DIA Exhibits 2019

DIA Exhibits 2019 – Detroit Institute of Arts DIA exhibits for 2019. Exhibitions are free with museum admission unless otherwise noted.


DIA Exhibits 2019 – “Ruben and Isabel Toledo: Labor of Love”
Through July 7, 2019
“For this groundbreaking exhibition the Toledos mined the DIA’s world-class collection as inspiration for the creation of new sculptures, paintings, drawings, and installations. From Ancient Egypt through to contemporary art, visitors will delight in discovering the original Toledo creations placed near the works that inspired their conception. This unprecedented creative intervention into the DIA galleries offers visitors a unique experience of discovery, as the Toledo works will be interspersed across numerous collection galleries.”

“Lost & Found: Photographs from the DIA’s Collection”
August 26, 2018 through March 3, 2019
“Lost and Found” continues the DIA’s research and exhibitions that broaden understanding of photography as a cultural practice as well as uncovering those unknown or little-known photographers who found Detroit and the car as inspiration for their work. Director and CEO Salvador Salort-Pons noted, “This exhibition brings to life how photography reveals the relevance of our shared experiences through photographs of loved ones, friends, and family as well as the relationship of the camera to the car, the family road trip and the city of Detroit.”

“Lost and Found” includes a special section that looks at the city’s photographic practice of the past through recently re-discovered color images attributed to Allen Stross, who captured local haunts, people and bygone landmarks from Detroit in the 1960s and 70s. Black-and white snapshots of Detroit by James Pearson Duffy from 1974 to 1976 reveal the grittier side of the city, with storefronts, junk yards, mom and pop shops, handmade signs and local businesses. Duffy likely made these photographs while driving around town, probably taking them from his car.

The exhibition will also include social media engagement. The DIA will ask the public to submit photographs from their personal archives through an #LostAndFoundatDIA Instagram campaign. Stay tuned for more information.

DIA Exhibits 2019 – “Extraordinary Eye, Extraordinary Gift: The Legacy of Margaret Herz Demant”
January 27 – May 26, 2019
“This exhibition displays 35 works in a variety of media, by artists of different cultural and historical backgrounds with a wide range of relevance to the DIA’s collection of African art, modern European works and prints and drawings. African works dominate in the exhibition with a total of 24 pieces, representing Margaret’s primary passion and the majority of the bequest. Other pieces of the exhibition include an etching by Pablo Picasso among other drawings and prints, a painting from French artist Jean Dubuffet and 3D works from French artist Andre Breton and American artist Joseph Cornell.”

The DIA Exhibits 2019 is organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts.


Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA)
5200 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48202

DIA Exhibits 2019 – Detroit Institute of Arts – DIA Hours and Admission
9a–4p Tuesdays–Thursdays, 9a–10p Fridays, 10a–5p Saturdays and Sundays. 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. For membership information, call 313-833-7971.

About the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA)
The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), one of the premier art museums in the United States, is home to more than 60,000 works that comprise a multicultural survey of human creativity from ancient times through the 21st century. 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. Programs are made possible in part with support from the City of Detroit.

For more on the DIA Exhibits 2019, visit www.dia.org.

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