Today on Stateside, a conversation with the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit’s board chair about the termination of the museum’s director, who was fired after allegations of racial discrimination surfaced. Also, we revisit a conversation with a couple of art collectors about how the business of buying and selling work by Black artists has changed over the past few decades.
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Michigan sports teams from pros to JV face rocky restarts
- John U. Bacon is Michigan Radio’s Sports Commentator.
Wonderfully made: art collectors on finding meaningful works by Black artists
- George N'Namdi is the founder and owner of N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art in Detroit.
- Reverend Anthony Artis is a minister and art collector living in Flint.
Board chair addresses equity issues and leadership change at MOCAD
- Elyse Foltyn is board chair at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.
- Lester Graham is a reporter at Michigan Radio and co-author of Cheers to Michigan: A Celebration of Cocktail Culture and Craft Distilleries.
- Tammy Coxin is a mixologist and Graham’s co-author.