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The Wedding Dance Pieter Bruegel the Elder
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The Wedding Dance (30.374) — Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Once Upon a Time: Prints and Drawings that Tell Stories

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 – Sunday, May 13, 2012

Telling stories through prints and drawings is the subject of this exhibition consisting of works from the DIA's collection. It includes selections from familiar series, portfolios, and books, as well as several examples that have rarely or never been seen at the museum. Among them are David Hockney’s etchings from Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm, a volume of Moby Dick with illustrations by Rockwell Kent, a copy of the 15th-century Nuremberg Chronicle, Wassily Kandinsky’s Klange, Henri Matisse’s Parsiphal, Jim Dine’s Picture of Dorian Gray, and many more European and American works on paper from a variety of eras.

The exhibition has been organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Edouard Manet. Poster and Frontispiece for Edgar Allan’s Poe’s The Raven, 1875, lithograph, Founders Society Purchase, Director’s Discretionary Fund