Events and Education


February 1, 2019 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Event Type: Opening

OPENING: WINTER 2019 EXHIBITIONS

Join us in celebrating the opening of our winter 2019 exhibitions, including Unfurled: Supports/Surfaces 1966-1976, curated by Wallace Whitney; Parallels and Peripheries, curated by Larry Ossei-Mensah; Useless Utility, curated by Jova Lynne; and at Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead, ProjectArt presents Gradient Colors. With music by John FM and a performance by TETRA.

February 2, 2019 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Type: Talk

CURATOR TALK: UNFURLED: SUPPORTS/SURFACES 1966–1976

Wallace Whitney, curator of Unfurled: Supports/Surfaces 1966–1976, speaks about the ideas and influences behind the exhibition and the Supports/Surfaces art movement.

February 3, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Event Type: Community

Vinyasa Yoga

Join instructors from the Center for Yoga for a free one-hour yoga class inside the MOCAD galleries. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Bring your own mat.

February 6, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Type: Talk

TALK: THE INTERSECTION: THE SCIENCE OF PLACE

This lively talk brings scientists and designers together to examine the notion of place through the lens of art, science, and technology, and to explore how artists and scientists might work together to create solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues. Featuring Cezanne Charles and John Marshall from rootoftwo (a hybrid design studio) in conversation with Zach Kaiser, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design and Experience Architecture at Michigan State University. The Intersection series is a partnership between MOCAD and Michigan State University’s Science Gallery Detroit.

February 7, 2019 6:00 pm
Event Type: Conversation

CONVERSATION: STUDY GROUP

Study Group is a learning platform, a flexible environment that is organized and driven by its participants to cultivate shared interests and to collectively develop the group’s agenda. The mission of Study Group is to promote the transfer of knowledge and to enable learning through active engagement. Study Group hopes to be: useful to its participants, diverse in opinion, not a party ;), sustained by broader goals and not defined by outcomes. An ongoing series of occasional meetings, Study Group is organized by Ford Curatorial Fellow Ouliana Ermolova. For information and updates please email us at studygroup@mocadetroit.org with your first and last name.

February 9, 2019 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Type: Poetry

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP: INSIDEOUT (IO) LITERARY ARTS PRESENTS SCRATCH THE PAGE

Experience the mind blowing and eye opening power of poetry during these open mic performances featuring nationally recognized writers and teens from Metro Detroit who wish to touch the stage with their original work.

February 10, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Event Type: Community

Vinyasa Yoga

Join instructors from the Center for Yoga for a free one-hour yoga class inside the MOCAD galleries. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Bring your own mat.

February 17, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Event Type: Community

Vinyasa Yoga

Join instructors from the Center for Yoga for a free one-hour yoga class inside the MOCAD galleries. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Bring your own mat.

February 21, 2019 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Event Type: Film

FILM: KUSAMA — INFINITY

“It may seem strange for a movie to argue that an artist who at various times has been called the world’s most popular and has set a record for the highest amount paid for a work by a living female artist is somehow undervalued. But Kusama — Infinity, a documentary from Heather Lenz, makes a convincing case that the art world and the general public are still catching up with the influence of Yayoi Kusama, the painter, sculptor and performance artist perhaps most widely known for her mirrored ‘Infinity’ rooms.” – Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times.

February 22, 2019 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Event Type: Conversation

CONVERSATION: ART FOR BREAKFAST

Feed your head some art for breakfast with MOCAD’s Curator of New Media and Technology, Pat Elifritz. This casual conversation will center around Daily Rush, MOCAD’s new online exhibition platform dedicated to experimental media and the moving image.

February 23, 2019 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Event Type: Teen

TEEN ART WORKSHOP: GENUINE ARTICLE WITH MARGARET HULL

Teens are invited to attend this two-session workshop series, which will take place at Wayne State University’s Fashion Design and Merchandising facilities. This skill-based workshop series will teach basic garment ideation, design, patterning, and sewing. This workshop is presented in conjunction with the Useless Utility exhibition.

February 24, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Event Type: Community

Vinyasa Yoga

Join instructors from the Center for Yoga for a free one-hour yoga class inside the MOCAD galleries. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Bring your own mat.

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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