In the air: Voices from Detroit and beyond (billboard exhibition)

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Date: September 27, 2020
Time: All Day
Multi-day event from September 15, 2020 to October 3, 2020
Location: Billboard located at the corner of S. Woodward and E. Canfield
Category: Show

The James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History is committed to the health and safety of our campus and surrounding communities. In order to continue with programming in light of Covid-19, the department has transitioned to non-traditional gallery exhibition venues, including various off-site and online platforms.

The department is pleased to present IN THE AIR: VOICES FROM DETROIT AND BEYOND, September 2020 through April 2021. The series includes works created by local and national artists in response to the global pandemic and racial injustice, featured on a billboard, located at the corner of S. Woodward and E. Canfield, Detroit. A total of eight solo-presentations, each one month in duration, will be on view beginning September 15, 2020. 

A full schedule with the exhibition dates and lecture details can be found at

IN THE AIR: VOICES FROM DETROIT AND BEYOND debuts with work by jessica Care moore, on view September 15 through October 3, 2020. To accompany the piece, an online artist talk will be held on Thursday, September 24, 12-1pm. More details can be found at

Known internationally as a poet, activist, institution builder and supporter of independent artists, jessica is the author of five collections of poetry.  Her current book, We Want Our Bodies Back was published by Harper Collins/Amistad this year.  She has written and performed several multi-media theater shows and is the curator of the largest rock and roll concert weekend amplifying the voices of black women rock artists, “Black WOMEN Rock!”

A Knight Arts, Kresge and Joyce Award winner, moore penned the critically acclaimed Techno Choreopoem, Salt City. Her recently released music project, The Beneficiaries, is a collaboration with techno legends Jeff Mills and Eddie Fowlkes.  Jessica creates and lives in the tradition of Harlem Renaissance and Black Arts Movement writers, with a specific interest in the balance of poetry & sound and art as a tool of liberation.

September 2020