"Treasures of the Detroit Institute of Arts" by Salvador Salort Pons

Treasures of the Detroit Institute of Arts Salvador Salort Pons, Jeffrey Abt, Debra N. Mancoff

Publication date:
03 Mar 2020
Detroit Institute of Arts
504 pages: 292 x 279mm
450 color illus.

A testament to the Detroit Institute of Arts’ rich and diverse collection, this impressive catalogue brings together a selection of the museum’s masterworks in American, European, African, Asian, Native American, Oceanic, Islamic, ancient, modern and contemporary, and graphic arts. The artworks, organized geographically, are showcased in more than 400 color illustrations. Among the notable works are Vincent van Gogh’s Self-Portrait; James McNeill Whistler’s Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket; Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s The Wedding Dance; Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry murals; a magnificent palace door by the Yoruban artist Olówè of Isè; and a rare ewer produced by the Medici Grand Ducal workshops, one of only 59 surviving works of Medici porcelain known to exist. This lavish volume brings the distinction of the Detroit Institute of Arts’ encyclopedic collection to the larger public.

Salvador Salort Pons is the director of the Detroit Institute of Arts. Jeffrey Abt is a professor of painting and drawing at Wayne State University. Debra N. Mancoff is an independent author and art historian.