Avid enthusiasts and collectors, The Irwins traveled the world, collecting art from the earth’s far reaches along the way. In addition to their appreciation for indigenous arts, the couple expressed a keen eye for local talent by collecting and supporting both emerging and established artists from the Detroit area and around the United States. This Center will become a public home for their proud collection, and will provide space to showcase the works of African-American and underrepresented artists from the local and international communities.