Exhibit at University of Michigan Museum of Art honors Tyree Guyton

- In celebration of Tyree Guyton's 30-year devotion to transforming his impoverished east-side Detroit neighborhood into a world-inspiring outdoor art environment, the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) and the university's Department of Afroamerican and African Studies' GalleryDAAS are currently hosting exhibitions of his work.

You can find them at "The Art of Tyree Guyton: A Thirty-Year Journey". The exhibit runs now through Jan. 3, 2016 and features two components: a 30-year retrospective, and a site-specific work that will be created on the burned site of one of the original installations on Heidelberg Street in Detroit, home to Guyton's massive, two-block art installation known as the Heidelberg Project.

VIDEO: Tyree Guyton and Heidelberg Project executive director Jennene Whitfield join us on The Nine to talk about the exhibit.

You can learn more at http://www.umma.umich.edu/insider/guyton.

PRODUCERS NOTE: The video above has been removed due to art installations at a neighboring property included in the piece that are not part of the Heidelberg Project.

The orange house seen in the video report as well as the "weapons of mass destruction" sign and mirror art piece are part of the Detroit Industrial Gallery by artist Timothy Burke and not associated with Guyton in any way.

Also pictured was the community art fence, which is also part of the Detroit Industrial Gallery. For more information about Burke's art installations and properties that make up the Detroit Industrial Gallery, CLICK HERE.


 

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