Thursday, July 30, 2020

If animatronic dinos are your kink, there's a drive-thru dinosaur safari coming to metro Detroit

Posted By on Thu, Jul 30, 2020 at 9:42 AM

For anyone not following the viral satirical Jurassic Park Updates account on Twitter, then lucky for you, you have no clue just how dangerously mismanaged the fictitious capitalist dino attraction really is. Thankfully, there's a safer, more, uh, contained experience for anyone trying to get their...

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

MOCAD fires executive director following toxic workplace allegations

Posted By on Wed, Jul 29, 2020 at 12:37 PM

Updated 8:22 p.m.: Elysia Borowy-Reeder tells Metro Times she learned of her termination from MOCAD in a press release. Her statement: I was deeply disappointed to learn this morning from a press release that I was terminated from my contract by the MOCAD Board of Directors after an investigation...

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Monday, July 27, 2020

Longtime Detroit activist Joe Michnuk dead at 61

Posted By on Mon, Jul 27, 2020 at 7:18 PM

Joe Michnuk, a longtime member of the Navin Field Grounds Crew and a former clubhouse security guard for the world champion 1984 Detroit Tigers, died unexpectedly Sunday afternoon of an apparent heart attack in Dearborn. He was 61. Michnuk, immortalized on the big screen in filmmaker Jason Roche’s 2013...

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Cranbrook Art Museum reopens with new hours, policies, and summer exhibition

Posted By on Wed, Jul 22, 2020 at 12:11 PM

Another local cultural institution is reopening its doors after a four-month-long closure. Following last week's reopening of the Cranbrook Gardens and grounds, the Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills is the latest attraction to reopen to the public. It reopened Wednesday, July 22 with new hours, safety policies, and...

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Ex-MOCAD employees curate exhibition of fellow Detroit art industry workers for digital 'Art Mile' event

Posted By on Wed, Jul 22, 2020 at 12:02 PM

Two former MOCAD employees who parted ways with the museum amid calls for a change in leadership have joined forces for a new exhibition of their own. Titled ArtWork, the exhibition highlights the work of fellow employees from Detroit's art scene. It was curated by MOCAD's former Susanne Feld...

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Thursday, July 16, 2020

Detroit Bikes to manufacture first U.S.-made Schwinn bike in years with limited-edition anniversary ride

Posted By on Thu, Jul 16, 2020 at 11:46 AM

It's a Schwinn-Schwinn situation for local frame builders Detroit Bikes LLC, who will re-create a classic Schwinn cruiser for a limited-run in honor of the bike's 125th anniversary. It will also mark Schwinn's first fully U.S. produced cycle in nearly 40 years. This month, Detroit Bikes will start assembly...

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Monday, July 13, 2020

21st annual Allied Media Conference will go virtual to explore the cross-section of media and social justice

Posted By on Mon, Jul 13, 2020 at 12:45 PM

Since 1999, Detroit's Allied Media Conference has been an incubator of imaginative media strategies in an effort “ignite” social justice organizing and progressive ideas. After a one year hiatus, which AMC co-director Nadine Marshall refers to “the Year in Chrysalis,” this year, AMC returns with virtual programming hosted on...

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

New Red Order postpone MOCAD exhibition following allegations of racism against museum's executive director from staff

Posted By on Wed, Jul 8, 2020 at 2:21 PM

New Red Order postponed its planned solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit indefinitely while the museum's board investigates allegations of racism against executive director Elysia Borowy-Reeder. On Friday, nearly 40 current and former MOCAD staffers went public with a list of grievances against Borowy-Reeder, alleging "racial...

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Monday, July 6, 2020

Stunning photo shows Indigenous women posing where Detroit's Christopher Columbus statue stood

Posted By on Mon, Jul 6, 2020 at 9:13 AM

Local photographer Rosa María Zamarrón went viral over the Fourth of July weekend for her shots of Indigenous women standing at the former site of Detroit's Christopher Columbus statue. As of Monday morning, a photo showing four women in colorful, traditional Jingle Dresses standing at the pedestal of the statue...

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

2020 Kresge Arts in Detroit winners announced

Posted By on Thu, Jul 2, 2020 at 9:21 AM

Kresge Arts in Detroit announced its 2020 fellows on Thursday, awarding 30 local artists a total of $550,000 in grants. The organization increased the number of awards from last year, raising the number of Kresge Artists Fellows from 18 to 20, and the Gilda Awards recipients from 2 to...

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