Current & Future Exhibitions

Mother Earth Isyss Christerfield Detroit School of Arts Teachers: Kim Hildebrandt-Hall & Mikwonjilian Antwih
Current Exhibition

85th Annual Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) Student Exhibition85th Annual Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD)...

Saturday, April 23, 2022 - Sunday, May 29, 2022

Apr 23, 2022 - May 29, 2022

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"Judith and Her Maidservant with the Head of Holofernes," 1523-1525, Artemisia Gentileschi, Italian; oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts.
Current Exhibition

By Her Hand: Artemisia Gentileschi and Women Artists in Italy, 1500–1800 By Her Hand: Artemisia Gentileschi and Women Artists in Italy, 1500...

Sunday, February 06, 2022 - Sunday, May 29, 2022

Feb 06, 2022 - May 29, 2022

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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"Flight with Mirror," 2014, Shirley Woodson, American; acrylic on canvas.
Current Exhibition

Shirley Woodson: Shield of the Nile ReflectionsShirley Woodson: Shield of the Nile Reflections

Saturday, December 18, 2021 - Sunday, June 12, 2022

Dec 18, 2021 - Jun 12, 2022

With the Shield of the Nile series begun in 1984, Shirley Woodson (b. 1936) has been presenting Black bathers in rivers, a reference to...
With the Shield of the Nile series begun in 1984, Shirley Woodson (b. 1936) has been presenting Black bathers in rivers, a reference to the diasporic myth that the Nile River holds transformative and nurturing benefits for people of African descent.
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Cars | Credit to be determined
Current Exhibition

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

Sunday, November 15, 2020 - Sunday, June 05, 2022

Nov 15, 2020 - Jun 05, 2022

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 Harvest," ca. 1886, Léon-Augustin Lhermitte, French; oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts.
Current Exhibition

Van Gogh’s Artistic Roots: The Hague School and French RealismVan Gogh’s Artistic Roots: The Hague School and French Realism

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 - Sunday, January 29, 2023

Mar 30, 2022 - Jan 29, 2023

Drawn from the Detroit Institute of Arts’ permanent collection, this installation presents a selection of paintings and works on paper by...
Drawn from the Detroit Institute of Arts’ permanent collection, this installation presents a selection of paintings and works on paper by 19th-century Dutch and French realist artists, all of whom were contemporaries of Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890). Highlighting the work of several artists that impacted Van Gogh’s early artistic development, the presentation anticipates and coincides with the DIA’s Van Gogh in America exhibition (October 2, 2022–January 22, 2023).
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"Rosa Parks, Heidelberg Fragment," 1986, Tyree Guyton; American; oil paint on street sign. Detroit Institute of Arts.
Current Exhibition

Off-Site | Rethinking Monuments: American Sculpture in its Time, 1850-2000Off-Site | Rethinking Monuments: American Sculpture in its Time,...

Sunday, May 22, 2022 - Sunday, April 09, 2023

May 22, 2022 - Apr 09, 2023

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Dawood Bey, Fred Stewart and Tyler Collins from Birmingham: Four Girls, Two Boys, 2014. Pigment print on paper. Museum purchase Coville Photographer Fund, 2015.69.5.
Future Exhibition

Conscious Response: Photographers Changing the Way We See Conscious Response: Photographers Changing the Way We See

Future Exhibition

Friday, July 22, 2022 - Sunday, January 08, 2023

Jul 22, 2022 - Jan 08, 2023

Conscious Response explores the history of visual storytelling and image-making as seen through the eyes of over 25 artists who have used...
Conscious Response explores the history of visual storytelling and image-making as seen through the eyes of over 25 artists who have used photography to record and reflect upon human experiences that impact the work they make and our perceptions of the world.
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“Untitled (Anxious Crowd),” 2018, Rashid Johnson, American; soft ground etching. Detroit Institute of Arts
Future Exhibition

Printmaking in the Twenty-First Century Printmaking in the Twenty-First Century

Future Exhibition

Friday, October 21, 2022 - Sunday, April 09, 2023

Oct 21, 2022 - Apr 09, 2023

The Detroit Institute of Arts presents Printmaking in the Twenty-First Century, an exhibition that celebrates exciting artwork by...
The Detroit Institute of Arts presents Printmaking in the Twenty-First Century, an exhibition that celebrates exciting artwork by contemporary printmakers. Woodcut and intaglio prints in monumental scale contrast with intimate books for holding in the hands. Finely detailed etchings and engravings contrast with rough and ready screenprints, letterpress and linocuts.
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Self-Portrait, Van Gogh, 1887
Future Exhibition

Van Gogh in AmericaVan Gogh in America

Future Exhibition

Sunday, October 02, 2022 - Sunday, January 22, 2023

Oct 02, 2022 - Jan 22, 2023

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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"Sister holding Brother," James Barnor, 1979. Accra. Courtesy Galerie Clémentine de la Féronnière
Future Exhibition

James Barnor: Accra/London: A Retrospective James Barnor: Accra/London: A Retrospective

Future Exhibition

Sunday, May 28, 2023 - Sunday, October 01, 2023

May 28, 2023 - Oct 01, 2023

A studio portraitist, photojournalist, and Black lifestyle photographer, Barnor was born in 1929 in the West African nation of Ghana. He...
A studio portraitist, photojournalist, and Black lifestyle photographer, Barnor was born in 1929 in the West African nation of Ghana. He established his famous Ever Young Studio in Accra in the early 1950s and devoted his early photography to documenting critical social and political changes that animated the nation on the cusp of independence from Britain.
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