Scarab club


A Detroit organization formed in 1910, it had the purpose of providing a place of fellowship, instruction, and exhibition for artists. It is the descendant of the Hopkin Club, which started in 1907 by admirers of old "Bob" Hopkin, Detroit's first painter of wide repute. After Hopkin's death in 1910, Club members reorganized with the name Scarab Club, after the Egyptian beetle which, in the Egyptian culture, was a symbol of immortality. The Clubhouse is at 217 Farnsworth in Detroit, and the lounge has a large mural by Paul Honore.