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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Detroit Institute of Arts Focuses on African American Art

Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit Institute of Arts. Wikimedia Commons

The Detroit Institute of Arts announced that it will launch a three-year initiative dedicated to increasing the number of African American artists represented within its collection. The multi-million dollar project kicked off with the acquisition of a sculpture by the celebrated artist David Hammons. The initiative is the first major undertaking for director Salvador Salort-Pons, who came to the museum last fall. The Detroit Institute of Arts currently has around 600 works by African American artists in its collection.

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