It is easy to imagine that art history is a fixed discipline, full of information rarely subject to change, particularly when it comes to some of the best-known artists in the Western canon. And yet “Monet: Framing Life” – a new special exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Arts – proves how devoted curatorial practice can reveal exciting […]
Have you ever fallen in love fast, and then become really obsessed? Like, really obsessed. Like you recognize a kindred spirit, and over years of observation become so obsessed that you just want to be a part of this entity, like, belong to it somehow? And then, sometimes, it goes away, and there’s a hole […]
This week, the Detroit Institute of Arts previewed a new gallery tool called Lumin. With interactive elements created by the DIA’s interpretive team, Lumin uses an augmented reality platform built by a company called GuidiGO, which allows the user to interact with 3D animations, information and display directions as a way to supplement the experience […]
DETROIT — At a media preview on January 9, the Detroit Institute of Arts introduced Lumin, a new interpretive guide developed in partnership with Google and an augmented reality (AR) platform creator called GuidiGO. Subsequently, a tempest of conflicting emotions was triggered in the soul of this arts writer. The dusty old curmudgeon in the heart of my […]
On paper, the premise of the most recent special exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts is simple: Use the overarching theme of coffee, tea, and chocolate to showcase some exquisite examples from the Decorative Arts collection (as well as some strategic objects on loan). But as the title suggests, Bitter|Sweet: Coffee, Tea & Chocolate […]
Hello! If you think you’d like to see me or my art today, there’s a couple opportunities. First of all, I’ll be over at Public Pool from 1:00-6:00, making coffee for you (BYODonuts and also BMDonuts plz, thx) and presiding over Girlfriend Material, so come on down and have a look! If you want to […]
Street art has experienced a crossover into fine art in recent decades, transforming its image as a form of criminal vandalism to one of public self-expression, able to access audiences outside the formal setting of museum and gallery. Detroit has, of late, been courting some of the artists who, having made their names on the […]
There are few places as lovely and peaceful as the DIA’s Kresge Courtyard.