DIA Shop Blog
Walking through the corridors and galleries of the Detroit Institute of Arts is special. Not only does one get the chance to look at the art and artifacts on display, but true connections are formed, both personally, and with each other, in the expansive, yet somehow intimate spaces of the museum. In fact, this notion is reflected in the institution's mission statement: "The DIA creates experiences that help each visitor find personal meaning in art, individually and with each other." Art can be both personal and communal, or mutual, in the way we gather around it, admire it (or loathe it), discuss it, remember it, connect with it, make it our own. There are several works of art in these hallowed halls that speak to me. Directly to me. I do consider them mine, even though they also belong to so many other people, to everyone, really.
Cotopaxi, by Frederic Edwin Church, is one of the most popular works of art in the Detroit Institute of Arts, and is one such work that 'belongs' to me. I viewed this awesome masterpiece many times, but most recently during a visit accompanied by a dear friend who lives a long way away but was in town for work, giving us the opportunity to reconnect and share rare time together. Now, whenever I see this painting, it calls to mind that day, and those moments where we each contemplated this vast painting, while talking together about our lives, families, careers. This is my painting. I am lucky to know it in the way that I do, in my own personal way. Bringing this masterpiece home means extending that joy, that moment, that connection to the painting and to my friend.
Available on canvas in two size options, as a framed poster, or a made-to-order wallpaper mural.
The DIA Shop presents the 2018 Holiday Gift Guide featuring our favorite gifts for the season inspired by the rich materials and styles found in the collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts! 1. Inspired by Suzuki Kiitsu’s Reeds and Cranes, hand-painted, limited edition ornament is the third in a series of collectible ornaments inspired by [...]
Five Ways to Improve Your Work Space Keep Appointments Stay on schedule while enjoying your favorite works of art with a 2018 calendar. The newly expanded assortment is gorgeous and includes five designs exclusively from the DIA Shop! Take Notes A notebook keeps all your important information in one place. Make yours one of 12 designs featuring artwork from the DIA’s collection on [...]
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! If your Dad is as comfortable in the kitchen as he is in the garage, he will love this stainless steel colander with style [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]