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Highlight of 2020 Acquisitions

Updated Dec 30, 2020

The Detroit Institute of Arts’ Board of Directors approved the acquisition of 463 works of art through gifts and purchases in 2020, including significant additions to the museum’s Native American collection and works by women artists.

"Reading the Fate of the Christ Child," 1667, Josefa de Óbidos, Portuguese-Spanish, 1630–1684. Detroit Institute of Arts.

The Detroit Institute of Arts’ Board of Directors approved the acquisition of 463 works of art through gifts and purchases in 2020, including significant additions to the museum’s Native American collection and works by women artists.

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Folio from the Late Shah Jahan Album (Recto)

"Folio from the Late Shah Jahan Album (Recto)," Mir 'Ali Haravi, Persian, active ca. 1505 – 1545. Detroit Institute of Arts.

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Folio from the Late Shah Jahan Album (Verso)

"Folio from the Late Shah Jahan Album (Verso)," Mir 'Ali Haravi, Persian, active ca. 1505 – 1545. Detroit Institute of Arts.

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Untitled (Tehuanas in Huipil Grande Headdresses)

"Untitled (Tehuanas in Huipil Grande Headdresses)," Roberto Montenegro, Mexican, 1885-1968. Detroit Institute of Arts.

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"Maternity Figure," 1800s or earlier, Unknown artist, Dogon culture. Detroit Institute of Arts.

"Maternity Figure," 1800s or earlier, Unknown artist, Dogon culture. Detroit Institute of Arts.

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"Sphae," undated, Mavis Iona Pusey, American, 1928-2019. Detroit Institute of Arts.

"Sphae," undated, Mavis Iona Pusey, American, 1928-2019. Detroit Institute of Arts.

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"Reading the Fate of the Christ Child," 1667, Josefa de Óbidos, Portuguese-Spanish, 1630–1684. Detroit Institute of Arts.

"Reading the Fate of the Christ Child," 1667, Josefa de Óbidos, Portuguese-Spanish, 1630–1684. Detroit Institute of Arts.

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"I See Red: Herd," 1992, Jaune Quick-to­See Smith, American, 1940. Detroit Institute of Arts.

"I See Red: Herd," 1992, Jaune Quick-to­See Smith, American, 1940. Detroit Institute of Arts.

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Anishnabe Treaty Hat

"Anishnabe Treaty Hat," 2017, Kelly Church, American, 1967. Detroit Institute of Arts.

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