Center Galleries HeroMark Sengbusch, "Full Circle: 101UP" Center Galleries 2014 (Photo by R.H. Hensleigh)

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.

Coming Up:

September 17 – October 22, 2016
De facto Detroit: Selections from The N’Namdi Collection
Opening reception: Friday, September 16, 6-8 p.m.

This exhibition gathers important works by artists significant to Detroit’s art history, all from the nationally renowned N’Namdi Collection, specializing in Contemporary African-American Art.

In Alumni & Faculty Hall:
Join us to celebrate the release of
at the opening reception on Friday, Sept. 16, 6-8 p.m.

November 12 – December 10, 2016
Earth Sky Bed Table: Mira Burack & Kate Daughdrill
Opening Ritual Reception: Friday, November 11, 6-8 p.m. Silent meditation and plant ritual to begin at 6:30. Please arrive by that time.

Earth Sky Bed Table is an earthwork installation that brings the comfort of the earth and the mystery of the sky into the gallery. The bed and table become threshold spaces—sites of ritual and integration. Harnessing the spirit of plants, the space is transformed into a sacred place that engages our bodies and senses.   

January 28 - March 4, 2017
Will Ryman: Cadillac
Opening Reception: Friday, January 27, 6-8pm

Cadillac is artist Will Ryman's 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.

March 18 - April 22, 2017
New work by Anne Lemanski and Michael McGillis
Opening Reception: Friday, March 17, 6-8pm


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 a.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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