In addition to Detroit 67: Perspectives at the Detroit Historical Museum, check out a variety of other exhibitions on 1967 by cultural institutions in our Midtown neighborhood, opening throughout Spring and Summer 2017:
WALTER P. REUTHER LIBRARY, ARCHIVES OF LABOR AND URBAN AFFAIRS
12TH STREET, DETROIT, 1967
April 27, 2017 – January 2018
This exhibit explores Detroit’s 1967 Civil Unrest through the deliberate and transparent use of primary sources located at the Reuther Library. We aim to let archival documents speak for themselves, allowing visitors of the exhibit to think critically about the documents presented. The exhibit focuses on the years from World War II to the mid-1970s, exploring the connections between housing, policing, and employment in the events of summer 1967. The information you will see has come directly from the archival documents at the Reuther Library.
Address: 5401 CASS AVENUE, DETROIT, MI 48202
Hours: MONDAY – FRIDAY, 10 A.M. – 4 P.M.
DETROIT ARTIST MARKET
NOW AND THEN: ARTISTS CONTEMPLATE THE SUMMER OF 1967
April 28 – May 27, 2017
The events of the summer of 1967 changed Detroit and surrounding communities forever, in ways both clear and subtle. As the 50th anniversary draws near, many are reflecting on that summer in Detroit and its impact. Bringing together a wide range of voices and perspectives, the Detroit Artists Market is privileged to present Now and Then: Artists Contemplate the Summer of 1967.
Address: 4719 WOODWARD AVE, DETROIT, MI 48201
Hours: TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 11 A.M. – 6 P.M.
DETROIT HISTORICAL MUSEUM
DETROIT 67: PERSPECTIVES
June 24, 2017 – December 2018
For more than two years, the Detroit Historical Society has convened diverse groups and communities around the effects of a historic crisis with its Detroit 67: Looking Back to Move Forward project. From the hundreds of oral histories in our archive, the assistance and input of our many partners, and the latest historical scholarship, we have developed the Detroit 67: Perspectives exhibition to allow visitors to better understand the events leading up to July 1967, where we are today, and connect to efforts moving Detroit forward for the next fifty years.
Address: 5401 WOODWARD, DETROIT, MI 48202
Hours: TUESDAY – FRIDAY, 9:30 A.M. – 4 P.M., SATURDAY – SUNDAY, 10 A.M. – 5 P.M.
MICHIGAN SCIENCE CENTER
DETROIT’S FUTURE OF MOBILITY
When people are connected through easy and accessible means of transportation, they tend to be more willing to help others. As we progress into an increasingly technology-centric world, hovercrafts, flying cars and autonomous vehicles are becoming a reality. What do you think the future of Detroit’s mobility will look like? How do you think it will affect the growth of the city?
Address: 5020 JOHN R ST, DETROIT, MI 48202
Hours: TUESDAY – FRIDAY, 10 A.M. – 4 P.M., SATURDAY, 10 A.M. – 6 P.M., SUNDAY, 12 P.M. – 6 P.M.
DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS
ART OF REBELLION: BLACK ART OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
July 23, 2017 – October 22, 2017
This exhibition showcases art by African American artists who formed collectives during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and 1970s. These collectives consisted of artists working together in distinct groups to make art for African American audiences that asserted black identity and racial justice. The exhibition includes 34 paintings, sculptures, installations and photographs produced by artists working both collectively and independently to address social and political issues surrounding the Civil Rights Movement and today.
Address: 5200 WOODWARD AVE, DETROIT, MI 48202
Hours: TUESDAY – THURSDAY, 9 A.M. – 4 P.M., FRIDAY, 9 A.M. – 10 P.M., SATURDAY – SUNDAY, 10 A.M. – 5 P.M.
CHARLES H. WRIGHT MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY
SAY IT LOUD: ART, HISTORY, REBELLION
July 23, 2017 – January 2, 2018
Say It Loud: Art, History, Rebellion is an exhibition that commemorates the 1960s rebellions, observes the 50th anniversary of the Detroit Rebellion, and compares the uprisings of the past to the upheavals that shocked our nation in the 21st century. Outside, part one surveys the Detroit Rebellion. Inside, part two features 40 national artists, whose works illustrate tragedy and transformation when people rebel. The Wright Museum will also present 67 programs throughout the year.
Address: 315 EAST WARREN AVE, DETROIT, MI 48201
Hours: TUESDAY – FRIDAY, 9 A.M. – 5 P.M., SATURDAY, 9 A.M. – 5 P.M., SUNDAY, 1 P.M. – 5 P.M.
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART DETROIT
SONIC REBELLION: MUSIC AS RESISTANCE
September 8, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Sonic Rebellion: Music as Resistance explores the vital history of music in Detroit, taking the legacy of the 1967 rebellion as its point of departure. The exhibition focuses on the interchange between art, racial politics, and protest movements, with a particular emphasis on music as a catalyst for social change. Archival posters, photographs, records, and magazines provide context for contemporary works in film, photography, sculpture, and painting by artists from around the globe.
Address: 4454 WOODWARD AVE, DETROIT, MI 48201
Hours: WEDNESDAY + SATURDAY+ SUNDAY, 11 A.M. – 5 P.M., THURSDAY + FRIDAY, 11 A.M. – 8 P.M.