Get to know the DIA's renowned collection of European paintings

The European Paintings Council aims to cultivate greater interest in the Detroit Institute of Arts specifically through the museum’s renowned collection of European paintings.

The Council offers an annual series of programs that feature our permanent collection of European paintings thereby enabling members to learn more about various aspects of this encyclopedic collection. The programming features focused gallery tours, visits to the DIA’s conservation laboratory, and lectures by staff and guest scholars. The Council supports one free public lecture per year enabling us to bring a distinguished specialist of international repute to Detroit.

Travel organized by the Council serves two aims: short trips to other U.S. cities foster greater knowledge of the great collections elsewhere in this country, both public and private; trips to major international art markets that serve, in part, to cultivate private collectors and provide them with the requisite background to pursue collecting via reputable dealers or at auction.

For more information contact James Miller at (313) 833-1720 or JMiller@dia.org

Membership Benefits

All EPC members can attend lectures, enjoy four in-depth curator-led tours of the DIA collection, and participate at the annual meeting. Members also receive invitations to visit private collections, go on tours, and attend other exclusive EPC events. Additional benefits are as follows:

 

Membership Levels

Membership Level Annual Dues

 Major Benefactor (2 people)

  • Special dinner with EPC curator
  • Express collection tour and lunch with EPC curator
  • Top priority reservations for EPC trips
  • $800 tax-deductible
 $1,000

 Benefactor (2 people)

  • Express collection tour and lunch with EPC curator
  • Contingent priority reservations for EPC trips
  • $400 tax-deductible
 $500

 Supporting (2 people) 

  • Coffee with EPC curator
  • Contingent priority reservations for EPC trips
  • $200 tax-deductible
 $250

 Dual 

  • $50 tax-deductible
 $100

 Individual

  • $25 tax-deductible
 $50

 

Funds raised through membership in the European Paintings Council, donations received from trips, the EPC Endowment, and other fundraising activities are used primarily to frame great works of art in the collection.

The European Paintings Council is led by a Board of Directors and is advised by curators and staff in the European Art Department.

Join/Renew Membership

In order to be eligible for membership in the European Paintings Council, you must be a member of The Detroit Institute of Art

For European Paintings Council program information contact James Miller at (313) 833-1720 or JMiller@dia.org.

Officers

  • Diana Golden: Chair
  • Beverly Walsh: Secretary
  • Julia Keim: Assistant Secretary
  • Eleanore Gabrys: Treasurer
  • Linda S. Popoff: Membership

 

Board Members

  • Judy Anderson
  • Robert Gorlin
  • Mark Haimann, M.D.
  • Dr. Bill J. Kupsky
  • Dr. Cynthia Neal
  • Christine Provost
  • Lila Silverman
  • Deborah Thompson

 

Professional Staff

  • Eve Straussman-Pflanzer: Head of the European Art Department & Elizabeth and Allan Shelden Curator of European Paintings
  • James Miller: Curatorial Assistant
  • Stephanie Rondy: Campaign Officer