Detroit, Michigan’s newest museum, the Kunsthalle Detroit Museum of Light-Based Arts Celebrates It's Grand Opening in Style.
Opening it’s doors on June 10th, 2011, the new Kunsthalle Detroit Museum welcomed visitors into the first museum of multimedia and light-based arts in the U.S. Guests were surrounded by multiple moving images consisting of eleven video art works, with a twelfth located on the museum’s second floor in a separate theater setting, where the museum showcased Bill Viola’s classic film from 1991 "The Passing", a 54 minute screening.
Simultaneous showing of the eleven video art works created a magical effect within the Kunsthalle Detroit Museum, captivating viewers of the many internationally curated light-based artworks and video projections. With headphones provided at each installation, visitors could listen to any specific soundtrack at their convenience, while portions of each soundtrack filled the air of the museum, spurring conversation between VIP guests at the exhibition’s opening. With infinitely moving masterpieces, the exhibition design’s design was unprecedented in contemporary art history and a uniquely bold and winning temporary installation.
The museum received overwhelming response and community support for it’s opening event and praised as "a gem” for the city of Detroit. Among critics and curators who attended the opening, were Michael Hodges, art critic from Detroit News, and Nancy Barr, curator of photography from Detroit Institute of the Arts, professors and students from the College of Creative Studies, the Detroit Institute of Arts Museum and many representatives from the local galleries also attended and expressed their full support.
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About Kunsthalle Detroit
About the Kunsthalle Detroit Museum Central to the Kunsthalle Detroit Museum’s mission is the encouragement of an ever-deeper understanding and appreciation of multi-media and light-based arts within the diverse local, national and international audiences that it serves. Founded in 2010 as a U.S. non-profit organization and educational institution for the development and support of light-based artists, the Kunsthalle Detroit museum is dedicated to being the foremost museum of multi-media and light-based arts in the world.