Upcoming Events:

APRIL 25    GWCC LINKS: Michael Dinwiddie “Where Shall I Go? Detroit’s Great Migration Stories”

Greater Wayne County Chapter (GWCC) LINKS Arts Facet Committee invites you to participate in a lecture by NYU Gallatin professor Michael Dinwiddie as part of its series “The Ties That Bind”.  Refreshments served.

Saturday, Apr. 25       2:00pm 


MAY 2    Curatorial Series: Michelle Perron

The N’Namdi Center announces the N’Namdi Atelier Curatorial Lecture Series, which will begin on Saturday afternoons in April/May 2015. Featuring a diverse array of voices from the museum community, the lecture series will focus on behind-the-scenes insight to museum practices, and what it takes to plan and curate museum exhibitions.

Lecture I: Dr. Tulisa Fleming, Museum Curator at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), Smithsonian Institution. Washington, D. C.

Lecture II: Rebecca Hart, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Detroit Institute of Art.

Lecture III: Michelle Perron, Curator and Director of Center Galleries at the College for Creative Studies.

Saturday, May 2         2:00pm


MAY 9    Los Milagros Artists Collective Fashion Show

Fashion show and outdoor performance inspired by Frida Kahlo. The show will begin at the N’Namdi Center, proceed up Woodward Ave. to the front steps of the Detroit Institute of Arts. This program is presented as part of our exhibition “Mundo Mericas: Contemporary Art of the Americas,” in conjunction with the DIA’s special exhibit “Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit.”

Saturday, May 9         2:00pm


MAY 16    Dr. George Vargas “Contemporary Expressions of the New World”

Lecutre and book signing by Art Historian Dr. George Vargas. Visiting us from Texas, Dr. Vargas will lecture on “Contemporary Expressions of the New World.” Dr. Vargas book Contemporary Chican@ Art, Color and Culture for a New America will be available for purchase and he will be signing copies after the lecture. More info on the book andhere: http://utpress.utexas.edu/index.php/books/varcon

Saturday, May 16       2:00pm


MAY 16    “Follow the Sun” Tour Ft: Kahil El’Zabar/Dwight Trible & The Ritual Trio

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Join us for Kahil El’Zabar’s annual visit to Detroit’s N’Namdi Center! Usually with his group The Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, this year Kahil El’Zabar instead joins Dwight Trible as the Ritual Trio to present an energizing evening showcasing their unique musical talents and stage presence!

Prepare to be mesmerized by these two unparalleled shaman of jazz! “Follow the Sun,” by Kahil El’zabar and Dwight Trible is the new recording, the new ritual and the new energy that has revitalized both of these extraordinary artists. To see Trible and El’zabar together is pure passion engulfed in the excellence of skillful performers. Audiences everywhere are waiting to witness the magic of these legendary masters live!

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Saturday, May 16       7:00pm

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