New Generation Detroit : in celebration of the Detroit tercentennial : an exhibition of new art from the metropolitan area

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Oakland University


From the introduction: 2001, the true millennium, is etched into the collective psyche (the work of Messrs Clarke 8c Kubrick?). For us in Detroit, the most tangible reason to celebrate 2001 is that it is the three-hundredth anniversary of Antoine Loumet de La Mothe Cadillac's selection of some prodigious beach front property for Louis XIV.

Meadow Brook Art Gallery is delighted to participate in the festivities. The visual arts are a major component of Detroit's heritage. Great works like the Detroit Industry frescos (1932-33), by Diego Rivera, inspire us, imprinting our view of Detroit's history and crystallizing our cultural identity. The tercentennial is an opportunity to check the cultural mirror, to take stock, and once again, recognize the cultural richness of the region.

The Detroit 300 Partner Program has provided generous guidance and funding for this exhibition. The art of New Generation Detroit is a decisive evocation of the life and times of this great city. Happy Birthday Detroit!


Catalogue of an exhibition held at Meadow Brook Art Gallery September 7 - October 7, 2001. Includes bibliographical references. Includes essays on the history of art in Detroit and emerging Detroit artists.


Oakland University Art Gallery, Oakland University. College of Arts and Sciences, Exhibition catalogs, Painting, Modern, Painting, American, Exhibitions, 21st century, Michigan--Detroit, Detroit 300 Partner Program, Comerica Charitable Foundation, Austen, Hartmut, Bandsuch, Matt, Duff, Adam, Gordon, Matt, Kim, Kai, McCauley, Christine, Reid, Senghor, Snyder, Paul