Charles H. Wright Museum
I host the Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers in this theater every month. We do real people with true stories curated from the Detroit area plus guests from other parts of the nation and world. It’s very upbeat and powerful, a very stimulating evening. The audience cries, laughs, gives standing ovations; it's one of the city’s best date nights. The show is so stimulating people want to talk about the stories afterward. So we give them a place to go: an afterglow event with Darnell Kendricks at 5057 Viale down the street. He's a jazz singer and an incredible chef of wicked waffles. And there's jazz, poetry, a full bar, and dancing.
African American history. Great learning experience and amazing art, and artists, and unsung heroes of past generations.
Part of the Wayne State University campus, The Wright Museum, founded in 1965, explores and celebrates African American culture and history. Home to over 35,000 artifacts, the museum’s core exhibit is the largest display on African American history in the world. Rotating exhibitions, events, and…
Founded in 1965, the museum holds the world’s largest permanent exhibit of African-American culture.
“This is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Southeast Michigan! It’s home to an extensive array of Motown artifacts, photos and other memorabilia. The museum is a testimony to Motowns legacy and to the charisma, talent and staying power of the music and those who made it. ”
“So it's not the MET, or the Louvre, but it's worth it. It has murals by Diego Rivera,Van Gogh, and some other masterpieces that give an amazing context to past and future artistic experiences.”
“The Detroit Historical Society’s free museum has been preserving the city’s history for over 85 years. With permanent exhibitions featuring cobblestone streets, an auto assembly line, and a fur trading post from the 1700s, there’s something to enjoy no matter your interests. The museum is closed on Mondays.”
“Wander the paths, kayak through the gorgeous canals, set up a BBQ on the beach, get a game of baseball or soccer going...this is a great summer spot. What I love most about Belle Isle is the diversity of the people who come to enjoy it. It's truly a great reminder that we're all the same, that we all want to enjoy life, that we're all here together :)”