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Nestled between the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Detroit Institute of Arts in Midtown, there’s a lesser known but equally stimulating hub of art and culture: The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.

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SmallTheaters Fillmore DS

Small stages, big performances. In live performance, the size of the stage has little to do with the quality of the show. So next time you hit the town, consider getting your fill of music and theater at one of Detroit’s more intimate — but by no means less grand — performance venues.

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DetroitHistoricalMuseum BillBowenFall is traditionally the time when students begin a new school year. What better time to learn something new yourself? Become a student of Detroit history with a lesson or two from the Detroit Historical Society.

Since its founding in 1921, the Detroit Historical Society has preserved the history of the region to help current and future generations to better understand the people, places and events that helped shape the city.

The Detroit Historical Society brings the fascinating stories of Detroit to life not only through extensive collections at the Detroit Historical Museum and Dossin Great Lakes Museum, but also through lectures, films and behind-the-scenes tours by local and regional historians and authors.

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Take5 GeorgeNNamdi

Looking for some cool things to do? Of course you are. Why not get a recommendation from someone who knows The D well and represents its cultural scene with authority? We spent a few minutes with N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art President George N’Namdi to get his take on what’s fun here.

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Detroit 10 AffordableArtAnyone who has gone to a fine art fair has spent time drooling over beautiful abstract paintings and photographs of far-away places, imagining just how sophisticated their home would look with that caliber of art on the walls. A quick check of the price tag also provides a check of reality.  

But in metro Detroit, you don’t have to set aside your love of art. Yes, you really can deck your halls without wrecking your wallet. Here's where you can do it:

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