Detroit Institute of Arts
has teamed up with The Detroit Institute of Arts to give you
the chance to win a pair of general admission tickets to the
Detroit Institute of Arts. These tickets are valid anyday
that the museum is open. Special exhibits are not included
in this contest.
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museum covers 658,000 square feet that includes more than
100 galleries, a 1,150-seat auditorium, a 380-seat lecture/recital
hall, an art reference library, and a state-of-the-art conservation
DIA's collection is among the top six in the United States,
comprising a multicultural and multinational survey of human
creativity from prehistory through the 21st century. The foundation
was laid by William Valentiner, a scholar and art historian
from Berlin, who was director from 1924 to 1945 . His extensive
contacts in Europe, along with support from generous patrons,
enabled him to acquire many important works that established
the framework of today's collections. Among the notable acquisitions
during his tenure are Mexican artist Diego Rivera's Detroit
Industry fresco cycle, which Rivera considered his most successful
work, and Vincent Van Gogh's Self Portrait, the first van
Gogh painting to enter a U.S. museum collection.
hallmark of the DIA is the diversity of the collection. In
addition to outstanding American, European, Modern and Contemporary,
and Graphic art, the museum holds significant works of African,
Asian, Native American, Oceanic, Islamic, and Ancient art.
Among these are the masterpiece sculpture Nail Figure from
Zaire and a rare Korean Head of Buddha. In 2000, the DIA established
the General Motors Center for African American Art as a curatorial
department in order to broaden the museum's collection of
African American art.
Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fridays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturdays
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Detroit Institute of Arts is located at 5200 Woodward Ave.
in Detroit, MI 48202.
lucky winners will each receive a pair of general admission
tickets to the Detroit Institute of Arts.
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