ART X DETROIT: Kresge Arts Experience is a brand-new five-day series that will exclusively present works created by the 2008-2010 Kresge Eminent Artists and Artist Fellows, from April 6-10, 2011. An exciting program of dance and musical performances, literary readings, workshops, panel discussions, public art and special exhibitions, ART X DETROIT will be hosted at more than a dozen venues located throughout Midtown Detroit’s Cultural Center and is free to the public.
Art X begins on April 6 with the unveiling of a new major public art installation by Charles McGee, to be followed by an evening reception at MOCAD. Marcus Belgrave will also perform at Art X through a number of collaborative performances.
Residents and visitors are invited to attend Art X experiences throughout Detroit’s Midtown area. Venues include, but aren’t limited to, MOCAD, College for Creative Studies, the Detroit Institute of Arts, Scarab Club, Detroit Science Center, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Leopold’s Books, the Magic Stick, N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art, Orchestra Hall, the Virgil H. Carr Cultural Arts Center and Wayne State University. While Art X officially ends on April 10, a special exhibition of new works created by the Kresge Visual Artist Fellows will continue on at MOCAD through April 24, 2011.
ART X DETROIT is being presented by several institutions – the Midtown-based University Cultural Center Association (UCCA), College for Creative Studies, and Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), in addition to ArtServe Michigan. Art X is produced by the UCCA, and is generously funded by The Kresge Foundation.
A complete schedule of Art X events will be available soon. To learn more about ART X DETROIT, visit ArtXDetroit.com. We hope that you will join us!