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10 More Masterworks at the Detroit Institute of Arts

Back in August of 2012 we encouraged our readers in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties to “Vote Yes on the Detroit Institute of Arts Millage!”. Today we reap the benefits of the proposal’s passage in all three counties with near-weekly free visits to the unquestioned best fine art museum in all of Southeast Michigan. Having now traipsed through the numerous galleries therein, time and time again, we find ourselves desiring to illustrate here, in the pages of I♥DM, the stunning breadth of the Institute’s holdings. We hope you’ll enjoy this, our second of many future posts focusing on the artworks within, upon and nearby this most priceless repository of local, national and international culture. Of the works included here, there’s only one repeat from our prior DIA related web-post in October of 2012: Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry Frescoes, which, in our opinion, command inclusion in any analysis of the DIA’s legacy, however slight. One last note, Francis Davis Millet, who’s work is featured in entry #1, died on April 15th, 1912 on account of being aboard the RMS Titanic when it sank in the North Atlantic. Wow. Who woulda thought? ~I♥DM

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1 Millet Reading the Story of Oenone 18831. “Reading the Story of Oenone” (c.1883)

Oil on canvas

Francis Davis Millet, American, 1846-1912

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2 Hodler A Woman 19102. “A Woman” (1910)

Oil on canvas

Ferdinand Hodler, Swiss, 1853-1918

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3 Campendonk In the Forest 19193. “In the Forest” (c.1919)

Oil on canvas

Heinrich Campendonk, German, 1889-1957

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4 Metzinger Still Life 19254. “Still Life” (1925)

Oil on canvas

Jean Metzinger, French, 1883-1956

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5 1 Rivera Detroit Industry 19335. “Detroit Industry” (1932-1933)

Fresco

Diego M. Rivera, Mexican, 1886-1957

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6 Manship The Moods of Time Evening 19386. “The Moods of Time: Evening” (1938)

Bronze

Paul Manship, American, 1885-1966

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7 Kusama Silver Shoes 19777. “Silver Shoes” (1976-1977)

Shoes, cotton, paint

Yayoi Kusama, American, born 1929

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8 Guyton Heidelberg Fragment 19868. “Rosa Parks, Heidelberg Fragment” (1986)

Oil paint on street sign

Tyree Guyton, American, born 1955

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9 Hodder Regaining the Edge 19909. “Regaining the Edge” (1990)

Multilayered blown and sandblasted glass

W. Stephen Hodder, American, born 1951

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10 Hammond Mad Elga II 199710. “Mad Elga II” (1997)

Oil and mixed media on canvas

Jane Hammond, American, born 1950

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Dale Carlson grew up along the northeastern shores of Lake Michigan, where at a young age Detroit called out to him in his dreams. In 2008, after extended stays in ten different Michigan cities, the author settled permanently in southeast Oakland County where he currently lives and works in various capacities within the local real estate industry.

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