Detroit is fortunate to house some of the best art museums in the country, let alone in Michigan! It can be hard to keep track of what exhibits and shows each of these incredible museums has on display at any given time, but that’s exactly why we’ve put this list together for you!
Recently unveiled on February 4th and remaining on display until June 23rd of this year, this exhibit honors the legacy of African American filmmakers and actors throughout the history of cinema. Regeneration aims to acknowledge and celebrate these cinematic heroes, sharing films, filmmakers, and even performers of the past to share them with a contemporary audience.
The exhibit includes photos, costumes, props, posters, and even interactive elements that not only make this an interesting exhibit to go to but a fun and engaging one as well!
Location: 5200 Woodward Ave
This exhibit is a celebration and acknowledgment of the MOCAD’s 17-year history since its opening in 2006. The exhibit displays archival materials and collections related to the museum’s history, like artists’ books, commissioned artist prints, and so much more! In addition to this exhibit, the MOCAD is also currently in the process of transitioning to several other new exhibits as well.
Location: 4454 Woodward Ave
Get to see the work and creations of Detroit’s most creative minds who have been able to imagine incredible designs and make them a reality, the exhibits highlight local artists and are worth the visit, including incredible designs that can range from clothing, sculptures, paintings, to even music and more!
Location: 905 Henry St 3rd Floor
An entire collection of costumes and props from costume designer, Ruth E. Carter’s Oscar-winning career, the Afrofuturism in Costume Design exhibit at The Wright includes original outfits from iconic movies that Carter worked on, such as Do The Right Thing, Malcolm X, What’s Love Got To Do With It, Amistad, The Butler, Marshall, Selma, Dolemite Is My Name, Coming 2 America, and even Black Panther and Wakanda Forever!
The Heidelberg Project is an art initiative started in 1986 by Artist Tyree Guyton in the McDougall-Hunt neighborhood and much of his original work is still visible today, albeit quite weathered by the elements. The project has converted what was once a series of vacant lots and houses into an incredible outdoor art exhibit using things like shoes, tires, clothes, and even TVs to create a constantly evolving artistic experience!
Location: 3600 Block of Heidelberg, Detroit