COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL ENRICHMENT AND EXPERIENTIAL OPPORTUNITY
Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics, Edutainment, Design
Metropolitan Museum of Design Detroit or MM-O-DD has on-going programming including Design Dares, Design discussions, debates, dialogs, documentation, destinations and edutainment chats, Portfolio Reveals, Behind the Scene sneak peeks, Visiting on-line collections, Social Salons, Insiders Expertise, Networking Opportunities, Prototype Testing, Experiential gallery’s, and more. Design impacts our everyday lives personally and/or professionally. Metropolitan Museum of Design Detroit reveals the past, explores the current and deep-dives into the future of Design and related fields. We engage and value all ages to ignite an Ah-Ha spark leading to awareness of design history, mind-set shift for more intelligent resource selections or boost towards talent traction and future career choice. MM-O-DD will highlight the people in the Design Industry, who may have traditional education yet others have self-taught or generational trade skills being passed along, each a valued asset in all facets of Design. Our Detroit location houses the permanent collection and host revolving visiting exhibitions.. The mobile culture remaining as we add the exhibitions which will include revolving permanent and traveling on-loan collections , including
historical and currently important pieces which represent various facets of Design. Many of the selected items will be privately owned, while others will be co-curated with renown, community entities. The experiential interactive installations engage people of all ages, by exposing them to classic and innovative Design genres, platforms and principles. Scheduled programming below and for insight into previous engagement ,click button.
'THE COST OF WHAT YOU WEAR'
International Outreach and Global Alliances
The sustainability in design panel discussion in April 2017 was co-hosted by MM-O-DD and Global Ties>Detroit. Project JUST co-Founder Shahd AlShehail along with experts Bena Burga of Maggie's Organics and Julia Rhodes of Rebel Nell brought insight into the awareness of the ethical practices available in the Garment Design Industry. The programming located at the Waterview Lofts at Port Detroit, was free to the public.
“IN SOUNDS FROM WAY OUT”
Metropolitan Museum of Design Detroit honored to have been selected to featured Detroit experts in Sound Design in Museum settings during the Michigan Museum Association and American Association of State and Local Historical Museums conference at Cobo Hall Detroit Michigan.
'THE HISTORY AND MYSTERY OF THE FASHION INDUSTRY IN DETROIT'
Experts in the Fashion Industry told a plethora of stories and a edutaining discussion was shared.
C. Grantston Bullard, renowned Luxury Fashion Designer, specializing in exotic furs and jeweled eyewear. Bullard’s lines have been carried at fine retailers internationally and across the country from Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills to Manhattan.
Montee Holland Founder/Fashion Designer for national brand Tayion.
Rufus Bartell local long-time retailer within the iconic Avenue of Fashion or the area historically referred to as the ‘Paris of the Mid-west’.
Bridget Kavanagh Michigan based shepherdess and owner of
Happy Goat Lucky Ewe.
CAREER DAY AT MUMFORD HIGH SCHOOL
MM-O-DD set up an interactive opportunity for the 600+ students from Mumford High School and the Mumford Academy to engage and learn of the various Design Industry direct pathways and careers available. We also asked if a Design Lab during school hours was formed would any of the students be interested, and 24 people signed a form listing their specific goal to learn. Currently MM-O-DD is working to develop the programming for this platform. Interested in supporting, contact
Mumford High School
Photo: Christian O'Grady
The Jewelry Designer from the Marvel Studios Black Panther movie shared heartfelt stories and business insight into her life challenges and triumphs. The free and inclusive program attracted over 225 people to be edutained by Ms. Douriean Fletcher, with moderation by Crystal Marie
Charles H. Wright Museum
Detroit Fiber Works ( Mandisa Smith)
African Youth Dance Company
Event Design: Melinda Anderson
Sound Design: DJ
Graphic Design: Caleb Moss
Beauty Design (MUA): Denitra Townsend
Photographer: Desmond Love