DIA-Church: A Painter's Pilgrimage

Oct 22, 2017 to Jan 15, 2018

12:00 PM

Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit

Church: A Painter's Pilgrimage

Sun, Oct 22, 2017 — Mon, Jan 15, 2018

Artist Frederic Church was the most popular and financially successful painter in mid-19th-century America, best known for his large paintings of wild places in North and South America, the North Atlantic and the Caribbean. But from the late 1860s until the late 1870s, many of his most important paintings represented ancient cities or buildings from his trip to the Middle East and the Mediterranean. While Church’s paintings of the New World subjects focused on nature, his Old World subjects explore human history. This exhibition brings together nearly all of Church’s most important paintings of the Middle East, Athens and Rome to explore what motivated this major shift in his artistic work.

Tickets will be available for members on September 15 and available for general purchase on October 2. One ticket provides admission to both Monet: Framing Life and Church: A Painter's Pilgrimage.