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Museums

 

 

Arab American National Museum

Arab Civilization: Our Heritage features Arab contributions to the early world. Ongoing in the Community Courtyard.

Coming to America focuses on Arab immigrants and the culture they brought to the United States. Ongoing in Gallery 1.

Living in America exhibits early Arab-American life. Ongoing exhibit in Gallery 2.

Making an Impact celebrates the stories of Arab-American athletes, organizations, physicians, labor leaders, and entertainers. Ongoing exhibit in Gallery 3. $6 adults; $3 students and seniors; children under 5 free.

Little Syria, NY exhibits an immigrant community’s life and legacy in late 1800s in Manhattan. $6 adults; $3 students and seniors. Children under 5 free.

13624 Michigan Ave., Dearborn; 313-582-2266; arabamericanmuseum.org.

 

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Celebrating a Century of Sisterhood, Scholarship and Service 1913-2013 is a curated image display, reminiscing in the historical, cultural, and educational icons of the Delta Sisterhood’s past 100 years of community service. The yearlong exhibit opens on at 4:30 p.m. on April 1 and will run every seven days.

And Still We Rise: Our Journey Through African American History and Culture is an evolving exhibit that recounts the 3.5-million-year-old odyssey that begins in Africa and ends in Detroit. Ongoing in the Core Exhibition Gallery.

• A collective sculptural show, Visions of Our 44th President, features 44 3-dimensional interpretations of President Obama. Through Aug. 4.

Inspiring Minds: African Americans in Science and Technology is a new permanent exhibit highlighting African American contributions to the four disciplines of scientific advancement since the 17th century.

Stories in Stained Glass: The Art of Samuel A. Hodge, a series of colorful works focusing on three areas of African-American culture and history — musicians, dancers, and freedom advocates — is one of the ongoing exhibits in the Main Level Corridor.

A Is for Africa includes 26 interactive stations making up a 3-D “dictionary” designed for children. Ongoing in the Lower Level Corridor.

Ring of Genealogy, a work designed by local artist Hubert Massey, depicts the struggles of African-Americans in the United States.

$8 adults. $5 seniors (62+). $5 youth (3-12). Free for children under 3.

315 E. Warren, Detroit; 313-494-5800; thewright.org.

 

Cranbrook Institute of Science

• Help the museum save an 18th century cannon April 1-5. Patrons will help to gently remove soot and grime off of the two-century-old artifact with brushes, as part of the Extreme Deep and Dive Deep exhibitions, which explore life and artifacts “at the depth’s of the Earth’s waters.”

• Ongoing exhibits are The Story of Us, a nationally regarded anthropology collection; People of the Woodlands: Objects of Great Lakes Native America, a review of objects, practices, and the environment of Great Lakes native peoples and their complex connection; and Astronomy Lobby, a self-updating display from the Space Telescope Science Institute.

$12.50 adults. $9.50 children (2-12) and seniors (65+).

39221 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills; 248-645-3200, science.cranbrook.edu.

 

Detroit Historical Museum

• New permanent exhibits include Doorway to Freedom: Detroit & the Underground Railroad, which explores Detroit’s role as the “doorway to freedom” in fugitive slaves’ quest to find freedom in the North.

The Allesee Gallery of Culture highlights the people, places, and events that influence our understanding of modern Detroit.

Detroit: Arsenal of Democracy documents the contributions Detroit’s industrial infrastructure made in World War II and also explores how the war changed the city.

• Robert Scherer and Henry Ford are just a few inventors featured in The Gallery of Innovation, an exhibit featuring Detroit innovators and the products they created that we still use today.

5401 Woodward, Detroit; 313-833-1805; detroithistorical.org.

 

Dossin Great Lakes Museum

The museum is closed for renovations, but will reopen in May 2013.

100 Strand, Belle Isle, Detroit; 313-833-1805; detroithistorical.org/main/dossin.

 

Exhibit Museum of Natural History

RACE: Are We So Different? is a national traveling exhibit exploring the similarities among different nationalities. Through May 27.

Archeology! Current Research in the University of Michigan Museum of Anthropology is an ongoing research exhibit that examines questions that contemporary archeologists ask about the past and the techniques they use to answer them.

• Permanent exhibits are The Hall of Evolution, The Michigan Wildlife Gallery, The Anthropology Displays, and The Geology Displays. Free admission; suggested donation is $6.

University of Michigan, 1109 Geddes, Ann Arbor; 734-764-0478; lsa.umich.edu/exhibitmuseum.

 

Greenfield Village

The Village is closed for the winter season and will reopen April 13.

20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn; 313-982-6001; hfmgv.org/village.

 

Henry Ford Museum

Driving America includes more than 100 vehicles, authentic artifacts, digital media, interactive play, and personal accounts that focus on the influence the automobile has had on American culture.

Heroes of the Sky is a permanent exhibit focusing on adventures in early aviation.

With Liberty and Justice for All chronicles America’s journeys to freedom, beginning with the American Revolution and ending with the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.

• Also: Dymaxion House, Presidential Limousines, Made in America, and Rosa Parks Bus. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Thu; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri.-Sun. $17 adults; $15 seniors (62+); $12.50 youth; children 4/under free.

20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn; 313-982-6001; thehenryford.org.

 

Holocaust Memorial Center

Exhibits are dedicated to preserving the memory of the Holocaust. Learn about World War II, Jewish culture and religious beliefs, the postwar world, heroic rescues, and more. The center also houses a multilingual library. $5-$8 admission.

28123 Orchard Lake Rd., Farmington Hills; 248-553-2400; holocaustcenter.org.

 

Michigan Science Center

Bodies: Human Anatomy in Motion examines the effects of health and lifestyle choices on the inner workings of the human body. Through May 26. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wed.; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thu.-Fri.; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat.; 12-6 p.m. Sun. $12.95 adults; $9.95 seniors and youth; children under 2 free. 

5020 John R St., Detroit; 313-577-8400; michigansciencecenter.org.

 

Motown Museum

• Guided tours of the museum include The Gallery, which is composed of original stage uniforms worn by famous Motown artists, sheet music, rare photos, and other memorabilia.

Studio A, where Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross & the Supremes, and other Motown artists recorded still contains the original instruments and equipment used during Detroit’s Motown era.

• Other attractions include Berry Gordy’s Apartment, The Echo Chamber, and Motown Style, which is home to the jeweled white glove made famous by Michael Jackson.

2648 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit; 313-875-2264; motownmuseum.com.

 

Plymouth Historical Museum

Walk down the museum’s “Main Street” and enjoy the new special exhibit, Made in America, highlighting America’s contributions to industry, with emphasis on Michigan-made products. Through June 9. 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Wed., Fri., Sat., & Sun. $5 adults; $2 children.

155 S. Main Street, Plymouth; 734-455-8940, plymouthhistory.org.

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