Cranbrook Art Museum Partners with City of Detroit on Detroit Healing Memorial

Cranbrook Art Museum in the News
Press Releases

Cranbrook Art Museum is proud to partner with the City of Detroit’s Office of Arts, Culture and Entrepreneurship, the TCF Convention Center, and the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy to present the “The Healing Memorial” installation, a large-scale public art installation to recognize all forms of loss that have occurred throughout the COVID-9 pandemic.

The project is led by artist and Cranbrook Academy of Art alumna Sonya Clark and curated by Laura Mott, Senior Curator of Contemporary Art and Design at Cranbrook Art Museum. It will launch on Saturday, June 19, at a Juneteenth Celebration on the Dequindre Cut in Detroit from 2–6pm (near the Lafayette and St Aubin entrance).

Visitors can create colorful, hand-made personal dedications out of fabric that will come together to form a dramatic installation at the Huntington Center in downtown Detroit. The floor-to-ceiling installation will be adorned by these pouches and contain a written dedication—such as a blessing, keepsake, intention, or commemoration.

There will be various pop-up making stations set up across the region this summer. These events will be held in a variety of locations throughout metro Detroit. Click on the link below for more information.

The completed work will be unveiled on the City of Detroit’s official Covid Memorial Day,  August 31, 2021.

Visit for more information.

Posted In: Cranbrook Art Museum in the News, Press Releases

Media Inquiries:
Julie Fracker
Director of Communications
Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum