Detroit Institute of Arts [1885- ]
ECA Control Number: 15024
Record Level: Listing
Record Type: Art Museum/Institution
Museum/Institution Name: Detroit Institute of Arts
Aka: DIA ; The Detroit Museum ; The Detroit Institute of Arts ; Detroit Museum of Art ; Detroit Institute of Arts of the City of Detroit
Location(s): 5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202
Closed/Acquired: not applicable
The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), located in Midtown Detroit, Michigan, has one of the largest and most significant art collections in the United States. With over 100 galleries, it covers 658,000 square feet (61,100 m2)  with a major renovation and expansion project completed in 2007 that added 58,000 square feet (5,400 m2). The DIA collection is regarded as among the top six museums in the United States with an encyclopedic collection which spans the globe from ancient Egyptian and European works to contemporary art. Its art collection is valued in billions of dollars, up to $8.1 billion according to a 2014 appraisal.  The DIA campus is located in Midtown Detroit’s Cultural Center Historic District, about two miles (3 km) north of the downtown area, across from the Detroit Public Library near Wayne State University.
The museum building is highly regarded by architects. The original building, designed by Paul Philippe Cret, is flanked by north and south wings with the white marble as the main exterior material for the entire structure. The campus is part of the city’s Cultural Center Historic District listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The museum’s first painting was donated in 1883 and its collection consists of over 65,000 works. With about 677,500 visitors annually for 2015, the DIA is among the most visited art museums in the world.  The Detroit Institute of Arts hosts major art exhibitions; it contains a 1,150-seat theatre designed by architect C. Howard Crane, a 380-seat hall for recitals and lectures, an art reference library, and a conservation services laboratory.
Citation: “Detroit Institute of Arts.”. Wikipedia. Updated September 2, 2016. Accessed September 18, 2016. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detroit_Institute_of_Arts
WORKS BY EMIL CARLSEN
EXHIBITIONS/SHOWS THAT INCLUDED WORKS BY EMIL CARLSEN (14)
AFTER CARLSEN’S DEATH (0)
DURING CARLSEN’S LIFETIME (14)
1922 The Detroit Institute of Arts of the City of Detroit, Detroit, MI, “Eigth Annual Exhibition The Detroit Institute of Art of the City of Detroit“, April 11 – May 31.
1922 The Detroit Institute of Arts of the City of Detroit, Detroit, MI, Loan Exhibition of Paintings Selected from the Collection of Messrs. R. C. and N. M. Vose of Boston“, February.
1921 Detroit Institute of Arts of the City of Detroit, Detroit, MI, “Loans to the Museum”, February.
1920 The Detroit Institute of Arts of the City of Detroit, Detroit, MI, “The Sixth Annual Exhibition of Selected Paintings by American Artist“, April 20 – May 31.
1918 Detroit Museum of Art, Detroit, MI, “The Fourth Annual Exhibition of Selected Paintings by American Artist“, April 9 – May 30.
1917 Detroit Museum of Art, Detroit, MI, “The Third Annual Exhibition of Selected Paintings by American Artist (selected from the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the National Academy of Design, from private collections and artists studios.)”, April 9 – May 30.
1916 Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, MI, “2th Annual Exhibition of Selected Paintings by American Artists (selected from the Pennsylvania Academy of Design, the National Academy of Design, the National Association of Portrait Painters, and The Ten)”, May 3-31.
1916 Detroit Museum of Art, Detroit, MI, “Contemporary Swedish Exhibition from the Panama-Pacific Exposition”, unknown.
1916 Detroit Museum of Art, Detroit, MI, “Selected Paintings from the Albright Art Gallery and a Collection of Recent Work by British Artists“, January.
1915 Detroit Museum of Art, Detroit, MI, “Exhibition”, December.
1915 Detroit Museum of Art, Detroit, MI, “First Annual Exhibition of Selected Paintings by American Artists”, April 9 – May 31.
1915 Detroit Museum of Art, Detroit, MI, “An Exhibition of American Painting From The Galleries of William Macbeth, New York“, February 4-24.
1914 Detroit Art Institute, Detroit, MI, “Exhibition of Art Work of Detroit Schools”, June 2-14. [unclear if this belongs here]
1914 Michigan State Federation of Arts, Grand Rapids, MI (held at the Detroit Institute of Arts), “Exhibition of Paintings by American Artists“, February 15-27.
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September 18, 2016
September 18, 2016