A Brazilian collector sued the Detroit Institute of Art over a loaned Van Gogh he claims is his, but a judge dismissed the lawsuit. Here’s why.
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Whistleblower Group Seeks to Stop Re-Accreditation of Detroit Institute of Arts
In a missive to the American Alliance of Museums, the nonprofit legal organization Whistleblower Aid said the museum does not meet criteria for accreditation, citing “race- and gender-based hiring” and a culture of retaliation, among other issues.
Detroit Institute of Arts Faces Backlash Over “Pro-Cop” Mural
Artists including Dawoud Bey, Jordan Casteel, and Kevin Beasley criticized the institution’s partnership on the mural, titled “To Serve and Protect.”
How a Property Tax Helped Transform the Detroit Institute of Arts
Our millage funding model, based upon responsiveness and accountability, is a successful paradigm that has sustained the DIA and benefitted our region.
Leaked Recording of Confidential Meeting at Detroit Institute Details Allegations of Toxic Workplace
Allegations overheard include descriptions of director Salvador Salort-Pons’s leadership as “erratic, autocratic, condescending” and “intolerant of dissent.”
A Fashion Duo Draws Inspiration from Detroit’s Labor History
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.
The Deeply Shared Rhythms and Patterns of Paintings and Quilts
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.
Crowdsourcing Home Videos from Detroit in 1967, the Year of an Uprising
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.
More Screens, More Knowledge: Testing the Detroit Institute of Arts’ New Augmented Reality App
The guide, Lumin, offers museumgoers an opportunity to look closer and, by providing critical context, expand their understanding of a given art object.
Glimpses of the Afterlife in Swoon’s New Installation
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.”
Coping with a Conference About Art, Ritual, and Grieving
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.
Detroit Institute of Arts Launches Initiative to Deepen Collection of African American Art
Last week, the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) acquired “Bird” (1990), a striking sculpture by David Hammons.