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Making Home: Contemporary Works

Mondays-Sundays, 10 a.m. Continues through June 6

The DIA debuts its latest exhibition, Making Home: Contemporary Works, just in time for the holidays. The collection explores interpretations of domestic space, permanency, and proposes questions of what it means to what it means to feel at “home.” Nearly 50 works in a variety of mediums ranging from prints, drawings, photographs, and contemporary art make up Making Home. Celebrated Detroit-based artists Bill Rauhauser and Charles McGee explore urbanization while photographer Carrie Mae Williams dives into gender and domesticity with The Kitchen Table Series. free

https://www.dia.org/
Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) (map)
5200 Woodward Ave.
Midtown
phone (313) 833-7900
Making Home: Contemporary Works

Basquiat before Basquiat: East 12th Street, 1979-1980

Tuesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through March 11

This traveling exhibit curated by the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver will feature the entire cache of works made by Jean-Michel Basquiat during the year he lived with his friend Alexis Adler in a small apartment in the East Village.

Cranbrook Art Museum (map)
39221 N. Woodward Ave.
Greater Birmingham Area
phone (877) 462-7262
Basquiat before Basquiat: East 12th Street, 1979-1980

Keith Haring: The End of the Line

Tuesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through March 11

Thirty years after he created a landmark temporary mural at Cranbrook, documentation of Keith Haring’s pivotal project will be presented alongside two bodies of work anticipated by the mural and made in collaboration with acclaimed beat poet William S. Burroughs — Apocalypse (1988) and The Valley (1989).

Cranbrook Art Museum (map)
39221 N. Woodward Ave.
Greater Birmingham Area
phone (877) 462-7262
Keith Haring: The End of the Line

Maya Stovall: Liquor Store Theatre Performance Films

Tuesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through March 11
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Considered an innovator in the disciplines of dance, theory, anthropology, ethnography, and contemporary art, Detroit-based Maya Stovall fuses all that work into an engaging film series of site-specific dance interventions that began in 2014. Cranbrook will feature the series and premiere a new film created in summer 2017 for the exhibition.

Cranbrook Art Museum (map)
39221 N. Woodward Ave.
Greater Birmingham Area
phone (877) 462-7262
Maya Stovall: Liquor Store Theatre Performance Films

Ryan McGinness: Studio Views and Collection Views

Tuesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through March 18

A corresponding exhibit to the McGinness and Tony Hawk’s Wayfinding skatepark in downtown Detroit, this installation will be based on his studio practice and will include a presentation of drawings and iconography created from artworks in the museum’s collection.

Cranbrook Art Museum (map)
39221 N. Woodward Ave.
Greater Birmingham Area
phone (877) 462-7262
Ryan McGinness: Studio Views and Collection Views

GeometriX Opening Reception

Mondays-Sundays, 6-9 p.m. Continues through Feb. 24

Galerie Camille’s latest exhibit GeometriX finds new space between emotive content and meticulous compositions in the work of local artists James Benjamin Franklin, Clark Goeman, and Franklin Jonas. From ceramic works, steel, lacquers, and resins to figurative forms based on mathematical calculations, GeometriX explores geometric concepts in an artistic context. Each of the featured artists challenges the perception of shape, color, and experience through each of their own mediums. free

http://galeriecamille.com
Galerie Camille (map)
4130 Cass Ave
Midtown
phone 313-974-6737
GeometriX Opening Reception

The Art of Containment — Vessels from the Sidney Swidler Collection

Mondays-Sundays. Continues through March 31

Sidney Swidler’s work as a modern architect helped train his eye to pick up the essential elements of form, texture, glaze selection, craftsmanship, and artistic intent, which he used to collect nearly 1,000 piece of contemporary ceramic art. In 2010, he donated around 800 of those pieces to California’s Crocker Art Museum. Seven years later, he gave 100 pieces to the FIA, a gift that resulted in this exhibit. Hours of the museum are: Monday-Friday: 12 p.m.-5 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Flint Institute of Arts (map)
1120 E. Kearsley St.
Greater Detroit Area
phone () -; () (FAX)
The Art of Containment — Vessels from the Sidney Swidler Collection

Monet: Framing Life

Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through March 4

This exhibit centered around the DIA’s only painting by Claude Monet will feature 10 other visiting works by Monet and his fellow impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Tickets to this exhibit will be available on Oct. 2. Hours of the museum are: Tue-Thu: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Fri: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.Sat-Sun: 10 a.m - 5 p.m.; Mon: Closed

Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) (map)
5200 Woodward Ave.
Midtown
phone (313) 833-7900
Monet: Framing Life

"Basquiat Before Basquiat: East 12th Street, 1979-1980"

Tuesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through March 11
phone 248.645.3320
artmuseum@cranbrook.edu

This examination of the rare early work of Jean-Michel Basquiat explores how he transitioned from street artist SAMO© to a pioneering studio artist. Organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. ArtMembers and Children under 12 Always free, Adults $10, Seniors (65 and older) $8 and Students with ID $6

http://cranbrookartmuseum.org
Cranbrook Art Museum (map)
39221 N. Woodward Ave.
Greater Birmingham Area
phone (877) 462-7262
"Basquiat Before Basquiat: East 12th Street, 1979-1980"

