At the DIA creativity is at the center of many things that we do, and lately we have been envisioning ways we can bring the arts and sports together. I believe this partnership is a powerful one, which allows for new an...
Antonio Machado, one of the great Spanish writers of all time, described in a poem that his childhood memories were of a patio in Seville and an orchard where lemon trees ripen. I deeply connect with these lines because my childhood memories also have images of a patio--in Valencia (where my family is from)--a patio where the bright Mediterranean sun gave warmth to blooming jasmine.Read Details
One of the activities I have been enjoying most as DIA director has been working with our tri-county partners. The DIA team meets three times a year with the Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb County Art Authorities, which work closely with the museum to ensure that we provide the best service possible to their residents.Read Details
Joan Miró’s Portfolio Cover conservation treatment.Read Details
A couple of weeks ago I was wandering through the galleries with a friend, Mort Harris. Mort is a Detroiter and a WWII hero who flew B-17s (known as the flying fortress), completing thirty-three successful missions over Nazi-occupied Europe (An extraordinary accomplishment on its own but beyond that, during one of them, he "landed" on the North Sea-something he does not recommend). Together, we admired Diego Rivera's Detroit Industry frescos, and he pointed out to me the kind of planes that are painted on the west wall of the murals and how much it cost at the time to fly one.Read Details