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Be a part of Detroit Institute of Arts Inside Out program! Stop by #TPL and get a "passport" to visit each reproduction painting in the Troy Community. Visit all eight artworks by August 15 and return your passport card to the Adult or Youth reference desk for a chance to win a prize! You can find the passports just inside our main entrance or at the Adult desk. See full map and details at bit.ly/3sFlQgx

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The Detroit Institute of Arts has come to the City Centre! 🤩 The installation of the Detroit Institute of Arts' annual Inside|Out outdoor art display began last week throughout the Southfield Municipal Campus. You can find seven reproductions of masterpieces from the DIA’s collection on display until mid-November. 🎨

For more information and a map of where to find the art, visit: https://www.cityofsouthfield.com/news/detroit-institute-arts-insideout-outdoor-art-exhibit-returns-southfield-may-november
Celebrating Maria Bartow Cole (1813-1884) this Mother’s Day! 💐 In an 1843 letter to her husband, Thomas Cole, Maria wrote: “Theddy… appears better in every way. Mary & little Emily are well… Tis such a charming day, the water is running from the roof & the Children are putting every thing out they can get to catch it, it is really a delightful sound.”

Letter from Maria Bartow Cole (Catskill) to Thomas Cole (New York City), February 19, 1843, transcribed by Sylvia Hasenkopf. Original letter in the Thomas Cole Collection, Series Two, Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany, NY.

Image: Thomas Cole, “Seated Woman (Maria Cole?); Standing Child, between 1801 and 1848, graphite pencil heightened with white chalk on off-white wove paper, 9 5/16 x 12 7/16 in. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, William H. Murphy Fund, 39.530.A.
It’s Showtime in Detroit! This afternoon Wimee The Robot and the crew had a packed house at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Special shout out to all of Wimee’s friends that came out to our show. Let us know what city Wimee The Robot should come to next!🤖🍿🎥



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I understand you have a yearly gala. When is it and how much is it. I have a lot of friends that like to go to support the arts.
Hello, I'm A. Spencer Barefield and I'll be performing at the DIA on May 20 in just 2 weeks. It should be listed on your page but it is not! Could you please correct this. I thank you for your assistance. We tried to share a post here but it was quickly removed.
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Super excited to announce our participation on this incredible concert May 20th at Detroit Institute of Arts where we will give 3 world premieres by jazz master Roscoe Mitchell, including his string quartet CARDS 11-11-2020, which is also featured on our upcoming album #whatisamerican. Tickets are free with RSVP 🎫

https://www.dia.org/events/friday-night-live-spencer-barefield-super-string-symphonica-featuring-roscoe-mitchell

Legendary Detroit jazz guitarist-composer A. Spencer Barefield with a 10-piece ensemble celebrate the 43rd anniversary of Creative Music at the DIA — a groundbreaking, award-winning, 13-year concert series of Avant Garde and Revolutionary music he curated and produced at the DIA from 1979-1992. Barefield brings together past, present and future with three newly commissioned works by NEA Jazz Master Roscoe Mitchell, new works by Barefield, and a star-studded cast including GRAMMY-nominated string quartet PUBLIQuartet (violinist Jannina Kara Norpoth and Curtis Stewart, violist Nick Revel, cellist Hamilton Berry), bassist John-Paul Norpoth, violist and Detroit native Jason Amos, Art Ensemble of Chicago and Sound Ensemble bassist Jaribu Shahid, and Detroit drummer Djallo Djakate.

Photographs by Barbara Barefield documenting decades of musical innovation at the DIA and beyond will be projected above the stage during the performance.

Many thanks to Knight Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, New Music USA, Sphinx Organization, and Rebirth Inc. for their support in commissioning and presenting this program.

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#NightofIdeas 🌙 | 📀 DJ, Music Historian, Fashion enthusiast and Editor-in-chief at Soundrotation, Duane E Powell will close out the evening at the Chicago History Museum on May 12th.
DON'T MISS OUT!

Duane Powell has been a fixture in Chicago’s music, art and culture scene since the late 80’s. As a DJ and music curator, he has held residencies and curated events at many of Chicago’s premiere venues and galleries including the House of Blues Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and Stony Island Arts Bank. As a music historian, he has spoken at programs for UChicago Arts, Detroit Institute of Arts, Chicago Public Library and many more.

