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Exhibition: Visions of American Life: Paintings from the Manoogian Collection, 1850-1940
Through 04/28/2019 (more information)
Edward Lamson Henry, American
Election Day 1844, 1913
Oil on canvas
Manoogian Collection
Exhibition: From Camelot to Kent State: Pop Art, 1960-1975
02/17/2019 - 08/25/2019 (more information)
Roy Lichtenstein, American
Crying Girl, 1963 (about)
offset lithograph printed in color on off-white wove paper
Detroit Institute of Arts
Crying Girl, 1963
Woman holding bowl with child, 18th century, African
Exhibition: Extraordinary Eye, Extraordinary Gift: The Legacy of Margaret Herz Demant
01/27/2019 - 05/19/2019 (more information)
Mwanza workshop
Woman holding bowl with child, 18th century, African
wood
Margaret Demant Bequest, Detroit Institute of Arts
Exhibition: A New Vision for Detroit’s Cultural Center: The DIA Plaza/ Midtown Cultural Connections International Design Competition
01/23/2019-04/01/2019 (more information)
Exhibition: A New Vision for Detroit’s Cultural Center: The DIA Plaza/ Midtown Cultural Connections International Design Competition
Synthetic Cloud, 2018
Exhibition: Ruben & Isabel Toledo: Labor of Love
Through 07/07/2019 (more information)
Isabel Toledo and Ruben Toledo, Cuban-American
Synthetic Cloud, 2018
nylon
Courtesy of the artists and the Toledo Studio
Exhibition: Robert & Katherine Jacobs Asian Wing Opening
Through 09/30/2019 (more information)
Jinas with Family and Goddess Ambika, 950–1050, India (Madhya Pradesh or Rajasthan)
sandstone
Detroit Institute of Arts
Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48202
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Tuesday - Thursday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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Admission: General admission (excludes ticketed exhibitions) is free for Wayne, Oakland and Macomb county residents and DIA members. For all others, $14 for adults, $9 for seniors ages 62+, $8 for college students, $6 for ages 6–17..
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Tickets may be purchased in advance for exhibitions, programming and events through the DIA Call Center. Call 313.833.4005. For information on group tours, call 313.833.1292.

Monday through Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Detroit Film Theatre Box Office
DFT tickets may be purchased before the film at the Box Office, located at the DFT entrance on John R. For information, call 313.833.3237. Schedule


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About
The DIA has been a beacon of culture for the Detroit area for well over a century. Founded in 1885 as the the Detroit Museum of Art located on Jefferson Avenue, due to its rapidly expanding collection, moved to a larger site on Woodward Avenue in 1927. The new Beaux-Arts building, designed by Paul Cret, was immediately referred to as the "temple of art." Two wings were added in the 1960s and 1970s, and a major renovation and expansion that began in 1999 was completed in 2007.

The museum covers 658,000 square feet that includes more than 100 galleries, a 1,150-seat auditorium, a 380-seat lecture/recital hall, an art reference library, and a state-of-the-art conservation services laboratory.

The DIA's collection is among the top six in the United States, comprising a multicultural and multinational survey of human creativity from prehistory through the 21st century. The foundation was laid by William Valentiner, a scholar and art historian from Berlin, who was director from 1924 to 1945 . His extensive contacts in Europe, along with support from generous patrons, enabled him to acquire many important works that established the framework of today's collections. Among the notable acquisitions during his tenure are Mexican artist Diego Rivera's Detroit Industry fresco cycle, which Rivera considered his most successful work, and Vincent van Gogh's Self Portrait, the first Van Gogh painting to enter a U.S. museum collection.

A hallmark of the DIA is the diversity of the collection. In addition to outstanding American, European, Modern and Contemporary, and Graphic art, the museum holds significant works of African, Asian, Native American, Oceanic, Islamic, and Ancient art. Among these are the masterpiece sculpture Nail Figure from Zaire and a rare Korean Head of Buddha. In 2000, the DIA established the General Motors Center for African American Art as a curatorial department in order to broaden the museum's collection of African American art.

The Renovation and Reinstallation Project
A comprehensive renovation, expansion and gallery re-installation project began in 2001 and was completed in 2007. It includes a 35,000 square foot addition, additional gallery space, a new dining facility, an expanded museum shop, upgrades to the infrastructure, and an improved traffic pattern throughout the museum.

In addition to the physical changes, the museum reinstalled the galleries with a focus on the general visitor. More than 5,000 works of art are presented in a way that allows visitors to more easily make personal connections with the art and to understand the objects in the context of their own place and time.


Exhibitions:

Visions of American Life: Paintings from the Manoogian Collection, 1850-1940
Through April 28, 2019
(more information)

From Camelot to Kent State: Pop Art, 1960-1975
Feb 17 - Aug 25, 2019
(more information)

Extraordinary Eye, Extraordinary Gift: The Legacy of Margaret Herz Demant
Jan 27, 2019 - May 19, 2019
(more information)

A New Vision for Detroit’s Cultural Center: The DIA Plaza/Midtown Cultural Connections International Design Competition
Jan 23, 2019 — Apr 1, 2019
(more information)

Ruben & Isabel Toledo: Labor of Love
Through July 7, 2019
(more information)

Robert & Katherine Jacobs Asian Wing Opening
Through Sept. 30, 2019
(more information)

Events

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