DETROIT, MI.-The Museum of New Art (MONA) and Daimler Financial Services (DFS) announced a new partnership which facilitates a global dialogue between artists, while promoting art exchanges between the hip and urban cultures of Detroit and Berlin. The purpose of this first exhibition titled “Changing Cities” is to expose local artists to international impressions and international audiences. The exposure and the experience will help artists create a global network and expand the audience reach.
Jef Bourgeau, Director of the MONA said, “This new partnership with Daimler Financial Services is a unique opportunity to bridge a gap between two cities where the company has a presence and the art scenes are so vibrant. We’re excited about the possibilities of how we can further expand the changing cities concept.”
Daimler Financial Services is no stranger to supporting the arts. When the company moved into a new facility in Farmington Hills, MI, which serves as the Americas headquarters for the division, it formed a relationship with Cranbrook Academy of Art. This relationship, unique in the corporate setting, provides Cranbrook Academy of Art students the opportunity to exhibit their art for a year in the headquarters. In addition, the cutting-edge art facilitates dialogue and innovation among employees.
“When we heard about connecting the two cities through art, it was a perfect expansion of our current support and will enable our employees in both locations to gain a deeper understanding of what’s happening in each city,” stated Klaus Entenmann, President and CEO Daimler Financial Services Americas.
The current exhibition of Berlin artists can be seen at the MONA until August 9th. The Detroit artists will be traveling to Berlin for a November 29th opening at Galerie Eva Bracke, and their exhibition will be on display until January 4, 2009.
The Museum of New Art (MONA) is located at 7 N. Saginaw Street, Pontiac, MI.