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The Edible Monument includes about 140 prints, rare books and serving manuals from the Getty Research Institute collection and private collections. The artworks illustrate in lush detail the delectable monuments and sculptures made of food that were an integral part of street festivals as well as court and civic banquets in Europe in the 16th to 19th centuries.
Coffee, tea and chocolate were strongly associated with 18th-century Europe as the fashionable beverages of the day, yet none of the plants required for their preparation were native to the continent.
“Detroit after Dark” includes dramatic architectural studies, street scenes, graffiti and otherworldly vignettes as well as some of Detroit’s famous night haunts, like the premier jazz club Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, the legendary Grande Ballroom and punk and garage rock dens such as Bookie’s Club and the Gold Dollar.
Visitors to the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) will have the rare opportunity to see Samuel F. B. Morse’s masterwork painting “Gallery of the Louvre” (1829–31) from June 16 to Sept. 18. The exhibition “Samuel F. B. Morse’s ‘Gallery of the Louvre’ and the Art of Invention” is part of a national tourorganized by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip is the first exhibition and book to explore the story of the American photographic road trip and one of the most distinct, important and appealing themes of the medium. Images document the evolution of American car culture, the idea of the open road and how photographers embraced America.
Four hundred years after Shakespeare's death, his characters are timeless and familiar, from wide-eyed Miranda to grim Macbeth. But how do we know about Shakespeare's plays in the first place? For many of the plays, the answer is a single book: the 1623 First Folio of Shakespeare.
Dance! American Art 1830-1960 is a multimedia exhibition featuring more than 90 of America’s most spectacular works of art alongside filmic representations that explain and celebrate dance as central to American life and culture. Works are from the Detroit Institute of Arts and other leading American and international museums as well as from private collections
Fifty Years of Collecting: Detroit Institute of Arts’ Friends of Prints, Drawings and Photographs Anniversary Exhibition
The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) celebrates the 50th anniversary of one of its long-standing auxiliary support groups, Friends of Prints, Drawings and Photographs (FPDP), with Fifty Years of Collecting: Detroit Institute of Arts’ Friends of Prints, Drawings and Photographs Anniversary Exhibition.
"30 Americans," is a dynamic exhibition of contemporary art by many of the most important African American artists who rose to prominence during recent decades. The 55 paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs and videos explore racial, gender, political and historical identity in contemporary culture.The works are from the Rubell Family Collection.
The DIA's collection of ancient Middle Eastern art includes more than 500 works spanning over 8,500 years (8000 BCE to 650 CE).The Ancient Middle East gallery will display 178 key pieces in an installation that illuminates their significance as well as their connections to sophisticated technologies and art-making in the emergence of the world's earliest civilizations and empires, as well as to our modern world.
Discover how they left their mark on Detroit. And how Detroit left its mark on their art. Exclusively on view at the Detroit Institute of Arts nearly 70 works of art that depict the evolution of these two extraordinary artists’ careers.
Statements and news releases issued by the DIA related to the City of Detroit bankruptcy.
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