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Penny Stamps Speaker Series

Building Contemporaries

Art and Economies in Detroit

April 20, 2018

Building Contemporaries

Special Event: Friday, April 20, 6:30–8 pm / Helmut Stern Auditorium, UMMA, 525 S State St, Ann Arbor 48109

Dive into a conversation about what current initiatives and leaders are contributing to the artistic ecosystem in Detroit today. Art critic and curator Taylor Aldridge, along with Cézanne Charles, Director of Creative Industries at Creative Many, Everard Findlay, global brand strategist, currently serving as Chief Innovation Officer for The Platform, the real estate entity that owns the Fisher Building in Detroit, Laura Mott, Curator of Contemporary Art and Design, and Gina Reichert, co-founder of Power House Productions, an artist-run neighborhood-based nonprofit in Detroit, will discuss the landscape of current efforts to center artists and communities within the larger context of economic viability in Detroit. ​ Reception to follow.

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This University of Michigan Museum of Art 2018 Doris Sloan Memorial Program is co-sponsored by the Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series and the Institute for the Humanities. Established through the generosity of Dr. Herbert Sloan, the annual Doris Sloan Memorial Program honors one of the Museum’s most ardent friends and supporters, Doris Sloan, a long-time UMMA docent and the Sloan’s shared passion for art.

Lead support for Exercising the Eye: The Gertrude Kasle Collection is provided by the University of Michigan Office of the Provost, Michigan Medicine, and the University of Michigan CEW Frances and Sydney Lewis Visiting Leaders Fund.

Unless otherwise noted, all programs take place on Thursdays at 5:10 pm at the historic Michigan Theater, located at 603 E. Liberty Street in downtown Ann Arbor, and are free of charge and open to the public.