Diego Rivera’s Industrial Symphony

Diego Rivera Mural by Ashleigh Mowers “As I rode back to Detroit, a vision of Henry Ford’s industrial empire kept passing before my eyes. In my ears, I heard the wonderful symphony which came from his factories where metals were shaped into tools for men’s service. It was a new music, waiting for the composer … Continue reading Diego Rivera’s Industrial Symphony

Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo at the Detroit Institute of Arts

Rivera Court – Detroit Institute of Arts, photo by Trish P. Crain’s Detroit Business has a report on this Sunday’s DIA opening ‘Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit’: When Diego Rivera and his wife and fellow artist Frida Kahlo were in Detroit in 1932-33, the worst of the Great Depression was upon the country. … Continue reading Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo at the Detroit Institute of Arts

Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo exhibit coming to the DIA

Detroit Institute of Arts: “Detroit Industry” Murals, South Wall–Detroit MI, photo by pinehurst19475 Michigan Radio Reports that the Detroit Institute of Arts is planning an exhibition that highlights Mexican artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo and the year spent in Detroit. Between April 1932 and March 1933, Rivera created the Detroit Industry murals at the … Continue reading Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo exhibit coming to the DIA

Diego Rivera With Patrons

Diego Rivera With Patrons, photo by anikarenina. anikarenina asks Is your cultural institution incendiary? I assume that’s a reference to the incendiary art of Diego Rivera. The Detroit Institute of Arts is home to one of the most famous collection of Diego Rivera murals. The Diego Rivera Web Museum writes that: Diego Rivera’s legacy to … Continue reading Diego Rivera With Patrons

Salute to Michigan’s Workers on Labor Day

Detroit Industry, photo by Maia C A very happy Labor Day to everyone and also a salute the generations of hard-working Michiganders whose struggles helped to build the society we have today. View Maia’s photo background big and see more in her Rivera Court, Detroit Institute of Arts slideshow. More Labor Day and more about … Continue reading Salute to Michigan’s Workers on Labor Day

Studying the Rouge Complex

Rouge Remnants: Study II, photo by Jeff Gaydash. Jeff writes: Freighters travel this portion of The Rouge to access Henry Ford’s Rouge Complex, where upon completion in 1928 was the largest industrial complex in the world. The massive facility had the ability to turn raw materials such as iron ore into complete vehicles ready for … Continue reading Studying the Rouge Complex

Super Bowl Victory? Maybe for Detroit and Michigan art!

Detail: Wayne County Building–Detroit MI, photo by pinehurst19475. Yesterday was a busy day for Michigan in Pictures as a lot of folks came by to learn more about the works of art featured in the Chrysler/Eminem “Imported from Detroit” Super Bowl ad. The Joe Louis Memorial, a shiny clean Spirit of Detroit, the murals of … Continue reading Super Bowl Victory? Maybe for Detroit and Michigan art!