Your guide to art galleries
An art gallery scatter graph.
Published: February 26, 2014
Sure, Detroit has world-renowned art museums, from the Detroit Institute of Arts to the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. But this town’s also got great art in its smaller art galleries, student exhibitions, hip cafés, and other locations too. Whether you’re looking for a new painting for your living room or just looking for an experience, Detroit has no shortage of interesting, if under-the-radar options to see art. The end-of-year exhibitions at the College for Creative Studies or Cranbrook Academy of Art are great opportunities to snatch up work from budding artists before they become famous. You can also check out established artists at spaces like Inner State Gallery near Eastern Market, or on the higher end of the spectrum, galleries like the G. R. N’Namdi Gallery in Detroit or the Robert Kidd Gallery in Birmingham. Or you might get a piece of art for the price of a round of drinks at a Wednesday night show at Motor City Brewing Works.
To help you navigate this art scene, we in the Metro Times Art Laboratory fired up our Bunsen burners, got our beakers bubbling and came up with this decidedly unscientific Art Gallery Matrix. The Decidedly Unscientific Art Gallery Matrix plots some of our town’s art galleries along that hard-to-define “high-brow” vs “low-brow” axis, while giving you an idea whether or not you’ll need to leave your credit card at home. Our only promise is that it is accurate to within 100 percentage points. Enjoy.
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