Grosse Pointe Shores Home Hosts MOCAD Exhibit . . . and Is the Exhibit

July 28, 2017, 9:10 AM by  Catherine Nouhan

The inside of the Hawkins Ferry House, which is on the National Register.

The Hawkins Ferry House in Grosse Pointe Shores opens Friday for the start of a "Unobstructed Views," a contemporary art show in a distinctive location.

The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) and the Library Street Collective, a gallery in downtown Detroit, show 39 works by Detroit artists in the landmark.

The 1962 house at 874 Lake Shore Drive is the home of JJ and Anthony Curtis, founders of the Library Street Collective. Described by Architectural Digest a "modernist gem," it was designed by William Kessler,

All pieces at the exhibition are for sale and can be purchased. An online auction that runs until Aug. 8.

The house is named for its original owner, who displayed works by Picasso, Giacometti, and Rothko inside. Ferry later donated his collection to the Detroit Institute of Arts.

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Read more:  Architectural Digest

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