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Last Chance to see Detroit Revealed: Photographs, 2000–2010 at Detroit Institute of Arts - Popular exhibition ends Sunday, April 29

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

(Detroit)—Procrastinators beware! Less than one week remains to see the exhibition Detroit Revealed: Photographs 2000–2010. Sunday, April 29 is the last day to view artists’ takes on Detroit’s architecture, neighborhoods, auto industry and people. The exhibition is free with museum admission.

Detroit Revealed provides windows into the experience and meaning of Detroit in the first decade of a new millennium, and explores recent photographic practice grounded in the character of the Motor City. The exhibition presents portraits, architecture and documentary photographs and videos by eight artists inspired by Detroit who shed light on life in the city during a time of unique challenges that continue to influence the landscape and society of Detroit in the post-automotive era.

The exhibition includes 50 large-scale color and traditional black-and-white photographs by Michelle Andonian, Carlos Diaz, Scott Hocking, Andrew Moore, Alec Soth and Corine Vermeulen. Photography and video by Dawoud Bey and Ari Marcopoulos are also featured.

The artists were selected for their diverse and critical perspectives, ability to uncover what lies beneath the surface of life in Detroit and the importance of the city to their artistic practice. They see Detroit as a challenging place of dramatic transformation. Their work appears together for the first time in a deliberately eclectic and sometimes contradictory mix, with subjects ranging from the factory to the community farm, to the vibrant neighborhoods’ ethnic enclaves.

A catalogue of the exhibition, with essays by DIA Associate Curator Nancy W. Barr, Detroit Free Press journalist John Gallagher and New York-based writer and urban art specialist Carlo McCormick, is available in the museum shop.

The exhibition is organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts, with support provided by Quicken Loans Inc. and Team Detroit. Support for the catalog has been provided by Furthermore: a program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund.

Hours and Admission
Museum hours are 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Fridays, and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for ages 6-17, and free for DIA members. For membership information call 313-833-7971.

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.

   Pamela Marcil   313-833-7899