A Day at the Detroit Institute of Art

Posted on Aug 12, 2013 in Adventures, Blog, Detroit

Note: this post contains a drawing of a Greek-style statue. So unclothed. You were warned.

It’s been a year since residents of Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties gained free general admission to the DIA, thanks to a successful millage. But this day was the first day I took advantage of this eternally (well, until I graduate or move) free ticket in my back pocket. It was also the first day in quite a long time I had sketched something that was in front of me. No planning, no agonizing over perfectly executing the final vision in my head. My fellow art hobbyist friend and I wandered around the museum until we found statues to our liking, grabbed some very soft and velvety stools, and settled down, in the middle of a pristine room. And just drew:

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And of course we enjoyed the other artwork and installations the DIA had to offer:

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All in all, it was a satisfying day revisiting an old friend who has seen many versions of myself over the years.

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