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Historic Room


Image: Gary Taxali, NO, 2017


Wednesday, July 11 – Saturday, September 7, 2018

Used as a noun, the term cream may be defined as
The very best of a group of people or things.”
(The Oxford English Dictionary.)

Curator Stephen Schudlich

The goal of this exhibition is to bring together a group of celebrated illustrators, and to allow an opportunity for the public to view this work in the historic space of one of Detroit’s most revered supporters of the visual arts. The exhibition includes some of the very best of today’s practicing illustrators.

Selected Works from the Scarab Club Permanent Collection

In the historic room, you’ll find works from the Scarab Club’s permanent collection, including an original Robert Hopkin.

Latest News and Announcements

August 16, 5-8pm | KREM & CLAY: Members’ Summer Event

Register to attend KREM & CLAY Join us for a summer evening in the garden and gallery for drinks, conversation and some hands-on fun with the Pewabic Pottery Street Team. Feel free to bring friends who might be interested in the Scarab Club! KREM: Curated by Stephen...

August 23, 7-9pm | The Regulars’ Table on “Presence”

7-8 PM Artists and musicians Meek & Kaylan Waterman in conversation on “Presence” 8-9 PM Conversation continues across the table The German word Stammtisch can be translated into English as “regular’s table.” It is an invitation to friends—to gather round a table and...

November 24 | The Detroit Blues Heritage Series : Detroit Funk Blues

On Saturday November 24, 2018 The Detroit Blues Heritage Series will present Detroit Funk Blues. This event will take place at the Historic Scarab Club, 217 Farnsworth in Detroit’s Cultural Center from 2 PM – 4 PM . A $7.00 Donation is requested Featured at this event...

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Scarab Club Arts Annual Detroit 2018 v7.1 (Volume 7) Paperback – February 6, 2018

The Scarab Club, a Detroit art community institution for over a hundred years, presents its 7th member annual. Includes the Artists Annual Letter from the executive director, club president and gallery director, articles on the Scarab Club Gold Medal and the 2016 Award, listings of 2017 Shows and Exhibitions, Scarab Club Beam Signatories, and a sample portfolio of member artists works.


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