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 Exhibition

black and white tear off adsStephanie Syjuco

Feedback #4
Marshall McLuhan and the Arts

Opening Reception: Friday, February 15, 6-8pm
February 16 – March 23, 2019

An exhibition that reconsiders the importance of media theorist McLuhan’s work in the digital age.

One of the most charismatic, controversial and original thinkers of our time whose remarkable perception propelled him onto the international stage, Marshall McLuhan is universally regarded as the father of communications and media studies and prophet of the information age.  “Feedback #4: Marshall McLuhan and the Arts” is a recursive project with a focus on his radical, experimental publications including archival materials from McLuhan’s publishing practice, as well as current artistic interpretations of social cybernetics and video installations.  His work continues to play a pivotal role in our understanding of the technological age, in fact, never before or since has a scholar of communication played such a public role in our understanding of technological change well into the 21st century.

Creative Partners:

McLuhan Program at the University of Toronto
Kelly Library University of Toronto
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
City of The Hague
Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, The Netherlands
Embassy of Canada, The Hague
Marshall McLuhan Salon
University of Art Berlin
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
The McLuhan Institute

Upcoming Exhibitions

painting of Superman kissing a woman"Last Kiss" Joseph Mayernik '98

Re/VIEW: A CCS Alumni Exhibition

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 11, 2019, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.


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