Exhibitions & Events



Curated by Maureen Devine

Transformation is the process of change. It is a marked change, as in appearance or character, usually for the better. We consistently experience change in our everyday lives but transformation is something more conspicuous and special. It may be on a spiritual level or simple changes that lead to something momentous or in physical changes. We have all seen the transformative changes progressing in Detroit and we can see it in our own personal lives. In this exhibition seven very distinct artists were selected to share what is transformative in their lives and work.

Participating Artists: Christopher Corey Allen, Noura Ballout, Coco Bruner, Ray Katz, Carlo Vitale, S. Kay Young, Alivia Zivich.

Featured Artist: Deborah Kashdan

Exhibition: April 26 – May 25, 2019

Opening Reception: April 26, 6 – 9 p.m.

Artist Talk: May 18th, 1 p.m.

Thank You, Mies

Thank You, Mies

Curated by Dennis A. Nawrocki

Detroit’s art scene is rife with overheated expressionism, gritty assemblages, and interrelational social practice. As a counter to this aesthetic, curator Dennis Nawrocki spotlights a style of abstract art that has long focused on clarity and order instead of overt emotions. On view are sculptures and paintings by 20 Detroit- area artists who picked up the baton of formalism and forged images perhaps best defined by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s mantra, “Less is more.”

Participating ArtistsScott Berels, Brian Caponi, Vincent Castagnacci, James Collins, Larry Cressman, Simone DeSousa, Cynthia Greig, Janet Hamrick, Lester Johnson, Laith Karmo, Ian McDonald, Brian Kritzman, Paul Kotula, David Edward Parker, John Rizzo, David Rubello, Kate Silvio, Todd Stovall, Lois Teicher, Joe Zajac

Featured ArtistDarin Darby  

ExhibitionJune 14 – July 20, 2019

Opening ReceptionJune 14, 2019, 6-9 p.m.


Cover Art by Cynthia Greig


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FLY | DROWN is a performance that uses mundanity as a tool for accessing pleasure for Black femme queer bodies. The performance utilizes somatic techniques that are particular to these bodies as they move between public and private spaces. FLY | DROWN was awarded a $25,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as a winner of its Knight Arts Challenge, which funds ideas that engage and enrich Detroit through the Arts. The award will support DAM’s performance and installation of FLY | DROWN, by dancer and choreographer, Jennifer Harge, curated by Taylor Renee Aldridge. This grant requires a match, so please support the project by donating here.