Heidelbergology: a 30-year photo retrospective

Opening to the public on Friday, October 21st at the POST-HAB gallery inside the Number House (3632 Heidelberg), Heidelbergology: a 30-year photo retrospective takes us on a journey through time with a collection of photographs taken throughout the 30-year span of the Heidelberg Project.

Heidelbergology: a 30-year photo retrospective presents a study of the 30-year transformation of the Heidelberg Project while celebrating the life and works of Detroit artist Tyree Guyton.  The exhibition unveils a collection of images (1986 - present) including more than 60 photos from the archives -- many of which have never been released to the public.

The 30-year photo retrospective will feature images of a young Tyree Guyton and his grandfather Sam Mackey during the beginning stages of the Heidelberg Project, as well as iconic Heidelberg Project installations (both past and present) including works that were destroyed by recent fires and the 1991 and 1999 demolitions led by the city of Detroit.

Heidelbergology: a 30-year photo retrospective debuts with an open house mixer on Friday, October 21st at the POST-HAB gallery inside the Number House (3632 Heidelberg) from 5:30 -8:30 PM. Heidelbergology, a 30-year photo retrospective is on view through April, 2017. The POST-HAB gallery on Heidelberg street is open Thursday through Sunday from 12 – 5 p.m.  

Heidelbergology is curated by HP Programming Manager Margaret Grace. This exhibition is part of Thirty Months of Heidelberg, a series of celebratory experiences and events in conjunction to the 30-year anniversary of the Heidelberg Project. Thirty months of Heidelberg is supported in part by the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation,  the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.


As we celebrate 30 years and look towards the future, your support is more important than ever. Give back to the Heidelberg Project to help us preserve one of only two houses left, the iconic Numbers House, so we can retain the history of Heidelberg for future generations. We are more than halfway to our goal of raising 100k to renovate and preserve the iconic Numbers House and are looking forward to launching phase one of our renovation project this spring. With your support we can make it happen! Visit our fundraising page to show some love and to claim your special edition perk today. Thanks to the generous dollar-for-dollar match program from our friends at the Erb Family Foundation, your support has double the impact. Will you help us make the match?