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8 Art Exhibits in Metro Detroit to Check Out in April

April 10, 2021

From tarot card-inspired paintings and intricate stained glass to Motown album covers and more, check out the must-see art on display this month at these Metro Detroit museums

By Zoe Makhool

Featured photo via @thehenryford

The Detroit Printing Co-op: The Politics of the Joy of Printing

Cranbrook Art Museum

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This Cranbrook Art Museum exhibit highlights the work published by the Detroit Printing Co-op, an “underground press” that gave activists an alternative way to share stories about social justice issues. “The Detroit Printing Co-op: The Politics of the Joy of Printing” is on display through April 11. Click here to purchase your tickets.

Brian Rutenberg: Pine, Palm & River

Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center (BBAC)

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Brian Rutenberg’s “Pine, Palm & River” exhibition will be on display at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center (BBAC) through April 22. Rutenberg’s nature-inspired paintings are available for viewing to the general public Monday through Thursday, 10am-6pm and Friday and Saturday, 10am-4pm in groups of no more than four. Masks must be worn at all times and social distancing must be observed.

Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection

Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

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“Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection” features the work of designer and stained glass artist Louis Comfort Tiffany. Visit the exhibition through April 25. General admission is $25 or become a member starting at $55 for unlimited, free admission to the museum.

Voting Matters

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

This interactive, multimedia exhibition at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History highlights the journey African Americans endured while fighting for the right to vote. “Voting Matters” is on display through May 9. Schedule your visit here.

Mise en Abyme

Playground Detroit

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Inspired by tarot cards, Mise en Abyme  (“placed into the abyss”) is Rachel Pontious’ debut solo exhibition at Playground Detroit. Check it out through May 15.

Detroit Style: Car Design in the Motor City, 1950–2020

Detroit Institute of Arts

The Detroit Institute of Arts’ “Detroit Style: Car Design in the Motor City, 1950–2020” exhibition highlights the artistry and influence of Detroit car designers. General museum admission is free for residents of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties. Click here to make your reservation and view the exhibition through June 27.

Capturing a Culture Change: Motown Through the Lens of Jim Hendin

Motown Museum

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Photographer Jim Hendin captured the spirit of Motown on film throughout the 1960s. Check out his work, which features memorable album covers for artists including the Jackson 5, Rare Earth, Edwin Starr and more, at the Motown Museum through July. Book your tour today!

Dual Vision

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

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“Dual Vision,” a multimedia exhibition featuring artists with ties to Detroit is now open at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. The exhibition, on display through August 8, includes collaborative projects contributed by artists at varying stages of their careers, using different mediums. MOCAD suggests a $5 donation for entry into its exhibitions during normal operating hours.

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