Art Exhibition Events starting Nov. 2 in Detroit

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SMALL WORKS Juried All Media Exhibition

Saturdays, 12-4 p.m. and Tuesdays-Fridays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through Nov. 30
Northville Art House 215 W. Cady St., Northville Downtown Northville


The SMALL WORKS Juried All Media Exhibition will showcase contemporary artworks on a diminutive scale, limited to 12 inches in any direction, in all types of media including painting, drawing, ceramics, metalwork, photography, sculpture, mixed media and more. All works will be for sale, the majority under $300, making them perfect holiday gifts. This free exhibition opens with a reception November 1 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm and runs through November 30 during regular and holiday gallery hours. Tues-Friday 12 – 5 pm and Sat 12 – 4 pm. Closed November 27-29. Open November 30. Visit www.northvillearthouse.org for info. 248-344-0497

Chris Moore: Lyrics and More

Through Nov. 29
Lawrence Street Gallery 22620 Woodward, Suite A, Ferndale Downtown Ferndale


Original Negative Approach drummer Chris Moore started creating flyers for the pioneering punk rock band when he was just a teenager, marking the beginning of his career as an experimental visual artist as well as a songwriter. For his latest exhibition, Moore “re-writes” lyrics from the past 25 years of his songwriting over his paintings. The exhibition has an opening reception on Friday, Nov. 1, and it's a night of both Moore's visual art and music: Moore is set to do a 10-minute composition utilizing four drummers at 7:15 p.m. at the Loving Touch next door. (248) 544-0394

The Big Picture Guided Tour

Tuesdays-Sundays, 1 p.m., Fridays, 6 p.m. and Saturdays, Sundays, 3 p.m.
Detroit Institute of Arts 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit Midtown


313-833-7900

Drawing in the Galleries

Fridays, 6 p.m., Saturdays, 12 p.m. and Sundays, 12 p.m.
Detroit Institute of Arts 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit Midtown


313-833-7900

Humble and Human: Impressionist Era Treasures from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Detroit Institute of Arts, an Exhibition in Honor of Ralph C. Wilson, Jr.

Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Jan. 5
Detroit Institute of Arts 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit Midtown


If you haven’t had a chance to behold the beauty of the Detroit Institute of Arts’ new Impressionist-era exhibition, there’s still time. The museum announced last week that it will now run through Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. The show, which opened in June, was originally supposed to come down in October. The museum says it made the decision to keep it open due to near-record attendance: more than 100,000 people visited the exhibition in its first 13 weeks, and 200,000 are expected by the new closing date, which will make it the highest-attended exhibition at the DIA in nearly 20 years. The show features 44 works by Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters like Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and more. Many of the works on display had never been shown in Detroit. It honors the late art collector Ralph C. Wilson, Jr., the founder and owner of the NFL’s Buffalo Bills who lived in the Detroit area for much of his life. 313-833-7900

Sam Durant: Iconoclasm

Through Nov. 23
Annunciation Church 1265 Parkview St., Detroit East English Village


There is perhaps no more of a visually dramatic marker of the clash of cultures and the end of eras than the destruction of monuments — from the toppling of the Column Vendôme in Paris in 1871 in the aftermath of the Franco-Prussian War, to the U.S. troops toppling a statue of Saddam Hussein during the invasion of Iraq, to the destruction of non-Muslim works under the Islamic State. Moments like these are depicted in the large-scale graphite drawings of the Berlin-via-Boston artist Sam Durant, which make up Library Street Collective’s latest exhibition. In the spirit of the public monuments depicted in the show, LSC has hung selected drawings in and around Detroit, and an exhibition will be held at East Village’s former Annunciation Church. A short film inspired by Durant’s work scored by Arcade Fire will also be screened.

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