Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD)
MOCAD is where adventurous minds encounter the best in contemporary visual, literary, music, and performing arts. A responsive center for diverse audiences, MOCAD presents art that contextualizes, interprets, educates and expands culture, pushing us to the edges of contemporary experience.
Located on Woodward and Garfield between the DSO and the DIA, Wayne State University and the College for Creative Studies, the Museum is an innovative addition to Detroit's Cultural Center, and functions as a hub for the exploration of emerging ideas in the contemporary arts. The 22,000 square foot building, a former auto dealership, has been simply renovated to maintain it's historic character. With its raw, flexible and cavernous spaces, the building is well-suited to the exhibition of contemporary art. The bookstore includes merchandise not sold in the metropolitan area, including specialized art and culture magazines, journals, books, and limited edition artists t-shirts and other functional objects.