Tue, Sep 27 | Brown Bag Weekly Film Series presents Jimi Hendrix Pla..
Tue, Sep 27 | 30 Days To Lose It! Weekly Workout
Tue, Sep 27 | Brown Bag Weekly Film Series presents Jimi Hendrix Pla..
Tue, Sep 27 | DPTV: Dream On - A Special Screening and Panel Discussion
Sat, Oct 01 | Links to Science presented by the Renaissance (MI) Cha..
Sat, Oct 01 | Freedom School at the Charles H. Wright Museum of Afri..
Wed, Oct 05 | ArtChangeUS REMAP: Detroit
Sat, Oct 08 | The 2016 Wright Gala
Sat, Oct 08 | Links to Science presented by the Renaissance (MI) Cha..
Sun, Oct 09 | Ford Free Second Sunday
Sun, Oct 09 | Don Barden Foundation Children's Interactive Storytime
Sun, Nov 13 | Ford Free Second Sunday

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The third annual Wright Gala, having taken its theme from the Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints: Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil exhibition, transported attendees to the Amazon rainforest and Rio carnival Saturday, September 28 at MGM Grand Detroit. Because of you, close to $575,000 was raised for The Wright Museum. For young and old, black and white, city and suburbanite, your support helped make this journey possible.

What journey will we take next year? We hope you'll join us to find out!


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Jo Coleman
Jennifer Fischer
Suzanne Shank
Lorna Thomas, M.D.
Rosalind Brewer
Betty Brooks
Lauren Campbell Sanders
Juliene Carroll
Serena Cockrell
Janice Cosby Bridges
Retha Douglas
Linda Forte
Mary Anne Gargaro
Sandra Gates Taylor
Dr. Linda Gillum
Roberta Hughes Wright, Ph.D.
Sharon James
Marion Jones
Florine Mark
Vivian Pickard
Sandra Pierce
Glenda Price, Ph.D.
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Maureen Roberts
Barbara K. Smith, Ph.D.
Jaime Rae Turnbull
Barbara Whittaker



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Dr. Vivian Carpenter & Mr. Jon Barfield
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