All posts by Athena Cocoves

Contemporary Art Detroit Screens Yayoi Kusama Film

At 89 years of age, the Japanese contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama has had a celebrated career. She is the biggest selling female artist of all time with countless retrospectives of her work. She has a museum opened in her name, now filled with her works, and she doesn’t stop. Explore her life, her prolific career,

7 Dinners in Heaven

Romantic restaurants for date nights Need a romantic spot to dine out for Valentine’s Day or any other day to show your significant other why they are so significant? Spend a cozy evening in a romantically lit local restaurant to make a classic date night as special as your love. Note: Many of these restaurants

Celebrating African-American authors

Take a second— can you name five Black writers off the top of your head?  From W.E.B. Du Bois to bell hooks (pictured above), to James Baldwin, Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, and contemporary writers like Akwaeke Emezi, Roxane Gay, Victor LaValle, Elizabeth Acevedo, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Terrance Hayes, the impact of African-American writers on

Enter the TMA archives

Discover books, materials and more that are not typically on view as Alison Huftalen, head librarian, and Julie McMaster, archivist, offer a first-hand glimpse into the collection, with a spotlight on materials that showcase the history of the TMA during Library & Archives Unshelved: Museum History. Visit the Art Reference Library, frequented by art historians,

Retro Valentine

What happens when two friends spend over 50 years as pen pals, discussing hopes, dreams, ambitions, and more? Celebrate the sweetness of sentiment as Barbara Eden, of I Dream Of Jeannie, and Hal Linden, of Barney Miller, come together to perform in A.R. Gurney’s long-running hit play, Love Letters. Explore the power of the written

Aglio e Olio: A multi-sensory performance

Sometimes the simplest things remind us of what is most important. Explore the connection between food, our senses, and family in a unique and immersive theater experience, Aglio e Olio. Created by actress Meg Persichetti and Laura Gilkey, an Adrian, Michigan native and film director, this unique play is set during the preparation of a