Works of art created by local students are currently on display at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Fourth grade Anchor Bay students at Great Oaks and Naldrett Elementary Schools in Chesterfield Township and Lighthouse Elementary School in New Baltimore have created Concept Cars artwork that will be presented in conjunction with the “Detroit Style: Car Design in the Motor City, 1950- Special Exhibition 2020”.
Their works will be exhibited in rotation until January 9.
Students are taught by art teachers Muriel Hayes and Elizabeth Fortune.
DIA’s automotive design exhibit shines a light on the art and influence of Detroit automotive designers working between 1950 and the present day, bringing together 12 coupes and sedans designed over the 70-year period to highlight the significant achievements in style and technology.
The 12 cars include unique examples of experimental show cars created for display and iconic production models sold on the mass market. Design drawings allow visitors to imagine the creative and innovative processes that bring a vehicle from the drawing board to the street.
The selection of paintings and sculptures shines a light on the conversation between the American art world and automotive culture from the 1950s to the present day.
The museum’s 658,000 square feet include more than 100 galleries, a 1,150-seat auditorium, a 380-seat conference / recital hall, an art reference library, and a state-of-the-art curatorial services lab. technology. His collection is among the six best in the United States, with more than 65,000 works.
General admission to the museum is free for residents of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties.
Advance reservations are required to visit the museum, located at 5200 Woodward Ave. in Detroit.
For more information, call the DIA at 313-833-7900 or visit dia.org.