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detroit an american classic [on locaTion] nancy chrisTie T wo signature sounds define Detroit: the soulful strains of Motown music and the roar of engine pistons firing on all cylinders. This is a city with a staggering history of innovation, where groundbreaking ideas have Temptations and Jackson Five (just to name a few) who brought the Motown sound to life. The Museum exemplifies what can be achieved with vision and commitment against all challenges, an inspirational setting for any corporate event. The 658,000-sf Detroit Institute of Arts has been a beacon of culture for the city for well over a century, with a collection that ranks among the top six in the United States. The DIA’s more than 60,000 works are a feast for the eyes from the 27-panel Diego Rivera Detroit Industry fresco to a pair of oneand-a-half-inch gold openwork earrings from 11th century Persia. Equally breathtaking are the rooms themselves. The elegant William H. and Patricia M. Smith Crystal Gallery with its gold leaf ceiling and 25-foot crystal mirror walls provide a sense of timeless appeal for any corporate event. The Kresge Court, meanwhile, illustrates different eras of European architecture such as Gothic-style arched windows and Italian Renaissance columns. The midtown museum’s more than 100 galleries display a multinational collection from prehistory through the 21st century. created successful empires in music and the automotive industry. So when planners bring groups to Detroit, they have a multitude of inspired venues for private group functions, based on these success stories that have formed this city’s heritage and a singular American legacy. THE ARTS The Motown Historical Museum is a simple 2-story house filled with mementoes celebrating one of the nation’s best-known musical genre, including the pianos where Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye composed their greatest hits to Michael Jackson’s trademark jeweled white glove and black fedora hat. Step into Studio A and you can feel the energy from legendary artists such as Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, the 60 | prevue magazine

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Prevue November/December 2010

Dolce Hayes Mansion, CA
ARIA, Las Vegas
Starwood Lux, Merida
San Antonio/Philly/Vegas
Crowne Plaza, Trinidad
Florida Faves
Gansevoort Miami Beach
Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo
HIlton Bonnet Creek, Orlando
Culture + Creativity
La Cote D'Azur
Culture 2011

Prevue November/December 2010