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Media Alert: Reveal Your Detroit digital Photos on view at detroit Public Library

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

 WHAT: A digital display of photos submitted through the Detroit Institute of Arts’ (DIA) “Reveal Your Detroit” program and the Detroit Free Press’ “Detroit Self Portrait” project. “Reveal Your Detroit” is a DIA collaboration with 55 community-based organizations whose members were each given a single roll of film on which to capture their perspectives on Detroit.

The display is a selection of these photos, along with photos submitted to the Detroit Free Press during its “Detroit Self Portrait” project that ran during the DIA’s recent exhibition Detroit Revealed: Photographs 2000-2010.

WHEN: Opens Friday, June 15 with a free public reception from 3 to 6 p.m., and runs through Aug. 15

WHERE: Grand Hall (second floor), Detroit Public Library main branch, 5201 Woodward Ave. Detroit

HOURS: Tuesday–Wednesday, noon–8 p.m.; Thursday–Saturday, noon–6 p.m. Closed Sundays and Mondays

COST: Free

OTHER: “Reveal Your Detroit” is a partnership between the DIA and Detroit Public Library and is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.


The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), one of the premier art museums in the United States, is home to more than 60,000 works that comprise a multicultural survey of human creativity from ancient times through the 21st century. From the first Van Gogh painting to enter a U.S. museum (Self-Portrait, 1887), to Diego Rivera's world-renowned Detroit Industry murals (1932–33), the DIA's collection is known for its quality, range, and depth. The DIA’s mission is to create opportunities for all visitors to find personal meaning in art.

Programs are made possible with support from the City of Detroit.
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