For Labor of Love, the Toledos created a series of breathtaking garments, sculptures, paintings, and drawings inspired by various works in the Detroit Institute of Arts’ world-class collection.
Both Allie McGhee, a painter, and Carole Harris, a fiber artist, are lifelong Detroiters, and both have established a signature aesthetic akin to visual jazz.
The Detroit Institute of Arts’ year-long project builds a crowd-sourced archive of everyday life during a year when the city was embroiled in a dramatic conflict.
The guide, Lumin, offers museumgoers an opportunity to look closer and, by providing critical context, expand their understanding of a given art object.
Artist Caledonia “Swoon” Curry glimpsed the afterlife when her mother died in 2013, but it took years of research for Swoon to connect this visceral event with what’s known as a “shared death experience.”
DETROIT — Despite the conference featuring some of the Detroit’s leading thinkers and most innovative practitioners discussing a compelling topic — the intersection of art and ritual — I felt deeply ambivalent about attending.
Last week, the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) acquired “Bird” (1990), a striking sculpture by David Hammons.
DETROIT — Can an exhibition be informed by the place it visits?
The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) will give pay raises and bonuses to three of its top executives in recognition for their work securing the museum’s collection during the city of Detroit’s bankruptcy negotiations.
DETROIT — It’s a quiet Sunday in Brightmoor, a northwest Detroit neighborhood that’s about as good an example as any of the city’s fall from grace — and its unofficial rebirth via urban agriculture, grassroots activism, and community-based intervention.
DETROIT — The Detroit Institute of Arts’s major exhibition Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit closes on Sunday. This show was in the works for a decade, long before the city’s bankruptcy and the grand bargain, which shifted the ownership of the art from the city to the museum.
DETROIT — Art may be open to interpretation, but when the work in question is a reflection of an artist’s life, historians and museums tend to present their interpretations as fact.