Currently under construction, SEAFOAM PALACE will be a museum that explores the nature of curiosity and wonder. As a modern 'Wunderkammer', the museum's exhibitions will encourage visitors to investigate their own sense of the marvelous while playing with the frontiers of art, science, history and adventure. What are the new realms from which we bring back our mysterious artifacts, what are the puzzles that enchant us? In addition to creative interpretations, the museum will offer workshops and programming to examine these ideas in media such as photography, audio and publishing.

Kickstarter Success!

We recently raised over $23,000 for a new roof in a Kickstarter campaign! Check out our video to take a peek inside our building and find out more about our museum.

Now that the new roof is installed, we're raising funds for lots of other needed improvements before we can open. Anything you would like to contribute would be incredibly helpful. Thanks!

From the Blog

Art in Curious Places

• by Julia Solis

Coming up: Tuesday, May 23, 5-7 pm Join us as we capture bizarre and beautiful transformations and metamorphoses in the scenic landscapes of Detroit. We’re starting a series of explorations for artists, photographers, designers – anyone who is interested in portraying the strange beauty of overgrown decay. At Seafoam Palace, we’re driven by our love …

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Still Life Salon: March 19

• by Julia Solis

New workshop! Oddity Still Life Salon Sun, March 19, 2017 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Jefferson-Chalmers area, Detroit (address is emailed after registration) See things differently? Do you want to? Join us for a free salon-style drawing workshop. We will set up several still lifes with objects both natural and unnatural, carefully curated from the Seafoam …

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Oddity and Fossil Box Workshop: November 6th

• by Tom

Seafoam Palace presents a workshop for fossil hunters, botany lovers and collectors of rocks and trinkets. Whether found on your last expedition to Mazaghan or an archaeological dig in your own backyard, your souvenirs and prehistoric evidence can easily be displayed with supplies found around your house. In this two-hour class, you will learn how to arrange, label and create a box for your collection with glass, cardboard, fabric, tape and glue.

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Photos: Islands of the Hollow Earth

• by Julia Solis

We’re still dreaming of magical apparitions floating down the canals of Detroit … and grateful to our friend Tod Seelie for capturing photos of our recent event! Check them out here: Islands of the Hollow Earth Many thanks to Jaime at the Totems Arts Festival and everyone who came out to celebrate our islands with …

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