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Detroit Arts and Culture

Gilbert Silverman: In Memoriam

Vince Carducci | Posted 06.22.2016 | Arts
Vince Carducci

He was one of the major figures in Detroit's cultural history, dominating the last quarter of the twentieth century in the same way Detroit blue-blood W. Hawkins Ferry dominated the period after the Second World War and into the 1970s.

You May Not Know These Black Millennials, But They're Helping Detroit Make Its Comeback

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.21.2016 | Black Voices

Stories of Detroit's revival have continually left out the black residents working to improve the city they've called home for decades. Young black De...

How Best To Spend The Detroit Institute of Arts' 15 Minutes of Fame

Michael G. Bennett | Posted 10.23.2013 | Detroit
Michael G. Bennett

What could be more fitting than to use the DIA's collection to save the collection, to help save Detroit and to put politicians on notice that art matters?

10 Reasons You Should Care About The Endangered Detroit Art Museum

Posted 07.25.2013 | Arts

Art admirers from New York to Los Angeles are likely feeling the reverberations of last week's Detroit bankruptcy news. In the wake of the announcemen...

A Whirl of a Week in Words

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 06.22.2013 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

A poem in your pocket? A poem in your mind or heart? I'm happy to report that here in Detroit, The Word is thriving, and for this poet, as National Poetry Month comes to a close, it's been a whirl of a Week in Words.

David Sands

New Information From Artist Whose Detroit Home Was Razed

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 12.19.2012 | Detroit

Officials called it a mixup. Kristine Diven and Micho Detronik had recently purchased a home in the Wayne County tax auction. That is, until the...

Arts Bring Big Money To Detroit

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.24.2012 | Detroit

A new report makes the case that the arts can be profitable in Michigan, with state spending on cultural programs bringing significant dollars to the ...