Articles , Blog October 25, 2019 100 Comments ART TRIP: DETROIT Dereck Turner Post navigation How to Draw Buildings in Perspective: A Street in EdinburghScience Vs Arts: Common Sense Test | Tie-Breaker | Ok Tested 100 thoughts on “ART TRIP: DETROIT” Lawrence Calablaster says: October 18, 2018 at 8:59 pm 4:27 Kehinde Wiley! I promise I'll go, Mrs Green! Reply jozef salamun says: October 18, 2018 at 9:04 pm I know Las Vegas doesn't have much in terms of substantial institutional art, but maybe it could be deserving of a similar visit! You've got the Neon Museum, the murals downtown, and perhaps just a look at the casino architecture (maybe bringing up Robert Venturi & Denise Scott Brown's writings). It's a pretty contentious place overall, but that could make for a great visit! Reply Lawrence Calablaster says: October 18, 2018 at 9:05 pm 9:18 reminds me of Andy Goldsworthy, one of my favourites. I will make it to something of Hocking's. Reply bassaddict396 says: October 18, 2018 at 9:06 pm Please make your next art trip to Minneapolis! Reply isabel clare says: October 18, 2018 at 9:17 pm I've been hoping you would come visit!! Detroit is such a resilient and inspiring city with so much art and so many ideas, you did a great job presenting the highlights of our art scene. It really does mean a lot to show people who aren't local that there are still strong communities here who create and want to improve the way Detroit is. Reply Jaime Flores says: October 18, 2018 at 9:25 pm I’d love to see an episode on Dallas or the general Fort Worth/ Dallas area 🙂 Reply Mermaid Queen says: October 18, 2018 at 9:31 pm I love this I want to go there now Reply Hannah jones says: October 18, 2018 at 9:34 pm I’ve been waiting for something like this! Detroit has become my home. I moved to the city 2 years ago, and have never stopped exploring. I encourage everyone to come and see what this city has to offer, especially outside of Woodward. Beautifully done! Reply Jonathan says: October 18, 2018 at 9:50 pm the DIA is the best museum in the country fight me Reply Geneviève Chap says: October 18, 2018 at 9:52 pm Merci! Reply Rogério Nagaoka says: October 18, 2018 at 9:53 pm Excellent! Reply Viator-A01 says: October 18, 2018 at 9:59 pm 1:57 me: press F to pay respect. FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF Reply Xenolilly says: October 18, 2018 at 10:13 pm Thank you for showing us the happy fountain. These videos are considerate and high quality. I hope one day the Art Assignment comes to Saint Louis! Reply Bowie-ByBowie says: October 18, 2018 at 10:18 pm The Scott Hocking pictures are breathtaking. Reply Crushi .Music, Art & Love. says: October 18, 2018 at 10:30 pm You make the best Art History video lectures of all time. All time! Seriously. If my Art History classes were this well researched, edited, written, displayed this many reference pictures I would have loved my Art History classes as much as my practical drawing and theory classes. Astoundingly beautiful lectures! 🦄 🌈 Reply Dliess Mgg says: October 18, 2018 at 10:32 pm I didn't know how tense this video made me until I finally saw some people on the screen. I don't know if this was intentional, but it certainly had an effect on me. Reply go go says: October 18, 2018 at 10:51 pm impressive Reply The Real Legend says: October 18, 2018 at 11:13 pm The DIA is amazing Reply Margaret Moon says: October 18, 2018 at 11:55 pm Very interesting. Miss the food side trips though. Reply Juan Pablo Torres says: October 19, 2018 at 12:00 am Art Trip will forever be the best series on youtube. Reply Patricia Wong says: October 19, 2018 at 12:03 am I moved to Michigan in 2014 and had visited Detroit for different reason at least once every year. It is amazing how much changes this city has gone through since only 4 years ago. Reply Presley Martin says: October 19, 2018 at 12:17 am Art thrives in the best of times and the worst of times. Art is indeed long. Reply Sam Oshins says: October 19, 2018 at 12:52 am i kno i say this every week, but you're a channel making videos unlike and maybe more important than any other channel i interact with regularly. I have two questions: 1) What does it mean to be half way there? in one of the paintings from the gallery at DIA there was a large scale math problem that read 2+2=8 and it struck me that "halfway there" is a beautiful symbol of nowhere and everywhere and ubiquitous and non-important. Both rounding up to everything and easily rounding down to nothing, both basically true and easily proven untrue, this symbol of the arson and art and the confusion between the two helped me grapple with what street art/public art means to me, and how detroit and it's impact both wider and closer to home might need to grappled with at many levels and facets. 