More: https://www.duanepowell.com/

#NightofIdeas Chicago
May 12th - 6pm-11pm
Free and open to all
Reservation recommended
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Information about our William Bolcom Tribute Concert on May 15th, presented by ProMusica Detroit and Detroit Institute of Arts. I'll play a number of Bolcom rags that I recorded for my upcoming Hyperion Records album, including the world premiere of his Second Fantasy-Sonata.

https://promusicadetroit.com/
For the Jazz & Music lovers:
A. Spencer Barefield Super String Symphonica featuring
special guest Roscoe Mitchell to perform at Detroit Institute of Arts
DIA's website to reserve free tickets: https://www.dia.org/events/friday-night-live-spencer-barefield-super-string-symphonica-featuring-roscoe-mitchell
On Friday, May 20, 2022, from 7-8:30 pm at the Detroit Institute of Arts Film Theatre, legendary Detroit jazz guitarist-composer A. Spencer Barefield celebrates the 43rd anniversary of Creative Music at the DIA — a groundbreaking, award-winning, 13-year concert series of Avant Garde and Revolutionary music he curated and produced at the DIA from 1979-1992. Barefield brings together past, present and future with three newly commissioned works by NEA Jazz Master Roscoe Mitchell, new works by Barefield, and a star-studded cast including GRAMMY-nominated string quartet PUBLIQuartet (violinist Jannina Norpoth and Curtis Stewart, violist Nick Revel, cellist Hamilton Berry), bassist John-Paul Norpoth, violist and Detroit native Jason Amos, Art Ensemble of Chicago and Sound Ensemble bassist Jaribu Shahid, and Detroit drummer Djallo Djakate.
For today’s #MusicianMonday we focus on American Tenor Nicholas Phan. Described by the Boston Globe as “one of the world’s most remarkable singers,” Phan is increasingly recognized as an artist of distinction. With an incredibly diverse repertoire that spans nearly 500 years of music, he performs regularly with the world’s leading orchestras and opera companies.

Phan is also an avid recitalist and a passionate advocate for art song and vocal chamber music; in 2010, Phan co-founded Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago, an organization devoted to promoting this underserved repertoire.

Phan’s most recent album, Clairières, a recording of songs by Lili and Nadia Boulanger, was nominated for the 2020 Grammy Award for Best Classical Solo Vocal Album. His album, Gods and Monsters, was nominated for the same award in 2017.

Phan is one of three artists that will be performing Winterreise at Detroit Institute of Arts on Sunday, June 12 at 2 p.m. This event is free with museum admission.

Artist & concert sponsored by: Linda & Maurice Binkow

For more information, please visit our website: https://greatlakeschambermusic.org/performance/a-winters-journey/

And don't miss these other opportunities to see Phan perform:

June 15 Two's Company, Three's a trio at Temple Beth El

June 17 Transformation and Renewal at Kerrytown Concert House

June 19 Daughters of St. Cecilia at Christ Church Grosse Pointe

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), one of the premier art museums in the United States, is home to From the first van Gogh painting to enter a U.S.

museum (Self-Portrait, 1887), to Diego Rivera's world-renowned Detroit Industry murals (1932–33), the DIA's collection is known for its quality, range, and depth. The DIA’s mission is to create opportunities for all visitors to find personal meaning in art. Free general admission for residents of Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties. #DIAeveryday

Operating as usual

Photos from Detroit Institute of Arts's post 11/24/2022

Goose chases? Puppet showcases? Just a little bit 🤏 of what we have to offer at the DIA this Thanksgiving weekend! Bring your family and friends to explore our art and let your imagination wander. The possibilities are endless!

Visit https://dia.org/events to learn more.

Art lovers flock to Detroit from around world for historic DIA van Gogh exhibition 11/23/2022

Art lovers flock to Detroit from around world for historic DIA van Gogh exhibition

Since its opening on October 2, "Van Gogh in America" has attracted more than 60,000 visitors, with guests traveling from nations near and far to take in this once-in-a-lifetime spectacle. Read more in the Detroit Free Press article by DB FreePress:

Art lovers flock to Detroit from around world for historic DIA van Gogh exhibition Detroit has long been an arts mecca, but its newest international attraction is the DIA's extraordinary “Van Gogh in America” exhibition.

11/22/2022

A trailblazing, pioneering figure who proved crucial to the development of the 'Romanticism' art movement in the United States, Thomas Cole explored the sublime in nature through his paintings, hoping to stir the viewer to contemplate the natural purity and boundless promise of the New World.

