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  • “Kick Out the Jams”

    The Detroit Institute of Arts

    “Kick Out the Jams,” the inspired title for an exhibition about Detroit’s Cass Corridor art scene in the ’60s and ’70s, calls attention both to the spirit and connections that gave rise to the art. The line, taken from a ’60s rock album by Detroit’s MC5, was musical lingo for “Go wild! The world is yours! Take it now and be one with it! Kick out the jams . . .” The organization of the show reflects something of this frenzied spirit. Intended as “the history of an art scene,” it is, in fact, more like a nostalgic class reunion organized by two latter-day enthusiasts, Mary Jane Jacob and Jay

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