Thursday, April 30th, 2015
This field trip is optional and free.
Rides are not provided.
We will meet at the Java Spot (located in the WCC Student Center). This will give everyone a chance to get coffee or breakfast before the drive. We will leave WCC promplty at 9:00 am. Stragglers will be left behind forever. The drive will take about 45 minutes.
A private showing of experimental posters from the museum's permanent collection. The work of longtime Cranbrook faculty member Katherine McCoy as well as local hero Ed Fella are among the featured graphic designers. We will also check out the 2015 Graduate Degree Exhibition featuring MFA-level thesis work. We will leave for Detroit around 12:00pm.
We will park in the John R. Street lot outside the DIA and have lunch at the DIA's Kresge Court. Please be prepared to pay between $15–$20 for food and drinks.
We will walk through the DIA's permanent collection and decide as a group if we want to visit special exhibitions like Make a Joyful Noise: Renaissance Art and Music at Florence Cathedral (free), Rembrandt Guest of Honor (free) or the heavily publicized Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit ($14 admission).
We'll walk back past the lot where we parked on our way to the CCS Alumni Exhibition. This will give people a chance to leave the group and head back to Ann Arbor by 5:00pm, otherwise, we'll spend about an hour at the CCS exhibition.
If time permits we will visit the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MoCAD) and Utrecht (an art supply store across the street).