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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"The Wedding Dance," 1566, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Netherlandish; oil on wood panel. Detroit Institute of Arts.
Current Exhibition

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

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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"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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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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Election Day 1844, 1913, Edward Lamson Henry, American; Oil on canvas. Manoogian Collection
Current Exhibition

Off-Site | American Paintings from the Nancy and Sean Cotton Collection, 1850-1940Off-Site | American Paintings from the Nancy and Sean Cotton...

Friday, January 10, 2020 - Sunday, April 05, 2020

Jan 10, 2020 - Apr 05, 2020

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
Current Exhibition

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

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).
Current Exhibition

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

Friday, February 07, 2020 - Sunday, September 27, 2020

Feb 07, 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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The Cliffs at Étretat, 1885, Claude Monet.
Future Exhibition

Guest of Honor: Claude Monet's "The Cliffs At Éretat" from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MassachusettsGuest of Honor: Claude Monet's "The Cliffs At Éretat" from the...

Future Exhibition

Saturday, June 20, 2020 - Sunday, September 27, 2020

Jun 20, 2020 - Sep 27, 2020

The Detroit Institute of Arts welcomes a masterwork by Impressionist artist Claude Monet from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art...
The Detroit Institute of Arts welcomes a masterwork by Impressionist artist Claude Monet from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts: The Cliffs at Étretat, 1885.  
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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 Italian Woman Artists around 1600Artemisia Gentileschi and Italian Woman Artists around 1600

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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Jessica Orozco
Future Exhibition

83rd Annual Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) Student Exhibition83rd Annual Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD)...

Future Exhibition

Saturday, April 25, 2020 - Sunday, May 31, 2020

Apr 25, 2020 - May 31, 2020

This annual exhibition showcases hundreds of imaginative works created by DPSCD students and selected by a jury of DPSCD art educators...
This annual exhibition showcases hundreds of imaginative works created by DPSCD students and selected by a jury of DPSCD art educators and DIA staff. The artworks include ceramics, painting, drawing, fiber, sculpture, photography, digital art, jewelry, mixed-media and video.
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