The Detroit Institute of Arts

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Angelee Matthews
Professor Wyszynki
Hum-101, Section=B07
3 April 2012

Detroit Institute of Arts
The Museum I chose to visit was the Detroit Institute of Arts in Detroit, Michigan. The DIA hours of operation is; Wednesday and Thursday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. The day I visited the museum admission was free to the public, but regular admission is usually $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for youth (6-17) and $5 for college students (with valid school photo ID). Admission is free for children 5 and under, Detroit residents on Friday’s and for members of the DIA. Graham W.J. Beal is the current director, president and C.E.O of the DIA, Beal has been the director since 1999.

The DIA offers several different types of art which include; Native American, Egyptian, Ancient Middle East, African, Islamic, Asian, Contemporary, African American, Modern and promenade, Rivera Court, American, Great Hall, European: Medieval and Renaissance, Ancient Greek and Roman, European: inspired by Italy, European Decorative Arts, Fashionable Living, Era of Revolution, British, and Dutch Golden Age. They have so many different works of art on display, but there were a few that got me in learning more about the art and the artist that created it. There was a writing desk from 1690 made by a German named Anton Luchtenstein, and a Christian Imagery of Jesus and his mother Mary, created by Donatello. The labels were very easy to read and understand.

Everything that I seen in the museum was beautiful, but there was one work of art that caught my eye. It was a clock from 1767 made by the S`evres Manufactory of France and painted by Charles – Nicolas Dodin (1734-1803). The S`evres factory also known as the most important French Porcelain factory was founded in 1740 in the royal chateau of Vincennes. Their commercial production began around 1745 when permission was granted by Louis XV, who was the king of France...
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