Daily Archive: September 24, 2021

Dlectricity ready to light up Midtown after a 4-year absence

Nearly four dozen outdoor art and light installations will come alive Friday and Saturday when Dlectricity returns to Midtown Detroit.

Midtown Detroit, Inc. is behind the free event, which is sponsored by the DTE Energy Foundation and occupies open spaces throughout the Culture Center District and Beacon Park.

The displays range from large-scale projections to blinking and rotating displays and giant inflatables that are lit from within and glow in the night against the backdrop of beloved Detroit cultural institutions.

Dlectricity’s roots are in the defunct Detroit Festival of the Arts, which was held in Midtown until 2008, when the

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Springfield Museums offers lecture series on African, African-American art

SPRINGFIELD – An 8-part lecture series on African American art and the visual art and culture of the 54 countries in Africa will be offered in-person and virtually at the Springfield Museums this fall.

“Here +54: From the Smithsonian to Soweto, Arts of the African Americas and Africa,” presented by Kymberly S. Newberry, begins Sept. 28 and runs through Nov. 16. Lectures are available in person or via Zoom from 6:30 p.m.–8 p.m. weekly on Tuesdays. The cost is $140 for nonmembers and $120 for members.

The series will alternate lectures and masterclasses which feature a discussion with a scholar,

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