What are some of your favorite art movements throughout history? Let us know in the comments 👇

🖼 "From the Top of Kaaterskill Falls," Thomas Cole, 1826, oil on canvas, DIA no. 46.134.

11/19/2022

ATTENTION: The DIA was evacuated this afternoon, due to a fire alarm. There was no fire, and visitors have re-entered the museum and it is re-opened.

11/18/2022

Vincent sees you… 😉

Head to the DIA this weekend to visit "Van Gogh in America," and experience 74 authentic Van Gogh works from around the world!

"Van Gogh in America" closes January 22, 2023.

11/17/2022

TATM - Virtual Tour: Celebrating Indigenous Cultures

The DIA has a rich collection of Native American artwork that offers insights into the customs, rituals, and daily activities of several indigenous cultures, past and present. Come join us as we celebrate pieces from both North and South America.

11/15/2022

"Mosquito Nets" is a beautiful example of Sargent’s ability to translate a momentary impression into a masterful composition. The picture represents the artist’s sister Emily with her friend Eliza Wedgwood, a member of the famous porcelain manufacturing family. It was painted in Valdemosa, Majorca, where the three were spending an autumn holiday. In this intimate and affectionate view, we see the women close-up and at a diagonal angle, reminiscent of “snapshot” views used by Cassatt and Degas. Emily is seated in an armchair and rests against one of the red pillows from the sofa beside her; Eliza is reclining on the sofa.

John Singer Sargent, Mosquito Nets, 1908, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Robert H. Tannahill Foundation Fund, General Membership Fund, et al., 1993.18.

11/14/2022

Initiator, leader, and unwavering advocate of the Impressionist style, Claude Monet was born in 1840. Monet strove to capture the essence of what he saw in nature through his use of light and texture. "Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love."

Tell us what you love about Claude Monet in the comments!

Claude Monet, Rounded Flower Bed (Corbeille de fleurs), 1876, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts, City of Detroit Purchase, 21.71.

On exhibit: "Van Gogh in America" 11/13/2022

On exhibit: "Van Gogh in America"

If you missed CBS News this morning, we got you covered. Check out curator Jill Shaw discussing "Van Gogh in America" on view until January 22, 2023. Plan your trip to see this once in a lifetime show, tickets still available!

On exhibit: "Van Gogh in America" One hundred years ago the Detroit Institute of Arts became the first museum in the U.S. to buy a work by Vincent Van Gogh, the Dutch Post-Impressionist who died in 1890. Now, the DIA honors the centenary of that landmark acquisition by presenting "Van Gogh in America," featuring 74 works from around...

This week on "Sunday Morning" (November 13) 11/13/2022

This week on "Sunday Morning" (November 13)

Do you love watching @CBSSunday as much as we do? Check out Rita Braver's interview with curator Jill Shaw discussing our blockbuster exhibition "Van Gogh in America." Tune in to learn how @DIADetroit became the first museum in the US to buy a Van Gogh.
https://cbsn.ws/3TvjpHR

This week on "Sunday Morning" (November 13) A look at the features for this week's broadcast of the #1 Sunday morning news program, hosted by Jane Pauley.

11/12/2022

REMINDER: The DIA will close to the public at 3 p.m. today.

11/10/2022

TATM - Virtual Tour: Art and Social Issues

Art has a unique ability to communicate ideas and emotions associated with pressing societal topics and the human condition beyond words. This virtual tour explores such magnificent works in the DIA’s collection.

11/10/2022

We are saddened to learn of the passing of artist Lee Bontecou, world-renowned sculptor and printmaker whose abstract, wall-mounted works greatly influenced art in a postwar era.

Bontecou’s “Untitled, 1967” captures the core essence of her work — mesmerizing in an eerily haunting way, characterized by dramatic, brooding expression. "Getting the black," said Bontecou, "opened everything up. It was like dealing with the outer limits."

Lee Bontecou, Fourth Stone, 1963, lithograph printed in color ink on wove paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of W. Hawkins Ferry, 64.147.

11/08/2022

🎥 Showing at the Detroit Film Theatre on Saturday, November 19, "Vincent & Theo" depicts the intertwined lives of Vincent van Gogh and his brother Theo — juxtaposed with consummate skill and sensitivity by one of the greatest of all cinematic storytellers, director Robert Altman.

Visit https://ticketapp.dia.org/#/calendar/62ffab41a19ef17b0d6ed7f9 to purchase tickets.

