Coming Up @ The Carr Center
Includes new artwork exploring themes of jazz and gender from acclaimed
visual artists Monica Haslip, Joe Diggs, Ramsess and more.
October 14: Jazz, Gender & Futurism
A panel discussion with Angela Davis, Robin D.G.Kelly, Gina Dent and Terri Lyne Carrington.
October 15: New Standards Jazz Crawl
Singer Carmen Lundy, at the Carr Center Performance Studio,
1 of 13 Jazz Crawl concerts, in partnership with Midtown Detroit Inc.
SOMETHING’S COMING … Soon!
Jazzy Nights in Midtown
Opening in The Carr Center Gallery
BAND DIRECTOR MASTER CLASS
And in addition, we are offering your students an immersive jazz experience!
The Carr Center & Comcast
The Carr Center is one of the most vibrant, active art centers in the United States that is focused on developing the community. The incredible arts programming, the opportunities offered to young people to participate and the conscious commitment to cultural identity speaks volumes to the value of the performing arts in our lives.
Bravo for your vision and leadership!
Carrie Mae Weems’ willingness to begin the work of building an artistic and intellectual community by putting our work in conversation with each other made the Carr Center’s Independent Scholars Fellowship an immediately challenging space.
Teri Lynne (Carrington), Danilo (Perez) and Sonia (Sanchez), Thank you! Thank you! I have enjoyed you all immensely. Maya Angelou said thank you is what we say to God. I really hope that tells you just how I appreciated you all tonight .
I just checked the dictionary for a definition of “heartfelt.” It said, see Patrice Rushen and The Gathering Orchestra Nonet. I swear!
Ms. Rushen, thank you from the bottom of my jazz-fueled heart. What wonderful musicians, what wonderful music, and so young, sigh …!
Don Bates, attendee
Patrice Rushen & The Gathering Nonet
“Resonate Suite” Livestream
Meet the Artist: Christopher Batten
Meet The Artist: Michael Reed
Meet the Artist: Akindele John
Who We Are
the Carr Center leverages the essence of the African American cultural experience to inspire, entertain, challenge and educate. It is a place where artists, across all disciplines, and community come together. We accomplish our mission through three core programs:
the Carr Center Contemporary, The Carr Center Arts Academy and the Carr Center Presents….
the Carr Center is devoted to the preservation, presentation, promotion and development of the African and African American cultural arts traditions within our multicultural community.
You cannot touch inspiration but you can feel it. Inspiration is what motivates and drives creativity. Our goal is to inspire creativity in artists, our patrons, and our community through the presentation and teaching of African American cultural arts traditions.
To be entertained is a gift from artists and performers to their audiences.
It is a gift of emotion, joy and inspiration. In every presentation, the Carr Center aims to be a platform for unmerited giving.
Challenging someone builds strength, character and confidence. All of these nouns are essential to nurturing personal growth. The Carr Center challenges and nurtures both artists and audiences, in order to help them grow.
Education is power. The Carr Center creates opportunities for unique educational experiences in order to preserve African and African American cultural arts traditions and empower future generations to make new traditions their own.