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Featured Content: From The Director
Earlier this year, we were contacted by an editor at Hyperallergic, a national online arts publication, requesting a meeting to talk about the DIA’s millage-based funding, and whether it might be a model for other institutions to both gain financial stability and community relevance.Read Details
On the last day of class before I graduated in Geography and History from the University of Madrid, our professor told us: “During all these years you have studied hard and deserve congratulations. However, don’t think that you know anything. Attending university has prepared you to open your mind and learn. Now go into the world and learn.”Read Details
Like for most of us, this holiday season has been very different. In my case, it is the first time in 50 years that I have not been able to be with my family in Spain. We are a large Mediterranean family, and the last week of December is the only time of the year when we all get together.Read Details
Over the last few weeks, our team has been very busy and focused on installing the exhibition that we will open on November 15, "Detroit Style: Car Design in the Motor City, 1950–2020." Keeping socially distanced and wearing a facemask, I have seen the 12 cars, designed and made in Detroit, come into the building and maneuvered into the galleries.Read Details
Over the last couple of days Tony Drake, DIA volunteer manager, has shared with me a number of images showing many of our volunteers as DIA visitors enjoying our galleries. During the last months, I have seen Tony walking around the museum with his camera taking pictures of our staff on-site to keep us engaged and upbeat during these challenging times.Read Details