This film is showing in conjunction with the current "Van Gogh in America" exhibit, on view at the DIA through January 22, 2023: https://dia.org/events/exhibitions/van-gogh-america

11/05/2022

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Photos from Detroit Institute of Arts's post 11/03/2022

"Ofrendas: Celebrating el Dia de Mu***os 2022" closes this Sunday, November 6. In Mexico, and other Latin American countries — Dia de Mu***os (the "Day of the Dead") is the time of the year to celebrate the lives of close relatives, friends or community members who have passed away. Objects important to lost loved ones, such as favorites foods, drinks, mementos and pictures, are collected and incorporated into elaborate displays that include pan de mu**to (bread of the dead), sugar skulls, candles, flowers, papel picado (paper cutouts) and other decorations.

In celebration of Dia de Mu***os — the Detroit Institute of Arts, in partnership with Detroit's Mexican Consulate, the Southwest Detroit Business Association and Mexicantown CDC, invite you to explore a community exhibition of ofrenda altars.

Visit https://dia.org/events/exhibitions/ofrendas-celebrating-el-dia-de-mu**tos-2022 to explore an online 3D walkthrough of the exhibition space, powered by @Matterport.

11/03/2022

TATM - Studio Visit : Katie Bramlage

Born and raised in the Great Lakes region, Katie Bramlage has always collected stories, sticks and stones. Through the study of physical geology and interior design while spending time out in the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific NW, she found her medium, clay. In 2011 she received her BFA with honors in Crafts from the College of Creative Studies and has shown her work in a number of juried art fairs and gallery shows in the Detroit area. Join us for a chat with Katie live from her studio as she talks about her processes, techniques, and what inspires her work.

11/01/2022

"Conscious Response: Photographers Changing the Way We See" focuses on the many extraordinary gifts and other recent acquisitions made by the DIA and never before on view. From Diane Arbus to Dawoud Bey, this exhibit features black-and-white and color photographs from the 1950s to the present day, exploring the history of visual storytelling and image making as seen through the eyes of artists who have used photography to record and reflect upon human experiences.

"Conscious Response: Photographers Changing the Way We See" is on view at the DIA through January 8, 2023. Visit the link in bio to learn more.

🎟️ This exhibition is free with general admission. General museum admission is FREE for residents of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties.

Kenro Izu, Machu Pichu, Peru, 2001, printed in 2008, platinum palladium print. Detroit Institute of Arts, Museum Purchase, with funds from Robert B. Jacobs, 2008.59.

Photos from Detroit Institute of Arts's post 10/28/2022

Looking for a place to wind down? Be sure to stop by "Vincent," the DIA's special pop-up restaurant! Inspired by the ongoing "Van Gogh in America" exhibition, the cafe boasts authentic Dutch pastries, wonderful wines, and scrumptious stroopwafels. 💃

Vincent is located on the second floor in the North Wing of the DIA.

On view through January 22, 2023, "Van Gogh in America" celebrates 74 authentic Van Gogh works from around the world. Discover the fascinating story of America’s introduction to this iconic artist.

10/27/2022

Painted in 1781 — the dreamlike evocation of 'The Nightmare' was a trademark of Swiss painter Henry Fuseli's style, as many of his works deal with supernatural subject matter. 👻


🖼️ Henry Fuseli, The Nightmare, 1781, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase with funds from Mr. and Mrs. Bert L. Smokler and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence A. Fleischman, 55.5.A.

10/27/2022

TATM - Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Mu***os 2022

Join us as we explore the community exhibition of ofrenda altars now on view at the DIA. In Mexico, and other Latin American countries, the Day of the Dead is the time of the year to celebrate the lives of close relatives, friends or community members who have passed away.

10/26/2022

Artist Demonstration: Signal-Return

In the latest video of our 'Artist Demonstration' series, we spoke to Signal-Return — a Detroit nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and teaching traditional letterpress printing, and building a community center for art, craft, design and collaboration.

Visit http://www.signalreturnpress.org/ to learn more.

This video was produced in conjunction with "Printmaking in the Twenty-First Century," on view at the DIA through April 9, 2023.

A Rare Gem in a City That Has Struggled 10/24/2022

A Rare Gem in a City That Has Struggled

"Everybody goes to the Sistine Chapel when they’re in Rome. When they’re in Detroit, they come to see our Diego Rivera.” — Salvador Salort-Pons

Read more about the DIA in the The New York Times:

A Rare Gem in a City That Has Struggled The Detroit Institute of Arts came close to selling some of its treasures when the city went bankrupt in 2013. But now, it’s thriving.

