Passport Destination 5
DETROIT AFTER DARK at the DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS
Friday, April 7, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202
Back to the Detroit Institute of Arts, but this time to experience it’s infamous visual art. DP2A members will have the opportunity to catch the special exhibit of Detroit After Dark, which will be nearing the end of it’s seven-month run.
“Detroit After Dark” includes dramatic architectural studies, street scenes, graffiti and otherworldly vignettes as well as some of Detroit’s famous night haunts, like the premier jazz club Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, the legendary Grande Ballroom and punk and garage rock dens such as Bookie’s Club and the Gold Dollar.
While most of the photographers are from Detroit, the exhibition also includes rare after-hours views by Robert Frank, such as his 1955 “City Hall, Detroit.” A small supplement of work from Paris and New York, taken between 1920 and 1960, will also be on view in an area adjacent to the gallery, establishing Detroit’s part in a visual tradition and history shared with other great cities and the photographers who have shaped the genre of night photography.
From photography depicting notable Detroit musicians and the legendary concert halls, night clubs and even art galleries where they performed, to photography that alludes to Detroit’s more recent gentrification, you won’t want to miss this fabulous display of Detroit’s colorful and evolving history.
Join us at the After-Party at one of the great new restaurants around the corner from the DIA! Details coming soon.
ARRIVAL, ENTRANCE, PARKING
Parking is available in the DIA parking lot off John R. Street, just south of Kirby. Secured self-parking is available off John R Street, just south of Kirby, for $7. Street parking is available around the museum using the Park Detroit app, or at nearby parking kiosks.
Enter the DIA at the group entrance off John R. Street near the Detroit Film Theatre. Look for the DP2A staff in the group entrance lobby.