Letter from the Director, October 2020

Over the last couple of days Tony Drake, DIA volunteer manager, has shared with me a number of images showing many of our volunteers as DIA visitors enjoying our galleries. During the last months, I have seen Tony walking around the museum with his camera taking pictures of our staff on site to keep us engaged and upbeat during these challenging times. Continue reading >
28th Annual Concert of Colors | Community Partnership Connection

When the annual Concert of Colors music festival was cancelled due to the pandemic, organizers and partner institutions developed a creative solution, transforming the Detroit Film Theatre into a sound stage and filming live performances by headline artists. This week, the festival airs on Detroit Public Television (WTVS), and selected programs will play on Detroit Public Radio (WDET) and stream online worldwide. The full lineup and dates includes the Don Was All-Star Revue, with tributes to legendary Detroit blues musician John Lee Hooker and radio icon Ed Love. Learn more >
DIA Collection Crossword | Art Access Online

Happy World – Scattered Crumbs, a mixed media piece in the DIA’s collection from artist Ik-Joong Kang, is featured in this week’s crossword. Examine this detailed and colorful piece closely for clues to solve the puzzle online or download it to complete at home. Learn more >
Ofrendas Virtual Exhibition | School Field Trip from Home

For the first time, visitors can experience an interactive 3D walkthrough of a DIA exhibition online. Until we can offer in-person field trips to the museum again, students and classrooms can take a virtual visit through Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos 2020. In addition, teachers and parents can download multiple learning resources to enhance the lesson. Learn more >
Oliver Sacks | DFT @ Home

DFT @ Home is a virtual screening room that that helps benefit the Detroit Film Theatre and presents DFT selections at your convenience such as Oliver Sacks: His Own Life, a profound, engaging, deeply moving cinematic memoir that posthumously celebrates renowned neurologist and literary giant Oliver Sacks. Learn more >
TATM presents Let Me Tell You a Story II | For Seniors

In this week’s Thursdays at the Museum virtual program, enjoy Part II of Let Me Tell You a Story, with hosts Kathleen McBroom, Jim O’Malley, and Deb Coomes who explore the many ways visual artists use stories as the source of inspiration for their work. Learn more >
Artemisia Gentileschi | Google Arts and Culture

An exhibition of Artemisia Gentileschi's work at the National Gallery in London is currently featured on Google’s Arts and Culture platform. This interactive online exhibition features detailed looks at masterpieces painted by Artemisia Gentileschi including Judith and her Maidservant with the Head of Holofernes from the DIA’s collection. Learn more >
Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos 2020
on view through November 8, 2020
Dutch and Flemish Prints and Drawings from 1550 to 1700
on view through November 29, 2020
Guests of Honor: Frida Kahlo and Salvador Dalí
on view through January 3, 2021
Guests of Honor from the Musée du Louvre
on view through January 10, 2021
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DIA Every Day | See the Collection Online

Most of the DIA's massive, 60,000+ piece collection is available online to browse and learn from wherever you are. Many of these works also have interpretive information right on the page, as well as other details, and images from different angles and perspectives than you'd see in person. Current and past exhibitions are also available online. Browse Art now >
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