Monday May 29, 2023

Ongoing (please specify)

07:00 PM - 9:00 pm

Girl Raised in Detroit is a large-scale solo museum exhibition highlighting the career of artistic visionary Sydney G. James. This exhibition features new works inspired by James’ extensive career as a muralist, clothing designer, cultural organizer, and champion of Detroit. Opening in her hometown and current residence, Girl Raised in Detroit will premiere two new bodies of work that explore the notion of freedom for Black people, including topics regarding the cultivation of safe space, community care, and protection. Presenting this line of inquiry through large-scale sculptural paintings and installation art, James monumentalizes sources of resilience and perseverance in the wake of trauma. Heralded as one of the region’s prominent portrait artists, Girl Raised in Detroit pays homage to and redefines the relationship between artist and muse. James works intimately and collaboratively with her family, friends, and contemporaries, shifting, evolving and redefining their relationships.

Monday May 29, 2023

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

All Ages

Cover: TBD

Girl Raised in Detroit, Museum of Contemporary Art - Detroit (MOCAD), Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCAD), Sydney G. James, Sydney G. James: Girl Raised in Detroit, Sydney G. James: Girl Raised in Detroit | Apr 14 - Sept 3