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Growing the DIA’s: Great Collection of American Art

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

6:30 PM

Growing the DIA’s: Great Collection of American Art

 

Kenneth Myers

Curator of American Art

Detroit Institute of Arts

 

Wednesday, December 11, 6:30 p.m.

Since 2005, the Department of American Art has acquired 17 paintings, including major works by James Whistler and Sanford Gifford, as well as important pieces of furniture, ceramics, glass, and metalwork. Dr. Myers discusses these acquisitions, sharing surprising details of the hunt for important but affordable works, and explaining the criteria that shape collecting priorities.

 

Sponsored by Associates of the American Wing