This hand-painted ornament is a one-of-a-kind memento depicting the facade of the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Founded in 1885, the museum was originally located on Jefferson Avenue, but moved to a larger site on Woodward Avenue in 1927. The new Beaux-Arts building, designed by Paul Cret, was immediately referred to as a "temple of art." Two wings were added in the 1960s and 1970s, and a major renovation and expansion begun in 1999 was completed in 2007.
Each ornament is hand-painted on the inside of the glass; each one a unique result of the artist’s hand.
Dimensions: 3 inch diameter