10/21/2022

"Printmaking in the Twenty-First Century" is now open at the DIA! Celebrating the range and ingenuity of contemporary printmakers, this exhibit features more than 60 prints, posters and artists’ books by local, national and international artists, such as Hernan Bas, Susan Goethel Campbell, and Enrique Chagoya.

From the latest tools to techniques first used in the fifteenth century, artists and master printers are combining methods and creating work that speaks to our current times.

Visit the link in bio to learn more.

🖼 Chitra Ganesh; Jesse Shaw, The Condition of Womanhood, 2019, linocut on tan wove paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Museum Purchase, funds from Lee & Tina Hills Graphic Arts, 2019.46.1.

10/20/2022

TATM Virtual Tour: The Art of Spanish Speaking Artists in the DIA’s

This virtual tour celebrates the wonderful works of Spanish-speaking artists of various cultures in the DIA’s Collection.

10/20/2022

Join us in the European, Medieval & Renaissance galleries tomorrow, October 21 from 6-8:30 p.m. to create a pencil drawing while taking a closer look at the collection!

No experience necessary. All supplies provided. For ages 6 - Adult (children ages 12 and younger should be accompanied by an adult). Capacity is limited.

Free with general admission. General admission is always free for residents of Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties.

10/18/2022

Celebrating the DIA's status as the first public museum in the United States to purchase a painting by Vincent van Gogh — experience 74 authentic Van Gogh works in "Van Gogh in America" currently on view at the DIA!

Visit https://dia.org/events/exhibitions/van-gogh-america to learn more.

10/16/2022

Celebrating exciting artwork by contemporary printmakers — "Printmaking in the Twenty-First Century" opens this Friday, October 21 at the DIA: https://dia.org/events/exhibitions/printmaking-twenty-first-century


Rashid Johnson, Untitled Anxious Crowd, 2018, soft-ground etching. Detroit Institute of Arts, Museum Purchase, John S. Newberry Fund, 2020.23.

10/14/2022

📽 Showing at the Detroit Film Theatre this weekend — Ayoka Chinzera's "Alma's Rainbow" is a glorious coming-of-age comedy-drama about the day-to-day aspirations and triumphs of three Black women living in Brooklyn.

Teenager Rainbow Gold (Victoria Gabrielle Platt) is entering womanhood and navigating experiences around standards of beauty, self-image, and the rights Black women have over their bodies. Rainbow, who attends parochial school, studies dance, and is just becoming aware of boys, lives with her strait-laced mother Alma Gold (Kim Weston-Moran), who runs a hair salon in their home. When Alma’s free-spirited sister Ruby (Mizan Kirby) arrives from Paris after a 10-year absence, the sisters clash over the “proper” direction for Rainbow’s life.

Alma's Rainbow presents a multi-layered Black women’s world where the characters are eager to embrace life and love joyfully, while still wrestling with what it means to exercise their agency. The year’s most revelatory rediscovery has been beautifully restored by The Academy Film Archive and The Film Foundation, and is presented by Julie Dash.

🎟 Visit https://dia.org/events/almas-rainbow to purchase tickets.


🎥 "Alma's Rainbow," 1994. USA. Directed by Ayoka Chinzera.

10/13/2022

TATM Virtual Tour - Child's Play: Children in Art at the DIA II

In this follow-up session we'll take another look at some of the youngest subjects in the DIA's collection. Who are these children? What does their presence mean? Join us as we consider children in art across time and cultures.

10/12/2022

Creating a piece of art from smaller pieces of paper, fabric, or other objects is known as 'collage.' American artist Romare Bearden developed his unique approach to collage in the 1960s, as seen in his 1971 Stamping Ground, that captures the richness of contemporary African American life in a New York neighborhood.

Create your own collage, inspired by Romare Bearden’s Stamping Ground, using things you have around the house to show your neighborhood, or another favorite place. Think about who lives there, what kind of buildings do you see, or what sort of plants start popping up this time of the year. Before you glue the paper down, try out arranging and overlapping the pieces in different ways.

Visit https://dia.org/learning/dia-home-family-art-project-neighborhood-collage to learn how to create your own collage.


Romare Bearden, Stamping Ground, 1971, paper collage with graphite on board. Detroit Institute of Arts, Museum Purchase, Dr. and Mrs. George Kamperman Fund, Catherine Kresge Dewey Acquisition Fund, and Friends of African and African-American Art, 2005.23.

