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At The DIA, Look Up, Way Up For Art

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To Die Upon a Kiss by Fred Wilson can be seen at the DIA. (Credit/DIA)

To Die Upon a Kiss by Fred Wilson can be seen at the DIA. (Credit/DIA)

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DETROIT (WWJ) – The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) has an unusual new sculpture on display and you’ll have to look up, way up, to see it.

The recently acquired To Die Upon a Kiss, a Murano glass sculpture in the form of a chandelier by artist Fred Wilson is on display at the DIA and will hang from the ceiling in one of the contemporary galleries.

The title, To Die Upon a Kiss, consists of the dying words spoken by Othello, the lead character in Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice.

The artist, Fred Wilson, known for what he calls “museum interventions” was honored by the DIA Sunday with the Alain Locke Award and he spoke on the sculpture and some of his other work.

You can find more information about this sculpture and the DIA – HERE.

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