The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) is housed in an old 22,000-square-foot auto dealership on Woodward. Its annual budget around $800,000, with an annual attendance of around 35,000.
Curator and director Luis Croquer resigned effective October 31, 2011, in order to spend more time on his curatorial career. Deputy director Rebecca Mazzei will run the show while the board conducts a search.
The museum received $350,000 from ArtPlace in September 2011 to renovate exhibition and office space. In February 2012, MOCAD selected James Corner Field Operations (the designers of the High Line in New York) and Rice+Lipka Architects to design the expansion. $100,000 from Leveraging Investments in Creativity (LINC) more support from the Ford Foundation will support the renovation.
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- MOCAD director-curator to step down. Free Press. 3 September 2011.
- Detroit gets $1.3M in grants to test development through arts. Detroit News. 16 September 2011.
- MOCAD Picks Two NYC Firms For Renovation: Rice+Lipka Architects and James Corner Field Operations. Curbed Detroit. 23 February 2012.