Current & Future Exhibitions

"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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Dana Scruggs, Nyadhour, Elevated, Death Valley, California, 2018
Current Exhibition

The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and FashionThe New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion

Friday, December 17, 2021 - Sunday, April 17, 2022

Dec 17, 2021 - Apr 17, 2022

Vibrant color portraits, conceptual images, and fashion editorial photographs by 15 emerging black photographers are the subject of this...
Vibrant color portraits, conceptual images, and fashion editorial photographs by 15 emerging black photographers are the subject of this exhibition that fuses the genres of art and fashion photography in ways that break down their long-established boundaries. 
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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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"Judith and Her Maidservant with the Head of Holofernes," 1523-1525, Artemisia Gentileschi, Italian; oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts.
Future Exhibition

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

Future Exhibition

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

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

Future Exhibition

Monday, March 28, 2022 - Sunday, January 22, 2023

Mar 28, 2022 - Jan 22, 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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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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