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The U-M Museum Studies Program hosts a half-day event exploring the ways Detroit's museums are shaping the city's present and future at 9:30 p.m. April 15 in the Stern Auditorium, U-M Museum of Art. (Photo courtesy of the U-M Museum Studies Program)

The ways that Detroit’s museums are shaping the city’s present and future is the focus of a  University of Michigan Museum Studies Program half-day workshop.

“New Voices and Detroit Museums: From Midtown and Beyond, is presented from 9:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. April 15 in the U-M Museum of Art, Helmut Stern Auditorium.

Today, the city of Detroit is once again taking its place at the heart of the U.S. cultural landscape. It is a center of creativity, imagination, artistic production and social activism. Playing a key role in the new-found optimism that is taking root in Detroit are the city’s museums. Old and new institutions have been infused with new energy — including the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Michigan Science Center, the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, the Belle Isle Conservancy and others.

Speakers include Tonya Matthews, president and CEO, Michigan Science Center; and Salvador Salort-Pons, director, president and CEO, Detroit Institute of Arts.