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Friday, 02 October 2015 10:43

The Detroit Institute of Arts Unveils Renovated Ancient Middle East Gallery

The Detroit Institute of Arts. The Detroit Institute of Arts. Wikimedia Commons

When the Detroit Institute of Arts reopened in 2007 after its sweeping renovation, the Ancient Middle East gallery wasn't ready for prime time. Running short of time and money, the museum defaulted to a cursory display that didn't do full justice to its strong holdings in Middle Eastern antiquities. Now the DIA is upping its game with a significantly revamped, nearly 3,000-square-foot gallery featuring 177 works, heavily reinterpreted and spanning more than 8,500 years (from 8000 BC to 650 AD).

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