21 May 2014

The D.I.A.

A brief history of the Detroit Museum of Art and its collections: illustrated:

The first exhibition held directly under the auspices of the Museum of Art corporation was opened in Merrill Hall, Detroit, on May 29th, 1886, and continued till June 24th. The exhibits embraced 8 pieces of statuary, 224 oil paintings, 70 water colors, 1 painting on porcelain, 1 piece of tapestry, 13 drawing,s 40 old engravings, and 35 modern etchings, a total of 392 exhibits.

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