"Maya Stovall: Liquor Store Theatre Performance Films” Exhibition

Tuesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through March 11
phone 248.645.3320
artmuseum@cranbrook.edu

Detroit-based artist and choreographer Maya Stovall is an innovator who works across the dance, theory, anthropology, ethnography, and contemporary art. The exhibition will feature works from the series of site-specific dance interventions, including a new commission by Cranbrook Art Museum. ArtMembers and Children 12 & under Always Free, Adults $10, Seniors $8, Students $6

http://cranbrookartmuseum.org
Cranbrook Art Museum (map)
39221 N. Woodward Ave.
Greater Birmingham Area
phone (877) 462-7262
"Maya Stovall: Liquor Store Theatre Performance Films” Exhibition

CONTAGIOUS CURIOSITY: Todd Burroughs with Students and Instructors from the Atelier

Saturdays, 12-4 p.m. and Tuesdays-Fridays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through Jan. 27
phone 248-344-0497
exhibits@northvillearthouse.org

CONTAGIOUS CURIOSITY features paintings, drawings and photographs by Todd Burroughs with students and instructors from Metro Detroit. Each work reveals classical techniques developed in European ateliers during the 18th Century by artists such as Sir Henry Raeburn, Charles Bargue and John Singer Sargent. Burroughs studied at Columbia College, the Atelier Alternative and Eastern Michigan University. Burroughs currently teaches classical painting and drawing at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center and the College for Creative Studies. Burroughs writes, “One of the things I love about teaching is that it creates an environment of intellectual curiosity that is contagious." Free

http://northvillearthouse.org/
Northville Art House (map)
215 W. Cady
Downtown Northville
phone (248) 344-0497 (FAX); (248)
arthouseinfo@northvillearts.org
CONTAGIOUS CURIOSITY: Todd Burroughs with Students and Instructors from the Atelier

Reaching Out - Lifting Up

Thursdays-Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Continues through Feb. 8
phone 313-963-7575
swordsintoplowshares313@gmail.com

Experience how art can strengthen the heart and lift the soul in an exhibit of work by homeless artists in the Art & Soul program at Central United Methodist Church Detroit. The exhibit includes renderings of hands inspired by Rodin, and organic designs inspired by Chihuly from recycled plastic, photos and paintings, Art & Soul, a ministry of Birmingham First United Methodist, inspires dignity, pride and purpose in those in need through self-expressive art. Swords into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery, a ministry of Central United Methodist Church hosts peace and justice exhibits and events to help resolve human conflict. Free

http://www.swordsintoplowsharesdetroit.org/

Exhibit: Tyanna Buie - On Vacation

Starts Jan. 26. Fri., Jan. 26, 6-8 p.m. and Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through March 3

“On Vacation” is an immersive print-based installation project by artist and CCS Fine Arts Section Chair of Printmaking, Tyanna Buie. Free

https://www.collegeforcreativestudies.edu/community-outreach-and-engagement/exhibitions-public-programs/center-galleries
Center Galleries (map)
301 Frederick Douglass
Midtown
phone (313) 664-7800; (313) 664-7880 (FAX)

Breaking Borders Sci-Fi

Sat., Jan. 27, 7 p.m.
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Have you ever dared to cross the line between space and time? How about the line between science and fiction? Does this sound at all crazy to you? Good. Tangent Gallery is breaking borders with their unique showcase. Check out the epic suspension battle from Urban Rituals Piercing and Suspension or take in a burlesque performance by starwoman extraordinaire Sophia Stardust. If anti-gravity is your thing, Damian Lucius Black will deliver. Also on deck, a live monster makeup demo, creative creature fashion show, live music, a silent disco, and an intergalactic art display — a feast for all of your eyes, ears, tentacles, and respective antennae. $5

Tangent Gallery (map)
715 E. Milwaukee
Greater Detroit Area
phone (313) 873-2955
Breaking Borders Sci-Fi

An Afternoon with Dick Ruzzin, Former GM Designer

Sat., Jan. 27, 2-4 p.m.
phone 810.237.3450

Join Dick Ruzzin as he shares his experiences working as an automobile designer at General Motors. One of General Motor’s most prolific car designers, Mr. Ruzzin got his start in GM design as a Junior Designer in Oldsmobile Exterior Design Studio. He would ultimately spend over 40 years designing for GM in its various studios for its various brands, before retiring as the Director of Design for Chevrolet cars. Mr. Ruzzin will discuss his design process, with close attention to some of his earliest works, many of which are featured in the Sloan Museum’s exhibition, Art at Work. $9 adults, $8 seniors 60+, $6 youth ages 2-11

http://sloanlongway.org/?event=an-afternoon-with-dick-ruzzin&event_date=2018-01-27
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Sloan Museum (map)
1221 E Kearsley St
Greater Detroit Area
phone 810-237-3450
An Afternoon with Dick Ruzzin, Former GM Designer
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