Visiting our favorite cultural institutions virtually
Many of our favorite cultural spaces are temporarily closed to the public. Keep learning and exploring with the variety of virtual tours, lessons, artist chats, performances and downloadable content available on their websites, YouTube channels and social media.
We love seeing how these institutions are adapting and engaging with us virtually. The wealth of content made available recently reinforces how important it is to support these beloved spaces, now more than ever. Please consider making a donation to your favorite location if you can when visiting their websites.
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Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center - Woodward Avenue, Detroit MI
While Orchestra Hall remains temporarily closed, take advantage of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s extensive archive of past performances available for free at www.dso.org/replay and the live watch parties on their Facebook page featuring local musicians. Play an instrument or create music in other ways? Participate in #playonyourporch daily at 6pm!
Library Street Collective
Library Street Collective - Library Street, Detroit MI
Enjoy a 3D tour of Tyrrell Winston’s exhibit, "Encore," at Library Street Collective and learn more about the local artists providing coloring pages in meals for kids in the sketchbook titled, "We All Rise." When you purchase the sketchbook, 100% of the proceeds benefit the Detroit Public Schools food distribution program through the support of Forgotten Harvest. When you purchase the "We All Rise" E-Book, 100% of proceeds to benefit Living Arts Detroit, a non-profit with the goal of igniting creativity in the lives of Detroit youth through the performing, visual and media arts.
Detroit Historical Society
Detroit Historical Museum - Woodward Avenue, Detroit MI
Looking to dress up your virtual meeting background? Download historic Detroit photos on the Detroit Historical Society's website. Dive into Detroit’s history from home with the Detroit Historical Society’s online educational resources, collection of digital artifacts, oral history archive, blog and documentaries on their YouTube channel.
Arab American National Museum
13624 Michigan Ave - Dearborn, MI 48126 USA
April is Arab American Heritage Month! Follow the Arab American National Museum’s Facebook page for all of their upcoming online programming, including cooking classes, open mic nights, story time and learning Arabic language.
Michigan Opera Theatre
1526 Broadway St - Detroit, MI 48226 USA
The Michigan Opera Theatre has set up a page for "MOT at Home" where you can find new content every day on opera and dance, performances by artists from the MOT Studio, instagram takeovers, podcasts, and a collection of images to use for your virtual meeting backgrounds.
American Indian Health and Family Services
4880 Lawndale St - Detroit, MI 48210 USA
American Indian Health and Family Services is broadcasting traditional Ojibway storytelling sessions, community conversations, cooking methods, wellness and more on their Facebook page!
Detroit Institute of Arts
Detroit Institute of Arts - Woodward Avenue, Detroit MI
Inspired by the Getty, the DIA is challenging folks to recreate works of art with objects in your homes. Visit https://www.dia.org/art/collection to search for your favorite artworks in the collection! #MuseumsFromHome #RecreateDIA Stay connected on Facebook with more art-from-home resources for download and curator talks.
Motown Museum - West Grand Boulevard, Detroit MI
Catch Motown Artist Spotlights with archivist David Ellis on the Motown Museum’s Facebook Page, plus all of their fun upcoming dance parties with your favorite Motown Sounds on Instagram!
The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation
The Henry Ford Museum - Oakwood Boulevard, Dearborn MI
Explore The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation online! Take tours, search artifacts, engage in online learning, and catch your favorite episodes of Innovation Nation #WeAreInnovationNation
3503 Cicotte St - Detroit, MI 48210 USA
The Aadizookaan is a multi-media arts, sound design and video production studio based in Southwest Detroit and a collective of artists that draws from ancestral indigenous-based knowledge systems for cultural production & storytelling experiences. The Aadizookaan [ah-dih-zoh-kahn] translates to “the sacred spirit of the story”, "the story/message/messenger" which is from the language of the Anishinabe [first nations people from the area of Detroit]. Follow @adzkn on Facebook and Instagram for live performances.
the Scarab Club
Scarab Club - Farnsworth Street, Detroit MI
Visit The Scarab Club’s main floor virtually on their Instagram!
Detroit Sound Conservancy
Detroit Sound Conservancy - Burroughs Street, Detroit MI
Detroit Sound Conservancy is bringing interviews right to you on Sound Cloud with local musicians and sound preservationists.
Michigan Science Center
Michigan Science Center - John R Street, Detroit MI
Relive your love for science experiments with the Michigan Science Center’s ECHO Live distance learning series on YouTube.
Planet Ant Theatre
Planet Ant Black Box - Caniff Street, Hamtramck MI
Planet Ant Theatre in Hamtramck is offering comedy shows and artist talks on their YouTube channel!
Cranbrook Art Museum
Cranbrook Art Museum - Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills MI
For the modern design lovers, download free coloring pages based on Ruth Adler Schnee’s designs and take virtual tours of past exhibitions at the Cranbrook Art Museum.
Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs
Walter P Reuther Library - Cass Avenue, Detroit MI
The Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs at Wayne State University houses a large online collection on movements, activism and public figures from Detroit and international history. Dig in on their website!
2845 Gratiot Ave - Detroit, MI 48207 USA
PLAYGROUND DETROIT exhibitions and upcoming programming are going digital via Artsy, social media, and their online magazine. Follow on Instagram Wednesdays at 5pm!
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
4454 Woodward Ave - Detroit, MI 48201 USA
Visit MOCAD virtually through their online exhibition series Daily Rush!
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