Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD)
2013 Exhibitions: When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes (February 1-March 31), The Ninth Shanghai Biennale (October 2 - March 31)
Located in the heart of the Motor City, the building that houses Detroit's Museum of Contemporary Art used to be a car dealership. The raw, unfinished space has become a laboratory for a changing cast of contemporary artists and curators. Exhibitions have included 2007's Shrinking Cities, a conceptual exhibition dealing with population loss and shifting urban conditions, 2009's Black Is, Black Ain't, curated by Hamza Walker, and solo shows by Christian Marclay, Art Spiegelman, and Ann Lislegaard. Audiences are invited to "pay what they can" to support the Museum, so you should visit "as soon as you can."