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Conscious Response

Photographers Changing the Way We See

July 22, 2022 – January 8, 2023

Free with general admission

General museum admission is FREE for residents of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties.

Conscious Response explores the history of visual storytelling and image making as seen through the eyes of artists who have used photography to record and reflect upon human experiences that impact the work they make and our perceptions of the world. It features black-and-white and color photographs from the 1950s to the present day with works by Diane Arbus, Dawoud Bey, Bruce Davidson, Roy Decarava, Robert Frank, Kenro Izu, Gordon Parks, Doug and Mike Starn, and Hiroshi Sugimoto in addition to emerging and mid-career artists including Farah Al Qasimi, Genesis Báez, Brian Day, Merik Goma, Jarod Lew, Jova Lynne, Millee Tibbs, and Corine Vermeulen. The exhibition focuses on the many extraordinary gifts and other recent acquisitions made by the DIA and never before on view.

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