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Detroit’s Iconic Joe Louis Fist Sculpture Getting Makeover

The monument to the late heavyweight champion was commissioned with a $350,000 grant from Sports Illustrated magazine.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/24/2015

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Joe Louis Fist Gets New Cables, A Good Cleaning

Detroit’s famous fist is getting a bit of a facelift.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/24/2015

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Discussion Planned In Detroit About Museums, Public Trust

The Detroit Institute of Arts is hosting a discussion about art museums and the public trust during the annual meeting of the Association of Art Museum Directors.

CBS Detroit–05/31/2015

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How The Motor City Influenced Rivera And Kahlo

Starting in 1932 the artists spent time in the Motor City. The industrial subject matter became a theme of their work. It was also a turning point in Kahlo’s career as she became more well-known. Megan DiRienzo, Interpretive Planner at the DIA, describes the importance of the exhibit focused on the artists.


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DIA Considered Selling Van Gogh To Buy Other Art

Director Graham Beal said he considered selling the painting after Detroit’s December exit from bankruptcy.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/15/2015

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Bay City, Grand Haven To Get Detroit Museum Outdoor Displays

The Detroit Institute of Arts is expanding its program to install reproductions of artworks outdoors to Bay City and Grand Haven.

CBS Detroit–04/20/2015

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Seen in Detroit: April 6-10

Each week, Detroit Proud will deliver photos captured by local Detroiters. Tag your photos of local happenings with #DetroitProud for your chance to have your photography featured in an upcoming post!

CBS 62–04/10/2015

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Detroit Institute Of Arts Offers Free Bus Transportation The Next 3 Weekends

The DIA is encouraging residents in Macomb, Wayne and Oakland counties to check out the museum as part of their free “county days” initiative.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/14/2015

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DIA Bans Selfie Sticks For ‘Protection Of The Art’

“Most people who come to the museum love it and they respect the art,” DIA spokeswoman Pamela Marcil says.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/09/2015

DIA Director Graham W.J. Beal (left) and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan applaude a speaker at a press conference at  the Detroit Institute of Arts July 16, 2014. (credit:  Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Detroit Institute Of Arts Director To Retire In June

The director of the Detroit Institute of Arts, who worked to protect the museum’s collection during the city’s bankruptcy, plans to retire this year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/08/2015