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Claude Monet, Rounded Flower Bed (Corbeille de fleurs), c. 1876, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts.

Monet: Framing Life

This intimate exhibition focuses on the DIA’s only painting by Claude Monet — Rounded Flower Bed (Corbeille de fleurs), formerly known as Gladioli and recently retitled based on new research. Monet painted this work while living in the Paris suburb of Argenteuil between late 1871 and early 1878. His time in Argenteuil was especially productive, for it was there that he and fellow avant-garde painters formed the Impressionists. Experience the DIA’s painting together with 10 other Argenteuil paintings by Monet and fellow impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and discover the story behind the creation of Rounded Flower Bed (Corbeille de fleurs) and how it fits into the history of Monet’s work and the Impressionist movement.
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Frederic Edwin Church, Syria by the Sea, 1873, oil on canvas. Gift of Mrs. James F. Joy.

Church: A Painter's Pilgrimage

Artist Frederic Church was the most popular and financially successful painter in mid-19th-century America, best known for his large paintings of wild places in North and South America, the North Atlantic and the Caribbean. But from the late 1860s until the late 1870s, many of his most important paintings represented ancient cities or buildings from his trip to the Middle East and the Mediterranean. While Church’s paintings of the New World subjects focused on nature, his Old World subjects explore human history. This exhibition brings together nearly all of Church’s most important paintings of the Middle East, Athens and Rome to explore what motivated this major shift in his artistic work.
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Sino, Fenkell St. and Birwood Ave., 2017, Jenny Risher, pigment print. Courtesy of the artist.

D-Cyphered: Portraits by Jenny Risher

"D-Cyphered: Portraits by Jenny Risher will take viewers on a photographic timeline that makes up the story of the Detroit hip-hop scene." Often overlooked by the movements in New York and Los Angeles, Detroit’s hip-hop history is deeply shaped by the various elements of Motown and Detroit techno.
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“Model Pat Evans,” 1971, Anthony Barboza, pigment print. Detroit Institute of Arts

Art of Rebellion: Black Art of the Civil Rights Movement

"Art of Rebellion: Black Art of the Civil Rights Movement" features 34 paintings, sculptures and photographs mostly by African American artists, working both collectively and independently in the 1960s and 70s. The artists in this show asserted black identity and racial justice. Situated within the story of these collectives is the Detroit rebellion of 1967. The exhibition is co-organized by the DIA and Detroit's Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, which is hosting a complementary exhibition, "Say it Loud: Art, History, Rebellion."
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Visitor using Lumin app on mobile phone

Lumin

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) is premiering a mobile tour on Jan. 25 called Lumin that uses Google’s Tango technology to provide visitors with new, in-depth ways to engage with the DIA’s renowned collection. The DIA is the first art museum in the world to integrate this 3-D mapping and smartphone augmented reality (AR) technology into a public mobile tour.
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