Community Outreach & Engagement

Hero Valade

The Valade Family Gallery

The Valade Family Gallery, located on the first floor of the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education, presents exhibitions for and with students, faculty, CCS alumni and the community of Detroit on topics relevant to contemporary art and design practice today.  Its focus is to establish educational linkages between the College and the community, and to provide a space for exhibitions that advance and support the academic departments of CCS.

Current Exhibitions

beaded figure against a green backgroundJetshri Bhadviya "The Armor" 2015, archival digital inkjet print

Faculty Now!

October 19 – December 7, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, October 18, 5-8pm

An exhibition of selected work by the full- and part-time faculty of the BFA and MFA programs at the College. Celebrating the arrival of the new CCS President, Donald L. Tuski, Faculty Now! exemplifies the various creative outputs and vast creative talent of our world-class faculty.

Future Exhibitions

2020 Transportation Design Student Exhibition

January 17 – 25, 2020
Opening Reception: Friday, January 17

Featuring a curated selection of outstanding work from students in the BFA and MFA programs and the portfolios of the department’s fall 2019 graduates.


February 8 – March 14, 2020
Opening Reception: Friday, February 7, 6-8pm

“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” -- Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni

Carved focuses on work by artists whose approach to creating form is through the subtractive process of removing material from its source. Organized by Chido Johnson, CCS Assistant Professor, Fine Arts-Sculpture.

RE/View: A CCS Alumni Exhibition

April 18 – May 22, 2020
Opening Reception: Friday, April 17, 6-8pm


Valade Family Gallery
A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education
460 W. Baltimore
Detroit, MI  48202

Gallery Hours

Wednesday – Saturday 12:00 noon to 5 p.m.

Free parking available in the CCS Parking Structure located on Baltimore between Cass and Second.

Michelle Perron

Jonathan Rajewski
Exhibitions Manager