THURSDAY APRIL 20, 2017 | MOCAD DETROIT
AN EVENING OF ART + SCIENCE brings together the worlds of art and medicine as the Forbes Institute for Cancer Discovery and the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute pair their eminent University of Michigan physician-researchers with leading contemporary artists. Their meetings and discussions result in the creation of boundary-breaking works that capture the genius of both worlds, culminating in a gala and auction to benefit groundbreaking medical discovery at U-M.
Now in its fourth year, this innovative evening offers patrons the opportunity to see and bid on these unique creations, and to meet some of the world’s greatest artistic and scientific thinkers. The 2017 event will be hosted once again at MOCAD, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, and will celebrate the collaboration between the Taubman Institute and U-M’s newly established Forbes Institute for Cancer Discovery.
Paintings, sculpture, jewelry and more by 24 talented artists will be up for bid. The festive party will feature entertainment, strolling dining and a full open bar including surprise signature cocktails. Participating artists and physician-researchers will be on hand to discuss the collaborative process and the commonalities they found in their glimpse into one another’s approach to excellence.
Madeline & Sidney Forbes, benefactors of the Forbes Institute
Catherine & Nathan Forbes and Julie & Robert Taubman
Proceeds of the 4th Annual Evening of Art + Science will fund a team of U-M scientists who are combining immunology and bioengineering to create a vaccine for cancer. Please join us in supporting this paradigm-changing effort through An Evening of Art+Science.