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The Detroit Diaspora

Mondays-Fridays. Continues through Dec. 29

Featuring the art of Detroiters whose work has been featured internationally, this exhibit was co-curated by native Detroiter, Cass Tech graduate, and Carr Center resident artist Michael Kelly Williams and Dr. Cledie Taylor.

Virgil H. Carr Cultural Arts Center (map)
311 E. Grand River
Downtown Detroit
phone (313) 965-8430
The Detroit Diaspora

God of Carnage

Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 16
phone 734-433-7673
purplerosetheatre.org

Despite the rather foreboding name, this stage production promises to be hilarious. As the winner of the 2009 Tony Award for best play, we’ll take their word for it. Show times vary. Tickets are $41 for adults, $38 for veterans, senior citizens, and teachers, and $20.50 for students.

Purple Rose Theatre (map)
137 Park St.
Greater Detroit Area
phone (734) 433-7673
God of Carnage

American Landscape

Mondays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Continues through April 8, 2018

You don’t often hear about the LGBTQ+ civil rights fight in the context of Arab peoples, so it’s especially interesting to see the museum offer this show. At the center of it all is artist Nabil Mousa, an artist born in Syria but raised in a conservative Christian household in the United States. His willingness to use art as a way to comment on the religious and political has met with some controversy, such as a work of his that was banned from a public building at Grand Rapids’ ArtPrize two years ago. But the new show of his art is filled with the color orange, which Mousa uses to symbolize fear. ("Orange alert," anyone?) Runs through April 8, 2018.

Arab American National Museum (map)
13624 Michigan Ave.
East Downtown Dearborn
phone (313) 582-2266; (313) 582-1086 (FAX)
American Landscape

The Art of Containment — Vessels from the Sidney Swidler Collection

Mondays-Sundays. Continues through March 31, 2018

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

The Eccentric Vision of William Stolpin

Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Jan. 7, 2018

A prolific printmaker who created works for nearly 50 years in Holly, Stolpin himself describes his work as “eccentric.” His work revolves mostly around architecture, landscape, fantasy, abstraction, and outer space and this exhibit promises to explore his many passions. 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 Eccentric Vision of William Stolpin

Size Matters: Big and Small Works from the FIA Collection

Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 30

An exploration of the museum’s most massive and most miniscule works, this exhibit promises to highlight the importance of size in the experience of art. 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)
Size Matters: Big and Small Works from the FIA Collection

Islands of the Blest - Curated by Bryan Schutmaat & Ashlyn Davis

Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Nov. 30
phone 248-206-7958
info@detroitimageworks.com

@ Detroit Image Works, 1930 Hilton Rd.
The photographs featured in this exhibition were made in the American West between the 1870’s and 1970’s and range from unknown photographers to some of America’s more distinguished early practitioners, including Timothy O’Sullivan, William Henry Jackson and Dorothea Lange. free

http://www.detroitimageworks.com
Islands of the Blest - Curated by Bryan Schutmaat & Ashlyn Davis
Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 23
phone 313-915-4422

@ Detroit Foundation Hotel, 250 W Larned St, Detroit, MI 48226
The Gallery will have products from beautiful furniture, to luxe throws and fragrant candles in a stunning setting. Many items can be purchased in the gallery, while others will be shipped complimentary to guests' homes, hotel rooms or offices.

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

Tuesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through March 11, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018
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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, 2018

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

Church: A Painter’s Pilgrimage

Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Jan. 15, 2018

This exhibition brings together nearly all of Frederic Church’s most important paintings of the Middle East, Athens, and Rome to explore what motivated this major shift in his artistic work, which was previously focused on the wilderness of North and South America, the North Atlantic, and the Caribbean. Museum hours 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
Church: A Painter’s Pilgrimage

Monet: Framing Life

Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through March 4, 2018

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

Christmas and Holiday Traditions from Around the World

Mondays-Saturdays, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sundays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Continues through Jan. 7, 2018
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Forget the chaos of shopping for a moment and celebrate Christmas and holiday traditions from around the world on the grounds of the immaculate Meijer Gardens. The event will be a true winter wonderland, from Ramadan to Christmas, with nearly 400,000 lights, more than 40 internationally festooned trees, and more. The exhibition is sure to warm even the Scrooge-iest of hearts. dults are $14.50, seniors and students are $11, children are free-$7

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park (map)
1000 East Beltline Ave
Up North
phone (888) 957-1580
info@meijergardens.org
Christmas and Holiday Traditions from Around the World
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