DETROIT – The General Motors Foundation is donating $50,000 to the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit to help boost art education programs.
The funding announced this week for the museum, also called MOCAD, will support new art education programs for area middle- and high-school students. The classes will be co-ordinated by a new youth program producer and designed by teens.
The seven programs are to begin at MOCAD at the end of November. They include a Teen Council of 12 high school students who will gather weekly to develop programming and an Open Studio where high school students can showcase their works in progress.
A Student Docent Program will help sixth to eighth graders develop skills to connect with others through contemporary art and design.