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Detroit Institute of Arts to Open Tiff Massey Solo Exhibition in May 2024

January 4th, 2024

Tiff Massey. Courtesy Detroit Institute of Arts.

In May 2024, the Detroit Institute of Arts will open a new solo exhibition from Tiff Massey (MFA Metalsmithing 2011), Detroit-based artist and Cranbrook Academy of Art alumna. The exhibition’s title, 7 Mile + Livernois, refers to the neighborhood at the heart of Detroit’s Black business and fashion district. It is also where Massey grew up, and the site of a new art and community space Massey is building that blends her craft with her drive for community kinship.

7 Mile + Livernois will be on view from May 5, 2024, to May 5, 2025.

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) describes the show as Massey’s most ambitious museum presentation. She has previously exhibited at the DIA, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (Detroit), The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit Historical Museum, Cranbrook Art Museum, Muskegon Museum of Art, and Center for Contemporary Craft (Houston), among many other galleries and institutions.

Massey is a champion for Detroit and its artists. Her work and efforts in the city have been featured by Hypebeast, Hyperallergic, American Craft Council, Artspace, Arts Help, Culture Magazine, and others.

Massey is a 2021 United States Artists Fellow. She received the Art Jewelry Forum Susan Beech Mid-Career Artist Grant in 2019 and a Kresge Arts in Detroit Fellowship in 2015. She is a two-time winner of The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge.


Learn more:

Tiff Massey: 7 Mile + Livernois – Detroit Institute of Arts

Detroit-based Metals Artist Tiff Massey is “Owning It” in American Craft Magazine

Tiff Massey at “The Topf of Her Game” in Michigan Chronicle