The Music and The Times: Photographs by Leni Sinclair

The Music and The Times: Photographs by Leni Sinclair

October 18, 2016 - September 17, 2017

Leni Sinclair is a renowned visual historian, photographer, social and political activist. Beginning in the 1960s, she documented live performances of legendary American and world musicians, especially those that performed in Detroit, Michigan. Through her work she has amassed an amazing collection of images that reflect the superb talent and artistry found in live musical performances.

This year, Sinclair was selected as the 2016 Kresge Eminent Artist for her exceptional professional achievement and lifelong contributions to metropolitan Detroit’s cultural community. In honor of her accomplishments, The Wright Museum salutes Leni Sinclair with The Music and the Times: Photographs by Leni Sinclair, an exhibition of her photographic prints drawn from its collections.

Featured are photographs of extraordinary musicians such as Bob Marley, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, and many more, alongside a video presentation encompassing her photo documentation of the wider social and political milieu.

The Music and the Times: Photographs by Leni Sinclair is free with museum admission.