2)I don't remember the second question to be fully honest. What would you want to ask? Thanks again, Sam Reply Mainstream Intoxicated says: October 19, 2018 at 12:56 am Man, this is beautiful. There's no art here in L.A Reply Riley Davis says: October 19, 2018 at 1:03 am Did someone say Marxist‽ Reply Oliver Bollmann says: October 19, 2018 at 1:55 am What a powerhouse video. A great balanced view of the city, its tribulations, and the spirit of its people. Especially loved the work of Scott Hocking — great installation art and great use of found materials of space, thank you for putting him on my radar. Also really appreciated the American Riad, both in scope and the interview with Jamil. All around a thoughtful and thought provoking episode that'll leave me thinking newly about place, the impermanence of our built environment, and how we as communities and art inhabit it all. Great work, thank you! Reply Meisterio says: October 19, 2018 at 2:34 am Do you have any plans to do one for Toronto? Reply idk wayta says: October 19, 2018 at 3:21 am lol at robocop Reply L J says: October 19, 2018 at 3:44 am This is my home in an Art Trip video and that is so cool. Reply Paola Kassa says: October 19, 2018 at 3:54 am As an artist in Detroit I’m so happy you are highlighting the great community we have! Reply mogulsm says: October 19, 2018 at 4:54 am FUN FACT: When the city started tearing down the Heidelberg houses, the artist protested by painting colorful dots on the things (all over the city) he felt the city should've been focused on instead of his installation. When I visit, I still see these colorful and mostly faded dots sometimes. 😏 Reply Moira H says: October 19, 2018 at 6:53 am I’m in love with the videos where you talk about places. Thank you so much to everyone involved in the art assignment, you all do amazing work. The videos are so well done and beautiful. There is no other channel I appreciate more. Reply wolfyvas says: October 19, 2018 at 7:07 am my dream school is CCS in Detroit, and seeing all the art exhibits i'll possibly be able to visit while there is exciting. i also just got really excited every time you showed stuff i recognized, but also introduced me to quite a few new places to look at next time i'm in the city. Reply Defeshh says: October 19, 2018 at 10:20 am I was expecting a brief mention of Techno music. A worldwide cultural phenomenom that started right there. Reply Nicolas Andres says: October 19, 2018 at 10:32 am I fucking love this channel so much Reply Ashley Strauss says: October 19, 2018 at 10:41 am As someone who grow up in the suburbs of metro Detroit, this video made me cry for some reason. I can't wait to explore the city more. Growing up we were told that detroit is dirt and dangerous, but I think it is just a neglect beautiful city. I'm glad many people are trying to make it a little more beautiful again. Reply Gavin Warner says: October 19, 2018 at 11:13 am Thank you guys so much for highlighting the city i grew up 15 minutes away from! I always loved going to Detroit and seeing all the wonderful things that are there. Also, thanks for not embellishing the “Detroit used to be gross” thing haha Reply N. J. Phillips says: October 19, 2018 at 11:59 am I live here! Come say hi! Reply NuclearEagleFox!!! says: October 19, 2018 at 1:36 pm Don't forget: DIA admission is free to anyone who lives in the surrounding counties (Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb)! Reply whatsbehindthesky says: October 19, 2018 at 2:02 pm This was so cool! I was wondering: would you be interested in doing an art trip to Cincinnati? I would love to see your take on art in my weird old hometown. Reply Wingstofly says: October 19, 2018 at 2:52 pm This was awesome Reply KT S says: October 19, 2018 at 4:00 pm Could you do an episode on graffiti? Reply YIEQ says: October 19, 2018 at 4:12 pm As a Detroiter I love what you’ve covered here! Did you have a chance to see the Spirit of Detroit Statue and the Fischer Building and the graffiti in Dequindre Cut? I was surprised they didn’t make the video. You should come back for a second Detroit trip there’s much more to see! One of my favorite new murals (unplanned) has popped up recently on Linwood St by W Grand Blvd that depicts Aretha Franklin and wishes her “rest in RESPECT” I love Detroit! Reply Clarence Chou says: October 19, 2018 at 4:13 pm I await an Art Trip to Vancouver with pleasing expectation Reply Sonja Johnson says: October 19, 2018 at 4:15 pm Another wonderful look at a place I've never even thought about visiting.And now I've got another place on my list 😀 Reply Marcin Nieweglowski says: October 19, 2018 at 4:22 pm Not mentioning on heritage of Detroit techno sounds? I'm quite surprised and unsatisfied … Reply wild crackers says: October 19, 2018 at 7:00 pm Honestly this is by far my favorite channel on YouTube.Educational as well as entertaining.Please just never ever stop making videos💚💛💜❤💙!!! Reply Dylan Kuzelka says: October 19, 2018 at 7:17 pm More of these please. This was fantastic. Reply Elea Browning says: October 19, 2018 at 8:50 pm What a wonderful trip! 