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  • National Geographic Live 1/22/23 - 3:00 PM

    Could extinct species, like mammoths and passenger pigeons, be brought back to life? National Geographic emerging explorer Beth Shapiro is one of the scientists investigating this intriguing possibility! View More

  • National Geographic Live 2/26/23 - 3:00 PM

    Explore the remarkable ways people around the world are adapting to our changing planet with environmental anthropologist and filmmaker Alizé Carrère. View More

  • Paradise Valley and Black Bottom 3/1/23 - 11:00 AM

    Please join Official City of Detroit Historian and Tour Leader of Black Scroll Network History & Tours, Jamon Jordan, as he takes us through a virtual history tour and discussion on the origins of Black Bottom and Paradise Valley. View More

  • Nathan Johnson, Black Architect 3/3/23 - 11:00 AM

    Nathan Johnson was a prominent Detroit architect who designed and updated many of the churches in the city. View More

  • Downtown Detroit’s Magnificent Movie Palaces 3/8/23 - 11:00 AM

    Michael Hauser, author of Detroit’s Downtown Movie Palaces of the Images of Detroit series, gives an overview of the theatres that have been repurposed for today’s audiences and revisits those that have been forgotten. View More

  • Detroit’s “Design DNA”: The DIA’s 1949 For Modern Living Exhibition – and Why it Matters Today 3/9/23 - 11:00 AM

    How can the legacy of Detroit’s past – its “design DNA” – inspire Detroit artists, institutions and civic/business leaders of today and tomorrow? View More

  • Museum Theatre 3/11/23 - 1:00 PM

    This original play, commissioned by the center and performed by local professional actors, will enhance your visit to the exhibit. View More

  • Mid-Michigan Modern: From Frank Lloyd Wright to Googie 3/14/23 - 11:00 AM

    This talk will present an overview of domestic, public and church architecture that comprises the exciting and innovative modernist heritage in mid-Michigan. View More

  • Auto Design Post-WWII 3/15/23 - 11:00 AM

    Join us as Ben Colman, associate curator of American art at the DIA, speaks about the auto design world in Michigan after WWII. View More

  • The Scene Changes: Reinventing Classical Music and its Institutions in Michigan, 1950-1990. 3/16/23 - 11:00 AM

    A sweeping look at Michigan’s key contributions to post-war classical music, including the legendary avant-garde ONCE Festivals in Ann Arbor. View More

  • It’s Timeless. It’s Classic. It’s Midcentury Furniture. 3/17/23 - 1:00 PM

    Join us as Chris Eitel and Gayle DeBruyn lead a conversation on what contributed to making Midcentury furniture seemingly never go out of style. View More

  • The Artists of Macomb Community College During the Midcentury Modern Period 3/22/23 - 11:00 AM

    Join us as Todd Mitchell speaks about the amazing accomplishments of some of the earliest art faculty to teach at Macomb Community College. View More

  • Museum Theatre 3/29/23 - 11:00 AM

    This original play, commissioned by the center and performed by local professional actors, will enhance your visit to the exhibit. View More

  • John E. Fetzer and the Quest for the New Age 3/31/23 - 11:00 AM

    In this talk, based on his book, John E. Fetzer and the Quest for the New Age (Wayne State University Press 2018), Professor Brian C. Wilson will discuss what motivated Fetzer to undertake his spiritual search, how it impacted his business interests, and why it led to his most important legacy, the Fetzer Institute. View More

  • The Life of Gwen Frostic: Art, Business and Nature Coincide 4/1/23 - 1:00 PM

    A pioneering woman, Gwen Frostic was a nature artist and early environmentalist from Michigan. Her beautiful greeting cards and books were known worldwide. She defied the low expectations assigned to women of her era. View More

  • Motown: Music That Moved the World 4/14/23 - 11:00 AM

    In Detroit in the 1960s, Motown Records produced hits as efficiently as the Ford Motor Company produced automobiles. Using audio and visual contents, we’ll trace the amazing musical journey. Timeless music that moved us then and moves us now. View More

  • Detroit Jazz in the Post-WWII Era 4/15/23 - 1:00 PM

    Please join us as Professor Vincent Chandler gives a talk on Detroit Jazz in the Post-WWII Era and shares a short jazz performance! View More

  • National Geographic Live 4/16/23 - 3:00 PM

    Discover the extraordinary communication skills and intricate social structures among four different species of whales–from orcas to families of beluga whales. View More

  • America's Car Design Pioneer: Harley J. Earl 4/22/23 - 1:00 PM

    Harley Earl and GM's midcentury leaders shot advanced engineering into the space age by pioneering techniques that then seemed like science fiction. Learn about the extraordinary life of Harley Earl from his grandson Richard. View More

  • Radio in Michigan 1930 to 1955 4/27/23 - 11:00 AM

    Donald Ramlow, who has been involved with the preservation of classic radio for over forty years, will present a brief history on the early days of radio in Michigan, with a focus on radio productions and the Michigan Radio Network. View More

  • Museum Theatre 4/28/23 - 11:00 AM

    This original play, commissioned by the center and performed by local professional actors, will enhance your visit to the exhibit. View More

  • Michigan Modern: An Architectural Legacy 4/29/23 - 1:00 PM

    James Haefner, an accomplished automotive advertising photographer, and author Brian Conway, Michigan State Historic Preservation officer, present a discussion of the Michigan Modern initiative. View More

Lorenzo Cultural Center
ALBERT L. LORENZO CULTURAL CENTER
MACOMB COUNTY'S PLACE FOR DISCOVERY 
Macomb Community College-Center Campus | 44575 Garfield Road | Clinton Township, MI 48038-1139
Office Hours: 8am-5pm |
Contact Us: 586.445.7348 | CulturalCenter@macomb.edu