It’s not everyday that a permanent gallery at the Detroit Institute of Arts is reinstalled. The joy of visiting a museum again and again is that one can visit a temporary exhibition, on view for only a few months, and then wander into the permanent galleries, say hello to a familiar painting or sculpture, and know it will be there waiting at the next visit.
When he was in his 20s, John Luther Adams moved to Alaska, where environmental activism eventually led him to the executive directorship of the Northern Alaska Environmental Center. But he was trained as a musician, and for Adams, now 62-years-old and the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Music, “there came a moment when I had to choose the activist or artist life. I chose the latter.”
Batman or Superman? Princess Elsa or a witch? Snickers or Reese’s? Once these very important Halloween decisions have been made, and before the trick-or-treating begins, there’s nearly a month’s worth of parties for kids of all ages planned at a variety of venues around the region.
Homecoming weekend is a Big Deal in the Big Ten, and the University of Michigan is no exception. October 8-11, alums flood Ann Arbor to check out what’s new on campus, eat at old haunts (Angelo’s and Zingerman’s, anyone?), tailgate and, of course, attend the Big Game (this year it’s Michigan vs. Northwestern) in the Big House.
There’s a new online literary journal on the scene, and it features the poignant, fresh perspectives from Detroit’s young adults. Most notably, the journal, undr_scr review, was entirely designed, and is run, by a team of high school and undergraduate students. With its first issue, it already has a reach as far as Kenya, and is working with Detroit Public School classrooms, creative individuals, and groups like Teen HYPE to access a broad and diverse group of young people.
With the fall theater season in full swing, here are five not-to-miss plays recently reviewed by our partners at Encore Michigan and running now in Metro Detroit. Check out Encore for more reviews, previews, and all kinds of of news about the theater scene throughout Michigan.
The walls of Detroit are getting a facelift. From Shepard Fairey’s 184-foot-tall mural adorning One Campus Martius, to Andrew Kuo’s Living Canvas, the new mural decorating the Woodward façade of MOCAD and “Black Lives Matter” written along the side of the N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art by muralist Renda Writer, Detroit’s buildings are quickly becoming the new backdrop for public art.