🙂 Reply Madelyn VerVaecke says: October 19, 2018 at 9:57 pm As an artist and lifelong resident of Detroit, the city's dedication to the arts makes me really proud. Reply Max says: October 19, 2018 at 10:38 pm if the heidelberg project is art, then a hoarders garage is too.PS: can i get some help with my garage?! Reply Lucia C.S. says: October 20, 2018 at 2:32 am I just love it Reply Ben Zangri says: October 20, 2018 at 2:33 am Next you have to go to Long Island New York in the fall I will be there . Oh wait live on South Shore of Long Island . Reply TJ Norris says: October 20, 2018 at 2:37 am Always love your show. Reply Roland Ocomen says: October 20, 2018 at 3:52 am although i wish this covered one of the most prominent art schools of the world, College for Creative Studies, this was too beautiful & i thank you all for showing how resilient & breath taking my city is. Reply Andrew Thompson says: October 20, 2018 at 6:10 am I appreciate the brief criticality about Murals in the Market. Recently they've gotten better about featuring local artists, but in general the Detroit Beautification Project & Library Street Collective have brought in outside artists to adorn Detroit's walls without much input from local residents about what they'll be left to look at… Reply Andrew Thompson says: October 20, 2018 at 6:11 am @11:52 my homie Rosie! Hoarder House! sew güd! Reply Andrew Thompson says: October 20, 2018 at 6:15 am Dabls is the quintessential Detroit Elder! Taking the time to visit the bead museum, his installation, and to sit with him is a real privilege! Reply Timothy Lee says: October 20, 2018 at 12:13 pm Looks like Detroit has got a bad rap. Thanks for setting the record straight. I'm going to visit the places on the vid tour to see them for myself, there is nothing like experiencing places in real time. Reply Daniel Rustad says: October 20, 2018 at 2:58 pm Wonderful as usual. I am adopting the phrase: VITA BREVIS LONGA ARS. 😉 Reply Guilherme Harrison says: October 20, 2018 at 4:43 pm I wanna live there! Reply Jose Hernandez says: October 20, 2018 at 5:00 pm Can you visit Puerto Rico. I feel that this city mirrors our island in many ways. Reply elsa Grace says: October 20, 2018 at 5:34 pm Interesting that so much outdoor art is also where there is so much vandalism (graffiti, arson) Reply elsa Grace says: October 20, 2018 at 5:39 pm The only thing that I found pleasing was the Moroccan riad thing that wasn’t finished yet. So the new definition of art is anything man made that serves no other purpose than to be viewed. 😒 not a fan. Reply vocalnerd says: October 20, 2018 at 9:02 pm I've never been to America, but if I go I want to visit Detroit now. Reply itsbeenapleasure says: October 20, 2018 at 10:51 pm The tension between decay and the carefully curated art is palpable in the video. Thank you for showing us this place. Reply PoseidonXIII says: October 21, 2018 at 6:14 am Thanks for the amazing journey! Reply CYRUS GRAHAM says: October 21, 2018 at 2:03 pm I didn't do any art work 🎨in Detroit Reference: August,September year 2004, ✈CONNECTICUT , DETROIT Reply Sam R says: October 21, 2018 at 2:16 pm Another wonderfully inspirational video, tough I have to admit, I miss the overview of what the food, it gave a further context of the area you were in, and made the art feel more human. Reply Ashley Andersen says: October 21, 2018 at 4:43 pm I worked in Detroit for 4 years. Art was never too far from sight. Even in the more run down areas. For all it's struggles there's still a fighting spirit. I may not live there anymore but I'd love to see Detroit truly thrive again. Reply judy on art says: October 21, 2018 at 4:47 pm Thanks for the trip!! Wondering what kind of gimbal that you used for filming this…i see some bouncy movements that commend problem for using gimbal. Thanks. Judy Reply Sarah Robbins says: October 21, 2018 at 5:16 pm This is the Detroit I got to know and love. When I was a Windsor University student, I took a Detroit Architecture class for my art history credits. We would go across the river to Detroit every Friday and my Prof brought us to a lot of these places. Detroit is a city that fights back with art and determination while sticking together as a community, and because of that, it will thrive once again. It's one of my favorite cities because of that. Thank you for showing this side of Detroit. It's a side more people need to see. Reply Jean-Michel Soucy says: October 21, 2018 at 10:40 pm Come to Montreal!!!amazing artistic/cultural scene!! Reply namlhots says: October 22, 2018 at 1:18 pm Who does the cinematography on AA? The