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October 25, 2017

When was the last time you were encouraged to touch things during a museum visit? At The Science Behind Pixar, on view at The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation through March 18, 2018, visitors are encouraged to crawl on the floor in order to see things from a bug’s perspective, build block robots like Wall-E, and take copious amounts of selfies with beloved movie characters. 

October 10, 2017

With dinosaurs lurking in shadows, animals roaming, and old historic mansions lit up at night, Halloween is the perfect time for families to experience Michigan museums and cultural centers. 

October 4, 2017

A roundup of new museum exhibitions, operas and art shows to put on your calendar for the month of October. For a full list of events taking place throughout Southeast Michigan, visit the CultureSource arts and culture calendar.

September 25, 2017

It’s September and the streets are alive with arts-related action, including the return of the annual Detroit Design Festival, which is always made to delight. This year’s DDF runs from September 26th-30th at points all over the city, and the theme is Design Is Everywhere—a simple sentiment, but one that underscores the omnipresent role of design in our everyday lives. Human society operates around the built environment, and it can be an eye-opening revelation to realize that almost everything you see and interact with in your day-to-day life has been created for a purpose.

September 20, 2017

The excitement oozing off Beverly Meyer is electric as she steps on The Ark’s stage with her acoustic guitar. But before she plays, the evening’s last performer has something to say.

September 14, 2017

Following a three-year hiatus, this month’s much-anticipated return of DLECTRICITY—the public, free, outdoor light-based art show along the Woodward Corridor in Midtown Detroit—ups its game with the addition of New York City-based multidisciplinary artist Rashaad Newsome as artist-in-residence for the 2017 festivities. Working in conjunction with the Detroit Institute of the Arts, as well as numerous community members, from Cass Tech students and the popular Gabriel Brass Band, to individual performers and dance troupes, Newsome will be staging a series of happenings during DLECTRICITY weekend that are not to be missed. 

September 7, 2017

Straight from The Source, a regular interview series taking you behind-the-scenes to Southeast Michigan’s cultural destinations to hear from the curators, programmers, leaders, doers and makers.

September 5, 2017

Fall is always a busy one in the arts community. More recently, September in Detroit has become design month. Here are 10 new exhibits, plays and festivals to check out this September! For a full list of events, visit the CultureSource arts and culture calendar

August 29, 2017

At last year’s Art & Apples Festival, Paint Creek Center for the Arts Executive Director Tami Salisbury had her husband run around town to see how long waits were at local Rochester restaurants. What did he find? An average wait of two hours.

August 17, 2017

Any longtime resident of Southeast Michigan has a story about the Summer of 1967 and the infamous events that escalated to a citywide state of civil disobedience, known alternately as the Detroit Riots and the Detroit Rebellion. This divergence in naming is just one way of underscoring that everyone’s perspectives on causes and conditions of that long, hot week in July of 1967 are different, and that histories and recollections are worth revisiting.