George with Jim's portrait of Charles

George N'Namdi looks at the portrait Jim Pallas painted of him from across the room, standing next to the portrait of Charles McGee.

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N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art

52 E. Forest Ave.
Detroit MI 48201

Gallery hours are on Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (an extra hour in the morning was added as of February 11, 2016). Opening receptions are typically on Fridays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., generally coinciding with the nearby Detroit Artists Market, which is less than a block away.

The N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art is divided into three galleries: the Main Gallery, the Rose Gallery and the Black Box Gallery, each of which generally has a different exhibition going on (though occasionally one exhibit will occupy two of the galleries). The Black Box and Rose Galleries are often used to exhibit local artists. The center often hosts private and corporate receptions.

Owned and directed by George R. N'Namdi, the center brings important African artists to Detroit, as well as artists from the Caribbean. Any gallery that uses an international focus as an excuse to only show white European artists needs to look at the example set by the N'Namdi Center.

The Black Box Gallery of the N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art should not be confused with the Black Box Gallery in Dearborn.

Current exhibition

Upcoming exhibitions

Not yet announced.

Past exhibitions

Jef Bourgeau and Jim Pallas at the N'Namdi Center

Jef Bourgeau and Jim Pallas at the N'Namdi Center, in front of the portrait the latter painted of the former.

From 2015 and prior, these are the exhibits that were listed on the center's website (linked below) as of August 30, 2015. The complete list is much longer and includes Michigan artists like Tylonn Sawyer and Jim Pallas.

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