Macomb Community College Cultural Excursions to explore the art, music, history and historic buildings of Detroit

– Thursday, August 29, 2013 1:00AM

Why fight the Detroit traffic when you can visit some of the city’s best attractions via a luxury motor coach, in the company of people with interests like yours?

Starting in September, Macomb Community College is offering a series of excursions to some of Detroit’s finest museums, performance venues and architecture. All of the excursions depart from the Lorenzo Cultural Center, located on the college’s Center Campus in Clinton Township, at Hall and Garfield roads.

Tickets are still available for the following excursions:
The Detroit Historical Museum:  Thursday, Sept. 12, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Guided tour of the Detroit Historical Museum, which recently reopened after undergoing a $12 million renovation project. Price: $40 includes lunch at the Traffic Jam & Snug restaurant. 
Detroit Institute of Arts: Wednesday, Oct. 23, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Tour the special exhibit “Watch Me Move: The Animation Show,” featuring masterpieces from the last 150 years. Visitors will see an array of animation techniques in more than 100 animated film segments. Price: $20. Purchase lunch on your own at CaféDIA.
Detroit Institute of Arts: Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. In advance of opening on Feb. 22 of the Lorenzo Cultural Center’s program series, The Roaring Twenties:  From Riches to Rags, take a guided tour of the DIA’s permanent collections, focusing on art from the 1920s. Price: $20. Purchase lunch on your own at CaféDIA.
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History: Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Tour “And Still We Rise: Our Journey through African American History and Culture,” an ongoing exhibit. Price: $40, includes lunch at the Traffic Jam & Snug restaurant. 
Art Deco Detroit: Architecture Tour with Professor Michael Farrell of Art House Tours:  Friday, March 21, 2014, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. See how the wealth generated by the booming auto industry was translated into some of the most spectacular examples of art deco architecture to be seen. Tour includes multiple destinations where patrons will disembark fromthe bus to enter historic buildings. Price: $58; includes lunch at Traffic Jam & Snug restaurant.
Detroit Symphony Orchestra: Friday, April 25, 2014, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The program includes Beethoven’s Violin Concerto and Prokoviev’s Symphony No. 6, featuring Andrew Litton, conductor, and Augustin Hadelich, violin. Price: $58 includes coffee, donuts, concert and lunch at PizzaPapalis in Greektown.
Michigan Opera Theatre: Friday, May 9, 2014, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Puccini’s “Turandot” in dress rehearsal. This classic features some of opera’s most powerful music, including “Nessun Dorma.” Conducted by Valerio Galli. Price: $45 includes a buffet lunch in the Black Box Theater at the Detroit Opera House. 

About Macomb Community College

Macomb Community College (www.macomb.edu) is one of the nation’s leading community colleges, providing learning experiences to nearly 48,000 students annually.  As part of its three-pronged mission of education, enrichment and economic development, the college operates two highly regarded cultural resources on its Center Campus in Clinton Township that not only bring unique experiences to the community but also amplify existing local cultural assets.  The Macomb Center for the Performing Arts (www.MacombCenter.com) is a community enrichment program of the college dedicated to providing a diverse range of family-oriented cultural enrichment experiences.   The Lorenzo Cultural Center (www.LorenzoCulturalCenter.com) explores the influences and experiences that shape our community’s heritage, examining topics from a variety of perspectives and creating interactive opportunities for learning, celebration and entertainment.

Media Contact: James Melton, 586.445.7271, meltonj@macomb.edu

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