September 15, 2017
Thank You, Detroit Institute of Arts!
Since 1885, The Detroit Institute of Arts has been a fixture of art and culture in the city of Detroit.
The DIA’s collection is one of the top six in the country (out of over 35,000 museums nationwide). Diego Rivera’s “Detroit Industry” frescoes and Vincent van Gogh’s “Self-Portrait,” the first van Gogh painting to enter a US museum collection, make the DIA one of the most impressive museums in America.
But it’s more than just the collection that makes the DIA one of the country’s greatest gems. Installed in its current location on Woodward Avenue in 1927, the DIA has continued its mission to bring art to everyone through its extensive community outreach and arts programming. Check it out here!
We certainly could not have Dlectricity without the energy, dedication and support of the DIA. Thank you so much for hosting a remarkable 8 Dlectricity projects, including the Electric Park Family Friendly Zone presented by The Kresge Foundation, on your grounds! And for keeping parts of the museum open late during the festival.
In the true spirit of Dlectricity, be sure to enjoy this gem of Detroit at night!