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“Three Forces”, 2018, Isabel Toledo, Cuban-American (born 1960) and Ruben Toledo, Cuban-American (born 1961); Rayon, silk, cotton, wool and lace. Courtesy of the artists and the Toledo Studio

Ruben & Isabel Toledo: Labor of Love

The Detroit Institute of Arts presents Ruben and Isabel Toledo: Labor of Love, a major exhibition of new works created by the artistic couple in response to works in the DIA’s permanent collection.
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“Happy World – Scattered Crumbs,” 2011–2014, Ik-Joong Kang, mixed media on wood. Detroit Institute of Arts

Robert and Katherine Jacobs Asian Wing Opening

On Sunday, Nov. 4, the Detroit Institute of Arts debuts newly expanded galleries dedicated to Asian art in the Robert and Katherine Jacobs Asian Wing.
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 “Untitled (Red and White Striped Storefront with Passersby),” around 1970, attributed to Allen Stross, color transparency film. Detroit Institute of Arts

Lost & Found: Photographs from the DIA’s Collection

Lost & Found: Photographs from the DIA’s Collection is a fascinating look at rediscovered photographs (referred to as “found” photography) rescued from attics, resale shops, online sources and the Detroit Institute of Arts’ archives, on view at the DIA Aug. 26, 2018–March 3, 2019.
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Darth Vader, Star Wars™: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. © & ™ 2018 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.

"Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume"

Take a unique journey into the Star Wars™ universe as characters are brought to life through a dramatic presentation of more than 60 original costumes. Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume will closely examine the captivating process of costume design for iconic outfits featured in the first seven films of the Star Wars saga—from Queen Amidala’s lavish gowns to Darth Vader’s imposing black armor. This exhibition goes beyond the chronological, literary, or filmic order often used to chronicle Star Wars™. It focuses instead on the creative process, encompassing the essence of George Lucas’ vision and the exciting challenge of translating his iconic characters into a dynamic reality.
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Detroit Tigers 1968 World Champions ball, 1969, pen and ink on leather. Artist: George Sosnak.

Play Ball! Baseball at the DIA

Take a step back in time and celebrate the great American pastime of baseball at Play Ball! Baseball at the DIA, featuring items from the Michigan-based E. Powell Miller collection and the Detroit Institute of Arts. This exhibition commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Detroit Tigers’ 1968 World Series victory with memorabilia, baseball cards and collectibles. Visitors will also experience the extraordinary opportunity to view more than 500 baseball cards known as the “T206 White Border Set.” Miller’s collection of these vintage cards is noted for its rarity and superlative condition, and includes a Joe Doyle “error card” as well as the coveted and rare Honus Wagner card.
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