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.

Join us!

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.
Serving as honorary chairpersons: Madeleine & Sidney Forbes, benefactors of the Forbes Institute.

Honorary co-chairs: 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 bio-engineering to create a vaccine for cancer. Please join us in supporting this paradigm-changing effort through An Evening of Art+Science.

Sponsorships: Cyndy Doherty: 313 515-9050 or
Tickets: Breeda Miller: 734-763-5268 or

2017 Artists

  • Davin Brainard

  • Tyanna Buie

  • Christina Burch

  • Doug Cannell

  • Olayami Dabls

  • Matt Eaton

  • Bev Fishman

  • Ed Fraga

  • John Gutoske

  • Scott Hocking

  • Esther Kirshenbaum

  • Addie Langford

  • Anthony Marcellini

  • Tiffany Massey

  • Allie McGhee

  • Robert Platt

  • Heloisa Pomfret

  • Endi Poskovic

  • Robert Sestok

  • Matt Shlian

  • Ruth Taubman

  • Wes Taylor

  • Alex VanOsdol

  • Graem Whyte

  • Alison Wong