Detroit’s Carr Center is about to blow your mind.

At noon Friday, the venerable African-American cultural center and gallery will unveil its answer to COVID-19 on its YouTube channel with a tour of its brand-new Carr Virtual Center, a dazzling online platform with multiple dimensions that’s way jazzier than most of what you’ll find out there. And the public is invited.

Almost every cultural institution worldwide, of course, is wrestling with the same dilemma: How do you hold onto audience during a pandemic, when so many are avoiding interior spaces?

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