Events

VCESDA Winter lecture

VCESDA Winter Lecture | Musée des Arts Décoratifs: Between Original Heritage and Challenging Present

  • Sat, Feb 1 , 2020
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

The Musée des Arts Décoratifs has a very unusual history and identity in the French museums system.

Side-by-side portraits of Toni Morrison and James Baldwin

A Portrait of Toni Morrison & James Baldwin

  • Fri, Feb 14 , 2020
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

Celebrate the life and legacy of Toni Morrison and James Baldwin with dramatic readings of work that captured Black life in America.

Hubert Massey

Artists and Mentorship: The Perfect Imperfect Picture

  • Fri, Feb 21 , 2020
  • 6:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Kresge Court

Please join our panel of artists as they discuss their work and the value of mentorship.

Portrait of Ed Clark. | Photo by Chester Higgins Jr. / The New York Times / Redux by Chester Higgins Jr. / The New York Times / Redux

The 28th Annual Alain Locke Awards

  • Sun, Feb 23 , 2020
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

Ed Clark (1926-2019) will receive the Alain Locke International Art Award posthumously for his experimentation with bold colors, paint application and medium. 

Yaa Gyasi

Author Talk: Yaa Gyasi

  • Fri, Feb 28 , 2020
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Gyasi's brilliant and relevant novels move through histories and geographies and capture the troubled spirit of our own nation.