Detroit Institute of Arts
Located in the heart of Detroit's Cultural Center, the Detroit Institute of Arts is recognized as one of the country's premier art museums. From the first van Gogh painting to enter a public collection in the U.S. (Self Portrait, 1887) to Diego Rivera's world-renowned Detroit Industry murals, the DIA's collection reveals the scope and depth of human experience, imagination and emotion. Founded in 1885, the DIA is home to art across all cultures and eras including European painting, sculpture and decorative arts; Islamic, Middle Eastern and Asian; African and Egyptian; ancient Greek and Roman; Oceanic and Indigenous American; African American; graphic arts; film and video; and contemporary art, encompassing some 60,000 works. The museum offers an active year-round schedule of educational programs, performances, film screenings and special events for visitors of all ages, serving as an accessible and inspiring gateway to the art of cultures around the world.
The Detroit Institute of Arts is located at 5200 Woodward Avenue in Detroit. For hours and admission fees please see the Museum's website.
Google Book Searches conducted in 2008 and 2013 by Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) located the following brochures, catalogues and gallery guides published on paper in connection with the Museum and with a topic of American representational art. The list may not include all relevant publications. Titles are listed by date of publication, with most recent listed first. Information on publications may be in error or incomplete. Titles may be followed by links to related essays published by Resource Library. See Definitions for more information on finding brochures, catalogues and gallery guides using TFAO's website.
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