QUICK CLICK … From The William Davidson Digital Archive Of Jewish Detroit History

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There has been a lot of buzz about Detroit’s art scene over the last few years. Many galleries have opened, and the city has become a mecca for young artists. Currently, the “Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit” exhibition on display at the Detroit Institute of Arts has received worldwide acclaim.

The archives of the Jewish News provide plenty of evidence that Jewish women have long played a role in Detroit’s art scene.

Consider Marsha MirMarsha Miro with Kid Rock-2007-02-01-1-008o. An art historian for many years, Miro was the art critic for the Detroit Free Press. She also contributed to such events as DLECTRICITY, AutoGlow! and Art Detroit Now, and was a founding director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD).

Prior to the creation of MOCAD, Miro worked for Gertrude Kasle at her gallery in the Fisher Building in Midtown Detroit.

Miro is the president of the board of directors for MOCAD and continues to speak at special events. Here is a photo of Miro and Kid Rock from the JN in 2007.

Thanks for your cultural contributions, Marsha!

By: Meghan McGowan, Techner Family Fellow

Want to learn more? Go to the DJN Foundation archives, available for free at www.djnfoundation.org.

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