art museum http://michiganradio.org en The state of Michigan's museums in the digital age http://michiganradio.org/post/state-michigans-museums-digital-age <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For every time Detroit Emergency Manager&nbsp;</span>Kevyn<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Orr declares there are no plans to sell off&nbsp;</span>DIA<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;treasures to satisfy creditors, he also says, &quot;all options are on the table.&quot;</span></p><p>Detroit Institute of Arts officials are leaving no stone unturned as they work to protect its collection from the storm of Detroit&#39;s bankruptcy.</p><p>We wondered, with the art world&#39;s attention focused on the&nbsp;DIA, how are other art museums in Michigan faring? And just how are they drawing in visitors in this digital age when most of us can look at priceless art images with just a few clicks of a mouse?</p><p>Joining us for this discussion is Bridge Magazine contributing writer Nancy Derringer, whose recent piece in Bridge has the hopeful headline: &quot;Far from Bankrupt: Michigan art museums thrive despite economic woes.&quot;</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p></div><p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 20:28:56 +0000 Stateside Staff 14461 at http://michiganradio.org The state of Michigan's museums in the digital age State's largest contemporary art center merges with Ferris State University http://michiganradio.org/post/states-largest-contemporary-art-center-merges-ferris-state-university <p>The Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/urban-institute-contemporary-arts-facing-financial-problems">has faced significant financial </a>problems, especially after investing roughly $13 million dollars <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/michigan-s-largest-contemporary-arts-center-getting-even-bigger">to move into a new, bigger building in 2011</a>. Operating costs went up and it hasn’t attracted the surge of new donors the UICA has hoped for.</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 17:26:27 +0000 Lindsey Smith 14120 at http://michiganradio.org State's largest contemporary art center merges with Ferris State University New art exhibit explores Michigan's design history http://michiganradio.org/post/new-art-exhibit-explores-michigans-design-history <p>Close your eyes for a moment and think about America in 1962. What images come to mind?</p><p>Chances are, those images, whether furniture, architecture, or cars, have roots right here in Michigan.</p><p>A major exhibition that's begun at the Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills explores Michigan's major role in what America looked like in the mid-20th Century. And much of that design is linked to Cranbrook. It's called "Modern Michigan: Design that Shaped America."</p><p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 21:21:05 +0000 Stateside Staff 13048 at http://michiganradio.org New art exhibit explores Michigan's design history Why the art world is freaking out over a house in Detroit http://michiganradio.org/post/why-art-world-freaking-out-over-house-detroit <p></p><p>“Huh.”</p><p>That is a completely understandable reaction the first time people see the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit’s new exhibit. It’s called “Mobile Homestead.”</p><p>The "work of art" is a mobile house, a suburban-looking, one-story, white ranch house. It's the kind of house they've seen a million times before.</p><p>So why is the modern art world, the <em>New York Times</em>, and the <em>Wall Street Journal</em> breathlessly declaring this house one of the most significant, world-renowned pieces of 2013?</p><p> Tue, 14 May 2013 01:56:09 +0000 Kate Wells 12549 at http://michiganradio.org Why the art world is freaking out over a house in Detroit Why a free bus ride is making art teachers cry with joy http://michiganradio.org/post/why-free-bus-ride-making-art-teachers-cry-joy <p>For art teachers in Michigan, it may be hard to even remember what “good news” feels like.</p><p>Between budget cuts, pink slips and declining enrollment, more than 108,000 Michigan kids don’t have any art access in their schools. That’s according to a 2012 statewide survey.</p><p>But for some 20,000 students, that’s about to change. They’re getting…a free bus ride.</p><p><strong>"The money is just not there."</strong></p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 16:05:18 +0000 Kate Wells 11370 at http://michiganradio.org Why a free bus ride is making art teachers cry with joy Art world, meet East Lansing: could new museum change downtown? http://michiganradio.org/post/art-world-meet-east-lansing-could-new-museum-change-downtown <p></p><p>East Lansing is your classic college town: a laid-back mix of beer, bongs and bookstores. &nbsp;</p><p>But with the opening of a $45 million modern art museum, suddenly the international world is paying attention to "good 'ol Michigan State."</p><p>As Michigan Radio's Kate Wells reports, some locals like the attention more than others.&nbsp;</p><p>For something right across from a Taco Bell, the Broad art museum sure smells like money.</p> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 23:11:40 +0000 Kate Wells 9922 at http://michiganradio.org Art world, meet East Lansing: could new museum change downtown? Should taxpayers "save" the Detroit Institute of Arts? http://michiganradio.org/post/should-taxpayers-save-detroit-institute-arts <p></p><p>The Detroit Institute of Arts is going broke.