NOVEMBER 29, 2012 -- Today is what we like to call a Detroit Arts Daily Double, where you — our beloved reader — gets the double dose of awesome activity taking place at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
On top of the Detroit By Design Riverfront design competition next week, we also wanted to share the upcoming “Motor City Muse: Detroit Photographs, Then & Now” exhibit launching at the DIA on December 14.
Sometimes, folks, the press release reads just fine.
“For more than 70 years, photographers have found inspiration for their work from the people, city streets, and automobile culture of Detroit. This exhibition includes select photographers who, through their personal vision and photographic skill, have captured subjects, past and present, specific to Detroit, its changing landscape, architecture and auto industry. Included are more than 100 photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank, Dave Jordano, Karin Jobst, Detroiters Nicola Kuperus and Bill Rauhauser, along with select members of the Detroit School of Automotive Photography. This exhibition has been organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts.”
A photography exhibit that will cover nearly a century of our fine city shot from the perspectives of some of our favorite artists? Sold.
Book the hotel and page your babysitter, suburbanites! Clear your calendars, Detroiters! This is an evening at the DIA for the record books. Not. To. Be. Missed. [PD]