For the 6th year, the Detroit Center will open its doors for Midtown's Noel Night from 5:00 - 9:00 PM, Saturday, December 3. Activities include facility tours, children's activities, and refreshments - hot chocolate, coffee and holiday cookies. Attendees will also have an opportunity to view the current Monts Hall Gallery exhibit, Jazz in Detroit Before Motown: A...read more
The Charles H. Wright Museum exhibit, "Jazz in Detroit Before Motown: A Photographic History" will be available for public viewing in the Monts Hall Gallery during regular Detroit Center hours: 8 AM - 7 PM, Monday - Thursday; 8 AM - 5 PM, Friday & Saturday from November 28, 2016 thru January 31, 2017. Validated parking is available in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra structure for gallery visitors. The exhibit is based on the book, Before Motown...read more
Join us for our popular seasonal program for Metro Detroit seniors - Sounds of the Season, from 10 AM - 2 PM, Friday, December 9. The program includes a free holiday concert, luncheon, a special gift and validated parking in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra parking structure.
Among the musical guests, the holiday concert will feature veteran performer Brent Darvin Vance. Brent has entertained throughout the United States and Europe with stops in Los...read more
Today, Tuesday, November 29, you can be a victor for Michigan by making a gift to support what you are most passionate about at the University of Michigan. At our Detroit Center, each dollar you contribute assists us in providing academic and community programming that inspire, inform, and engage participants in research, scholarly, service and cultural activities that impact lives and showcase the best our region has to offer. Your contribution will be much appreciated no...read more
The film Generation Startup, directed by Academy Award winner Cynthia Wade and award-winning filmmaker Cheryl Miller Houser, captures the struggles and triumphs of six recent college graduates who put everything on the line to build startups in Detroit. The screening of this provocative movie will be held at the Detroit Center from 7-9:15 p.m., Wednesday, November 16. The 90-minute documentary will be followed by a discussion about the film and the issues it raises about entrepreneurship and...read more
The U-M Center for Educational Outreach and the U-M Detroit Center invite school administrators, teachers, counselors and community youth organizations to learn about summer academic opportunities for middle and high school youth through the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, including camps, programs, and research experiences.
Date: Thursday, November 17, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Free parking and box lunch provided. RSVP:...read more
Join us for the MDetroit Student Service Workshop II on Friday, November 11. This second in a three-part series provides new and experienced students with a dynamic way to enhance community engagement skills and effectiveness with emphasis on Detroit-based engagement activities.
The Detroit Center is offering two new diversity programs focusing on Detroit arts and culture.
Destination Detroit - Each semester, the Detroit Center will sponsor a trip to Detroit to learn about its rich and diverse history, people and institutions. This semester’s topic will focus on the Creative Arts and will take place from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Friday, October 28.
Note: If transportation is not required from Ann Arbor, program times are from 10 AM...read more
Two controversial proposals have been placed on the City of Detroit November ballot in an effort to spread the wealth of Detroit's comeback. The initiatives, known as Community Benefit Ordinances, aim to require developers to employ City residents, as well as other benefits to the communities in which they operate. As the first program of the Detroit Center’s Eye On Detroit series, a panel will identify the potential gains and pitfalls to the passing of such a regulation.
Documenting Detroit is a collection of photographs taken by students from the College for Creative Studies during the 1970s and 1980s. Under the guidance of Detroit photographer and photography instructor Bill Rauhauser, students turned the urban landscape into works of art.
This exhibition offers a select sample of a vast collection that includes nearly 1,250 photographs of Detroit, from churches to construction sites, grocery stores to warehouses, hospitals to schools, and many...read more