Mighty Real Queer Exhibition

LOCATION
Norwest Gallery of Art
19556 Grand River Avenue
Detroit, MI, USA
DATE
Jun 04, 2022 - Jul 02, 2022

Sat. & Sun. 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

2022-06-04 12:00:002022-07-02 18:00:00America/DetroitMighty Real Queer ExhibitionThe exhibition presents a month-long historical examination of the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community and its longtime allies! The premise of Mighty Real/Queer Detroit is to gather together, for the first time, a grand-scale representation of the range and depth of Detroit queer art - and then, through panels, essays, and a printed catalogue inspire reflection and discussion. The exhibition will highlight the diversity of the LGBTQ+ Detroit community and aims to empower, affirm, and transcend via the artwork exhibited. The exhibition will explore queer art by emerging and established Detroit artists. Celebrating artists, past and present, from Detroit and its metropolitan area, whose works manifest distinct but intersecting backgrounds. As a further exploration, Mighty Real/Queer Detroit will address loss and remembrance by including significant, rarely seen and unexhibited art objects. Works by artists who died of AIDS in the 1980s and '90s will be exhibited for the first time. A special tribute will be offered to the legendary Detroit artist, LeRoy Foster. The artists below will also be featured in the show!Norwest Gallery of Art
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The exhibition presents a month-long historical examination of the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community and its longtime allies! The premise of Mighty Real/Queer Detroit is to gather together, for the first time, a grand-scale representation of the range and depth of Detroit queer art – and then, through panels, essays, and a printed catalogue inspire reflection and discussion. The exhibition will highlight the diversity of the LGBTQ+ Detroit community and aims to empower, affirm, and transcend via the artwork exhibited.

The exhibition will explore queer art by emerging and established Detroit artists. Celebrating artists, past and present, from Detroit and its metropolitan area, whose works manifest distinct but intersecting backgrounds.

As a further exploration, Mighty Real/Queer Detroit will address loss and remembrance by including significant, rarely seen and unexhibited art objects. Works by artists who died of AIDS in the 1980s and ’90s will be exhibited for the first time. A special tribute will be offered to the legendary Detroit artist, LeRoy Foster. The artists below will also be featured in the show!

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