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Together again, Picasso & Matisse at the DIA

The Detroit Institute of Arts has stood proudly on Woodward Avenue since 1927 and it is the centerpiece of our cultural center. Whether you dream about knocking down the suits of armor or study industry as you gaze at the Diego Rivera murals, this is one of the coolest places to spend an afternoon in Detroit.

The newest exhibit at the DIA is Picasso and Matisse: The DIA’s Prints and Drawings and it runs through January 6, 2013. The exhibition features over 100 prints and drawings by the artists including Matisse’s The Plumed Hat and Picasso’s The Bather by the Sea. The DIA will also offer educational programming for adult, youth and family audiences to complement the exhibit.

Were Picasso and Matisse, two of the greatest artists of the 20th century, friends?

Despite perceiving themselves as rivals, Picasso and Matisse began to meet regularly and subject each other’s work to intense scrutiny. Whether they approved or disapproved of what the other was up to, they understood each other as only two titans could. ~John Richardson

This exhibition has been organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts. Support has been provided by Comerica Bank. Additional support has been provided by the City of Detroit.

I’m giving away a family four pack of tickets to one lucky Detroit Moxie reader so that you can explore the DIA and the works of Picasso and Matisse. Just don't knock down the suits of armor!

How to enter:

Add a comment to this post with your favorite artist. You must leave your email address when posting the comment or you won’t be eligible. (It won’t be published, I just need to contact you if you win!)

For an additional entry, tweet the following:

I want to win a family four pack to the @DIADetroit from @becksdavis & Detroit Moxie. #MoxieArt

For the additional entry, you must have already left a comment on the post with your favorite artist.

The contest ends on Wednesday, August 8th at 11:59 p.m. EDT. The winner will be announced on Thursday, August 9, 2012. I will select the winner using

Since we’re talking about art and the Detroit Institute of Arts, I urge you to vote YES on the art institute authority proposal so that the DIA can continue this fabulous programming. For more information on why you should vote yes, see this Detroit Free Press editorial. The vote is tomorrow, August 7th.

So, who is your favorite artist?

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Reader Comments (5)

I'm going with John Singer Sargent . . . because he had an eye for the ladies.

August 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlan Stamm

My favorite artist is Cezanne.

August 6, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkristin

I would have to say Andrew Wyeth. My grandmother had a copy of Christina's World hanging her family room. It's the first art I remember.

August 6, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermjp

Thomas Wilmer Dewing. An American impressionist. The DIA has two of his paintings, both of women standing in fields amid dreamy green haze.

August 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAviva

Camille Claudel. Always a favorite

August 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarey

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