General admission can be reserved in advance and is always FREE for residents of Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties.
Browse our vast collection online and learn more about the art and its conservation.
Discover what's happening at your DIA and what the DIA is doing in your community.
Bring the DIA to your home or classroom with resources for students, teachers, families and everyone.
Did you know DIA is free for everyone living in Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties? Learn more about how we impact our community inside and outside of our walls.
Please note: The DIA will close to the public at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, in preparation for Noel Night. We will reopen at 5 p.m. for the evening's events. Learn more
Bear skin, wool, and ribbon
Founders Society Purchase
Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas
by 1977 (Herb Myers, dealer, Montana, USA)
1977, purchased by Richard A. Pohrt [1911-2005] (Flint, Michigan, USA)
1981-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Chippewa, Native American, Mide Bag, ca. 1870, bear skin, wool, and ribbon. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, 81.217.
Chippewa, Native American
North American, Native American
Santee Sioux, Native American
Fox, Native American