&nbsp;</p><p>Museum staff say to save the DIA, they need some $200 million dollars in property taxes from Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties.</p><p>Voters will decide the fate of the museum at the polls this Tuesday. That’s why DIA supporters held a “Save the DIA” rally in Detroit’s New Center Park this week.</p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 21:09:25 +0000 Kate Wells 8510 at http://michiganradio.org Should taxpayers "save" the Detroit Institute of Arts? DIA displays more than 100 works by Picasso and Matisse in new exhibit http://michiganradio.org/post/dia-displays-more-100-works-picasso-and-matisse-new-exhibit <h1 itemprop="name">&nbsp;</h1><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.dia.org/about/media.aspx">Detroit Institute of Arts</a>&nbsp;opened a new exhibition today comprised of works by Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse.</p><p><a href="http://www.dia.org/calendar/exhibition.aspx?id=3187">"Picasso and Matisse: The&nbsp;DIA's&nbsp;Prints and Drawings"</a>&nbsp;will run through January. Showcasing the institute's collection, the exhibit explores the artists' stylistic progression, with 110 prints and drawings across a broad range of media.</p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 19:17:51 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 8229 at http://michiganradio.org DIA displays more than 100 works by Picasso and Matisse in new exhibit Racist artifacts on display at Ferris State's Jim Crow Museum http://michiganradio.org/post/racist-artifacts-display-ferris-states-jim-crow-museum <p>What was once a private collection of racist memorabilia has now been expanded to a full-blown museum on the campus of <a href="http://www.ferris.edu/">Ferris State University</a>.</p><p>When sociology professor David Pilgrim came to Ferris State, he brought with him his collection of racist artifacts and donated them to the university. For years the items sat in a small classroom on campus, but are now on display in the new <a href="http://www.ferris.edu/jimcrow/">Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia</a>.</p> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 19:25:31 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 7160 at http://michiganradio.org Racist artifacts on display at Ferris State's Jim Crow Museum Grand Rapids Art Museum scores 3-year partnership with NY museum http://michiganradio.org/post/grand-rapids-art-museum-scores-3-year-partnership-ny-museum <p>This week the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.artmuseumgr.org/">Grand Rapids Art Museum</a> opens a new exhibit on loan from the&nbsp;<a href="http://whitney.org/">Whitney Museum </a>of American&nbsp;Art in New York. The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.artmuseumgr.org/home/page/Rauschenberg">&ldquo;Robert Rauschenberg: Synapsis Shuffle&rdquo;</a> exhibit is part of a new 3-year partnership between the two museums. It opens to the public on Friday.</p><p>Pamella DeVos spends a lot of time in New York as a fashion designer. She is a board trustee at the Whitney Museum and helped make the partnership a reality.</p><p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re not a huge city but we certainly have such an amazing art museum,&rdquo; Devos said. DeVos is a GRAM Honorary Life Trustee. She says she&rsquo;s had a passion for the GRAM since she was 25 years old. DeVos says she&rsquo;s brought the director of the Whitney Museum to Grand Rapids many times. Wed, 29 Feb 2012 19:50:38 +0000 Lindsey Smith 6430 at http://michiganradio.org Grand Rapids Art Museum scores 3-year partnership with NY museum Massachusetts art museum sues Jack Kevorkian's estate http://michiganradio.org/post/massachusetts-art-museum-sues-jack-kevorkians-estate <p>More than <a href="http://www.arianagallery.com/kevorkian.php">20 paintings</a> and other memorabilia by the late Jack Kevorkian are <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/jack-kevorkians-paintings-memorabilia-auction">supposed to be auctioned off</a> in New York next week.</p> Fri, 21 Oct 2011 21:25:12 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 4671 at http://michiganradio.org Massachusetts art museum sues Jack Kevorkian's estate MSU's Broad Art Museum names new art director http://michiganradio.org/post/msus-broad-art-museum-names-new-art-director <p><a href="http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/26292/a-day-in-the-life-michael-rush/">Michael Rush</a> will be the founding director of the <a href="http://broadmuseum.msu.edu/">Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum</a> at <a href="http://msu.edu">Michigan State University</a>.</p><p>Rush is well known in the art world – he’s published numerous books and articles about late 20<sup>th</sup> century art. He also directed the <a href="http://my.brandeis.edu/news/item?news_item_id=104156&amp;show_release_date=1">Rose Art Museum</a> at Brandeis University and the <a href="http://www.kmoser.com/pbica/">Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art</a>. Fri, 10 Dec 2010 22:47:05 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 555 at http://michiganradio.org MSU's Broad Art Museum names new art director