The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) started a new exhibit on Bruce Weber's photograph from two separate visits to Detroit. Weber focuses on the liveliness that the city of Detroit exudes by creating photographic portraits of various people with connections to the city. The people he choose to feature range from well-known to unknown faces. There will also be a book based off the exhibit available for purchase called, Detroit Has Been Good to Me available at the museum or online. The soft-bound book also features poetry and essays to accompany the photos. This exhibit runs from June 20th - September 7th this year and is free with museum admission (which varies based on where you currently reside).
If you are going to be visiting the DIA, there are other special events to keep in mind as well such as the "The Big Picture" Guided Tour. This is a free tour that happens Tuesday through Sunday starting in the Great Hall. Tuesday through Friday, the tour is only 1 p.m.. However, on Saturday and Sunday, the tour is held at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Can't make it downtown to visit the DIA? Or looking for something unique? Then take the time to see the Inside | Out project. For the fifth year in a row, the DIA has installed reproduction paintings in nine separate cities throughout the Metro - Detroit area. There are over 80 reproductions that can be seen. April - July will have one set of venues, but come August to October, the reproductions will be moved to other venues. This gives plenty of chances to visit the galleries. Check out the official web page for the exhibits to find out the locations near you.