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

Animated Curiosities

• by Julia Solis

We’re back! It’s our annual screening of short animated films with rarely seen marvels from Eastern Europe, Asia, Detroit and more! Free & outdoors, this is curated by award-winning animator Bryan Papciak – BYO chairs, blankets and picnic! Movies start at dusk.

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Green Light for Preservation!

• by Julia Solis

Look at that, we got a grant! We’re excited and grateful to win this year’s Preservation Award from no less than the Michigan Architectural Foundation! Being awarded by this institution is a huge honor for our little building on Kercheval. We’ll use it to fix up our historic facade, keep the water out and restore …

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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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