Detroit Month of Design 2021 Highlights

An extensive roster of exhilarating events across the Motor City this September

In December 2015, Detroit became the first UNESCO-designated city of design in the United States. The honor recognizes metropolitan areas with a defined design heritage (often pertaining to an influential industry or built environment) and an active contemporary culture that continues to nurture artisans and designers. Six years later, Detroit remains the only certified design city in America—and extensive, exhilarating events like Detroit Month of Design explain …

Interview: Halle für Kunst Steiermark Curator, Cathrin Mayer

Photography, sculpture and performance art will reinforce the mission of the revitalized Graz, Austria institution

In Graz, Austria, the art institution Halle für Kunst Steiermark now occupies the halls of Künstlerhaus, an architecturally significant space designed by Robert Haueisen and completed in 1952. This new name represents a refresh of Halle für Kunst & Medien, the organization that took over the art hall in 2013. More than a title change, this update supports a new mission that includes an exploration of …

“Roots Run Deep: A Survey of Contemporary Black Hair Culture” at Pittsburgh’s Brew House Association Gallery

Curator Tara Fay Coleman taps 16 artists for a comprehensive exhibition on tradition, celebration, style and identity

Independent curator Tara Fay Coleman’s new exhibition, Roots Run Deep: A Survey of Contemporary Black Hair Culture, strives to spotlight “how hair is used as a medium to articulate creativity across the diaspora by highlighting the natural hair movement, ritual and intimacy, sacred spaces, intergenerational connectedness, Afrofuturism, and history.” This exhibition, on now at the Gallery of the Brew House Association through 6 March, responds …