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The Museum of Contemporary Art's sole mission is to encourage contemporary art and provide a platform for artists to showcase their talents. It's located in the Cultural Center of Detroit, an impressive 22,000-square-foot(2043.87 square meter) space. Not only for art exhibitions, the space is also open for lectures, events and screenings. It also features a store where you can buy exclusive MOCAD T-shirts. A USD5 donation is suggested for admission.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Scarab Club, built in 1928, is a vivid example of protomodern, Arts and Crafts architecture. The boxy brick building sits alone among parking lots east of the Detroit Institute of Arts in the Cultural Center. It is a private club with a gallery and frequent shows open to the public. The club was founded in 1910 as the Hopkin Club, named after Detroit's first renowned painter, Bob Hopkin. The second-floor lounge has ceiling beams signed by local and national artists including Diego Rivera and Norman Rockwell. The art displayed is highly eclectic. Annual member shows include everything from photography and sculpture to poetry readings and concerts.
It is just befitting for the former headquarters of Motown Records Corporation to be a repository of this famous label. Motown Museum is an integral part of Detroit's cultural landscape and the country's musical legacy. Chronicling the most reputed African-American record labels in the nation where musical legends such as The Supremes, Smokey Robinson, Temptations, Funk Brothers and Gladys Knight became stars, it is a true ode to music that inspired generations of music lovers.
Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the art of photography and focuses on bringing together a community of like-minded individuals with a passion for photography. Its mission is to increase society's understanding and appreciation of photography and its evolving role in contemporary culture. It exhibits works of upcoming lens-based artists and patrons can view the visually stimulating artwork found here as well as attend one of their many fundraising events that benefit the local community.
One of the area's most prestigious avant-garde art museums, Cranbrook Art Museum features acclaimed contemporary painters, sculptors, promising new artists who display challenging and cutting-edge exhibitions. The museum's permanent collection highlights the accomplishments of decades of Cranbrook graduates from many different mediums. This is a popular gathering spot for local artists and art critics and is the center of a vibrant artistic community.