Current & Future Exhibitions

"All Blues," 2008, Allie McGhee, American; mix/canvas. From the private collection of Nettie Seabrooks.
Current Exhibition

Detroit Collects: Selections of African American Art from Private CollectionsDetroit Collects: Selections of African American Art from Private...

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - Sunday, March 15, 2020

Nov 12, 2019 - Mar 15, 2020

Explore the rich history of collecting of African American Art in the Detroit region by private collectors, featuring works by Romare...
Explore the rich history of collecting of African American Art in the Detroit region by private collectors, featuring works by Romare Bearden, Al Loving, Charles McGee and Alison Saar. This exhibition will demonstrate local collectors’ interest in the diverse media, styles, genres, influences and subject matter that inspired them to collect art created by African Americans.  A catalog will accompany this exhibition.
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Etude pour "Le Pont de l'Europe" (Study for "Le Pont de l'Europe"), 1876, Gustave Caillebotte, French; oil on canvas. Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York. Photograph by Tom Loonan and Brenda Bieger, courtesy of Albright-Knox Art Galler
Current Exhibition

Humble and Human: Impressionist Era Treasures from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Detroit Institute of Arts, an Exhibition in Honor of Ralph C. Wilson, Jr.Humble and Human: Impressionist Era Treasures from the Albright...

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - Sunday, January 05, 2020

Jun 26, 2019 - Jan 05, 2020

In Humble and Human: Impressionist Era Treasures from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Detroit Institute of Arts, an Exhibition in...
In Humble and Human: Impressionist Era Treasures from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Detroit Institute of Arts, an Exhibition in Honor of Ralph C. Wilson, Jr., a selection of more than forty Impressionist and post-Impressionist treasures from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Detroit Institute of Arts traces the arc of a period that elevated the irreducible beauty of the everyday to the status of fine art.
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Terra cotta busts of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, made in the 18th century by Jean-Antoine Houdon
Current Exhibition

Guests of Honor from the Musée du Louvre: Jean-Antoine Houdon’s Portraits of Americans in the Age of EnlightenmentGuests of Honor from the Musée du Louvre: Jean-Antoine Houdon’s...

Sunday, October 06, 2019 - Sunday, May 03, 2020

Oct 06, 2019 - May 03, 2020

The Detroit Institute of Arts will present a dossier exhibition featuring two masterworks of French eighteenth-century portrait sculpture...
The Detroit Institute of Arts will present a dossier exhibition featuring two masterworks of French eighteenth-century portrait sculpture lent from the Musée du Louvre. Created by the greatest sculptor of the Enlightenment, Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741–1828), the portraits depict two of America’s most iconic founders, Benjamin Franklin and George Washington.
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"On Anchor bay, Lake St. Clair, Michigan," 2010, Jeff Gaydash, American. Collection of the artist.
Current Exhibition

Michigan’s Great Lakes: Photographs by Jeff GaydashMichigan’s Great Lakes: Photographs by Jeff Gaydash

Saturday, November 16, 2019 - Sunday, May 03, 2020

Nov 16, 2019 - May 03, 2020

Large-scale photographs of Lakes Erie, Huron, Michigan and Superior are the subject of this exhibition by Detroit area photographer Jeff...
Large-scale photographs of Lakes Erie, Huron, Michigan and Superior are the subject of this exhibition by Detroit area photographer Jeff Gaydash. Known for his expertise with black-and-white digital printing, Jeff has traveled to coastlines throughout Michigan to capture the sublime beauty and quiet solitude of one of nature’s greatest treasures.
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"The Wedding Dance," 1566, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Netherlandish; oil on wood panel. Detroit Institute of Arts.
Future Exhibition

Bruegel's “The Wedding Dance” RevealedBruegel's “The Wedding Dance” Revealed

Future Exhibition

Saturday, December 14, 2019 - Sunday, August 30, 2020

Dec 14, 2019 - Aug 30, 2020

This exhibition celebrates one of the DIA's most iconic paintings, Pieter Bruegel's The Wedding Dance (1566) on the occasion of the 450th...
This exhibition celebrates one of the DIA's most iconic paintings, Pieter Bruegel's The Wedding Dance (1566) on the occasion of the 450th anniversary of the artist's death.
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Artwork on display in the 10th Annual Community Group Exhibition
Current Exhibition

The 11th Annual Community Group Art ExhibitionThe 11th Annual Community Group Art Exhibition

Friday, December 06, 2019 - Sunday, January 05, 2020

Dec 06, 2019 - Jan 05, 2020

Discover works of art created by participants in the DIA’s Community Group Program, a partnership between the museum and human service...
Discover works of art created by participants in the DIA’s Community Group Program, a partnership between the museum and human service agencies in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.
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Election Day 1844, 1913, Edward Lamson Henry, American; Oil on canvas. Manoogian Collection
Current Exhibition

Off-Site | Visions of American Life: Paintings from the Manoogian Collection, 1850-1940Off-Site | Visions of American Life: Paintings from the Manoogian...

