Saturday, March 19, 2016

Dance! At the Detroit Institute of Arts

Today I was able to tour the new exhibit at the DIA which opens tomorrow. Dance! American Art 1830-1960. The selections were wonderful and diverse. Screens show movies on dance styles in several rooms.
The art portrays dance in art from Native American to the Jitterbug to contemporary ballet and includes paintings and sculpture and even costumes.
detail from The Mandan Bull Dance by George Caitlin
detail from The Jolly Flatboatmen by Bingham, 1846
detail The Jolly Flatboatmen
detail The Sidewalk Dance by John George Brown, 1894
detail The Sidewalk Dance
detail The Sidewalk Dance
detail from The Charleston by Frank Myers
Groovin' High by Faith Ringgold!Paint on fabric
detail Groovin' High 
detail Groovin' High

Patchwork Dress by John Pratt

detail of A Summer Night by Winslow Homer
I also was able to see the Shakespeare First Folio on loan from the Folger Shakespeare Museum