SAY IT LOUD: NOMA 50th Exhibition

The Robert and Mary Ann Bury Community Gallery is a changing exhibition space made available to local historical societies, museums, non-profit organizations and educational institutions, selected for their contributions to the metro Detroit community. Organizations are featured in order to share their stories and provide new perspectives on the issues, ideas and individuals that have shaped our region’s rich history.

It was officially renamed as a tribute to retiring long-time Executive Director Bob Bury and dedicated in a ceremony on November 1, 2018.   

Our Community Gallery program recently received the 2020 Leadership in History Award from the American Association for State and Local History! Learn more


OPENING on October 21, 2021 in the Robert and Mary Ann Bury Community Gallery

SAY IT LOUD: NOMA 50th Exhibition

The National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) was founded by 12 Black architects in 1971, at the AIA Convention in Detroit. Learn more about the organization's founders and its members' contributions to the built environment in this new exhibition. Celebrate the gains of the NOMA members from the past to the present and also learn more about the challenges that the organization, its chapters, and its members have had to overcome in the movement towards freedom and equality in the architecture profession.

This exhibition is supported by the Graham Foundation and was organized as part of the NOMA HOMECOMING: DETROIT 50 virtual conference, which celebrates 50 years since NOMA's founding. It was curated by Pascale Sablan FAIA, NOMA, LEED AP. Sablan is the NOMA President-Elect (2023-2024), an Associate at Adjaye Associates Architects, and Founder & Executive Director of Beyond the Built Environment LLC.