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Center Galleries, CCS’s main exhibition venue located inside the Manoogian Visual Resource Center, is a dynamic forum for the contemporary visual, literary and performance arts, and an integral component of the College. Our flagship gallery presents innovative, high-quality exhibitions of local, national and international contemporary art and design, and a range of public programs.


Will Ryman

January 28 - March 4, 2017

Will Ryman: Cadillac
This exhibition is sponsored by Gretchen & Ethan Davidson and Lynn & Bharat Gandhi

Center Galleries is pleased to present Cadillac, a life-sized 1958 Eldorado Biarritz convertible fabricated entirely out of resin and Bounty paper towels. Measuring 82” x 224” x 78”, Cadillac juxtaposes two iconic American brands: one, a post-war symbol of luxury, class, and power and the other, a mass-produced disposable product, revered for its convenience.  Will Ryman, who lives and works in New York City, uses material to elevate and amplify meaning in his sculpture, painting and installations.  His work gives physical shape to issues associated with industrialization, globalization, historial complexities and political conundrums and has been exhibited widely including at the Paul Kasmin Gallery (NYC), The Frist Center for the Visual Arts (Nashville), PS 1 Contemporary Art Center (NYC), The Phillips Collection (DC) and “Prospect 3 Biennial” (New Orleans).

In Alumni & Faculty Hall: Jeff Cancelosi: Picturing Us

Whistling Past the Undertow: Anne Lemanski & Michael McGillis
March 18 – April 22, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, March 17, 6-8 p.m.

In Whistling Past the Undertow, artists and CCS alumni Anne Lemanski and Michael McGillis survey the teeming matrix of earth’s oceans and our dysfunctional relationship with nature via a series of colossal prints and installation.

In Alumni & Faculty Hall: Jocelyn Rainey: Where Were You When I Discovered Color?


Center Galleries
Manoogian Visual Resource Center
College for Creative Studies
301 Frederick Douglass
Detroit, MI  48202

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment.
Free parking available in the CCS parking structure located on Brush Street between Frederick Douglass and Ferry.

Michelle Perron, Director

Jonathan Rajewski, Gallery Coordinator

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