NEA Lab Blog

See updates on the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Research Lab’s current work in Detroit examining best practices for commissioning public art through community engagement to improve health, and social/emotional well-being by reducing youth firearm injury.

“Untitled” by Fel’le (2019). Detroit CityWalls Program.

Recent Blog Posts

Upcoming Mapping Workshops for Teens with the NEA Lab

The NEA Lab welcomes participants for critical mapping workshops in collaboration with community partner Detroitography. Each session workshop will involve using open source tools to learn about and work with maps and data. There will be two sessions – one in the...

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Detroit Murals Spotlight

By Mary C. Byron, BA. Detroit is a city full of murals that help spread a rich cultural history and reflect a strong sense of community. Here are a few murals from our Detroit Public Art database in the first of several mural spotlights to be highlighted in the NEA...

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A Summer Finding Art in Detroit

By Shreya Sampath and Mary C. Byron, BA. Shreya Sampath, a U-M undergraduate student studying Architecture, is a research assistant at the NEA Lab. She spent the Summer of 2023 documenting artworks in Detroit for the lab’s public art database, and in this post she...

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