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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

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8 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


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.

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.


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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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.

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.


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.

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.

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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.