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Detroitman
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Edgy new art museum headed to Detroit

Opening date is set for October at Woodward and Garfield among several art galleries.

Joy Hakanson Colby / The Detroit News
http://www.detnews.com/apps/pb cs.dll/article?AID=/20060421/E NT01/604210344
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Brandonz
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Now that's what Detroit needs more of (other than uh, jobs, basic services, transit, etc). Awesome.
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Bussey
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well in a comparison older cities like detroit have poverty and blight just like Warren and Ecorse.


At least we have something they dont, ART!!

The bohemians need some reason to live here, you odnt want them moving out too do you?
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Tetsua
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I've been watching lots of activity in this building from my window for the last few days now. This neighborhood is seeing lots of development at once.
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Brandonz
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Speak of Bohemians, what's up with this Tribes of the Cass Corridor website I stumbled upon the other day?-- it almost makes me want to not move there anymore. I mean, I've been called a hipster/bohemian/blahblahblah before, but these boomers seem really cheesily self-important about terming themselves as such. Even the self-styled radical old grey hippie homeowner NIMBYs of Ann Arbor don't have such a bizarre website celebrating their glory.
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Brandonz
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And look at some of this stuff they've put on the Cass Corridor Wikipedia entry:

"BOHEMIAN POPULATION:

It is perhaps this mixture of students juxtaposed to grinding poverty that has made for an unusual cultural flowering. Unaccountably, many individuals have emerged with vision from this cultural forge and gone forth into the World as poets, painters and musicians. These artists were in a milieu that was not so large as to have no horizon line, yet not so small as make them victims of cultural inbreeding. The result has been a fusion of large interacting cultural cells or tribes, that have allowed these individuals to reap a benefit derived from a cross-fertilization within this greater whole."

Is the Corridor really filled with folks who spend all day write such grandiose BS about the importance of their "tribes" of friends? Should I look into Corktown or Hamtramck instead?
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Leoqueen
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quote:

Now that's what Detroit needs more of (other than uh, jobs, basic services, transit, etc). Awesome.




Yes, we do need it. This is a very big deal in the creative community, and a good thing for the Metropolitan Detroit community in general. Bringing national and international artists here shines a strong and sustained light on Detroit in a way that the Super Bowl didnt.
It will show Detroit artists's work within the context of their collegues around the world.

It will create a more informed dialogue about Contemporary art, one that the DIA doesnt or cant participate in currently.

It will help create an enlivened, exciting atmosphere, one that is necessary if the city wants to entice residents and businesses.

Its location in close proximity to other galleries and restaurants in the Cultural Center will help create a dynamism and arts compound that will be incrediby exciting.
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Mpow
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Well, wiki says the article may need clean-up. I agree. With all these talented writers on this forum that should be a breeze. At least there is not an article refering it to as Detroit's "Midtown."

Saludos
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Mpow
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oops I meant this to be under the cooridor tribe thread. Can somebody help me move it.
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Brandonz
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Leoqueen, I wasn't being sarcastic when I said "awesome." I'm all-about that stuff. I just didn't want to leave out the, uh, major other needs of the city. I love the "cool cities" theory, but realize it ain't gonna save Michigan alone.
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Bvos
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I completely agree with the posters above. This has been a huge void in the cultural scene of Detroit for a long time. The DIA and MOCAD can absolutely be complementary to each other.

It's the same concepts just like car dealers, restaurants, etc. locating near each other.
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Jsmyers
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Can anybody help me understand how this relates to/works with/competes with MONA?
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Eastsidedog
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The Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit already exists. Ahhh.. the confusion. :-)
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Gravitymachine
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sounds like good news for the local art community, especially since people aren't turning out as much classical art these days :D


(Message edited by gravitymachine on April 21, 2006)
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Gdub
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MONA and CAID show mostly local artists, but it sounds like this venture will show mostly internationally-known artists. That is the void that needs to be filled, and it's nice to see it finally happen.
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Sumotect
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Sounds more like a gallery than a museum to me. the more art the better. I think it is a great development. Zago is a very interesting architect. I think he will do a great job. Hope they have a budget.
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Fury13
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Brandonz, seems that you have an axe to grind against the boomers.

Nothing really wrong in remembering one's glory years (assuming they're behind you already)... hell, you may enjoy doing that yourself some day.

And Wikipedia will let ANYONE write/edit. That entry happens to have been penned by someone who embellishes a little much, but so what?
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Fury13
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Oh and by the way, "edgy" often = "tiresome" or "self-important" or even "not particularly filled with talent, but terminally unique."

Yawn.
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Jenniferl
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Where exactly is this new contemporary art museum going to be?
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Bob
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Corner of Woodward and Garfield, not far from the DIA, Cultural Center, and Wayne State.
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Jenniferl
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Is it in the same building as Rite Aid?
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Motorcitymayor2026
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this building was a former car dealership
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Chow
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Some renderings showing the general idea behind the building (the skylights) are available at http://www.zagoarchitecture.co m/
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quote:

And look at some of this stuff they've put on the Cass Corridor Wikipedia entry:

"BOHEMIAN POPULATION:



Urgh!

My grandparents actually came from Bohemia (some folks forget that there really is such a place). Everytime I see folks use the word "Bohemian" to describe stuff like this, I keep looking around for their crystal, painted Easter eggs that everyone else's look silly and all of the other things that make Bohemia what it is.

And when I don't see it, as is the case with the Cass Corridor crew, I want to charge them a friggin' royality for the use of our name.

I'd use money from those posers to help out the real Bohemians who lost their homes in the recent floods. http://www.radio.cz/en/article /77586
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Tomoh
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Brandonz, I don't think those particular tribes (the ones struggling to be remembered) have much impact on the neighborhood anymore and aren't going to affect your day-to-day life and preoccupations in the way that aging Ann Arbor hippies might. The tribe reunions take place in Dearborn, if that tells you anything.

(Message edited by Tomoh on April 24, 2006)
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Jenniferl
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I enjoy reading the Tribes of the Cass Corridor website. I'm too young to have been part of that scene or to know any of those people, but I recognize some of the names. I particularly like the alternative school page.

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