Current Location:
Eberhard Center -> 9th Floor (EC)
Location Notes:
EC; 9th Floor; Across Rm. 922

Asian Art by Louis Gauci

Artwork
Identifier:
2007.050.1
Artist:
The Detroit Institute of Arts
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Poster
Date:
2009
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 38 in Width: 22 in
Description:
Three separate views of a box. The box is black and has a red floral design on the outside. Text on the bottom.
Historical Context:
The DIA has been a beacon of culture for the Detroit area for well over a century. Founded in 1885, the museum was originally located on Jefferson Avenue, but, due to its rapidly expanding collection, moved to a larger site on Woodward Avenue in 1927. The new Beaux-Arts building, designed by Paul Cret, was immediately referred to as the "temple of art." Two wings were added in the 1960s and 1970s, and a major renovation and expansion that began in 1999 was completed in 2007.