An Evening of Art + Science 2016



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For the third consecutive year, the Taubman Institute will host "An Evening of Art + Science" to raise funds for our innovative Emerging Scholars grants.

Held April 21 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), this unique gala and auction will showcase works of art based on the lifesaving medical research of the Taubman Scholars, who have been paired with some of the region's most talented artists to explore the process of creativity in both the studio and the laboratory.

Leading up to the event, the institute also will host two "sneak preview" lectures featuring participating artists and scientists.  These free, informal talks are open to the public and include a Q&A session and cocktail reception.  Join us March 23, 6 p.m. at the Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills to meet Taubman Institute Director Eva L. Feldman, MD, PhD and her artist partner Beverly Fishman, Cranbrook Artist-in-Residence.  On March 31 at 6 p.m.,  Founding Taubman Scholar Valerie Castle, MD, will discuss her art+science partnership with renowned Detroit artist Allie McGhee at the U-M Museum of Art in Ann Arbor. 

 View the behind-the-scenes video of Ms. Fishman and Dr. Feldman at their initial collaborative meeting at Cranbrook.


 For months, 19 such pairs of leading contemporary artists and University of Michigan physician-researchers have been exploring the intersections of discovery and creativity in their respective disciplines.

 The result is one-of-a-kind, boundary-breaking works of art that capture the genius of both worlds. The paintings, sculpture, jewelry and more will be sold to the highest bidders.  

Artists participating in the 2016 event include:

Christina Burch  Susan Goethel Campbell  Katie St. Clair  Olayami Dabls Beverly Fishman John Gutoskey  Megan Heeres  Scott Hocking  Osman Khan Jessica Joy London  Allie McGhee  Anne Mondro  Catie Newell  Robert Platt Sharon Que  Senghor Reid  Ruth Taubman  Bryant Tillman  Elizabeth Youngblood

Please plan to join us at the lectures, March 23 and March 31, and the gala, April 21, for this unique celebration of life-affirming discovery and inventive vision.  Artists and Taubman Scholars will be on hand to discuss the collaborative process and the commonalities they found in their glimpse into one another’s approach to excellence. The evening also will feature strolling dining and an open bar with surprise signature cocktails.

Proceeds benefit the Taubman Institute’s innovative Emerging Scholars Program, which provides grants to junior medical school faculty to establish their laboratories and build the credentials necessary for traditional forms of funding. The program, which aims to ensure generations of medical breakthroughs to come, was dubbed the “jewel in the crown” of the Taubman Institute by its founder, the late A. Alfred Taubman.

The unique Art+Science fundraiser was originally suggested by some of Metro Detroit’s leading philanthropists as a way to pay homage to Mr. Taubman’s longtime and munificent support of both worlds. It has become an annual tradition and a prestige event in Detroit’s vibrant art community.

 An Evening of Art + Science

Date:        April 21, 2016

Time:      VIP pre-party, 5:30 p.m.
Dinner guests, 6:30 p.m.

Where:    Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD)
4454 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

Tickets:   $500 VIP ($425 tax-deductible)
$350 dinner ($275 tax-deductible)
Purchase online at or contact Breeda Miller at (734) 763‑5268 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sponsorships: Corporate, individual and family sponsorships are available. Contact Cyndy Doherty at (313) 515-9050 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Auction details: Bidding will open at 5:30 p.m. and close at 9 p.m. with winning bids announced at 9:30. Shipping services will be available; checks and credit card payments accepted.

Patrons may purchase for their private collection or purchase and donate to the “Wall of Discovery” gallery being established at the A. Alfred Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building on the U-M campus.

Subscribe to the Taubman Institute E-newsletter for updates on "An Evening of Art + Science 2016."

View a video about our past MOCAD event!

Learn more about the Emerging Scholars Program, developing the medical thought leaders of tomorrow.








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