shrinking cities

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Jon and I and some friends went to the opening of the Shrinking Cities exhibit a few weekends ago. We started at the Cranbrook Art Museum and then headed down Woodward Avenue to the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) for the second half of the exhibit. The exhibit chronicled the decline in population of four major cities around the world, including Detroit. I loved the Cranbrook portion of the did especially well showing how and why each cities lost so many people.


MOCAD is super trendy and we definitely felt out of place with all of the hip scenesters at the opening night party/rave. But at least we weren't as out of place as the one eighty year old couple dressed to the nines, most likely coming from the Cranbrook portion of the exhibit - so cute. One especially annoying aspect about the exhibit was the font choice. All of the letters with circles (a,b,d,e,o,p,q) were blacked out and it was incredibly hard to read...I just gave up reading any of the descriptions and enjoyed the art instead.


Here's some photos that Jon took at MOCAD. Who knew you take pictures at an art museum?




The exhibit is open until April 1. If you're in the area, it's definitely worth the trip!

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