Friday, 16 September 2011

DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS

Home of the auto industry GM Motors and Ford, Detroit is the largest city in Michigan with architecturally magnificient buildings of late 19th and early 20th century. There are some really nice places of interest to visit like museums, islands, river front, zoo, wonderful eateries and restaurants and great shopping. Detroit is also known for being the home of popular music. Across the river Detroit is Canada, which you would be looking towards when you are the Detroit river front. Though we couldn't cover all the places in Detroit, we did visit some lovely places, one of which is Detroit Institute of Arts, a must visit. 25% of Detroit's population has moved out after the economic crisis. However, I wont' be discussing the taxes, debts and economic slide etc. the city suffers as my post is purely centered on my short visit and my experience as a tourist.

DIA's collection of arts makes it the 6th best museum in USA. The museum is  658,000 square feet, with 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 services laboratory.  The musuem has art collection which is American, European, Modern and Contemporary, and Graphic art. DIA also has works of African, Asian, Native American, Oceanic, Islamic, and Ancient art.

Some pictures of DIA during our visit.


















This painting and following ones are art work by the famous Diego Rivera depicting the 'Detroit Industry'



1 comment:

scott davidson said...

What an interesting blog, introduced by a thought-provoking photo. The unusual wall painting of the dwellings is also a strangely modern interpretation. Something like this hieroglyphic view of a park by Swiss painter Paul Klee, http://EN.WahooArt.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8LT475.
The image can be seen at wahooart.com who can supply you with a canvas print of it.