Saturday, October 05, 2019 - Monday, December 30, 2019

Oct 05, 2019 - Dec 30, 2019

American artists have always found beauty in the people, landscapes, and distinctive cultures that surround them. The forty paintings...
American artists have always found beauty in the people, landscapes, and distinctive cultures that surround them. The forty paintings included in this exhibit, made between 1850 and 1940, offer unique views of the world and the subjects that inspired their makers.
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"Rustic Cares (Solicitudo Rustica)," ca. 1555-56, Jan and Lucas van Doetecum, Dutch, after Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Netherlandish; etching and engraving. Detroit Institute of Arts
Future Exhibition

From Bruegel to Rembrandt: Dutch and Flemish Prints and Drawings from 1550 to 1700From Bruegel to Rembrandt: Dutch and Flemish Prints and Drawings...

Future Exhibition

Saturday, February 15, 2020 - Sunday, July 26, 2020

Feb 15, 2020 - Jul 26, 2020

Starting in the sixteenth-century, Flemish and Dutch artists turned to everyday subjects, describing the landscape and people around them...
Starting in the sixteenth-century, Flemish and Dutch artists turned to everyday subjects, describing the landscape and people around them with humor and loving detail.
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Frida Kahlo (Mexican, 1907-1954). Self-Portrait with Monkey, 1938. Oil on Masonite, 16 x 12 inches (40.7 x 30.5 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Bequest of A. Conger Goodyear, 1966 (1966:9.10).
Future Exhibition

Guests of Honor: Frida Kahlo and Salvador Dalí Guests of Honor: Frida Kahlo and Salvador Dalí

Future Exhibition

Saturday, February 08, 2020 - Sunday, September 27, 2020

Feb 08, 2020 - Sep 27, 2020

The DIA welcomes three important works by Frida Kahlo (Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo) and Salvador Dalí (Albright-Knox Art Gallery,...
The DIA welcomes three important works by Frida Kahlo (Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo) and Salvador Dalí (Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, and Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, East Lansing), presented alongside photographs from the DIA’s collection, documenting the artists’ imaginative, larger-than-life personae.
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"Ambassador Bridge and Zug Island", 1968, Russ Marshall, American; Gelatin silver print. Detroit Institute of Arts.
Future Exhibition

Russ Marshall: Detroit Photographs, 1958-2008Russ Marshall: Detroit Photographs, 1958-2008

Future Exhibition

Saturday, June 06, 2020 - Sunday, January 10, 2021

Jun 06, 2020 - Jan 10, 2021

The Detroit Institute of Arts presents a survey of over 70 photographs by Russ Marshall whose black-and-white imagery was inspired by the...
The Detroit Institute of Arts presents a survey of over 70 photographs by Russ Marshall whose black-and-white imagery was inspired by the Motor City’s streets, architecture, music and factory workers for over 50 years.
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Cars | Credit to be determined
Future Exhibition

Detroit Style: Car Design in the Motor City, 1950-2020Detroit Style: Car Design in the Motor City, 1950-2020

Future Exhibition

Saturday, June 13, 2020 - Sunday, January 10, 2021

Jun 13, 2020 - Jan 10, 2021

Detroit designers have always led the way in car design. The futuristic concept cars, roaring muscle cars, and sleek racers designed in...
Detroit designers have always led the way in car design. The futuristic concept cars, roaring muscle cars, and sleek racers designed in and around the city shape our ideas of what a car can be. Working on paper, in clay, and in metal, their ideas drive American car culture and inform the way we get around every day.
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Self-Portrait, Van Gogh, 1887
Future Exhibition

Van Gogh in AmericaVan Gogh in America

Future Exhibition

Sunday, June 21, 2020 - Sunday, September 27, 2020

Jun 21, 2020 - Sep 27, 2020

In celebration of its status as the first public museum in the United States to purchase a painting by Vincent van Gogh—Self-Portrait,...
In celebration of its status as the first public museum in the United States to purchase a painting by Vincent van Gogh—Self-Portrait, 1887, which was acquired in 1922—the Detroit Institute of Arts is organizing the first exhibition dedicated to the introduction and early reception of the iconic artist’s work in America.    
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"Judith and Her Maidservant with the Head of Holofernes," 1923-1925, Artemisia Gentileschi, Italian; oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts.
Future Exhibition

Artemisia Gentileschi and Woman Artists in Italy Artemisia Gentileschi and Woman Artists in Italy

Future Exhibition

Sunday, February 21, 2021 - Sunday, June 13, 2021

Feb 21, 2021 - Jun 13, 2021

Women artists played a vibrant and often untold role in Italy around 1600. How did they work and succeed in a male-dominated art world?...
Women artists played a vibrant and often untold role in Italy around 1600. How did they work and succeed in a male-dominated art world? The Detroit Institute of Arts will explore this question and celebrate Italian women artists with a show devoted to their artistic accomplishments.
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