Thanks to all who joined our exclusive guided tour of the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) Sunday November 17 led by Wendy Evans, an art history expert who’s lectured extensively throughout the Detroit metropolitan area.
Evans shared stories about what might have seemed like minor features yet turned out to be fascinating details about the art, said club board member and alum Tom Libby (Business 1978), who organized the intimate event that sold out fast.
For example, at the start of the tour, Evans highlighted a beautiful grandfather clock covered in what looked like gold or brass and standing taller than any of the tour members. “She asked us if we had ever seen an oval clock, which caught me off guard,” said Libby. “First, I would not have even noticed the shape of the clock, and second, I didn’t know how such a clock could operate. Wendy explained to us that the hands on this clock actually extend themselves when needed and contract at the other times.”
One of Detroit’s jewels and a top 10 art museum in the U.S., the DIA Evans revealed offered details most don’t see or learn about. Details, said Libby, “that we never – never – would have noticed on our own.”