screen-shot-2016-10-14-at-10-25-29-pmThe Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History will host the celebration of the Leni Sinclair Kresge Monograph and opening exhibition of The Music and the Times: Photographs by Leni Sinclair on Tuesday October 18, 2016 at 6:00 pm. This event is for ages 21 and older and takes place at The Wright Museum, located at 315 E. Warren Ave. in Midtown Detroit’s Cultural Center.

This year, Kresge Arts in Detroit selected Leni Sinclair as its 2016 Kresge Eminent Artist for her achievements in art and activism. Being named a Kresge Eminent Artist includes the presentation of a commemorative monograph honoring the artist’s life work. She is a renowned visual historian, photographer, social and political activist. During the 1960s and 1970s she documented live performances of legendary American musicians, especially those that performed in Detroit. Through her work she has amassed an amazing collection of images that reflect the superb talent and artistry found in live musical performances.

The Wright Museum salutes Leni Sinclair with an exhibition of her photographs. The Music and the Times: Photographs by Leni Sinclair, presents photographs of extraordinary musicians such as Bob Marley, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, and many more, alongside a video presentation encompassing her photo documentation of the wider social and political milieu.

“It doesn’t matter what kind of job you hold to keep bread on the table. If you think of yourself as an artist in your heart, you know you are far more than a job and no one can take that away from you – no one can take your dignity or your sense of purpose in life.” – Leni Sinclair

Admission to this event is free. RSVPs are requested to This will be a 21 and over event.

About the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Founded in 1965, The Wright Museum opens minds and changes lives through the exploration and celebration of African American history and culture. An amazing adventure of history, art and achievement awaits you at The Wright.

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