Monday, February 25, 2013

Say Something Good About Detroit: MOCAD

MOCAD has been a part of the Detroit museum scene for just a few years. It occupies the space of a former car dealer but that seems fitting for Detroit. They run a nice little museum with various cultural and musical activities for a very small amount of money. I don't always understand contemporary art but I have seen several interesting exhibits here over the years. 
This is a press release from the museum.  
MOCAD's Redesign Wins an International
Award and Special Mention

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) is pleased to announce that the redesign of the museum and grounds by Rice+Lipka Architects (New York) and James Corner Field Operations (New York) , has been selected as the 2013 winner of the Architectural Review's Future Projects Award for the category of “Old & New.” The jury cited the design as “an inspirational project that combines past and present in a well resolved and convincing manner. It creates new space for new creativity in a post-industrial city."

Rice+Lipka Architects and James Corner Field Operations’ design reorganizes MOCAD’s internal spaces; creates better spaces for viewing art and participating in art events; provides expanded staff and support space; and activates the exterior by way of new outdoor spaces for museum programming.

Click here to download the full press announcement.

MOCAD has also received a Special Mention in the Architizer A+ Awards for the Architecture +Urban Transformation category.  Rice+Lipka Architects and James Corner Field Operations' redesign competed against works from 100 countries, including built works, which made up three  of the four finalists in this category. 


George said...

DETROIT CITY IS THE PLACE TO BE: THE AFTERLIFE OF AN AMERICAN METROPOLIS By Mark Binelli presents a different picture of Detroit. As Deb (and Mo) says: MAD MAX times.

Erik Donald France said...

I dig MOCAD, go there whenever dropping back into town (along with Baker's Keyboard Lounge, and some other musltiple repeats) . . .

pattinase (abbott) said...

Oh, Baker's. Good idea will have to do that.