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Top art exhibitions and shows to see in metro Phoenix in 2022

Last year finished strong for metro Phoenix museums and galleries and that trend looks to continue in 2022.

Several exciting art exhibitions are on the calendar for the new year while some significant exhibitions to see in 2022 are already open. “Treasures” at the Musical Instrument Museum, “Legacy of Ceylon: Art and Photography of Sri Lanka” at the Phoenix Art Museum and some art exhibitions are in full swing.

Others will open as the year goes on like artist Beverly Penn’s “Radical Adaptation” at Lisa Sette Gallery and “Southwest Silverwork” at the Heard. SMoCA and Mesa Arts Center are other galleries that will feature several exhibitions throughout the year.

‘Treasures’ at The Musical Instrument Museum

The Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix opened its newest exhibition, “Treasures: Legendary Musical Instruments,” on Nov. 12. The showcase — which is scheduled to remain open until September 2023 — features a curated collection of

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Wilson Foundation donates $100 million to metro Detroit arts groups

A windfall of cash is making Detroit’s arts and culture scene a lot richer.

The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation has announced a multiyear, $100 million commitment to 11 arts organizations in Detroit and the surrounding suburbs, creating a large endowment that will generate operating money for decades to come.

The list includes cultural name brands like the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Detroit Institute of Arts as well as small museums like the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn and the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills.

Ralph Wilson, longtime owner of the Buffalo Bills and metro Detroit resident, died in 2014.

There’s also cash set aside for a one-time capital grant of $5 million to the Motown Museum for the ongoing expansion of its campus.  For the museum, the gift is another notable step in its ongoing $55 million expansion campaign. Its fundraising total now stands at $37 million, and work is underway on the second of three construction phases at the Hitsville,

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