MOCA Detroit Receives $50,000 From GM Foundation

MOCAD's exterior, with 'Untitled' (2006), by Barry McGee. (Photo by Corine Vermeulen/MOCAD)

MOCAD’s exterior, with ‘Untitled’ (2006), by Barry McGee. (Photo by Corine Vermeulen/MOCAD)

Detroit’s Museum of Contemporary Art said today that the GM Foundation has donated $50,000 to fund its art education programs for students in middle school and high school.

The gift will be used to fund a variety of projects, including lectures and gallery tours, a teen council that will help select programming, Saturday art workshops and more.

“Through its diverse community outreach and education programs, MOCAD is inspiring artistic minds and the next generation of innovators,” GM Foundation’s president, Vivian Pickard, said in a statement. “It’s exciting to see all that the museum has accomplished in the past seven years and we look forward to helping the institution expand its education portfolio.”

MOCAD currently has on view a show called “The Past Is Present,” which was organized by Jens Hoffmann, the Jewish Museum deputy director who is also a guest curator at MOCAD. Its artist list includes Andrea Bowers, Tania Bruguera, Claire Fontaine, William E. Jones, Martha Rosler and more.