Art Exchange Museum salutes Colored Troops
DETROIT – While fighting to overcome racial discrimination and segregation, brave men joined the ranks of the Buffalo Soldiers and 1st Michigan Colored Volunteers. The Buffalo Soldiers, who fought to settle the Western frontier, are being given special recognition for outstanding service to their country with an exhibit at The Art Exchange Museum through Feb. 26.
The exhibit features replicas of period uniforms, weapons, medical equipment and camping gear. An impressive collection of photographs, maps, books and artifacts are also on display to enlighten visitors.
“It is an honor for us to host this exhibit and give the Buffalo Soldiers some of the recognition it deserves,” said Art Exchange Owner Warren Smith. “Everyone should learn more about this often forgotten chapter of history.”
The Art Exchange Gallery/Museum is located at 2966 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, in the Art Building near Mack Ave. and Martin Luther King Blvd.
For additional information, call (313) 831-1200 or log online to http://www.artgallerymuseum.com.
Music & Gallery Events Around Town:
PRO MUSICA SOCIETY: An intriguing look at George Gershwin will be presented in a unique recital and discussion by Richard Kogan, MD, a Harvard trained psychiatrist and concert pianist, on Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. at the Music Box Recital Hall in the Max M. Fisher Music Center at 3711 Woodward Avenue, Detroit. An afterglow with light refreshments and a chance to meet the artist concludes the evening. Tickets: $40. 313-576-5111. http://www.ProMusicaDetroit.com.
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY: The ever-popular troupe Kodo returns to UMS for its tenth appearance Monday, Feb. 21 through Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. at the Power Center, located at 121 Fletcher in Ann Arbor. The ever-popular troupe first burst onto the international scene in 1981 with their debut at Berlin’s Philharmony Hall, and since then they have consistently received rave reviews from audiences and reviewers alike for the powerful, primal beauty and intricacy and grace of their performances. Tickets: $20 – $44. 734-764-2538. http://www.ums.org.
BIRMINGHAM-BLOOMFIELD SYMPHONY ORCHEATRA: Classical music works, a festival of film music, and a solo by a prize-winning young cellist will highlight the Birmingham-Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra’s concert on Sunday, Feb. 27. The BBSO will be under the baton of Charles Greenwell; Erik Asgeirsson, winner of the BBSO’s Young Artist Competition, will be soloist for douard Lalo’s “Concerto for Cello in D minor.” The concert will be at 7 p.m. at Temple Beth El, 14 Mile and Telegraph Roads in Bloomfield Hills. Tickets: Tickets: $25. 248-645-2276.
OFF THE WALL GALLERY: The Spring exhibit for the Ann Arbor Art Center’s Off the Wall Gallery will be installed throughout downtown Ann Arbor in late February and will be displayed from Feb. 22 through May 9. The spring exhibition is titled “Black + White,” with the theme of “wild and wacky” silhouettes, featuring an artistic collaboration between Ann Arbor’s Burns Park Elementary students and Art Center WineFest volunteers. For more information, call 734-994-8004 x111.