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Detroit Arts Icon Charles McGee Debuts Massive Mural Downtown

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Image credit: Sal Rodriguez / Library Street Collective

The 92-year-old Detroit artist debuts largest work yet with retrospective show in downtown Detroit

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Charles McGee’s artistic career spans across seven decades, but his largest piece of work ever was just completed in downtown Detroit.

The massive 11-story mural measures 118-feet-by-50-feet. Titled “Unity,” the mural was recently finished and graces the side of a building in Capitol Park.

Library Street Collective is hosting a retrospective of McGee’s work entitled “Still Searching” to celebrate the unveiling of the mural.

Details here.


Ryan Patrick Hooper, Host, CultureShift

Ryan Patrick Hooper is the award-winning host and producer of CultureShift on 101.9 WDET-FM Detroit’s NPR station. As a longtime arts and culture reporter and photographer, Hooper has covered stories for NPR, Detroit Free Press, Hour Detroit, SPIN and Paste magazine.

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