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Make Dad Happy: The Best Gifts for Father's Day

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Whether he likes sports, cars, art, reading, or cooking, the Detroit Institute of Arts Shop has the perfect gift for your Dad on Father's Day. Father's Day is June 18. SHOP NOW!

Black Stainless Steel Colander

If your Dad is as comfortable in the kitchen as he is in the garage, he will love this stainless steel colander with style cues taken from the designer's love of the automobile.

Detroit The Dream is Now

Detroit: The Dream Is Now is a visual essay on the rebuilding and resurgence of the city of Detroit by internationally recognized photographer Michel Arnaud. The book explores Detroit’s rich industrial and artistic past while giving voice to the dynamic communities that will make up its future. See more Detroit themed gifts here.

Flatlinks Cuff Links

These stylish cuff links make a wonderful gift for dads who like to dress with an attention to detail. Shown here in blue and gold, a variety of colorways are available. Shop more stylish gifts for Dad here.

Slimfold Wallet with Cobalt Edge

Subtle design details plus state-of-the-art durability make this leather slimfold wallet an ideal gift. Stainless Steel RFID ensures card data is protected. It has 6 credit card pockets, 2 stash pockets, and 1 bill compartment. Shop more gifts for stylish Dads here.

Big American Brick of Soap Naval Triumph

Three times larger than most regular bars of soap, this is a truly a big brick of soap. The scent is a refreshing aroma that reminds one of the ocean, inspired by those who navigating the high seas. Shop more personal items for Dad here.

Cartera Metal Wallet

For the Dad who likes to dress in style, the Cartera men's wallet is hand fabricated in etched stainless steel. With inside leather pockets to accomodate a phone, credit cards and bills. Find more gift suggestions for stylish Dads here.

30000 Years of Art

Perfect for art lovers, this hefty book from Phaidon spans prehistoric times to the present day – featuring 600 of the world's greatest works of art across all media. Find more art-related gifts here.

Masterpiece Cards in Western Painting

This set of cards is simply gorgeous! Each card has a beautifully reproduced image with an essay written on the back of the card examining its influence and meaning, and key facts. Find more art related gifts for Dad here.

The Great Wave off Kanagawa Socks

Give Dad an artistic pair of comfy cotton socks featuring an homage to Hokusai's The Great Wave off Kanagawa. Men's sizes 7-10. Find more wearable gifts here.

Detroit Tigers Game Ball Money Clip

A great gift for sports fans, this useful money clip wallet has 2 card slots and an inner pocket as well as a clip for bills. With an authenticated remnant of an official base ball used by the Detroit Tigers. See more gifts for sports fans here.

Detroit Lions Game Ball Cuff Links

If Dad is a football fan, and a Detroit Lions fan, these cuff links are the perfect fit. Handcrafted in sterling silver, they are dressy enough to wear to a special occasion while subtly letting everyone know where he'd rather be!

Historic Photos of Detroit

If your Dad likes history, he will enjoy this popular title featuring photographs from Detroit's past. This volume captures unique and rare scenes through the lens of hundreds of historic photographs.

ThawTHAT Thawing Tray

Perfect for Dads who like to grill, the ThawTHAT Thawing Tray makes quick work of thawing frozen food. He won't have to settle for a salad because someone forgot to take the steak out of the freezer. Let the grilling begin! See more fun foodie gifts for Dad here.

Cocktail Shaker in White

This sophisticated cocktail shaker is for the man who loves to entertain in style. With an integrated jigger and marked measures, he will be whipping up drinks for all his guests, from the perfect Martini to a mellow Manhattan.

Alessi Antechinus Cheese Knife

A stylized cheese knife makes a great gift for gourmet food loving Dads. With a double sided blade, this knife can be used on hard or soft cheeses. See more gifts for foodie Dads here.

20th Century Classic Cars

20th Century Classic Cars offers a lush visual history of the automobile, decade by decade, via 400-plus print advertisements from the Jim Heimann Collection, making it the perfect gift for your car-crazy Pop!

