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Cotopaxi Frederic Edwin Church
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Cotopaxi (76.89) — Frederic Edwin Church

We may be in Detroit, but we reach people throughout Michigan in all kinds of ways.

To give Michigan communities an opportunity to view our world-renowned collection near home, the DIA has created intriguing traveling exhibits such as The Fine Art of Pueblo Ritual and Pursuits and Pleasures: Baroque Paintings from the Detroit Institute of Arts for other museums throughout the state. In addition, the DIA often loans individual works of art in Michigan and beyond.

The following organizations have received individual works or traveling exhibitions from the DIA collection:

  • The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
  • Public Museum of Grand Rapids
  • Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan University
  • Orchestra Hall
  • Meyer May House
  • Museum of Arts & History, Port Huron
  • College of Creative Studies
  • Cranbrook Museum of Art
  • Detroit Zoo Gallery
  • Detroit Historical Museum
  • University of Michigan Museum, Ann Arbor
  • University of Michigan Museum, Dearborn
  • Muskegon Museum of Art
  • Battle Creek Art Center
  • Kresge Museum at Michigan State University
  • Lee Hall Gallery at Northern Michigan Museum
  • Midland Council for the Arts
  • Saginaw Museum of Art
  • Jesse Besser Museum, Alpena
  • Kalamzoo Institute of Art
  • Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph
  • Grand Rapids Art Museum
  • Grand Rapids Public Museum
  • Holland Museum of Art

Beyond loaning art, we also share our expertise. Curators and educators have provided comprehensive docent training and lectures for a truly exciting visitor experience. For over 30 years, the DIA Conservation Department has been available to non-profit institutions throughout the state to address issues related to the condition, technique and authenticity of objects and to advise on storage or display. The museum also provides photographic documentation of works and scientific analyses of materials.

In addition to these direct services, museum staff participates with the Michigan Alliance for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage, the Michigan Alliance Disaster & Conservation Resource Center, and University Cultural Center Association as part of a valuable cultural dialogue, which helps us all.

So make sure you come and see us in Detroit, and keep your eyes open in greater Michigan and beyond, where we continue to help promote the arts wherever possible.

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