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Sunrise
Exhibition: 83rd Annual Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) Student Exhibition
05/18/2020 — 06/28/2020 (more information)
Jessica Orozco,
Academy of the Americas at Logan, 2nd Grade
Sunrise
Self Portrait in a Velvet Cap with Plume, 1638
Exhibition: From Bruegel to Rembrandt: Dutch and Flemish Prints and Drawings from 1550 to 1700
Through 07/26/2020 (more information)
Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn, Dutch
Self Portrait in a Velvet Cap with Plume, 1638
etching printed in black ink on laid paper
\ Detroit Institute of Arts
Exhibition: Guests of Honor: Frida Kahlo and Salvador Dalí
02/07/2020 — 09/27/2020 (more information)
Frida Kahlo, Mexican
Self-Portrait with Monkey, 1938
oil on masonite
Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York. © Banco de Mexico Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Self-Portrait with Monkey, 1938
The Wedding Dance, 1566
Exhibition: Bruegel's “The Wedding Dance” Revealed
12/14/2019 — 08/30/2020 (more information)
Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Netherlandish
The Wedding Dance, 1566
oil on wood panel
Detroit Institute of Arts
Exhibition: Michigan’s Great Lakes: Photographs by Jeff Gaydash
11/16/2019 — 05/03/2020 (more information)
Jeff Gaydash
On Anchor bay, Lake St. Clair, Michigan, 2010
American. Collection of the artist
Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48202
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Monday Closed
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Friday 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
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Admission
Admission: General admission (excludes ticketed exhibitions) is free for Wayne, Oakland and Macomb county residents and DIA members. For all others, $14 for adults, $9 for seniors ages 62+, $8 for college students, $6 for ages 6–17..
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  • For groups of 15 or more visitors, please contact 313.833.1292. Group general admission for the permanent collection is $7 per person. Advance reservations are required.

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Tickets may be purchased in advance for exhibitions, programming and events through the DIA Call Center. Call 313.833.4005. For information on group tours, call 313.833.1292.

Monday through Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Detroit Film Theatre Box Office
DFT tickets may be purchased before the film at the Box Office, located at the DFT entrance on John R. For information, call 313.833.3237. Schedule


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About
The DIA has been a beacon of culture for the Detroit area for well over a century. Founded in 1885 as the the Detroit Museum of Art located on Jefferson Avenue, due to its rapidly expanding collection, moved to a larger site on Woodward Avenue in 1927. The new Beaux-Arts building, designed by Paul Cret, was immediately referred to as the "temple of art." Two wings were added in the 1960s and 1970s, and a major renovation and expansion that began in 1999 was completed in 2007.

The museum covers 658,000 square feet that includes more than 100 galleries, a 1,150-seat auditorium, a 380-seat lecture/recital hall, an art reference library, and a state-of-the-art conservation services laboratory.

The DIA's collection is among the top six in the United States, comprising a multicultural and multinational survey of human creativity from prehistory through the 21st century. The foundation was laid by William Valentiner, a scholar and art historian from Berlin, who was director from 1924 to 1945 . His extensive contacts in Europe, along with support from generous patrons, enabled him to acquire many important works that established the framework of today's collections. Among the notable acquisitions during his tenure are Mexican artist Diego Rivera's Detroit Industry fresco cycle, which Rivera considered his most successful work, and Vincent van Gogh's Self Portrait, the first Van Gogh painting to enter a U.S. museum collection.

A hallmark of the DIA is the diversity of the collection. In addition to outstanding American, European, Modern and Contemporary, and Graphic art, the museum holds significant works of African, Asian, Native American, Oceanic, Islamic, and Ancient art. Among these are the masterpiece sculpture Nail Figure from Zaire and a rare Korean Head of Buddha. In 2000, the DIA established the General Motors Center for African American Art as a curatorial department in order to broaden the museum's collection of African American art.

The Renovation and Reinstallation Project
A comprehensive renovation, expansion and gallery re-installation project began in 2001 and was completed in 2007. It includes a 35,000 square foot addition, additional gallery space, a new dining facility, an expanded museum shop, upgrades to the infrastructure, and an improved traffic pattern throughout the museum.

In addition to the physical changes, the museum reinstalled the galleries with a focus on the general visitor. More than 5,000 works of art are presented in a way that allows visitors to more easily make personal connections with the art and to understand the objects in the context of their own place and time.


Exhibitions:

83rd Annual Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) Student Exhibition
May 18, 2020 — June 28, 2020
(more information)

From Bruegel to Rembrandt: Dutch and Flemish Prints and Drawings from 1550 to 1700
Through Sun, Jul 26, 2020
(more information)

Guests of Honor: Frida Kahlo and Salvador Dalí
Feb 7, 2020 — Sep 27, 2020
(more information)

Bruegel's “The Wedding Dance” Revealed
Dec 14, 2019 — Aug 30, 2020
(more information)

Michigan’s Great Lakes: Photographs by Jeff Gaydash
Nov 16, 2019 — May 3, 2020
(more information)

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