- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 19, 2016

DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Institute of Arts is preparing to open an exhibit that explores the sights of the city at night through photography.

Nancy Barr, the museum’s curator of photography, organized the exhibit, “Detroit After Dark,” which opens Friday, the Detroit Free Press (https://on.freep.com/2dOFdeD ) reported. More than 60 pictures capture nocturnal Detroit through its architecture, streetscapes, factories, music scene, after-hours haunts, graffiti writers, night-shift workers and assorted night owls.

Detroit’s music scene represents one of the largest components of the exhibit, which provides a glimpse of the nightly action in the clubs.

The images were taken between 1955 and 2016 and showcase the work of a dozen photographers, including Ralph Jones, Scott Hocking, Dave Jordano, Leni Sinclair and Steve Shaw.

The earliest photos in the exhibit were taken by Robert Frank, an influential mid-century artist who visited the city in 1955 as part of his project, “The Americans.”

The exhibit will be open to the public until April 23.


Information from: Detroit Free Press, https://www.freep.com



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