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.
Artists including Dawoud Bey, Jordan Casteel, and Kevin Beasley criticized the institution’s partnership on the mural, titled “To Serve and Protect.”
Our millage funding model, based upon responsiveness and accountability, is a successful paradigm that has sustained the DIA and benefitted our region.
Allegations overheard include descriptions of director Salvador Salort-Pons’s leadership as “erratic, autocratic, condescending” and “intolerant of dissent.”
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?