Curbed got wind that some out-of-town architects have been coming to town to meet with Midtown's MOCAD, the contemporary art museum. MOCAD was awarded an ArtPlace grant to refurbish their 22,000-square-foot building, a former auto dealership. MOCAD won't name names yet, but confirmed that they are in shopping mode for some architects. The existing space tends to be hard for the little museum to fill but a press release promises that, "Museum leaders plan to improve internal spaces and functionality, including temperature and climate control, and create better spaces for art viewing and for staff to work." At the same time, MOCAD is also director shopping, since Luis Croquer resigned and is leaving at the end of the month.
· Luis Croquer leaves MOCAD [ArtReview]
· Arts Money Arriving By Recovery Engine to Woodward Ave [Curbed Detroit]