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The Museum has amassed an important collection of works on paper. Illuminated manuscript leaves from the Middle Ages and Renaissance are complemented by Old Master drawings by Delacroix, Jacques Callot, Il Guercino, and Jacob Jordaens. UMMA's collection of Modern and Contemporary drawings includes such modern masters as Alexander Calder, László Moholy-Nagy, and Le Corbusier. More recent highlights include works by Lee Bontecou, Bridget Riley, and Brice Marden. The Museum’s prints include exceptional and outstanding impressions by Marc Chagall, Albrecht Dürer, Robert Motherwell, Pablo Picasso, and Rembrandt van Rijn. Among the highlights is a superb collection of more than 180 etchings and lithographs by James McNeill Whistler. The photography collection includes examples ranging from the earliest daguerrotypes and paper negative prints of William Henry Fox Talbot to recent works by Candida Höfer, Sally Mann, and Carrie Mae Weems. Photo-Secession artists such as Edward Steichen, Alfred Stieglitz, and Paul Strand are well represented, as are 20th century practitioners such as Berenice Abbott, Ansel Adams, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Walker Evans, and Minor White.
The heart of a great museum is its collection and The Detroit Institute of Arts is proud to claim one of the largest, most significant art collections in the nation. From the first painting donated in 1883 to the most recent acquisition, our collection of over 60,000 works brings the culture and creativity of the world to Detroit's doorstep. Ranging from classic to cutting-edge, the works housed in the DIA will challenge perceptions and enrich perspectives, leaving you with a fresh outlook and a jolt of inspiration. One of the museum's most varied collections, the collection features a wide range of works on paper. With approximately 35,000 prints, drawings, photographs, watercolors, posters and artists books, the collection stretches from the present day back to the 1500's and includes a diverse assortment of media. Although artists of many cultures are represented, the collection is especially strong in European and American works.
The collection, originally developed to complement the KIA's art school, focuses on: American painting, sculpture and ceramics,American and European works on paper,
16th century and later Photography,
American art, from eighteenth- and nineteenth-century portraiture and landscape painting to modern and contemporary abstraction and figurative works, is the strength of the KIA's permanent collection.
The Dennos Museum Center seeks to engage, enlighten and entertain its audiences through the collection of art, and the presentation of exhibitions and programs in the visual arts, sciences and performing arts.