Marygrove Conservancy Department of Arts & Culture

Department of Arts & Culture

The Department of Arts & Culture provides high quality facilities and the expertise of experienced non-profit leadership to support arts organizations and artists in the city of Detroit. See our Legacy Projects and the Arts & Culture tenants below.

Departments

The programs represented at Marygrove cover all of the arts bases! Find classes, presentations, events, readings, etc. below and join us for some of the best art experiences in Detroit!

Legacy Projects

The Marygrove Conservancy Department of Arts & Culture award-winning community engagement & legacy projects live on! Click here for Contemporary American Authors Lecture Series (CAALS), Institute for Detroit Studies (IDS), and Arts Infused Education (AIE).

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CAALS

Public Lectures With Nationally-known Authors

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IDS

The Institute for Detroit Studies in the Department of Arts & Culture promotes interdisciplinary study of the city of Detroit through

  • lectures, readings, exhibits, and performances
  • online resources
  • workshops, programs, and presentations held on campus and throughout the metropolitan area
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AIE

Using The Arts As Transformative Tools For Engaging All Learners

Music

Music is an integral part of the world, transcending cultures and becoming a universal language for many. Learn more about the organizations and programs on campus.

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Common Chords

Nonprofit music education program that uses traditional American Roots music to bring together communities experiencing racial and cultural divisions.

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Ron English and the Jazz Ensemble

Ron English currently teaches guitar, jazz theory and ensemble classes.

Dance

Marygrove’s wonderful dance facilities are favorites for all dance enthusiasts, from professional to community.

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SKilset Movement Studios

High-quality, pre-professional, dance training, at great rates, for children ages 7 and up.

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The Institute of Dance

The Institute of Dance at Marygrove (IDM) was developed to serve the adjacent urban and metropolitan community and provide high quality, affordable dance classes to children and adults in a non-competitive, non-threatening environment. Learn more about dance programs at Marygrove Conservancy. 

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International Folk Dance Club of Detroit (IFDCD)

Dedicated to learning and performing ethnic folk dances from around the world.

Theater

With a beautiful theater with more than 375 seats and a small black box, the Marygrove Conservancy Department of Arts & Culture would be incomplete without tenants preserving the theatrical arts.

Visual Arts

One of the gems of the city, the Marygrove Gallery and visual arts studios draw artists from around the city.

Art on the left by Michael Shelton

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Sarah Nesbitt

Art Professor at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, Nesbitt exhibits and sells her work of printed and digital media ranging from video, installation, sculpture, and augmented reality to the photographic wet plate collodion process. She also provides wedding and event photography

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Naomi Tajonera-Huffman

Detroit photographer and mixed media artist, with a concentration in portrait photography and drypoint printmaking. She offers portrait photography services, private consultations for creative projects, printmaking portrait commissions, and has an online shop with all her available artwork.

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Kaee Johnson

Kaee is known for his eclectic paintings using found objects.

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Faith Lancaster

Faith is a teacher and draftsperson. Her beautiful skeletal drawings are textbook perfect. She is available for lessons!

Other Arts Resources

The Marygrove Conservancy Department of Arts & Culture will also provide space and time for organizations to get assistance in the business of art.

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Donna Jackson

Donna works and provides branding and design services to cultural and non-profit institutions and individuals.

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