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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

23 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.

5

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 Patience W.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Awestruck on our first visit and welcome this gem. A vibrant experience for Detroiters and suburbanites as well.

2 Charlie W.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wow. Really impressed with Kunstahalle Detroit. Their exhibits are a feast for the senses. The reflections and shadows dance to vibe of the gallery. Love their commitment the local art scene with the DLECTRICITY festival. Great museum. Great mission. Great addition to the Detroit community.

4 ForeverDetroit T.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Its refreshing to have such amazing work right in our back yard. Having this museum local allows our young people to realize their dreams can become reality and take them anywhere.

7 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!

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Kunsthalle Detroit is a new, up and coming, forward thinking cultural treasure in Detroit. Our city has taken its hard hits but the love of art and culture remains. Tate Osten perseveres with her vision of bringing the highest standards to the museum and luckily, the city of Detroit.

Mary Purcell
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6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had driven past this abandoned bank building for years on my way from home to Wayne State University and Detroit's Cultural Center. You can't imagine the surprise I experienced when I noticed workmen coming in and out one day. I stopped and walked in and met Tate Osten. She told me of her plans to create an art venue devoted entirely to light media/video. We chatted for some time. I was most impressed not only with her vision, but also with her courage and fortitude in coming to Detriot and choosing that location.

Since that first visit I have gone back to see exhibitions and to participate in discussions. Detroit is fortunate to have Kunsthalle. No other non-profit in Detroit, no other museum, is doing what Kunsthalle is doing for Detroit. No other arts institution in the city provides as much space for viewing these types of installations.

Kunsthalle has brought work from around the world by some of the most outstanding artists working with video and light to Detroit. Kunsthalle is an exceptionally valuable addition to the Detroit art community because it is unique both in its vision and execution. What Dia:Beacon is to minimalism, Kunshalle is to video and light based art forms.

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Kunsthalle Detroit is a fantastic museum. It has a wonderful venue and is a hidden gem in the city of Detroit! The leadership of the museum has an inspiring vision which is reflected in the high quality exhibitions that they host.

7 Judith18

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

With its beautiful venue and art works on an extremely high level, Kunsthalle Detroit is an immense enrichment for the Detroit art scene. A must.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I met Tate at a wonderful event at her place.
i have had the opportunity to meet her and speak with her on organization.
We are working together to get some more things going to help her in her wonderful cause to help children with their ambitions and dreams.
I grew up in that area and to see what she is doing brings hope in an area where it has long died and all but forgotten by others.
Her passion and dedication is unparalleled and to have the opportunity to work with her is a privilege.
I have spoken with people who still live in the area and they are excited that someone has taken a true interest in helping in a very valuable way in their community.

Thank You,
Mark Cooper

1 Angela52

Volunteer

Rating: 5

In the summer of 2011 I volunteered at Kunsthalle Detroit. I helped get the museum ready for the grand opening. I couldn't believe the amount of work put into the museum by one small family. There was A LOT to do before the opening so I was glad to help! The opening was a great success and I was proud to be a part of it. The art is nothing like I've ever seen before and it's awesome we have this type of museum in Detroit.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Kunsthalle Detroit epitomizes the passion, guts, and forward thinking that Detroit needs to realize a true renaissance. Few possess the vision to look beyond deterioration and see opportunity with international scope, and even fewer possess the confidence to take the risks necessary to make a vision reality. Kunstalle Detroit is poised to grow from a flicker to bright flames in Detroit's cultural offerings, contributing not only to the contemporary art scene, but the community as a whole.

3 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.

2

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a relatively new Board Member, the forward thinking and international outlook of Kunsthalle Detroit continually inspires new generations of artists and viewers around the world. Networking and planning international exhibitions that connect the visual arts in new ways, encourages unprecedented potentials and educational initiatives. Kunsthalle Detroit provides a proactive forum that contributes through a wide diversity of emerging technologies, while placing new individual forms expression at the forefront. Such challenging foundation building establishes an advanced model of exploration and innovation for the new century. Partly rooted in the experimentation of the early modern era, the art of light transcends any single medium, traditional approaches or modern styles. Kunsthalle Detroit leads and contributes to new potentials. Realizing what Moholy-Nagy envisioned across the spectrum of new vision, from light-displays and unimagined photographic forms of expression, to "a wealth of undreamed-of optical experiences that will be profoundly stirring to our emotions."

1

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

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

No impact in the community- terrible coming-out press statements with factual errors inflating their importance; these are the only things I know about this place. And that they tried to be exclusive with their opening and invited the wrong people. Having never been there, I don't know why I was asked to participate in this review.

Comments ( 1 )

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Kunsthalle Detroit 05/22/2012

Thank you for your time and sorry for having your email on our list. Please let us know that you would like to be removed. Also, please let us know what good you have created in life, what kind words you have published, what tree you planted and what great idea you brought to fruition. You seem to be an angry person. Why don't you help us instead? We have so much to do in this city, in your neighborhood.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have had the most exciting experience with Kunsthalle Detroit and I admire Tate Osten so much for building the first light based art museum in the USA. I have a feeling the "team" is special too. The best of good luck to you, Cal

3 Jeff W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

More energy than a tornado... more fire than the sun.... more dreams than Apollo, sleepwalking in the dawn... Detroit... a love song.