After touring the Detroit Institute of Arts to find grand paintings and beautiful sculptures, third-grader Shayna Sims sat with her notebook on the floor of the Great Hall, gazing up at a suit of armor and dreaming up a story.
“One Friday night, after the museum closed, the knights came to life … .”
Her teacher at Detroit’s Bates Academy, Celeste Turner, had arranged for a series of DIA field trips this schoolyear, turning the DIA into an extension of their classroom. Turner’s idea was to use the collections and help from the DIA’s gallery educators to bring inspiration to their history and social studies lessons, as well as research projects, art classes and creative writing.
It's a fact of life—little kids love to explore. In the urban wilderness of metro Detroit, these are camps that are perfect for your little outdoor explorer, from grades kindergarten through fifth grade!
The creator of the defining image from President Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, the “Hope” posters, hit Detroit this week. Shepard Fairey’s largest mural, at 185-feet-high, now adorns One Campus Martius (formerly the Compuware Building), while another mural is nestled within what is referred to as “The Belt,” a repurposed alleyway connecting Grand River and Gratiot Avenues between Broadway and Library Street, and the home to several murals already.
Is this really the 16th edition of Detroit's Memorial Day weekend techno festival? Time flies when you're having too much fun, usually 'round the clock with little sleep.
Finally—places where being a drama queen or king is a good thing! These are five camps in the Detroit and Ann Arbor area perfect for any child looking to spend the summer honing their thespian talents.
The Detroit-Berlin Connection (DBC) is holding its second Detroit Conference on May 20, 2015, at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD).
This free event is designed to challenge traditional views and boundaries in Detroit while involving community organizers and stakeholders, entrepreneurs, artists, and individuals from various backgrounds.
Getting older shouldn’t mean giving up the joys of summer camp. Luckily, there are plenty of camps in the Detroit and Ann Arbor areas that are perfect for teens, letting them learn, grow and have fun doing activities they already love like art, media and even playing Minecraft.
With "Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit" at The Detroit Institute of Arts through July 12th, many other venues have Diego and Frida related programming planned throughout the spring and summer. Click here for a full guide to all events and activities related to the DIA show.