Get a grand tour of African American Art collected by the people of our city when the DIA presents: Detroit Collects: Selections of African American Art from Private Collections. The new exhibition opens Tuesday, Nov. 12 and runs through Sunday, March 1, 2020 at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Featuring works by Romare Bearden, Al Loving, Charles McGee and Alison Saar, Detroit Collects explores the rich history of collecting of African American Art in the Detroit region by private collectors.
This exhibition will demonstrate local collectors’ interest in the diverse media, styles, genres, influences and subject matter that inspired them to collect art created by African Americans. A catalog will accompany this exhibition.
The image above is a detail from “The Plotters,” 1933, Archibald J. Motley, Jr., American; oil on canvas. Collection of Walter O. and Linda Evans.