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THE FIRST EVER

Mighty Real / QUEER DETROIT

A Month-Long Art Exhibition curated by patrick burton
Devoted to 77 Years (1945-2022) of Detroit LGBTQ+ Art

June 2022

Self Portrait, 1945 by Martini Marti (Le Roy Foster)

Exhibition Summary

The exhibition presents a month-long historical examination of the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community and its longtime allies, featuring established & emerging Detroit artists, as well as artists whose careers were shortened by HIV/AIDS.

700+

Works
of Art

150+

Queer Artists

Up-Coming Events

30 June 22

MR/QD Closing Celebration: An Evening of Poetry/Performance Art/Music

An Evening of Poetry/Performance Art/Music Day: Thursday, June 30th Time: 6:00 and 8:00pm. Location: Galerie Camille. Featuring: Cherry Wood Stephen Dueweke Stephanie Glazier Jess Julien
Free

MR / QD Opening Weekend

June 2-5, 2022

Thursday 2 June, 2022 | Different times

DJ Kai Alcé will be be making us groove st Menjos!

Artist Reception at Menjos (8:00pm – 10:00pm)
Celebration at Menjos (10:00pm – 2:00am)
Affirmations Opening Reception (5:00pm – 9:00pm)

 

Friday 3 June, 2022 | 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Cass Cafe
College for Creative Studies
Detroit Artists Market

Galerie Camille
N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art
Playground Detroit
Scarab Club

JoyRide by Mieyoshi Ragernoir
Blooming by Matthew Papa
Saturday 04 June, 2022 | 5:00pm – 9:00pm

**Please note there are a few galleries with different opening timings

Anton Art Center (2:00pm – 4:00pm)
David Klein Gallery – Birmingham (2:00pm – 7:00pm)
Hatch Art
M Contemporary Art
Norwest Gallery 
Oloman Cafe
Public Pool

Sudarium by Bryan Hoffman
Sunday 05 June, 2022 | 2:00pm – 6:00pm

Collected Detroit
Metropolitan Museum of Design Detroit

Yami 1999 by Paula Allen

in the garden of your mind – Ian Torres McLaughlin

MR/QD Is Made Possible BY

Artists stipends made possible by Kresge Arts in Detroit

For details and more info on making a contribution to Mighty Real/Queer Detroit, please contact us at info@mrqd.org

About MR/QD

Mighty Real/Queer Detroit is an art exhibition in June 2022 devoted to 77 years (1945-2022) of Detroit LGBTQ+ art 

The exhibition presents a month-long historical examination of the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community and its longtime allies, featuring established & emerging Detroit artists, as well as artists whose careers were shortened by HIV/AIDS.

Mighty Real/Queer Detroit is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to promoting positive and meaningful images of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community through artistic and intellectual means. © 2022. All Rights Reserved.