News & Updates

44th Annual Noel Night Returns to the Detroit Center

Detroit Center will participate in the 44th annual Noel Night – opening its doors to the public from 5-9 p.m. on, 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 Photographic Exhibit. There is no charge for any of the activities.

Jazz in Detroit Before Motown: A Photographic History

There was music in Detroit before Motown in the 1960s. Detroit has a remarkable jazz history, which contributed to the Motown Sound. The exhibit tells the story of jazz in Detroit from 1920-1960 through period photos, maps, and recorded music. Several photos are those of Detroit native Bob Douglas, now a Los Angeles resident and a nationally known jazz photographer.

Documenting Detroit

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.