Current & Future Exhibitions

"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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A wide, black and white photograph of men standing around cars with open doors on a residential street.
Current Exhibition

Wayne County High School Art Exhibition Wayne County High School Art Exhibition

Saturday, June 25, 2022 - Sunday, July 31, 2022

Jun 25, 2022 - Jul 31, 2022

This juried exhibition celebrates the work of high school students from throughout Wayne County. More than 80 imaginative works created...
This juried exhibition celebrates the work of high school students from throughout Wayne County. More than 80 imaginative works created by Wayne County’s emerging artists will be on display.
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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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