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Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

4454 Woodward Ave Detroit, MI 48201


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Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

Our Mission

The mission of the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit is to present art at the forefront of contemporary culture. As a non-collecting institution, MOCAD is responsive to the cultural content of our time, fueling crucial dialogue, collaboration, and public engagement.

Admission

After 5 years of bringing important contemporary art to Detroit, MOCAD is introducing a suggested donation of $5 for entry into its exhibitions, during normal operating hours. This donation is offered on a sliding scale, which allows the public to “pay what they can” to support the Museum. Members, students and children under the age of 12 will continue to receive free admission. Admission into public programs and other special events may vary. MOCAD is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Our Space

Located on Woodward and Garfield between the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Detroit Institute of the Arts, Wayne State University and the College for Creative Studies, the museum is an innovative addition to Detroit’s vibrant Midtown neighborhood, 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 its historic character. With its raw, flexible and cavernous spaces, the building is well suited to the exhibition of contemporary art. Our ambitious series of public programs includes lectures, musical performances, films, literary readings and educational activities for children.

Accessibility

MOCAD’s building has ground-level entry, with one accessible main entrance and is a one-story building with no need for stairs or elevators. The building is accessible by public transportation, and has designated handicap parking spaces. The assembly areas of the building are adaptable to integrated and dispersed wheelchair seating as necessary. MOCAD’s exhibit areas and counters are wheelchair-accessible. The gift store manager is aware of ADA requirements and trains staff how to assist those with extra needs. Guided tours are available for those who are vision impaired. MOCAD has a list of sign language interpreters to call in as needed for our lectures and talks.Our bathrooms are wheelchair-accessible, with accessible sinks and water fountains. MOCAD has a designated staff member responsible for overseeing accessibility, and another to oversee our planned accessibility updates to our website. Front desk staff are trained to address accessibility questions and service animal etiquette.

Museum Tours

Please contact the museum by email or phone at 313.832.6622 to schedule a tour. All MOCAD tours are free and open to the public.

Parking and Directions to MOCAD

Detroit is getting a street car line, the M1 Rail! As such construction has made some areas of Woodward Avenue difficult to travel. For full lane closures and directions, check the M1 Rail’s interactive map here.

Our parking lot is located off of Garfield St. We recommend taking John R to Garfield. If you are traveling from I-75 northbound take the exit at Mack Ave. to John R north. If you are traveling southbound on I-75, take the Warren exit west to John R south. Visitors traveling from the M-10 Lodge Freeway take the Forest Ave exit east to John R south.

Please call the Museum at 313.832.6622 if you need further assistance

Web Address: http://www.mocadetroit.org/index.html

Address: 4454 Woodward Ave Detroit, MI 48201