

ART AS SOCIAL FORCE EVENT Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: Art + Feminism  Saturday, March 11, 11am-5pm Admission: Free People of all gender identities and expressions, particularly transgender and cisgender women, are invited to join us for an all day communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism. Bring your laptop, power cord, and

March 11, 2017 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Event Type: Upcoming

WORKSHOP: Abstract Art with Carolyn Sherwood and DSWPS Members

WORKSHOP Abstract Art with Carolyn Sherwood and DSWPS Members Saturday, March 11, noon-3pm Children of all ages can join in the fun of creating one-of-a-kind abstract pieces of art using paint, tape, colored pencils, crayons, and more. PROGRAMS In association with the HOME exhibition, the Detroit Society of Women Painters and Sculptors (DSWPS) members will

March 16, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Type: Talk

TALK: Mitch McEwen + District 6 Councilmember Raquel Castaneda-Lopez: Promised Air.

TALK  Mitch McEwen + District 6 Councilmember Raquel Castaneda-Lopez: Promised Air. Thursday, March 16, 6pm doors open, 7pm talk begins Admission: Free ($5 suggested donation) As a Partner at A(n) Office and Principal of McEwen Studio, V. Mitch McEwen works in architectural and urban design, focused particularly on the intersection of urban culture and global

March 18, 2017 12:00 am - 3:30 pm
Event Type: Teen

TEEN WORKSHOP: Architecture with Aaron Jones

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 Architecture Workshop with Aaron Jones Saturday, March 18,

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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