Detroit Institute of Art online images

The Detroit Institute of Arts is one of the world's premier art museums, and just a short trip from here. But you may still want to browse the collection from your own computer from school or home. Two options exist for viewing the portion of their collection which has been presented online. You can search the collection on the DIA's own website. Searching, for example, John Stanley Mix's Indian Telegraph (1860), results in the following:

screen shot of DIA web page

Rolling your cursor over the image functions as a magnifying glass, giving great detail. ARTstor also has over 1,500 images from the collection:

screen shot of web page

Selecting an image yields a separate window containing image with high zoom. Since ARTstor is a subscription database, you will need to log in with your University of Michigan password to download these images and to take advantage of other tools offered.

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