Stock up on blank note cards from the DIA. This card features Diego Rivera's Detroit Industry Murals, South Wall.
Diego Rivera was commissioned by the Detroit Institute of Arts, with funds from Edsel Ford (the son of automaker Henry Ford), to paint the walls of the DIA's garden court. Rivera studied workers at the Ford plant in nearby Dearborn to produce the murals, twenty-seven panels that Rivera completed in eleven months, April 1932—March 1933. In addition to the major theme paying homage to the automobile industry, several secondary themes are introduced including technology, transportation, humanity and civilization, nature and life and death. The massive work is considered the finest example of the Mexican muralist's work in the United States and Rivera himself thought the Detroit murals to be his most successful work.
On April 23, 2014, the Detroit Industry Murals were given National Historic Landmark Status.
Card Dimensions 4-1/2 x 5-3/4 inches
Diego M. Rivera (Mexican, active 1886 - 1957)
Detroit Industry Murals, 1932-1933
Gift of Edsel B. Ford