Detroit Inst of Arts

Detroit Inst of Arts

@DIADetroit

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Home to the first Van Gogh in a U.S. museum and Diego Rivera's "Detroit Industry" murals. Free admission for tri-county residents. #DIAeveryday

Detroit, MI
Joined on July 29, 2009
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40. in country United States and category Cultural center

109. in country United States and category Place

140. in category Cultural center

464. in category Place

Art Bytes is a series of short videos from DIA gallery teachers. In this talk, Andrea Del Rio  discusses "Firefly: Portrait of the Artist with Cosmic Bubble" by American sculptor Jim Pallas. https://t.co/GcbG11HamA

PIPA works with communities to co-create community-driven, highly visible public works of art. The purpose of the program is to help people explore, express, and build a stronger sense of community through a communal art experience.

Another mural is in progress! As part of our Partners in Public Art program, we have collaborated with the local community of Lake Orion to produce a mural in Lake Orion. Pictured here is the underpainting of the mural — composition will start to be applied later this week. https://t.co/zj9WSnkM2U
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Another mural is in progress! As part of our Partners in Public Art program, we have collaborated with the local community of Lake Orion to produce a mural in Lake Orion. Pictured here is the underpainting of the mural — composition will start to be applied later this week. https://t.co/zj9WSnkM2U

Do you need help supplementing your child’s virtual education? Now is a great time to visit Detroit's #CulturalCenter w/ reduced visitor capacity, increased safety protocols & an abundance of hand sanitizing stations. Reserve tickets today for your family’s next visit! https://t.co/IcoBqsWWhH

Do you need help supplementing your child’s virtual education? Now is a great time to visit Detroit's #CulturalCenter w/ reduced visitor capacity, increased safety protocols & an abundance of hand sanitizing stations. Reserve tickets today for your family’s next visit! https://t.co/IcoBqsWWhH

‘Conservator’s Corner’ is a reoccurring series exploring the care and research of our collection. In this video, we have Chris Foster, Conservator of Art on Paper and Photographs at the DIA, giving us a virtual introduction to the paper conservation lab. https://t.co/RfXQm216TV

(cont.) who acknowledges the importance of her participation and its effects on Black visitors. 'My presence is a responsibility to my community.'" Learn more about DIA Interpretive Programs Volunteer Kija Gray and the importance of exploring art through different lenses.

"In instances like museum inclusion, the ripple effects of any effort, even small ones, can be enough for people to rethink what they've always accepted. 'Being present is part of the change,' says Gray,

This week, our director @SalvadorSalort spoke with WDET’s @shdetroit about the launch of the museum’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) project, funded by a 2019 IMLS grant. https://t.co/jngqnzFuw0

Our curators are signing off! Thank you to everyone who participated in #AskACurator Day with us. We enjoyed answering all of your questions! 💙

— Alan Darr, Senior Curator of the European Art Department and Walter B. Ford II Family Curator of European Sculpture & Decorative Arts

(cont.) Plan how to borrow the best, most appropriate, high quality objects, how to engage your colleagues & the public, & also how to raise the funds needed with your director's & museum colleagues' support & collaboration.

(cont.) That said, encountering an armored mannequin in a dark storeroom or gallery can be an eerie experience! — Chassica Kirchhoff, Assistant Curator, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts

"Are there any objects in your collection that scare you?" #AskACurator The works that keep me up at night are objects with special preservation or handling needs, since our mission is to ensure their safety while sharing them with the public.

Learning how contemporary artists create something new is exhilarating. The challenge is figuring out how to explain this. — Clare Rogan, Curator, Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

@kenaylouise asked "What is your favorite thing about curating? And what are the challenges?" I love looking closely at a drawing or print and asking questions. How was it made? Why was it made? Studying something treasured for centuries is magical.

(cont.) Always take travel opportunities to learn about museum collections! — Alan Darr, Senior Curator of the European Art Department and Walter B. Ford II Family Curator of European Sculpture & Decorative Arts

(cont.) completed curatorial internships, and also taught undergrads art history & museum studies--all of which laid a strong foundation for becoming a curator of European Art.

I was fortunate to do my graduate Ph. D. studies in NYU and later studied in London and Italy where I learned from top curators & professors in my field,

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