The DIA in Detroit, M Ichigan

On Saturday, February 19, 2005 I went to the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA).The Detroit Institute of Arts is one of the largest art institutions in the nation.It holds over 60,000 art collections ranging from "classic to cutting-edge arts."Within this institution the arts are categorized into several categories, such as, European Art, Middle Eastern Islamic and Asian Art.While I was visiting this extravagant institute of arts I was very impressed by all the arts within each category, but I only found three of the categories very fascinating.Those categorize are as follows:European Art, American Art, and African Art and below for the remaining of this essay I will discuss my interest in each of those categories in depth.
"European Art" within the Detroit Institute of Arts is very interesting due to the following:the collections of sculptures and decorative arts contains over 7,000 objects in a wide range of media, including armor, ceramics, furniture, glass, ivories, jewelry, precious metalwork, tapestries, and sculpture in all materials and sizes.The collection spans from the fifth through the 19th centuries and represents all major movements and traditions in European art from the Byzantine and early Christian periods through Art Nouveau.One especially strong concentration is an Italian sculpture, which includes works by Nino Pisano, Donatello, Luca della Robbia, Gianlorenzo Bernini, and other important Italian artists.The medieval collection is also notable for its sculpture, as well as its superb ivories, enamels and stained glass.In addition, there is an important and growing focus on 19th century European sculpture, especially models and rare or unique works by Rude, Carpeaux, GerÔme, Gauguin, and Rodin.The European Art collection spans centuries and also includes important objects from the classical Mediterranean world, including Greek and Roman sculptures.It is also pa…


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