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Detroit Institute of Arts - Photos

The DIA as seen from Woodward Avenue

Front entrance detail

The DIA, as seen from across Woodward in front of the main branch of the Detroit Public Library

The Detroit Industry Murals (1932–1933) are a series of frescoes by the Mexican artist Diego Rivera, consisting of twenty-seven panels depicting industry at the Ford Motor Company and in Detroit.

Together they surround the interior Rivera Court in the Detroit Institute of Arts. Painted between 1932 and 1933, they were considered by Rivera to be his most successful work.