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April 19, 2018

From the surface level, the Swords into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery’s most recent art exhibition opening looked like any other gallery opening—sounds of laughter as old friends ran into each other, cameras flashing as artists stood proudly next to their works on display, music filling the venue—but the artwork on the walls told a different story. This was not a typical art show. Rather, it had a lot to say about one of America’s hot-button issues: gun violence.

April 11, 2018

The Gertrude Kasle Gallery opened in Detroit in 1965, and operated for 11 years out of the Fisher Building. During that time, the eponymous founder made a name for herself as a channel for some of the leading contemporary artists of the day to make their way into and out of Detroit. 

April 5, 2018

International artists and operas are hitting Michigan stages this month! For a full list of events taking place throughout Southeast Michigan, visit the CultureSource arts and culture calendar.

March 29, 2018

Taylor Mentzer is constantly looking for open calls to further her artistic practice. When she saw the City of Ann Arbor’s open submission to design an otherwise overlooked part of the cityscape—manhole covers—she figured why not give it a shot. 

March 15, 2018

When the Dearborn Public Library, with help from the Dearborn Public Schools, was looking to select a book for their National Endowment for the Arts Big Read application, they searched for one that they thought would appeal to the most people in this community. The book they ultimately selected, Jhumpa Lahiri’s 2003 novel, The Namesake, turned out to be pretty timely, too.

March 1, 2018

Looking to impress your friends or plan a special excursion this month? We've got you covered with events to have on your radar all March long! For a full list of events taking place throughout Southeast Michigan, visit the CultureSource arts and culture calendar

February 7, 2018

Ooh lá lá! Everything’s coming up French Festival this month at Orchestra Hall (and The Cube) as the Detroit Symphony Orchestra kicks off almost three weeks of magnifique programming that will celebrate Gallic art, music and culture.

February 1, 2018

In the days of streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon, business statistics abound demonstrating that people are watching more original content on their televisions and going to the movie theater less frequently. But the exact opposite is happening at the Detroit Film Theatre, nestled inside the Detroit Institute of Arts

January 30, 2018

For seminal feminist artist and Detroit-native Suzy Lake, a solo show of her recent work at the University of Michigan Stamps Gallery represents a homecoming of sorts. Lake was born and raised in Detroit and studied at Wayne State University before emigrating to Montreal in the late 1960s as a self-proclaimed “draft-dodger.” In subsequent years, the work she began in Detroit unfolded into an influential career as one of the pioneering female artists in Canada to incorporate performance, video, and photography to explore the politics of gender, the body, and identity into her political and personal art.

January 17, 2018

Learning about the four productions that compose the University Musical Society’s No Safety Net theater festival (happening January 17-February 3) will likely make you feel both excited and nervous.

But then, that’s the whole idea.