Art + Authors

Art + Authors: Book Discussions at the DIA

Combine a good read with great art as part of the DIA’s new program, Art + Authors: Book Discussions at the DIA. Explore literary works (both fiction and nonfiction) that illuminate visual art in the DIA’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. Held quarterly on Saturday mornings in January, April, July, and October, the discussions are followed by explorations of the galleries with DIA curatorial and education staff.

Upcoming Selections:
January 2015 - Eight Girls Taking Pictures by Whitney Otto
April 2015 - People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks Coming to the Museum Shop soon!
The program is free with museum admission and free to residents of Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties, but space is limited and pre-registration is required.
Books for each discussion group meeting are available for purchase in the Museum Shop or through the DIA's online Museum Shop.

The DIA encourages libraries in Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne counties to use the DIA’s discussion guide for their own book groups and invite a DIA representative to their institution to talk about related works of art in the museum collection. If you are a librarian and you would like more information or to request a copy of the discussion guide, please contact Rebekka Parker at or 313-833-6448

Discussion guides are available for the following books:
The Passion of Artemisia by Susan Vreeland 
The Good Lord Bird by James McBride