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  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sunday: 10:00am - 6:00pm

We are closed on New Years Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years Eve

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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.

About Motown Museum

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.

Current Exhibit

Motown Museum transports you into an era of musical magic. From the second you walk through the door, you’ll be greeted with the voices of Motown and a profound sense of history and significance.

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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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Motown Mic
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MOTOWN MIC: The Spoken Word Competition


Ages 16+ | March - April

Motown Mic: The Spoken Word was created to pay homage to Motown Records’ Black Forum Label— a Motown spoken word label created by Berry Gordy and the Motown Corporation in the ‘70s....

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Spark Summer Camp
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Spark Summer Camp


6 – 9 Grade | August 2 - 13, 2021

Motown SPARK is a day camp that provides a safe space for middle school aged participants to explore career opportunities available in the music industry and find their artistic talent....

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Lyric Project

Lyric Project


Ages 13-18 | June 21 – July 2

During this 2-week entirely virtual online workshop, participants will be immersed in the basics of songwriting, music production, and how to communicate powerful emotion....

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Hitsville NEXT Events

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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amplify winner

Amplify: The Sound of Detroit Singing Competition


December 4, 2020

Comcast Channel 900

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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.

Expansion

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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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Museum Hours

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sunday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
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Spark Summer Camp

6 – 9 Grade | August 2 - 13, 2021

Spark Summer Camp

Program Date

August 2 - 13 2021

Age Range

6 - 9 Grade

Program Location

Virtual

Priority Registration Deadline

April 9 2021

Application Fee

$25

Program Details

Motown SPARK is a day camp that provides a safe space for middle school aged participants to explore career opportunities available in the music industry and find their artistic talent. This career exposure program is designed to foster self-esteem, self-expression and self-efficacy by engaging in vocal performance, songwriting, production/beat making, and dancing. This summer camp aims to help students build self-confidence, enhance their personal expression and articulation, develop performance skill and comfort on stage, teamwork, and artistic craft while learning about the history of one of Detroit’s iconic contributions to pop culture and the lessons to be learned from the legacy of Motown Records.

Example of Workshops during Camp:

  • Presentation Confidence
  • Music Technology
  • Artistic Collaboration
  • Visiting Artist Presentations
  • Demystifying Songwriting
  • Group Singing Lessons

Eligibility

Open to Junior High School Students completing grades 5-8 in the year prior to the summer workshop.

Registration Process

Online Registration will be available in March 2021
Priority Registration Deadline: April 9, 2021

Registration Checklist

  • Complete the online registration form
  • Include your most recent school report card
  • Pay the non-refundable application fee of $25

Admission Notification

This program is a non-audition-based program. It is limited to 30 participants, and are admitted on a first come, first served basis. All completed registration materials must be received by the priority deadline in order to be considered.

Admission notifications for priority applicants will be e-mailed on or before April 23, 2021.

Applications may be accepted after the priority deadline should openings remain. Review, admission, and notification for late applications will be on a rolling basis. Admissions decisions will not be given by phone.


FAQs

What is the cost to participate?

Admitted participants will be selected by audition, and provided a full scholarship to attend this program thanks to the generous support of the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Do I have to audition?

No. While there is not an audition for this program, all completed application materials must be received by the priority deadline. We encourage students that are interested in exploring their creative potential to apply online by the priority application deadline.

I am not a 6-9 grade student, can I still participate in the program?

The curriculum framework for the Spark Summer Camp is research-based and developmentally appropriate and is therefore only open to youth that are completing grades 5-8 in the year prior to the summer workshop. Older students should explore our other summer opportunities.

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