Pieces of a clay pot. An old medicine bottle.
These random household items, plucked from the grounds of the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) by Wayne State history sleuths, will be transformed into works of art.
MOCAD partnered with Wayne State University’s Anthropology Department to conduct an excavation on the museum’s grounds as part of an ongoing art exhibit entitled “All Monsters” by Chicago native Jan Tichy.
The exhibit is located in Mike Kelley’s “Mobile Homestead,” a full-scale replica of Kelley’s 1950s ranch-style home in Detroit. Kelley, who died in 2012, worked with a variety of media and is considered to be one of Detroit’s most influential artists. He asked that the ground floor rooms of the home be used as a community gallery and gathering space.
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