There are numerous museums around the Detroit area for you to take in, with topics as wide ranging as the city itself, but apartment-ites tired of the usual museum feel might just be in the mood for something a little different. The Elaine L. Jacob Gallery in the heart of Wayne State University provides just such an opportunity, providing viewers with the opportunity to take in provocative original works from around the world, without the cavernous museum feel. It's a refreshing break for museum fans, and is enough to turn anyone into an art aficionado in no time.
The Jacob Gallery is much smaller than most museums, only taking up just two levels, but what it does with its space is amazing. Some of the most thought-provoking art can be found on its walls, from painters, sculptors, and various other artists both regional, national and international. The art the litter the walls of this gallery are not your usual fare, either. Each piece is a truly original work, different from anything you're likely to see anywhere else in the motor city. It's a thrilling experience, and one many art fans may overlook, but those who miss out on this hidden treasure are sure to be kicking themselves later.
They say you have to work hard for the best things in life, and the Elaine L. Jacob Gallery is a case in point. It may not have the flash or awe-inspiring grandeur of many of the museums around town, but an apartment-ite can't miss the elegant charm and thrilling works available at this Detroit art house, a top spot for contemporary art in Motown.