ABOUT US

Distillery of Modern Art is an experience unlike any in the world, combining a modern art gallery supporting local artists and installations, a cocktail lounge featuring drinks from journeyed mixologists, and a 2,800 sq. ft. event space hosting memorable celebrations. When you walk through our doors you’ll see that what makes us different is that it’s not all about us; it’s about you. Creating a memorable experience with every sip, we’ve carefully curated every aspect of our distillery, and our spirits. Distillery of Modern Art was created for you to appreciate, right now, in this moment.

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SETH WATSON

Founder
Favorite Spirit: Bourbon
Favorite Cocktail: Vieux Carre
Favorite Artist: Wassily Kandinsky
Favorite Quote: “Adapt or perish.” H.G. Wells
Favorite Book: On the Road – Jack Kerouac
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MARY HOWARD

Operations Manager
Favorite Spirit: Tequila
Favorite Cocktail: Margarita
Favorite Artists: Vincent Van Gogh and Georgia O’Keeffe
Favorite Quote: “Speak softly and carry a big stick.” President Theodore Roosevelt
Favorite Book: Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers
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BECKY SOWEMIMO

Director of Events
Favorite Spirit: Gin
Favorite Cocktail: French 75
Favorite Artist: Bruce Timm
Favorite Quote: “Where words fail, music speaks.” Hans Christian Anderson
Favorite Book: Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore
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MATT GREIF

Head Distiller
Favorite Spirit: Rye Whiskey
Favorite Cocktail: Gin martini with blue cheese olives
Favorite Artist: N. C. Wyeth
Favorite Quote: “In a mad world, only the mad are sane.” Akira Kurosawa
Favorite Book: Theodore Rex by Edmund Morris
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HENRY ROSENBAUM

General Manager
Favorite Spirit: Rye Whiskey
Favorite Cocktail: Last word with mezcal
Favorite Work of Art: The Detroit Industry Murals by Diego Rivera
Favorite Quote: “As far as I can tell, your entire enterprise is little more than a solitary man with a messy apartment which may or may not contain a chicken.”
Favorite Book: Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe