N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art
Artist in Residence
Atelier is a program started by the N'Namdi Center in order to teach students the skills needed to run an art gallery. The aim of the new atelier, staffed by veteran artists, art educators, museum curators and gallery owners, is to help grow Detroit’s nascent creative community and develop skilled arts entrepreneurs with a special emphasis on people from diverse backgrounds.

Registration ​is open now through Sept. 19, 2014

For more information including course decriptions and fees, visit: http://www.nnamdiatelier.org/

Made possible by a grant from the Knight Foundation, with supporting grants from the Kresge Foundation and the Erb Foundation.
Current Exhibitions

Main Gallery
Herbert Gentry & His Contemporaries
Sept. 12, 2014 - Jan. 31, 2015

Black Box
Neha Vedpathak - "ELEMENTAL"
Nov. 7, 2014 - Jan. 31, 2015

Rose Gallery
Elizabeth Youngblood - "Vicissitude"
Nov. 7, 2014 - Jan. 31, 2015


Gregory Coates


Angelbert Metoyer

Upcoming Exhibitions

Past Exhibitions

Manuel Mendive - "Living Images" / Osi Audu - "Thinginess and Nothingness"
May 16 - August 16, 2014

Constructions: Textural Collages by Nanette Carter, Addie Langford and Heloisa Pomfret
November 15, 2013 - January 11, 2014

Gilles Perrin - "Yene Konjo" Portrait of a People
September 13 - November 2, 2013

Abstract Masters Series
Exhibition Opening Date - Exhibition Ending Date
Curated by George N'Namdi, this series of exhibitions will present the works of artists who have made a significant contribution in furthering the paradigm of abstraction. Beginning in the fall of 2011 with master painter Ed Clark, the series will be a mainstay of the N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art.
Language of Abstraction
Language of Abstraction: Communicating with direct route to the intellect
This national juried exhibition curated by national artist/educator Najjar Abdul-Musawwir. Artist working in 2D and 3D form from around the United States are invited to make online submissions for the theme "Language of Abstraction: Communicating with direct route to the intellect."

Exhibition will be held in Fall 2011. Works will be juried on the use of abstraction as a visual language for formalism and narrative expression.
Curated by Dennis Alan Nawrocki, this exhibition, scheduled for 2012 is both a blast from the past and a look into the future. Featuring classics of art from the Cass Corridor, and a sampling of fresh offerings from a new generation of Detroit artists. Works will include found objects, sculpture, heavily textured items, and thick, clotted paint.
New Departures and Transitions
Medium, Materiality and Immateriality Curated by Michael Stone-Richards / Installation concept by Abigail Murray
The N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art presents New Departures and Transitions: Medium, Materiality and Immateriality. In this inaugural curated show for the N'Namdi Center in Detroit, curator Michael Stone-Richards invited a group of artists to take the stunning space and vaulted roofing of the Center to project an embodied sense of new departures and transitions in the creation of a multi-visual and richly sensuous environment of sensations and thought. Artists in ceramics, video, photography, fabric and painting were invited to transform the space of the gallery into an environment of new trajectories, departures and transitions.