FRAME Unanimously Elected The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) as a Member

This election demonstrates FRAME’s strong support for the DIA’s continued independence.

FRAME, AN ASSOCIATION OF 26 FRENCH AND AMERICAN MUSEUMS UNANIMOUSLY ELECTED THE DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS (DIA) AS A MEMBER. THIS ELECTION DEMONSTRATES FRAME’S STRONG SUPPORT FOR THE DIA’S CONTINUED INDEPENDENCE.

FRAME (French Regional American Museum Exchange) is pleased to announce the Detroit Institute of Arts as a new member museum. The association welcomed DIA Director, Graham W. J. Beal, at its 15th Annual Meeting, which occurred at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in November.

Elected unanimously by the member museums of FRAME in North America with support from their colleagues of FRAME in France, the DIA joins the bilateral consortium of 26 major regional museums of France and North America (United States and Canada).

Founded in 1885, the DIA is among one of the most prestigious and encyclopedic North American museums, with collections ranging from Sumerian to 21st Century Art. Among the masterpieces of the DIA, the significant fresco of Diego Rivera, Detroit Industry, as well as Van Gogh, Self-portrait, the first work of the artist to ever enter a museum in the United States, must be highlighted.

FRAME supports the DIA during this difficult period in its history as stellar works in its collection are at risk of sale by the City of Detroit.