Spark Plug Tie in Blue

The pattern on the Spark Plug Tie was adapted from a technical drawing of a 1967 Mustang ignition. Made in Detroit, hand-printed and hand-sewn! Perfect for Dads who'd rather be tinkering under the hood. See more gifts for car loving Dads here.

The Open Road Photography and the American Road Trip

The Open Road is the first book to explore the photographic road trip as a genre. Tracing the rise of road culture in America, this book is perfect for Dads who have a love of cars, photography and the American landscape.

Design Spotlight | The Iconic Seatbelt Chair

Each January, Detroit, otherwise known as the Motor City, hosts the North American International Auto Show. With visitors and locals alike focused on the wonderful world of automotive design and technology, the DIA Shop draws attention to objects with designs derived from a connection to the American fascination with the automobile. Very much a product inspired [...]

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Fans of the Detroit Institute of Arts are going to love this new item,thermal bottle developed exclusively for the DIA, with a graphic design based on the museum building. This clever fellow keeps your hot beverages hot (really - you might want to put an ice-cube in before you take a swig) and your cold [...]

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Members Shopping Event

Thursday, November 3, 2016 | 5 PM–9 PM Farnsworth Entrance DIA Members are treated to an exclusive shopping event to kick off Double Discount Days. We have a fun evening planned where shoppers will be tempted by a first-look at exciting new gift selections for the holiday season. Trunk shows with jewelry makers Italianissimo and Rebel Nell expand your [...]

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Lauren Friedman Returns to DIA with 50 Ways to Wear a Scarf Demonstration

50 Ways to Wear a Scarf Author and Illustrator Returns to the DIA Shop for Spring Style Demonstration 50 Ways to Wear a Scarf author and illustrator Lauren Friedman returns to the Detroit Institute of Arts on Friday, May 6, 2016, from 2 to 4 p.m. to sign books and give a scarf-tying demonstration in the Museum Shop, [...]

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Detroit Resurrected Author Talk and Book Signing

Join journalist Nathan Bomey, author of the new book Detroit Resurrected: To Bankruptcy and Back, and Detroit Free Press columnist Rochelle Riley, for a talk and book signing at the Detroit Institute of Arts. What happens when an iconic American city goes broke? At exactly 4:06 p.m. on July 18, 2013, the city of Detroit filed for [...]

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The Art of Giving, Perfected!

At the Detroit Institute of Arts Shop, the art of giving is perfected with the season's best gift selections! Find great gift suggestions here, click on items to view them in our online shop. "Heart Throb"Detroit Artist Donald Calloway makes us swoon with his Heart Blocks. The winner of the Plowshares Theatre Company Sankofa Arts Award, Calloway's [...]

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In-Store Event: Scarf Tying Demonstration with Lauren Friedman

50 Ways to Wear a Scarf author and illustrator Lauren Friedman will sign books and give a scarf-tying demonstration at the Detroit Institute of Arts in the Museum Shop, located near the Farnsworth entrance, on Friday, November 6 between 2 and 4 p.m. Come meet the incredibly creative and talented Lauren and learn how to expand [...]

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Friends of Art & Flowers Event: Rick Darke Lecture

The Detroit Institute of Arts Auxiliary Group  Friends of Art & Flowers is proud to present The Betsy Campbell Lecture THE LIVING LANDSCAPE: Regenerative Design for Home Habitats and Urban Spaces by Rick Darke renowned lecturer, landscape design consultant, horticulturist, author and photographer. The lecture takes place Saturday, October 10, 2015, 2 P.M. at the Detroit [...]

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Shop Local at the DIA Shop

There are many reasons why shopping locally is a good idea. Buying a product made locally helps the local economy grow. Your purchase can be considered environmentally friendly due to fewer miles that product has traveled. Supporting local artists allow them to thrive and continue to make more art, which provides for [...]

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