Museum Info

The Seafoam Palace is an arts organization that celebrates the absurd while fostering curiosity, exploration, and new perspectives of the marvelous. Our aim is to engage the imagination with unconventional artworks, workshops, events, and artistic interpretations of scientific and anthropological phenomena and artifacts.We’re currently a mobile organization while we fix up a permanent exhibition space in a historic building on Detroit’s east side. We’ll keep you posted on our progress here!

The Sibley Building

We’re working to turn a historic office building into the future home of the museum. With some good luck and elbow grease, our space will be located inside the original offices of the Frederic M. Sibley Lumber Company. The brick and limestone building was constructed in 1925 by the architects Baxter, O'Dell & Halprin as the headquarters of Detroit’s second largest lumber company at the time. In 1989 the building was designated a Michigan State Historic Site; it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991. The interior still features much of the original wood paneling and seafoam-colored plaster work. Of course we are making every effort to preserve its special character and do this beautiful building justice!

Visitor Info

We’re currently a mobile organization, staging events and workshops around Detroit. Please check our exhibitions and events page for our program while we're working on our future home.