From 2008-2012, the Kresge Eminent Artist was selected each year by an independent panel of experienced and well-respected local artists and arts professionals. Beginning in 2013, the Kresge Arts in Detroit Advisory Council will be the independent body that selects the Kresge Eminent Artist.

2012 Panelists

(pictured from left to right)
Larry Gabriel, Writer and Musician
Robin Terry, Chairman and Executive Director, Motown Historical Museum
Marilyn Wheaton, Director, Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum
James E. Hart, Adjunct Professor, College for Creative Studies
Rebecca Mazzei, Deputy Director + Special Projects, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit 


2011 Panelists

W. Kim Heron, Editor, Metro Times
Dora Apel, Associate Professor and W. Hawkins Ferry Chair in Art History, Wayne State University
Vincent Carducci, Art Critic and Assistant Dean, College for Creative Studies

2009 Panelists

Lynn Crawford, Writer
Ian Ding, Founding Member, New Music Detroit
Aku Kadogo, Senior Lecturer and Director, Black Theater Program, Wayne State University
Anne Parsons, President & CEO, Detroit Symphony Orchestra
George Tysh, Poet

2008 Panelists

Dr. Cledie Taylor, Director, Arts Extended Gallery, Inc.
Dennis Nawrocki, Adjunct Faculty, College for Creative Studies
Gerhardt Knodel, Artist