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

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.