10/11/2022

In the Garden belongs to a group of pastels, drawings, and paintings done after 1900 and based upon children living in the village near the artist’s home in France. Cassatt’s practice with these child models was to use them again and again so they became accustomed to her and the demands of posing. The composition has several features common to impressionism: the high vantage point, the extension of the ground almost to the top of the canvas, the placement of the cropped figures in the immediate foreground, and the bold juxtaposition of the figures and the background.


Mary Cassatt, In the Garden, 1903 or 1904, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Dr. Ernest G. Stillman, 22.6.

Artist Demonstration: Kayla Powers 10/10/2022

Artist Demonstration: Kayla Powers

Learn about the art and artistic process of Kayla Powers, a weaver and natural dyer living and working in Detroit, Michigan:

Artist Demonstration: Kayla Powers Learn about the art and artistic process of Kayla Powers, a weaver and natural dyer living and working in Detroit, Michigan.Her work is focused on local, nat...

10/08/2022

Today's Hispanic Heritage Month artwork is a textile from the Aymara people of Bolivia.

These hand-woven textiles were used for a variety of reasons, including celebrations of Aymara festivals, weddings, and rituals. Specific textiles would be used to bless agreements, provide a platform for rituals used to celebrate matrimony as well as grieve the passing of a family member. These pieces survived for generations (sometimes 500 years) as memories of these events.

The DIA’s collection of these textiles came from Bradley Cross, who arrived in South America in 1972, where he became a wildlife Management Consultant and National Park Planners for several countries surrounding the Andres Mountains. He fell in love with these textiles and acquired most of them directly from the weavers themselves, or in the case of heirloom examples, their families and local vendors between 1975-1978.


Aymara, South American, Man's Ceremonial Poncho (Sica Sica), 19th century, probably wool. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Bradley Cross and Nancy Brennan, 2011.132.

10/06/2022

Liz Homberger, our Objects Conservator, and Livy Bailin, Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Objects Conservation, undertook the cleaning of "Torso of a Giant," made by French sculptor Jean Arp in 1964.

The German French poet, painter, and sculptor initially created reliefs of biomorphic shapes. These works inspired his undulating sculptures such as ‘Torso of a Giant’ — a patinated bronze sculpture that is larger than life-size, and which is suggestive of the human form. Despite the predominantly abstract shapes, the work appears to reference (fragments of) the human body. The distorted torso seems to be frozen in motion, caught in the process of bending over. The smooth polished skin, rounded shapes and fluid lines are recurrent elements in Arp’s work.


Jean Arp, Torso of a Giant, 1964, bronze. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, W. Hawkins Ferry Fund, 64.264.

10/06/2022

TATM Studio Visit: Carey Gustafson of Glass Action! Studio

Join Carey Gustafson of Glass Action! Studio, founded in 2005 in Oak Park, MI, as she discusses her process creating unique and beautiful glass pieces of art.

10/02/2022

It's GOGH time! "Van Gogh in America" is now open at the DIA!

Celebrating the DIA's status as the first public museum in the United States to purchase a painting by Vincent van Gogh, experience 74 authentic Van Gogh works from around the world and discover the fascinating story of America’s introduction to this iconic artist.

"Van Gogh in America" is on view through January 22, 2023 at the DIA. Visit the link in bio for more info.


Vincent van Gogh, Portrait of Postman Roulin, 1888, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Buhl Ford II, 1996.25.

Videos (show all)

TATM - Virtual Tour: Art and Social Issues
TATM - Studio Visit : Katie Bramlage
Artist Demonstration: Signal-Return
TATM - Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos 2022
Celebrating the DIA's status as the first public museum in the United States to purchase a painting by Vincent van Gogh ...
TATM Virtual Tour: The Art of Spanish Speaking Artists in the DIA’s
TATM Virtual Tour - Child's Play: Children in Art at the DIA II
Liz Homberger, our Objects Conservator, and Livy Bailin, Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Objects Conservation, undertook the ...
TATM Studio Visit: Carey Gustafson of Glass Action! Studio
TATM Film and Music: Frank Pahl and A Page of Madness
Mad About Painting: Hokusai & Freer with Dr. Frank Feltens, PhD
TATM Virtual Tour: Highlights of the DIA

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2501 2nd Avenue
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Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan
577 E Larned Street
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2111 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, 48201

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