In case You Missed It… The gallery’s own Jeremy Hansen launches new show, “Only Human” Jeremy Hansen opened his new solo show, “Only Human”, on Saturday, September 12th, at the Atomic Cafe Gallery in Hamtramck. Works include paintings on canvas and paper, audio/video installations and sculptures made of tires. If you missed the opening, It’s not too late […]
by: Stephanie Knight West African Tradition Meets Detroit Industrialism In a world where white collar jobs are increasingly in demand and blue collar jobs are few and far between, Detroit industry has endured. There are some, however, who doubt this endurance. There is a debate about the rebirth of Detroit: is it reality or wishful […]
Who: Maralena Howard, Tim Southward, M.E. Croci What: “Status Chroma” When: March 21st-April 30th, Opening and Meet the Artists on Friday, March 21st 6-10pm. Where: River’s Edge Gallery 3024 Biddle Ave. Wyandotte, MI 48192 Contact Info: 734-246-9880 email@example.com On Friday March 21st, 6-10pm, River’s Edge Gallery at 3024 Biddle in Wyandotte, MI will host a […]
By: Stephanie Knight I’ve been to several renown art museums over the years. The Met in New York, the Toledo Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and of course the Detroit Institute of Arts. This past week, I was fortunate enough to make it out to Denver. I wasn’t able to get […]
by: Stephanie Knight Art is Priceless In “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” there is a scene in which Indiana Jones points a grenade launcher at the stolen Ark of the Covenant. Jones thought that by threatening the Ark, he could convince his rival to give it back. His rival, a French archaeologist named Belloq, remains […]
#ArtofNewDetroit Heads to Chicago #ArtofNewDetroit, #theArtist and #theIdiot is going to take a sudden turn for the day. We are celebrating Detroit’s very own Patty Izzo and her accomplishment of being chosen to represent the Women’s Caucus of the Arts Best of 2014. For anyone reading this article and not familiar with the series #theArtist […]
by: Stephanie Knight Valentine’s Day is this Friday. It’s a000 funny holiday, when you think about it. There’s not the same financial pressure like there is on Christmas. You’re not expected to get your sweetheart copious gifts, but the gift you decide on has a greater emotional weight to it. Of course, there are some […]
by: Stephanie Knight The art world in Detroit is something that keeps rearing its head in the news. Most notably, the D.I.A and the fight to keep the artwork in Detroit. However, there’s more to Detroit than the art at the D.I.A. Not suggesting the D.I.A’s collection is shabby, but art is not just for […]
Hola 2014, #ArtofNewDetroit and Detroit Artists The Artist and the Idiot has not been published in a month. Balancing time writing about art, building the gallery website and working with our Detroit artists is a huge time commitment. #TheArtist – Art is a Commitment If I thought balancing my time was a challenge, Jeremy’s commitment […]
The Dirty Show by: Stephanie Knight It’s almost that time of year again: the Dirty Show. This is the show in which artists from around the world exhibit their more sensual art. The point of the show is to promote erotic art in all its forms. River’s Edge Gallery has many artists showing their art […]
Governor Snyder’s announcement is continued good news for the City of Detroit, its pensioners and the DIA. Support from the Governor and legislative leadership, the foundation community and our supporters underscores the importance of the DIA in building a strong, healthy city and state. We are working hard to play an active and thoughtful role in this ongoing process that will allow for a significant contribution to this effort and ensure long-term support for the City’s pension funds and sustainability for the DIA. While there has been a great deal of speculation as to the DIA’s participation in this effort, the DIA remains focused on continuing conversations with the mediation team, state, county and city officials, our board members, staff and supporters to determine how we can be as productive and supportive as possible in this process, with the ultimate goal of a balanced, achievable solution that provides for strong DIA involvement in this emerging plan and ensures the museum’s ability to meet its immediate budget commitments and long-term endowment needs.
