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.”

Play Ball! Transforming the Game, 1876–2019
June 15, 2019 through September 15, 2019
Play Ball! Transforming the Game, 1876–2019 explores the evolution of the game, and celebrates two Detroit championship teams—the 1887 Detroit Wolverines and the 1984 Detroit Tigers.

Coinciding with the 35th anniversary of the Detroit Tigers’ 1984 World Series championship, the exhibition features items dedicated to this milestone such as a World Series program, two players’ uniforms and five hand-written scorecards kept by long-time announcer Ernie Harwell.

This focused exhibition will be displayed in two galleries representing different eras of the game. The first gallery, “Baseball from Recreational Game to Professional Sport” covers the 1870s–1910s and features the Wolverines, Detroit’s first professional baseball and championship team, as well as sections on the early history of baseball cards, and a display of Ty Cobb memorabilia. The second gallery, “The Reign of the Power Hitter,” covers 1919–present, and commemorates the first baseball card of an African American player, Jackie Robinson. It also continues the history of baseball cards tracing the evolution of these familiar cardboard collectibles from vending machine and candy cards of the 1920s through the great Topps Chewing Gum cards of the mid-century to the present.

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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