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MOCAD Will Host Interchange Art + Dinner Series This Summer

This summer the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) will host their 6th Annual Interchange Art + Dinner Series. The series is part of MOCAD’s fundraiser and proceeds will aid in funding MOCAD’s commitment to the presentation of forward-thinking art and cultural events.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT AT THE DINNER EVENT

  • a curated selection of food, cocktails, art, and entertainment
  • dynamic networks of philanthropic individuals and culturalists
  • a spectacular Detroit location
  • innovative architecture
  • renowned chefs
  • outstanding art collections

There will be six dinners and tickets are on a first come first serve basis. Check out the list below for more details on each dinner event.

Photo courtesy of MOCAD

SHINOLA | DETROIT, MI | WED., JULY 10 @ 7 P.M.

$350 per person, 45 guests
Attire: Bright Lights

Join Shinola for a private evening of art and shopping, hosted by Shinola’s Creative Director Daniel Caudill.

At the event, you’ll have the opportunity to take a special tour of the eclectic contemporary art in Shinola Hotel. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails from San Morello while browsing Shinola’s latest collection of watches, leather goods, and other products exclusively sold at the Woodward Store. Each purchase helps support MOCAD—a percentage of the sales on items purchased during the event will go directly to the Museum.


CHRISTOPHER BURCHAM | BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI | THURS., JULY 18 @ 7 P.M.

40 guests
Attire: Modern Twist

Be one of the first guests this summer to dine in the newly designed modernist home of architectural designer Christopher Burcham. At this strolling dinner, Chef Matt Tulpa will feature seasonal, modern American food with an emphasis on the creative use of organic vegetables and high-quality meat and fish. Move outdoors to drink delicious cocktails designed by Two James Spirits.

MEMBERS: To join or to access member pricing for the Christopher Burcham dinner please call 313.832.6622 or email membership@mocadetroit.org.


TERESE REYES | DETROIT, MI | THURS., AUGUST 1 @ 7 P.M.

$125 per person, 40 guests
Attire: Fab Flair

Gallery Reyes | Finn hosts this strolling barbecue dinner in their new location in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood. The gallery, designed by award-winning architect Dirk Denison, is housed in a 4,600-square-foot corner building originally constructed as a bank, with 14-foot ceilings, 10-foot windows, and crown plaster molding. On view will be new work by Detroit-based painter James Benjamin Franklin and interdisciplinary artist Marcellus Armstrong.


JENNIFER + BRIAN HERMELIN | BINGHAM FARMS, MI | WED., AUGUST 28 @ 7 P.M.

$200 per person, 40 guests
Attire: Dress for Success

Take a master class in living with contemporary art in the stylish art-filled home of collectors Jennifer and Brian Hermelin. The historic country house, built in the 1850s by Bingham Farms namesake David Bingham, is the setting for an elegant seated dinner and a tour of a comprehensive collection that spans several mediums including photography, painting, sculpture, and video.


DERRICK MAY | MICHELLE + LINDEN NELSON | TROY, MI | THURS., SEPTEMBER 12 @ 7 P.M.

$250 per person, 100 guests
Attire: Techno Evening

Hosts Derrick May and Michelle and Linden Nelson invite guests to view one of Michigan’s premier collections and experience the fiercest beats by one of techno’s founders and pioneers. Derrick May, a member of MOCAD’s Board of Directors, is a legendary Detroit techno musician who, in 1986, founded Transmat, one of the most important techno labels with a worldwide following. Michelle and Linden Nelson have passionately assembled a collection of cutting-edge artworks from Street Art to Pop to Photorealism, installed in a minimal, warehouse setting. This elegant dinner will be created by Detroit’s own master chef Shawn Loving and a team of acclaimed chefs.


Visit MOCAD’s official website for more information about each dinner event.

Feature image courtesy of MOCAD.

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