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Two Remarkable Collections, One Stunning Exhibition: The Detroit Insitute of Arts Presents The Art of Screenprint

Monday, August 15, 2005

Significant works from the archives of Stewart & Stewart, a nationally known fine arts printing studio in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., will be supplemented by masterpieces from the Detroit Institute of Arts’ (DIA) graphic arts collection in the exhibition The Art of Screenprint. This exhibition follows the evolution, from concept and initial visual form to the final print, of several print projects produced at Stewart & Stewart. Screenprints by artists such as Andy Warhol, Jacob Lawrence and Roy Lichtenstein from the DIA’s collection will be featured in an adjacent gallery, illustrating the historical development of the medium.

One of the featured projects from the DIA’s collection is Janet Fish’s Trielle, which was created at Stewart & Stewart in 1996 for the DIA’s Graphic Arts Council. Eleven color proofs will be displayed, documenting the step-by-step build-up of the brilliant colors that compose the final print.

Sept. 28­–Dec. 31, 2005

The Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit

The exhibition is free with museum admission, which us a recommend donation of $6 for adults and $3 for children. DIA members are admitted free. Museum hours are 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Fridays, and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Programs are made possible with support from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the City of Detroit.

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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 is currently undergoing a major renovation, scheduled for completion in late 2007. The museum remains open with a dynamic schedule of programs and activities for all ages. Visitors can enjoy some of the DIA’s “greatest hits” while the museum prepares for an entirely new installation when renovations are completed.