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DRAWING JAM: AN EVENING WITH EDDIE MARTINEZ
June 20, 2019 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Exhibiting artist Eddie Martinez joins maverick artist Tylonn J. Sawyer to host an evening of drawing over drinks and experimental jazz by a local DJ. MOCAD invites the public to bring their favorite sketchbook, pencils, pastels, and charcoal to the museum to connect with other artists over a shared love of creative expression through drawing.

THIS MORNING A DJ SAVED MY LIFE: POINT OF INFLUENCE WITH NORM TALLEY
June 23, 2019 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Point of Influence is the driving force behind MOCAD’s 2019 summer brunch events.

Music: Bill Callahan
July 8, 2019 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Live show with Bill Callahan

DETROIT YOUTH POETRY SLAM TEAM PRESENTS
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July 13, 2019 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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The 2019 Detroit Youth Poetry team says thank you to Detroit with a showcase of the competition ready performances.

UNBOXING: HELINA METAFERIA
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July 18, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The work of exhibiting artist Helina Metaferia builds a conversation about space, language, and belonging by asserting the black body into sites of systemic oppression.

THIS MORNING A DJ SAVED MY LIFE: POINT OF INFLUENCE
July 21, 2019 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Point of Influence is the driving force behind MOCAD’s 2019 summer brunch events. Each month a DJ set takes us from their point of influence through a musical trajectory that leads to their current musical outlook. This listening and dance party is curated for all music enthusiasts through its cross genre scope. A day party for all ages! Café 78 will host some of the city’s most exciting culinary talents.

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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