click to enlarge Shirley Woodson and Edsel Reid Collection; Courtesy of the DIAAfter Manet, from May Days Long Forgotten, 2002, Carrie Mae Weems, American; digital chromogenic print.
Detroit Collects: Selections of African American Art from Private Collections runs through March 1 at the DIA.
Opened to the public on Tuesday,exhibits 60 works of all mediums from 19 Detroit-area art collectors, some of which are now available to the public for the first time ever.
All are focused on Black artists, including works by Carrie Mae Weems, Romare Bearden, Nick Cave, Alison Saar, and Rashid Johnson, as well as artists with Detroit connections, like Charles McGee, Mario Moore, Tylonn Sawyer, Allie McGhee, and others.
The DIAs General Motors Center for African American Art bills itself as the first curatorial department dedicated to Black art in the U.S.