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The D Brief Podcast: Interviews About Detroit Museums & Galleries
The D Brief is Detroit's premiere arts and entertainment podcast. Each week, we publish three episodes: Two that discuss what's happening in the metro Detroit area, and one that is an in-depth interview with a notable Detroiter.
(Well, not all episodes. There are bonus episodes that you can only get in our mobile app. Download it now.)
Annmarie Boruck, the Director of Arts and Culture for Midtown Detroit, Inc., joins Seth and Becky on the podcast to talk about the re-opening of downtown’s cultural centers.
Guests: Annmarie Borucki
Organizations: Inc., Midtown Detroit
How are Detroit arts organizations celebrating Black History Month? A look at the Charles H. Wright Museum and the Norwest Gallery.
Guests: Asia Hamilton, Edward Foxworth
Organizations: Charles H. Wright Museum, Norwest Gallery of Art
How do you take a great photo? We asked photographer Asia Hamilton of Detroit’s Norwest Gallery of Art.
Guests: Asia Hamilton
Photographer Asia Hamilton, founder and director of the Norwest Gallery of Art in Detroit, talks about what goes into launching a gallery.
Guests: Asia Hamilton
Organizations: Norwest Gallery of Art
Jonathan Fuhrman of the Michigan Depression Glass Society talks about the upcoming Michigan Depression Glass Society show in Dearborn.
Guests: Jonathan Fuhrman
Organizations: Michigan Depression Glass Society
Dabls, founder of the MBAD African Bead Museum in Detroit, talks about African beads, the history of the museum, and how it brings people together.
Organizations: MBAD African Bead Museum
Tim McKay, president of the Corktown Experience, talks about the history of Detroit’s oldest neighborhood, including the ballpark, train station, and Slows.
Guests: Tim McKay
Organizations: Corktown Experience
Tony Roko, the artist behind the Atwater Beer labels, talks about painting for Jay Leno and Lady Gaga and what he’s working on at the Detroit train station.
Guests: Tony Roko
Dave Serio, the Educator & Public Programming Specialist at the Arab American National Museum and the producer of the Arab Film Festival, talks about this year’s festival.
Guests: Dave Serio
Organizations: Arab Film Festival
John Sauvé, the artist behind the orange Man in the City sculptures that can be found on rooftops throughout the city of Detroit, talks about the project.
Guests: John Sauvé
Organizations: Man in the City
Mary Ann Wilkinson, the new Executive Director of The Scarab Club in Detroit, talks about the long, rich history of the art club and its future.
Guests: MaryAnn Wilkinson
Organizations: Scarab Club
Cyrus Tetteh is one of two official photographers for the city of Detroit and the man behind the Neighborhood Natives exhibit at the Detroit Public Library.
Guests: Cyrus Tetteh
Organizations: Detroit Public Library
September is Detroit Month of Design! Olga Stella, the Executive Director of Design Core Detroit, drops by the podcast to talk about what design is, why it’s important for artists and businesses, and how Detroiters can partake in this month’s activities.
Guests: Olga Stella
Organizations: Design Core Detroit, Detroit Month of Design
Amani Olu and Aleiya Lindsey, the organizers of Detroit Art Week, talk about what it takes to launch this event. We talk about the difference between the art scene in Detroit and other cities, the venues participating this year, and how newbies can dive into the world of contemporary art.