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Causes: Art Museums, Arts & Culture

Mission: The mission of Kunsthalle Detroit is to introduce international multimedia art to the local audience and provide exhibition opportunities for multimedia artists from the Midwest. Kunsthalle Detroit aspires to engage a broad and diverse audience, create a sense of community and be a place for contemplation and discussion about multimedia installations, film, video, urban and light sculpture and design.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 100,000

Geographic areas served: Detroit, Michigan, and worldwide

Community Stories

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Capitalizing on its newly acquired celebrity, the KUNSTHALLE DETROIT Museum, long perceived as an offshoot of the New York artworld, is obviously intent on becoming an institution of international importance in its own right. To this end the museum has been pulling out all the stops. With its long time director Tate Osten, presenting world class exhibitions, it appears that the KUNSTHALLE DETROIT Museum has created a cultural identity that is a testament to its resilience.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I teach art and two years ago I took my class to the museum. Tate Osten gave my class a personal tour of the exhibit. The high school students were impressed and learned a lot about contemporary art.
Dlectricity was an amazing event! Ms. Osten played a role in organizing the festival which brought thousands to Detroit. Tate and Kunsthalle are a wonderful resource and source of inspiration for the Detroit community!

6 Brook B.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I love the Kunsthalle Detroit. Its so refreshing to have a multi media museum in this city. I look forward to every exhibition and enjoy them tremendously. As a designer myself I appreciate the 'light art' as a fresh medium and utilize the influence in my own creations. Thank you Kunsthalle Detroit!

2 Stefan G.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Kunsthalle Detroit is doing fantastic work in the field of multimedia and light based art. There are not so many places out there specialized in light based art. As an artist myself I really apreciate what they are doing. kind regards Stefan Gross, the Netherlands

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

If creativity should prosper re-creativities, we don´t have to forget, that all kind of art is bound up with human culture in general, and that artistic creations, even those which at the moment appear the most advanced and esoteric and difficult to grasp, are meaningless outside their cultural context. Here creativity is destined to be framed in concepts and words that have a grip on the communities and become part and parcel of the general world picture. The image we all should be working on ... KUNSTHALLE DETROIT is a very good example how to work in a post-idusrial and cultural desert.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Kunsthalle Detroit is a brave and needed experiment. The art it shows - film, video, light - is important; the space it has created - mentally, socially - is preparing Detroit for a new kind of dialogue around art / space / community; and its ambition, just right.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The American economist John Kenneth Galbraith said - " It's not economy that comes first but Culture ". The mission of KUNSTHALLE DETROIT, animated by the foresight of its director Tate Osten, exemplify that acute and discerning vision of Galbraith to help revitalise the city of Detroit.
KUNSTHALLE DETROIT by the very nature of the arts it promote, Light Art — art using technology fruit of science and knowledge — is putting forth all witch embodies Culture globally. And with the event of LUMINALE DETROIT, the revitalizing of a city is carried out on it's very own urban body, the public space, our space.

" There is certainly no absolute standard of beauty. That precisely is what makes its pursuit so interesting "
- John Kenneth Galbraith