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Detroit Institute of Arts

Painting In The Haunted Spice Factory: Hernan Bas Talks About His Work

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.11.2012 | Detroit

Hernan Bas isn't sure if he's 33 or 34 years old. The painter has been too busy working to keep track of his birthday. Bas, who's made painting hi...

Beautiful in Their Resilience: Youth Voices of Detroit, Revealed

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 05.23.2012 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

I have long felt that our students have a somewhat different relationship to their city than children in other parts of the country, that they take Detroit as their muse and that the city actually becomes a character in their work.

Local Theater Celebrates 79th Anniversary Of Detroit's Diego Rivera Murals

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 03.20.2012 | Detroit

For generations, Mexican artist Diego Rivera's Detroit Industry murals have held powerful sway over the imaginations of visitors to the Detroit Instit...

'Detroit Revealed,' Revealed

Posted 03.16.2012 | Detroit

Whether you haven't seen the popular "Detroit Revealed" exhibit or want to dig a little deeper, it's the perfect weekend to head over to the DIA to ca...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

LOOK: Charles McGee: 87 Years Old And Still Growing As An Artist | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 02.27.2012 | Detroit

In 2011, Charles McGee suffered a stroke that took a toll on his health. But you'd hardly know it. While McGee has scaled back some since the time...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

3-D Film 'Plant' Touring Shuttered Packard Factory Is More Than Ruin Porn | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 02.07.2012 | Detroit

If you haven't yet had a chance to see "plant," the three-dimensional video installation at the Detroit Institute of Arts, you're in luck. The museum'...

A Balancing Act

Annmarie Erickson | Posted 03.27.2012 | Detroit
Annmarie Erickson

Rembrandt and Jesus. Jesus or Rembrandt? Which name headlines the marquee? Is it the world-renowned painter? Or does Jesus automatically trump everyone on the playing field because, after all, he is Jesus?

Planet D To Channel Sun Ra's Outer Space Rhythms At The DIA

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 12.30.2011 | Detroit

Visitors to the Detroit Institute of Arts can expect a close encounter of the "cozmic" kind Friday night when local space-age swing band Planet D None...

Top Ten Detroit Cultural Moments 2011

Colin Darke | Posted 02.29.2012 | Detroit
Colin Darke

This past year brought us great art exhibits, theatre, and music -- if you were in Detroit and could not find something to do, you had your eyes shut!

Echoing Art in Detroit

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 01.21.2012 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

Seventeen years ago, Bob Shaye, a Detroit native and supporter of my foray into poetry activism with Detroit youth, sent me a letter that changed my life.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Rembrandt's Jesus At The DIA (PHOTOS) | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 11.21.2011 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Here's why you should go see the Detroit Institute of Arts show "Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus," opening Sunday: There are a lot of jaw-d...

Detroit: A Cultural Garden

Colin Darke | Posted 01.18.2012 | Detroit
Colin Darke

Detroit is lucky. Its founders valued art. Its founders prepared the cultural soil well, so that ideas flourish here.

Many a City Is 'Title Town'

Dave Astor | Posted 09.06.2011 | Books
Dave Astor

Do you read so much fiction that visiting a city almost always reminds you of certain novels?

Artist Tim Burke Recycles Detroit History, And Rescues Himself (PHOTOS)

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Diane Tucker

Detroiter Tim Burke calls himself an artist, a scavenger, and a non-practicing alcoholic. Devoted to the reuse of refuse, the 40-something sculptor us...