Associates of the American Wing

Supporting the DIA's ongoing efforts to improve and expand its world-renowned American art collection

A visitor sitting on the floor next to a bench in front of Frederick Church's "Cotopaxi"
Association of the American Wing

 

The Associates of the American Wing, an auxiliary of The Detroit Institute of Arts, works with DIA curators of American art to stimulate and encourage interest in American art, and to support the DIA’s on-going efforts to improve and expand its world-renowned collection of American art.

AAW members enjoy special programs dealing with American painting, sculpture, and decorative arts of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries. These events include public lectures, private tours of DIA exhibitions, “behind-the-scenes” programs at the DIA, receptions, dinners, and trips to other museums and private collections.

You are cordially invited to join the Associates of the American Wing, and to participate in all the exciting projects and programs the AAW will sponsor this year.

Mr. Richard A. Manoogian

Honorary Chairman

Annual membership dues are listed below. In order to be eligible for membership in the Associates of the American Wing, you must be a member of The Detroit Institute of Arts.

Join/Renew Membership

* Membership at the Single Benefactor level includes dinner for one person after each Wednesday evening lecture.

** Membership at the Benefactor or Major Benefactor level includes dinner for two people after each Wednesday evening lecture.

Officers

  • Dr. Steven Lash, President
  • Mary Massaron, Vice-President
  • John Cowan, Treasurer
  • Bert Douglas, Membership
  • Barbara Quilty, Recording Secretary
  • Arlene Lewis, Corresponding Secretary

Directors

  • Judy Anderson
  • Rosemary Cotter
  • Eleanore Gabrys
  • Mary Ann Gorlin
  • Story John 
  • Carolyn Nichols
  • Jeffrey Lipton
  • Wendy Silverman
  • Gregory Wittrock

Staff

  • Kenneth Myers, Curator and Department Head
  • Benjamin Colman, Associate Curator
  • Tarya Stanford, Administrative Assistant
  • Edward Maki-Schramm, Development Liaison