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Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Wordless Wednesday–Detroit Institute of Arts #Detroit #travel #Museums

The Lost Pleiad DIA - @DownshiftingPRO©2014

To celebrate my birthday my husband took me to the Detroit Institute of Arts.  I have wanted to go for a while now but I have to day, I regret not going sooner.  It is spectacular.  I’ll write a longer review soon but this is just some of the beautiful art that we saw there.

Enjoy.

Diego Rivera - Detroit Industry – North and South Walls – Detroit Institute of Arts

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66 comments :

  1. Thanks for hosting! I hope to see you next week! I was born in Michigan and I have family in Flint, which isn't too far from Detroit. Now we are in living in Mexico. Small world :-)

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    1. Thanks for dropping by. Trust me, I would rather be in Mexico then near Michigan. I think you have the better deal for sure.

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  2. This sounds like a lovely way to spend your birthday!

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  3. Those are some really beautiful pieces of art. I love that statue.

    Michelle F.

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    1. Honestly, we only saw a fraction of the museum. We'll be going back!

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  4. Beautiful pieces. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for dropping by! Did you add your link?

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  5. Wow, that looks cool. We haven't been to an art gallery in a long time... :)

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    1. Thanks for dropping by and adding your link, I really appreciate it!

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  6. Great post! I can not tell how long it has been for me when I was last at an art gallery :) Beautiful pictures :) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Like I said Joan, I am working on a more comprehensive post so stay tuned. I have more great pictures. Thanks for dropping by.

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  7. Thanks for the linkup! These photos are beautiful!

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    1. Thanks so much for dropping by and adding your link. I hope you come back next week. I am trying very hard to make it a weekly link up!

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  8. I love art museums. so I appreciate the photos. What a fun day!!!

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    1. Paula, do you have a favourite museum that you would recommend? I love museums and always want to know if people have a favourite. Thanks for dropping by.

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  9. What a beautiful place! Happy WW!

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    1. Thanks for dropping by. Please add a link if you have a WW post. Hope to see you back again!

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  10. Amazingly Beautiful I Must See This Thank You!

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    1. Lisa, if you do make sure and give yourself a full day... or four hours at least. It is a lovely, lovely museum!

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  11. HOpe you had a great birthday. YOu took some great shots of the museum

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    1. Maria, I did have a great birthday. Thanks for your kind words about the museum. I have another post I am working on so stay tuned.

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  12. Very provocative art! I think I like the statue best.

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    1. To think those murals were painted in 1934... yes, 80 years ago... amazing. The statue was lovely.

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  13. I just LOVE museums! I wish we had more around here.

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    1. Jenna, where are you from? I have to admit, I lived in Paris for one year, many, many years ago and that is where I grew to love museums. I hope you can visit a few next time you travel.

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  14. What a spectacular collection. I always love visiting art museums.

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    1. Liz, thanks for dropping by. I hope to visit the Barnes collection one day. I have only see parts of it when it toured the world. One day...

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  15. Wow, that is some gorgeous artwork to be found. It would be hard to stop taking photos, LOL

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    1. I have a super crappy camera... can you imagine what it would look like if I had a great camera? The plight of all bloggers... thanks for dropping by.

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  16. I hope you had a fantastic Birthday! Those are beautiful pieces of art!

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    1. Thanks, I did have a fantastic birthday. I have another post in the works so stay tuned for some even better pictures.

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  17. Its been awhile since I went into a gallery haha! What a way to celebrate birthday!

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    1. Aisha, I have to admit, I was not keen on going to Detroit for my birthday but I was so very wrong. It was a great way to celebrate. Next time I have to get a Conney Island hot dog... (yes, apparently they are famous in Detroit and not just NYC).

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  18. You're so right. It is spectacular! Never been myself, but I am amazed

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    1. Sharon, if you can go, you should go. I cannot say enough about this place.

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  19. Gorgeous. I love art museums, but the hubby does not so we do not go often. I think I need to change that. beautiful!

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    1. I am very lucky in that my husband enjoys museum as much as I do. Our kids are the same. Maybe its in our genes??? Who knows, they are not for everyone... I get that. But go even by yourself.

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  20. I love art museums but haven't been to this one yet. Will definitely have to add it to my list of "must sees"

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    1. Rena, I've lived in London for 15 years now. I have been to the Art Institute of Chicago about 7 times... that is 8 hours away. I cannot believe this museum was 2 hours away and I just went last month. Shame on me. Do go if you can.

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  21. Love the pictures. And thanks for the opportunity to connect.

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    1. Thank you kindly for dropping by. I hope you come back again!

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  22. Wow, beautiful pictures!~ I'd love to visit one day

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    1. Christie, it is well worth the trip to Detroit. A very eclectic city. Who would have know the art museum was so amazing.

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  23. Gorgeous pieces! I had no idea there was a Detroit Institute of Arts. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Ann it is worth it. Come and see me in London and then we'll hop over to Detroit for the day. I may see you more now that my DD is going to University of Ottawa. Thanks for dropping by :)

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  24. I took the two youngest kids there when hubby and the second oldest boy went to a ball game (Lions) up the road. It was really, really fantastic. My favorite pictures were with The Thinker replica outside. :)

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    1. Oh... I did not see that replica... Mind you, I've seen the real thing in the Rodin Museum in Paris but I would still think that would be awesome. We only got partly through the museum. Will be going back for sure.

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    2. We didn't make it to the Rodin Museum in Paris. We ran out of time, which is a perfect excuse to go back! :)

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    3. Everyone should go to the Rodin. It is really amazing. How he made those bronze sculptures, in such detail. It is located in an old, stoic home. The gardens with all the sculptures is amazing. Always a good reason to return to Paris.

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  25. Those pieces are beautiful. Hope you had a nice birthday.

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    1. Patricia, I had a wonderful day. It was filled with art and I was with my hubby. Life doesn't get better then that!

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  26. I hear you on the "wish I´d gone sooner" to some local museums/parks. Interesting Rivera murals.

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    1. Paula, these murals are huge. I mean really big and bold and beautiful. You could sit for days staring at them.

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  27. i always love seeing things liks this. it makes me wow with all the arts happening in there

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    1. Art is a beautiful thing and we take it for granted sometimes. It makes me very happy.

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  28. Art works like these are very amazing. I haven't visited the museum for years now. Art can be a stress reliever too.

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    1. The thing about art is you can stare at it for hours and see different things. I really enjoy the audio tours that help you understand what the painting is all about. Truly, a very helpful tool. Well worth the $3 extra that we paid.

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  29. I love art, and this looks like a great museum... if only it was closer! Great post!

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    1. Thanks for dropping by and visiting. The museum was overwhelming in its beauty. So lovely.

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  30. Breath taking. And I bet these were even more awesome in person. Everyone should experience an art gallery at least once.

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    1. I was very lucky to learn how to appreciate museums when I was young. My kids have followed those footsteps so I am happy that they love them as much as I do...

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  31. Beautiful works of art. Your husband knows how to treat a lady :)

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    1. He is special... but I made a pretty big deal about it was my birthday and I wanted to do something special... He's a keeper!

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  32. What a stunning setting and a special place to visit. Now it's on my list of places to visit when I visit Detroit again. Happy Birthday!

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    1. Thank you for your lovely wishes... It really is amazing. You should go!

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