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  • Thursday: 10am-6pm
  • Friday: 10am-6pm
  • Saturday: 10am-8pm
  • Sunday: 10am-6pm

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Motown Museum is the beating heart of the extraordinary Motown legacy—a destination that brings together people and ideas from different generations, and celebrates the past while simultaneously building a bridge to the future.

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To ensure our vast collection maintains public visibility, and to keep things fresh for our guests, Motown Museum changes its main gallery exhibit 1-2 times per year. Here is what’s currently showing at our museum.

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Motown Museum transports you into an era of musical magic. From the moment you step on the plaza, you’ll be immersed in the Motown sound and will experience a profound sense of history.

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Hitsville NEXT Programs

Our uniquely curated community programs emphasize education, entrepreneurship and equity—with experiences, mentoring and exposure that nurtures and elevates tomorrow’s history makers. Museum programs cultivate creativity and entrepreneurship in budding talent, allowing great art, big ideas and innovation to flourish.

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Ignite Summer Camp
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Ignite Summer Camp


9 - 12 Grade | July 9 - 19

Ignite is a two-week program designed for high school-aged singers who want to take their musical talents to the next level...

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Spark Summer Camp


6 – 8 Grade | August 6 - 16

For middle-school students passionate about music, we offer Spark, a day camp that helps students write and perform music together...

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Lyric Project


Ages 14-18 | June 18 – 28

Lyric Project is a two-week workshop that helps students learn about songwriting, music production, and communicating powerful and authentic emotions through music...

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From memorable galas and concert performances, to community celebrations and educational programs, we host a range of special events throughout the year.

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Rocket Plaza at Motown Museum

Events are Free and Open to the Public

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Motown Legacy

As an irresistible force of social and cultural change, the legendary Motown portfolio made its mark not just on the music industry, but society at large, with a signature Motown Sound that has become one of the most significant musical accomplishments and stunning success stories of the 20th century.

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Like many other African Americans in the early 20th century, Berry Gordy, Sr. and his wife, Bertha Fuller Gordy, came North from Georgia to find a better life for themselves and their family.

Gordy Family

Motown is an extended family of some of the most iconic and influential artists, musicians and songwriters of our time. Brought together by destiny through their love for making music, they found themselves making history.

Motown Artists

The culmination of years of planning, hard work and generous contributions from dedicated donors, the highly anticipated, $50 million Motown Museum expansion project will grow the museum campus to a 50,000-square-foot world-class entertainment and education tourist destination.

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When you contribute to the Motown Museum, you become part of a rich musical and cultural legacy. We are a 501(c)(3) not for profit, tax-exempt organization in Detroit.

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MOTOWN MUSEUM LAUNCHES CEO SEARCH

February 2024

(February 8, 2024) – Motown Museum announced today it has begun the search for a new chief executive officer (CEO), as aligned with the iconic institution’s strategic plan and the result of its continued growth and evolution. Robin Terry, Motown Museum’s Chairwoman and current CEO, will remain the Chairwoman of the Board of Directors, continuing to lead the Motown Museum expansion and actively supporting the new CEO.

“We are engaging in a national search to find a dynamic executive level talent with exceptional leadership skills and passion for the legacy of Motown. As we increase our team, this individual will step into a critically important role, as a gatekeeper to one of the most influential music brands of our time and carry on the mission and expanded vision of Motown Museum,” Terry said. “It is a necessity that the chosen candidate deeply understands the culture of Motown and Detroit.”

“I look forward to working with our search firm to find the ideal leader who will help take the organization and our programs to the next level. We’ve accomplished incredible growth over the last several years, and we’re excited about where the future is going to take us,” Terry continued. “Now is the right time to begin this search, as we embark on the final phase of the expansion and look to immerse the new CEO in the Museum’s vision and operations before our campus is complete.”

“We would like to have our candidate in place by 2025; however, what is most important to our search committee is finding the best qualified candidate who possesses the right skills and embodies the right spirit to lead this institution,” said Vivian Pickard, member of the Board of Directors and co-chair of the search committee. “As Robin fully steps into her Chairwoman role and focuses solely on the expansion, we’re inviting the right person to join us for this exciting new chapter.”

Additionally, Motown Museum has announced appointments to its esteemed Board of Directors, led by Robin Terry. This dedicated group of nationally based business leaders, entertainers and entrepreneurs is charged with guiding the Museum’s bold vision for the future.

“We are positioning Motown Museum for future growth, and expanding our Board of Directors is part of that strategy. We’re fortunate to have these incredibly accomplished individuals serve on our Board of Directors to provide expertise and support to further the Museum’s mission,” Terry said. “Together, we will continue to build upon the founding vision for this Museum established by my grandmother, Esther Gordy Edwards, so future generations recognize the impact of the Motown story in ways that inspire and transform their lives.”

The following esteemed members have been added to the Motown Museum Board of Directors. This brings the Board to a total of 20 members.

  • Bob Buzzelli; Senior Director and Shareholder, TerraNova Capital Partners
  • Keith Clinkscales; CEO, KTC Ventures
  • Douglas “Doug E. Fresh” Davis; Entrepreneur, Legendary Rapper, Producer, and Beatboxer
  • Aaron Dworkin; Professor of Arts Leadership & Entrepreneurship, University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre & Dance
  • Jeffrey Harleston; General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs, Universal Music Group
  • Vivian Pickard; President & CEO, The Pickard Group, LLC
  • Jon Platt; Chairman & CEO, Sony / ATV
  • Robert (Bob) G. Riney; President & CEO, Henry Ford Health
  • Matthew J. Simoncini; Philanthropist, President/CEO (Retired), Lear Corp

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