Making Home: Contemporary Works From the DIA

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December 1st – June 6th
Tuesday-Thursday 9am-4pm; Friday 9am-10pm; Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm
Making Home: Contemporary Works from the DIA presents a range of works by artists from the DIA’s collections of Prints, Drawings and Photographs and Contemporary art that are concerned with idealistic representations of home. Around 50 works in a variety of media both affirm common symbols of domestic space and question popular ideas of home as a symbol of comfort, belonging and permanency.

Among the art included is contemporary photographer Carrie Mae Weems’ groundbreaking work, and new acquisition by the DIA, The Kitchen Table Series, which explores the relationship between gender and domesticity. Works by celebrated Detroit-based artists Bill Rauhauser and Charles McGee are also included in the show, providing viewers with images of Detroit that address several themes in Making Home, including the effects of urbanization. Viewers will have the opportunity to see works that have not been on public view recently, including Lorna Simpson’s work on felt, Bathroom. Such a work, along with images such as Andrew Moore’s Dry Dock, Detroit, Michigan and Roger Shimomura’s American Guardian present home as an idea that is constantly changing and existing in places one would not readily assume to be a home.

The artists’ backgrounds, identities, creative processes and subject interests provide an opportunity for visitors to see a rich diversity of perspectives. Additional artists in the show include Jasper Johns, Romare Bearden, Robert Rauschenberg, Tyree Guyton, Glenn Ligon, Jane Hammond, Gregory Crewdson, Hiraki Sawa and Joanne Leonard.
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Add to Calendar 12/01/2018 06/06/2018 America/Detroit Making Home: Contemporary Works From the DIA Making Home: Contemporary Works from the DIA presents a range of works by artists from the DIA’s collections of Prints, Drawings and Photographs and Contemporary art that are concerned with idealistic representations of home. Around 50 works in a variety of media both affirm common symbols of domestic space and question popular ideas of home as a symbol of comfort, belonging and permanency.

Among the art included is contemporary photographer Carrie Mae Weems’ groundbreaking work, and new acquisition by the DIA, The Kitchen Table Series, which explores the relationship between gender and domesticity. Works by celebrated Detroit-based artists Bill Rauhauser and Charles McGee are also included in the show, providing viewers with images of Detroit that address several themes in Making Home, including the effects of urbanization. Viewers will have the opportunity to see works that have not been on public view recently, including Lorna Simpson’s work on felt, Bathroom. Such a work, along with images such as Andrew Moore’s Dry Dock, Detroit, Michigan and Roger Shimomura’s American Guardian present home as an idea that is constantly changing and existing in places one would not readily assume to be a home.

The artists’ backgrounds, identities, creative processes and subject interests provide an opportunity for visitors to see a rich diversity of perspectives. Additional artists in the show include Jasper Johns, Romare Bearden, Robert Rauschenberg, Tyree Guyton, Glenn Ligon, Jane Hammond, Gregory Crewdson, Hiraki Sawa and Joanne Leonard.
5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit, Michigan 48202 aBiAKdWFvzLJBiabzmaP28799 MM/DD/YYYY
Tickets:
Ticket Prices, Admission, Fees: FREE with museum admission.
Phone for tickets/more information: (313) 833-7900
Email for tickets/more information:
Website for tickets/more information: https://www.dia.org/makinghome
Parking Cost and Availability:
Secured self-parking is available off John R Street, just south of Kirby, daily, for a fee. See DIA website for other parking options.

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