videos are consistently beautiful. (Disclaimer: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder-Margaret Hamilton Hungerford.) Reply Allan Edwards says: October 22, 2018 at 8:56 pm Hope you got a chance to eat at Slow's BBQ. Reply Nikki Nichols says: October 23, 2018 at 4:05 pm I know the art trip videos are a huge undertaking – I would love one for Denver!! Anyone else? Reply Tonaya Chapman says: October 23, 2018 at 8:57 pm As a Detroit native and artist, this gives me so much joy. Thank you guys so much for coming. I was the gal, freaking out about it on your Instagram lol. Reply Ernesta V says: October 23, 2018 at 10:26 pm I`m watching this in Italy, but I grew up in Lithuania…Detroyt is one of the cities in my list to visit, but after this I`ll visit ASAP…..Thanks so much…I always travel by art programs and this was so impressing…. Reply Blashtifin says: October 24, 2018 at 2:03 pm thanks for this! We have such an active and overlooked creative community in this city. I go to Wayne State and the young people here are extremely ambitious plans Reply Kate Krauss says: October 26, 2018 at 11:39 pm Wonderful video, I learned a lot. Great job with Diego Rivera murals, especially. Thank you. Reply Jordan Jakeway says: November 6, 2018 at 1:05 am And they say the Midwest has no culture… pshh Reply Abigail Wilson says: November 6, 2018 at 5:47 am You pronounced Pewabic (pewAHbic) wrong, but otherwise great video! Reply Kai ArtVids says: November 6, 2018 at 7:33 pm This is great but there's still so much to be explored also ccs and the carr center and the many street art roads leading out if the city Reply joeli fische says: November 8, 2018 at 1:55 pm I'd love to see one of these for Melbourne, Australia Reply whatafly80sguy says: November 11, 2018 at 5:13 am What do they do with Heidelberg in the winter?! Reply whatafly80sguy says: November 11, 2018 at 5:26 am This was really cool. It showed me a side of Detroit I never knew was there. I hope you guys can take more art trips. I look forward to wherever is next! Reply Anonymous says: December 17, 2018 at 3:59 am I live in Michigan about an hour away from Detroit and the only place I’ve visited there is the guardian building because my mom has meetings there with her company,and the DIA because I love art. It’s crazy how little I explore my surroundings Reply Jamie Light says: December 29, 2018 at 3:26 am In the same vein as The Heidelberg Project is Hamtramck Disneyland. It's in the city of Hamtramck which is in Detroit. Reply Kyle Pawlowski says: February 6, 2019 at 2:34 am Fantastic video. Can you guys do a "ART TRIP: BUFFALO, NY"? This reminded me of the great city of Buffalo, NY, which also has a lot of art and rebuilding going on. Reply Christine Frank says: February 11, 2019 at 12:04 am This video made me tear up. I live in the Detroit suburbs and am an apprentice electrician blessed to take part in the restoration of the city. This year, I’m going to make sure I make a trip to the DIA and some of the other things you showcased. Reply Zachary Jones says: February 11, 2019 at 7:40 pm Amazing video!! Reply Khadijeh A says: February 19, 2019 at 10:12 pm Ok I need to go back to my beloved Detroit Reply Mortimer Stonewall says: March 1, 2019 at 7:09 am It's pronounced "day twa". Reply Al Green - Light Through Glass says: March 19, 2019 at 9:49 pm Sewer pipes – awsome Reply Monifa Kincaid says: March 22, 2019 at 7:42 pm This was a beautiful video about Detroit. Reply Cody Ellis says: April 1, 2019 at 5:58 pm Excellent video, thank you for visiting Detroit. Although I can’t help but feel like failing to highlight the cities role in mid century design and architecture was a huge miss. Reply Ashley Clark says: April 14, 2019 at 10:29 pm It was interesting to hear from the gentleman at the end because he is right, I very much think of Detroit as being empty, and sad, and without joy or art. It’s good to see that it isn’t. Reply Ygritte Oakley says: July 22, 2019 at 9:41 pm This is the real Detroit!!!! Thank you so much for accurately depicting my beloved city. There is even more for an art enthusiast. Detroit is a city turned canvas. With open air galleries everywhere. You can see fantastic art for free in most cases. Or a fraction of the cost. Compared to NYC or even Chicago. I still have not seen everything yet. Reply askmelater says: September 9, 2019 at 6:23 pm You spend entirely too long on the Heidelberg project. While a curiosity, I think you're reading much more into it than is really there. Really, at this point so much of this city looks like a junk yard, like looking up an architectural nose nostril. Reply יצחק בן יהוידע says: September 17, 2019 at 2:54 pm קצת קשה היה לראות את ההדרדרות של העיר !!!!!!! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. 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