Newman is seen as one of the major figures in abstract expressionism and one of the foremost of the color field painters. Image: “Be I (second version),” Barnett Newman, acrylic on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts www.MichiNEWS.com
The DIA is pleased to announce that it will name the newly reinstalled Ancient Middle East gallery in recognition of a very generous $5 million grant from the William Davidson Foundation, which will go to the museum’s endowment
. The newly named William Davidson Gallery showcases objects from the ancient Arabian Kingdom as well as from the empires of Assyria, Babylonia, Persia and Rome. The grant will support efforts to secure permanent financial stability of the museum and help visitors access and understand the DIA’s collection of remarkable antiquities from the ancient Middle East. The DIA is planning to include a section in the gallery on the...
For those of you with the Auto Show blues, here’s Robert Traniello’s “1939 Packard V-12 Coupe,” now on view at the DIA as part of “Fifty Years of Collecting: Detroit Institute of Arts’ Friends of Prints, Drawings and Photographs Anniversary Exhibition.” The exhibition is free with general museum admission and free for residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.
Image: “1939 Packard V-12 Coupe,” Robert Traniello, 1985 (printed 1996), chromogenic print. Founder Society Purchase, Graphic Arts Council Fund. Detroit Institute of Arts #Michigan #News #MichiNews
. Varani began his distinguished career at age seven as a featured soloist on Brazilian radio and TV. Two years later he toured with the Brazilian National Symphony Orchestra. At 13 Varani received a scholarship to study with the legendary Magda Tagliaferro in France. Varani, who was a fixture in Detroit in the 1980s, has been based in Paris for the last several years. For his return to Detroit, he performs the music of Ludwig van...
. Some of Sinclair’s work will be on display at the DIA this October for an upcoming photo show, “Detroit After Dark.” Stay tuned for more info. In the meantime, check out this classic image of the MC5 captured by Sinclair. Image: “MC5, 1968,” Leni Sinclair, 1968, pigment print. Detroit Institute of Arts #Michigan #News #MichiNews