Writing

Jenny Risher’s D-Cyphered at the DIA @ Detroit Free Press

Detroit has a long history of innovative music, with roots in jazz and funk, multiple legacies in Motown, electronic and house music, as well as a wave of rock bands that created some of the definitive albums of their genres. All these and more directly influence yet another original sound: Detroit hip-hop. Opening Friday, a solo […]

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Lumin at the DIA @ Culture Source

This week, the Detroit Institute of Arts previewed a new gallery tool called Lumin. With interactive elements created by the DIA’s interpretive team, Lumin uses an augmented reality platform built by a company called GuidiGO, which allows the user to interact with 3D animations, information and display directions as a way to supplement the experience […]

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DIA debuts Lumin @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — At a media preview on January 9, the Detroit Institute of Arts introduced Lumin, a new interpretive guide developed in partnership with Google and an augmented reality (AR) platform creator called GuidiGO. Subsequently, a tempest of conflicting emotions was triggered in the soul of this arts writer. The dusty old curmudgeon in the heart of my […]

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Bittersweet at the DIA @ Metro Times

On paper, the premise of the most recent special exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts is simple: Use the overarching theme of coffee, tea, and chocolate to showcase some exquisite examples from the Decorative Arts collection (as well as some strategic objects on loan). But as the title suggests, Bitter|Sweet: Coffee, Tea & Chocolate […]

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Rar!! Monster Drawing Rally, Good Tyme Writers Buffet, DIA Artist Demo THIS WEEKEND!

Here’s a reminder about the 2016 Monster Drawing Rally, an opportunity to come and celebrate an awesome fundraiser event and support MOCAD in their efforts to produce excellent programming, not to mention pick up original works by amazing and charitable local artists at bargain prices. I participated for the first time last year, and am […]

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Facing Change: Documenting Detroit @ CultureSource

In a city as vast and culturally diverse as Detroit, addressing issues of fair representation can be daunting. But for the organizers of Facing Change: Documenting Detroit, the solution could not be simpler—mentor a cohort of local emerging photographers and encourage them to capture their own view of the city. On Friday, September 23rd, the […]

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Art as Ritual Conference @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — You know, I didn’t really want to be at “Art as Ritual: A Conference on Lamentation in Contemporary Performance and Practice,” organized by writer Taylor Aldridge, rector William Danaher from Christ Church of Cranbrook, and filmmaker Oren Goldenberg, in collaboration with the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) and University of Michigan’s Penny W. […]

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“30 Americans” – more important here than anywhere @ Knight Arts blog

“30 Americans” opened its three-month, special exhibition run at the Detroit Institute of Arts last week with fanfare and a diverse set of attendees to its community celebration night. Some among the crowd were gathered to get the first glimpse of the show, which originated in 2008 as a survey of 30 African American artists […]

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