Detroit Institute of Arts Statement issued in response to Detroit News editorial regarding free general admission for tri-county residents
While it is difficult to counter the deluge of misinformation that surrounds the City of Detroit’s bankruptcy and the DIA’s involvement in this issue, we feel compelled to state that under no circumstances will we alter the free general admission policy for residents of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties. Reports suggesting that the DIA should consider this option are simply misguided. The DIA is committed to maintaining its commitments to the counties through the ten years of millage funding. We remain grateful to tri-county residents for their support and look forward to welcoming them to the DIA.
The next few months will bring exciting new art to the gallery. We want you to stay up to date on everything in the Detroit art world so here’s a breakdown of what you can expect in the coming months: Glass Month-Michigan Since 1980, many galleries have dedicated part of their space to Glass Month. […]
by: Stephanie Knight For those of you who don’t know me, I am the Promotional Director at River’s Edge Gallery. Even though I’ve been exposed to the Detroit art world, every now and then I discover an artist I never knew existed. This happened earlier this week. I came to work and was bombarded by […]
Satori Circus celebrates 25th Anniversary with Performance at Detroit Institute of Arts – Free performance includes new acts influenced by classic pieces
WHAT: The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) will host the 25th-anniversary performance of Satori Circus—a one-person stage act. Satori Circus will perform 63 Minutes (of Random Balance), which is an original set of performances, some influenced by themes from the late 1980s and ‘90s.
WHERE: Detroit Film Theatre, 5200 Woodward Avenue
WHEN: Friday, January 24, 7 and 9 p.m.
OTHER: Both performances are free and recommended for ages 12 and older.
SPONSOR: This event is co-sponsored by Friends of Modern and Contemporary Art and Friday Night Live at the DIA
Hours and Admission
Museum hours are 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Tuesdays–Thursdays, 9 a.m.–10 p.m. Fridays, and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for ages 6–17, and free for DIA members and residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. For membership information call 313-833-7971.
The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), one of the premier art museums in the United States, is home to more than 60,000 works that comprise a multicultural survey of human creativity from ancient times through the 21st century. From the first Van Gogh painting to enter a U.S. museum (Self-Portrait, 1887), to Diego Rivera’s world-renowned Detroit Industry murals (1932–33), the DIA’s collection is known for its quality, range, and depth. The DIA’s mission is to create opportunities for all visitors to find personal meaning in art.
Programs are made possible with support from residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.
The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) is an active partner in the effort to develop a solution that will assist in the revitalization of the City of Detroit and safeguard the museum’s collection. The DIA has been working actively with U.S. Chief District Judge Gerald Rosen and attorney Eugene Driker, the appointed mediators in Detroit’s bankruptcy, to ensure the success of a fundraising effort that will ultimately provide protection for the DIA art collection and much-needed financial assistance for the City. The DIA’s long and strong relationship with national and local foundations has contributed to their willingness to provide the financial framework for this plan, and the museum has committed to providing both fundraising support and programming to the effort.
The DIA is engaged in developing the operational framework for this agreement and would like to commend all those involved on making significant progress in a very short time. Final details of the agreement are still in development and will be released by the mediators and the team when available.
The DIA encourages those who wish to support this effort financially to contribute to the Fund to Support Detroit‘s Retirees, Cultural Heritage and Revitalization by going to the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan’s website at cfsem.org. Public support is welcome and deeply appreciated at this critical moment in the negotiations.
Detroit Institute of Arts open on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Tours of the African American art collection and King documentary among special activities
Samurai: Beyond the Sword coming to Detroit Institute of Arts in March – Armor, swords, paintings, ceramics and more showcase culture of Japan’s elite samurai
(Detroit)—There is a lot more to the legendary Japanese samurai than meets the eye, and visitors to the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) exhibition Samurai: Beyond the Sword will experience the nuanced culture of these revered warriors through more than 125 artworks that tell their story. The exhibition is on view March 9–June 1, 2014.