Our benefit auction featuring Tyree Guyton is now live on Paddle8

Now is your chance to purchase a Tyree Guyton original! While numerous pieces from the Heidelberg Project will enter into the permanent collections of museums around the world, this Paddle8 auction is a unique blend of Guyton’s studio practice and outdoor creations from Heidelberg Street, presenting a very rare opportunity for collectors to own a distinctly important piece of American history.

A portion of the auction proceeds will benefit the Heidelberg Project and our vision for Heidelberg 3.0. Visit Paddle8 to view the collection and to place your bid, this special benefit auction closes on Monday, July 31st at 5:00 p.m. ET. 

All Things Heidelberg, 2002

All Things Heidelberg, 2002

See The Life and Times of the Heidelberg Project on view at University of Detroit Mercy

Fun House, 1991

Fun House, 1991

Re-post from the University of Detroit Mercy Campus Connection: 

University of Detroit Mercy traces the life and times of Detroit's famed Heidelberg Project in its McNichols Campus Library summer exhibition, using photographs, flyers, newspaper and magazine articles, original artworks and other unique material. Since it began in 1986, the Heidelberg Project has garnered critical acclaim and controversy, both of which have been covered extensively by the press. Yet the project's context is not as well known. Come explore and discuss how it relates to the city of Detroit, its nearby neighborhood, the local art community and the current international art world.

"The Life and Times of the Heidelberg Project," which will be on display through Tuesday, Aug. 22, documents not only the project's press coverage, but also its influences, such as Detroit street artist Rosetta Archie; its connections with Detroit's theatre, poetry and arts scenes; its commentary on social issues and urban problems; and its impact on both Detroit's East Side and the international art world.

For more information about the exhibit, contact McNichols Campus Library Technician and Preservation Specialist Maurice Greenia, Jr., at 313-993-1795 or greeniam@udmercy.edu.

The University of Detroit Mercy library is open Monday - Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and on Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Join us on Saturday, August 26th for Detroit LIVE at Heidelberg!

Detroit LIVE at Heidelberg

POWER Entertainment and The Heidelberg Project will be hosting a free block party, showcasing Detroit’s best musical talent alongside featured art, fashion, small business, entrepreneurs, community, special children’s activities and great local eats. All are welcome to attend! 

Detroit LIVE is also celebrated as part of Thirty Months of Heidelberg – 30 consecutive months, beginning August 2015, celebrating the 30-year journey of the HP through a unique series of photo/video vignettes, educational announcements and articles, partnership events, exhibitions and community celebrations.


Line Up in process...

For sponsorship opportunities contact dlive@powerentertainmentgroup.com

Detroit LIVE, by POWER Entertainment is an event celebrating Detroit Music, Art, Fashion, Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Creatives and Community in the Metro Detroit Area. Our first stop will be at The Heidelberg Project. This year we collaborate with the Heidelberg Project and each year we will bring people together in a new neighborhood! 

Produced by POWER Entertainment and The Heidelberg Project

POST-CARD series by R.J. + Rebecca opens at the POST-HAB gallery June 22nd

RJ + Rebecca POST-CARD series

POST-CARD series by R.J. + Rebecca opens to the public at the POST-HAB gallery inside the Number House on Thursday, June 22nd. Stop by to see this special exhibition during regular gift shop / gallery hours, Thursday - Sunday from 12 - 5 p.m. Images in part of this series are available for purchase to support our vision for Heidelberg 3.0. 

POST-CARD series by  R.J. + Rebecca combines reclaimed paper provided by the Heidelberg Project with letterpress elements from The Alternative Press studio, now housed at the University of Michigan Library. This project is supported by the Design Lab Residency, Shapiro Library, and the University of Michigan. 

Letterpress elements and ink are from The Alternative Press letterpress studio and used with permission of the library and the press's co-founder, Ken Mikolowski. Tree images are drawn by Ann Mikolowski and Gel Pen art is by R.J. Miles. Most type was set and printed on a Chandler and Price platen press by Rebecca Chung, with some elements printed on a flatbed press by both Chung and Miles. 

Dr. Chung is a book a literary historian now studying information science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her letterpress work is also included in the Shakespeare Library and Bodleian Library. In early childhood, Chung lived in the West Village, not far away from the Heidelberg Project site, and was captivated by the Project when she returned to the city in 2012. 

Artist R.J. Miles works with pen and ink and reclaimed paper to provoke reflection on relationships among visual objects, their context, and self-representation. He is also a doctoral student in anthropology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His inspiration and work on the "postcard" comes from reflecting on his relationship with his grandfather after learning about Tyree's relationship with his grandfather. 

POST-CARD series by R.J. + Rebecca is on view at the POST-HAB gallery through July 15th, 2017.

Questions? Please contact us by phone at (313) 458-8414 or by email at information@heidelberg.org.