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Diver Walter E. Deaves
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Diver (54.122) — Walter E. Deaves

This summer we have an outstanding lineup of exhibitions. See artist-musician Patti Smith’s photography exhibition, Camera Solo, June 1-September 2. Five Spanish Masterpieces features work by Dalí, Picasso, Goya, Velázquez, and El Greco, June 21-August 19. And the DIA’s full collection of prints and drawings by Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse will be on view July 11- January 6. All are FREE with museum admission!

This summer, visit the great indoors. Summer at the DIA is sponsored by The Ford Foundation.

This is the first American museum exhibition to focus on the photography of artist, poet, and performer Patti Smith. The exhibition includes 70 black and white gelatin silver prints and a small selection of original Polaroids and items from Smith’s personal collection.
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When the DIA’s Melancholy Woman by Pablo Picasso returns this summer after having been on loan to several prestigious museums over the past two years, it will bring with it other masterworks by Spain’s most important artists. The DIA celebrates the painting’s return with Five Spanish Masterpieces.
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Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) and Henri Matisse (1869–1954) were ground-breaking visionaries who constantly experimented with techniques and materials. This exhibition features almost all of the works by Picasso and Matisse in the museum’s prints and drawings collections.
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Cherub, Fountain, San Severino, Patti Smith, 2005, gelatin silver print. © Patti Smith. Courtesy the artist and Robert Miller Gallery
Soft Construction with Boiled Beans (Premonition of Civil War), Salvador Dalí. Philadelphia Museum of Art: The Louise and Walter Arensberg Collection, 1950. © Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York 2012
Pablo Picasso, Woman with Hairnet, 1949. Lithograph printed in color on wove paper. Detroit Institute of Arts. © 2012 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Summer at the DIA is sponsored by the Ford Foundation.  

Patti Smith: Camera Solo
is organized by the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut. Five Spanish Masterpieces is organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts. Picasso and Matisse: The DIA’s Prints and Drawings is organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts and supported by Comerica Bank. All exhibitions are supported by the City of Detroit.

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