Museum reopening: The Wright Museum will reopen to the public on July 10, 2020. Please review our new policies and procedures before visiting.


Public Programs

Experiences for Everyone

Empowering. Engaging. Entertaining.

The Wright's Public Programs department curates dynamic activities for audiences of all ages, from lectures to film screenings, musical performances, and more.

Public Programs serves a variety of functions, chief among them the organization and curation of our dynamic line-up of cultural and entertainment offerings.

In the past year alone, The Wright has invited the public at-large to enjoy all sorts of special events, including (but not limited to):

  • The premier of a documentary about Aretha Franklin
  • A celebration of jazz musician James Carter's 50th birthday
  • Lectures and panel discussions on public policy and African-American history
  • And so much more!

The Impact of Public Programs

Inspired by the work of our The Wright's Public Programs team? Learn more about our impact, and then make a donation to support this essential work.


  • Concerts

    Concert of Colors 2020

    Wednesday, Oct. 7 - Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020
    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 28th Annual Concert of Colors will air in primetime on Detroit Public TV two hours a night for four...
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Membership Perks

Members enjoy so much more than free admission. Join our family today.